Saturday, February 14, 2009

Williamsburg Virginia

Simon, Ocean, Shelly, Sally, Te, Winnie, Apple, Kiki, Patrick, Sean, Jane, Nicholas, and Note (American names they picked)arrived Wednesday early morning and our first trick was breakfast. I accidentally gave a student an entire glass of half and half instead of milk. All the students and all the parents are so wonderful.

Picture the journey beginning as if we just landed in VA for the first time in 1607. This experience is going to be awesome! We spent the day exploring Jamestown with a lovely guide Mr. Noble. We learned about the first capitalists and the dawn of the enslavement and robbery that began this good ol USA. Saw the first ship replicas, saw the glass blowing and the Chinese kids bought the only things they will buy in America that was not made in China, hand blown glass bottles from Jamestown.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What a day off needs is a nice long blog

My sisters are the best bloggers. No offense intended to the rest of you that I read. Econtrario included here for he often makes sense if you understand the robot thing. Which I fully admit I do not. But he has some good things to say on there as well, some nice play lists and songs and such. Also Vanilla-Basil has such a great knack for the food blog that I can't even start that. But it is that cooking and writing go hand in hand and my lovely similar chromosomers are both extremely gifted at both. However, I think this may be my fifth blog about this. But facebook has taken over the blogging. And I don't know why. When I turn my face from the book, something happens, when I'm staring at it nothing boils.

Otterbutt, I like the list blogs and the not list blogs. Lists are ok for blogging.

As I spend my day preparing for a meeting about China. Preparing to answer questions like, what are the intended outcomes, suggestions for students to use for journal entries, projects and assessment limits for students work there. Blah blah blah. Anyway, I really am focusing on television, cats, making the perfect hollandaise without a blender (need a third try), and writing the perfect blog. Actually attend my job? Who does that?

Peeps, keep it up. I will need to read your blogs in China.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

If up is down then we're in China

The important part is that none of it really matters. That no matter is still no matter should be my new motto. So I may have to go to Iowa instead of Utah in August. Look me in the eye if you want. Double dog dare ya. Before that time, I get to have 14 Chinese Ambassadors in my town with umpteen things to do (you should really look at my calendar it is crazy), grad school, and then I will be escorting my 14 American Ambassadors to Xi'an in three short months. Yikes. Number one goal is to try to save funds for the adventures (um goodbye KJ my old friend I've come to drink Black box instead)and to find an endless supply of Xanax for the trip. Perhaps I'll change the name of my host city to Xa'nax.

Glimpse at zee calendar
Presidents Day Weekend: Williamsburg & Jamestown field trip with all ambassadors and their families for 3 days and 2 nights. (either stay in the room for free with the Chinese teacher or spend $140 for room, or just $80 for meal and tickets)

DC to china town for dinner followed by a Capitals game (that's hockey)
Baltimore Blast (that's soccer)
Washington Wizards (that's basketball)
Sports night
Ring dance (quite the odd tradition in the east. Maybe I missed a lot of high school but we didn't get school rings in a ceremony and then go to a dance)
New York city Day trip (on MFGD favorite holiday in Baltimore)
Aquarium & Science Center
DC Monuments
DC Museums

They leave in the middle of spring break now so my plans may change for that as well.