Sunday, May 30, 2010
Due to unforeseen and very unfortunate circumstances, I will stop posting to this blog. When I return from abroad, I will start a new blog, at which point the address will be disclosed to certain people.
Thank you all for being such a lovely audience.
I will miss you!
Monday, May 24, 2010
But seriously. I went out for a walk today around the property and stuffs to take pictures, and the cat followed me. And anytime she thought I was looking, she'd curl up all cute in the shade and pretend to sleep, or sit and look in another direction, or run up and yowl at me sweetly while rubbing her furless ears against my ankles. Absurdly cute. And wait until you see the picture I've got for you tomorrow.
On another note, I'm making an Arabian eggplant and chickpea stew for dinner, which I intend to modify slightly to include other veg, and also naan, rice, and for my carnivorous brothers, a pulled, spiced pork. I am SO excited about this meal. If I like the stew, which I'm certain I will, I'll post it here for all tomorrow!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
When you go visit someone you haven't seen in a long time, what assortment of baked good or snack is it usually appropriate to take along? You see, tomorrow I'll be visiting a sort of long-lost friend and I think it's probably nice of me to take some sort of treat along, since she's moved into her own apartment, and I just can't decide what to make. I was thinking muffins, or lemon squares, or something. I just don't know what. Anyways, I'm sure you won't answer this in time for me to actually make it, but so I know for future reference.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Hello my lovelies. Today I had my oral surgery, and much to my delight, I am not in any amount of pain. My upper lip is still a bit numb, but, there you go.
My diet is being tortured here at home, of course, meat and noodles and bread being staples... Well, I do my best anyways.
At any rate, it's nice to be back. I'm leaving the country on June 4th, but I'll be visiting MEM the day before to pre-celebrate graduation. In the meantime, I'm compiling a list of e-mail addresses for the weekly updates on my studies and adventures abroad. Please let me know, somehow, whether you would like to be added to the list. I'm going to try and maintain FB, but no promises on that since China is pretty strict about it.
Maybe I'll think of something more interesting to say tomorrow. Tomorrow is VRP's b-day, so hopefully I'll get to spend some time with her...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
In other words; am I ready for this level of responsibility and independence?
Please comment. I am fishing for compliments here- I need a few votes of confidence, please and thank you. We can play the five word game. Sum me up in five words or fewer.
"And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the frst time." -T. S. Eliot
Saturday, April 17, 2010
As you all may have surmised from my prolonged absence, we're getting down to the nitty gritty of this semester. There are a lot of on campus activities to attend, and a lot of work to take care of. And the more they load this stuff on, the less I feel like I'm actually getting done. Oh well. So, let's see what I've got to talk about today.
Well, first of all, these pictures are the usual strays. The most important of which is the picture of my Easter basket from Daddy which came this week, along with a matching one for SL, who was so tickled. I have the best daddy in the world.
These days, Bard is so beautiful. There are flowering trees of all kinds everywhere on campus- forsythia, purple magnolias, apple trees, and many other things that I can't identify that are just as lovely. There are daisies and daffodils, and narcissus all over. One of these days I'll get around to taking some more pics for you.
I'm whipping up a few new pieces for the craft show that happens during Spring Fling at the end of April, and these are just a few of them.
My flight for China leaves on June 4th, although the time isn't determined yet. I'll probably be in China until the beginning of January, although no one's really clear on that point yet. I'll fly home for a few weeks, and the semester at Queen's University Belfast starts January 31st... I'm still in the application processes for both Qingdao University and QUB, (two QU's, who'd have guessed???)
For those of you who have read Molina's Trickster of Seville, I recommend you read or see a performance of Moliere's Don Juan. It is, to me, much more pleasurable. But then, I've always loved Moliere's work. On that topic, I'll be performing the role of Dorine (a snarky and clever maid) in a friend's final project for directing class (from Moliere's Tartuffe. One of my personal favs.) And if you don't know anything about Moliere, or you're looking for a fun film, I recommend seeing the movie "Moliere".
My jagua ink finally arrived in the mail, so I'll probably bust that out later and give myself a temp tat for fun. Pictures to follow.
Incidentally, I think I'm in love with that first necklace. It's all large pieces of natural quartz. It looks soooo good with the brassy colored wire. It's probably between 18 and 20 inches long, so it sits nicely along the collar bone and catches light beautifully. If it doesn't sell at the show, I'll appropriate for myself, which I do surprisingly little.
I love you all!