26 Feb 2012

Weeklyish Challengey Thingie: Get a Date

You may be surprised to know this but I don’t date a lot.

Usually, I just blame China for this. You know, it’s not easy for me to find a nice guy to date when I don’t speak the language. And the few bits of the language I do speak are not exactly date-appropriate. […]

20 Feb 2012

Weeklyish Challengey Thingie: Leave the House

Hold on to your pants, everyone.

I’m starting a new series.

I know what you’re thinking.

And I’m not really sure what you did to deserve this either.

In addition to my semi-regular installments of Stuff I Really Kind of Like About My Life in China, I will also be writing about challengey […]

16 Feb 2012

Stuff I Really Kind of Like About My Life in China: First Day of Class

This week was the first week of classes for the spring semester at the university where I teach.

As a teacher, I can’t think of anything better than the first day of class, really.

Well, besides, the last day of class.

And, you know, all those days I don’t have class.

But the first […]

10 Feb 2012

What Happened in Harbin (Or how freezing my fingers off made me love China again.)

Hey, so remember last week when I said I wasn’t exactly feeling the love for China at the moment because I was too cold to feel love… or sensation in my toes… or really anything?

Well, I decided the best way to rekindle my romance with the Middle Kingdom was to take a little […]

5 Feb 2012

I Need Your Help (No, I’m not asking for money. But if you’re offering…)

My, aren’t you looking stunning today!


Have you lost weight?

And I love what you’re doing with your hair. What’s that you say? You don’t have any hair? Well, I hardly even noticed.

And, that shirt/scarf/bathrobe/plastic tarp you’re wearing really looks lovely with your eyes/skin tone/dimples/goiters.

You probably just think I’m saying all […]