What do athletes from around the world, me, and the Canadian Chinese all have in common?
We're all headed to VANCOUVER, BC!!
Yep, that's right. The ticket is bought, the boy is waiting, and I am going the weekend of the Olympic Opening, Chinese New Year (they have a HUGE Chinatown), and Valentines Day. It's going to be crazy(!) but so much fun.
Any souvenir requests?
In other news:
I think I'm over the worst of whatever it was I had. I actually ate dinner last night--real food and everything. It was delicious. The pros of this sickness: I have lost 4 pounds. The cons: I am starving and extremely dehydrated and will gain back everything I lost once I start eating again. You can't win them all, I guess.
I love how Amazon.com knows me so well. Yesterday I logged on, and they recommended me this movie. Yes, I realize I am rather pathetic in my love of all things Austen, but I have to say, this is pretty good. No, I have not bought it (yet), nor has it even been released yet on DVD (not until February 9). But that doesn't mean I can't watch it...on youtube... It's cute and quirky (everything that Emma should be), and Mr. Knightly is just plain adorable (AKA Edmund from Mansfield Park). And it actually follows the book rather well. Now I just need to decided if it is worth pre-ordering with an Amazon.com gift card (that I got for free) at $24.49, or if I should wait to see if Costco will get it in and sell it for cheaper. I'm leaning toward the pre-order and free idea.
I have a jury duty summons for Monday. I've never served on a jury before. I am really kind of hoping that it will get settled outside of court or that I get dismissed as I just feel a little overwhelmed at the moment (although I secretly think it would be fun to serve on a jury one day--but don't tell them I said that).
School starts on Tuesday--my second semester as a grad student. So far, it hasn't been too bad. Let's hope I can keep up the pace and pick up the reading and homework, something I struggled with last semester. Something tells me it is only going to get harder.
My parents are beginning a remodeling project at our house, starting today. For the next 6-8 weeks we may not have laundry or kitchen facilities. So, not only am I going to continue to starve, I'll also have to wear dirty clothes. Anyone want to feed us? At least let me use your washer...