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summer daze

19 Jul

I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled on Wednesday. Needless to say, I’m not really up to doing anything more than watching Planet Earth and napping. Sorry, but you all are going to have to wait until Monday for the cool catacombs post. Them’s the breaks.

Have some cat videos instead. As always, Simon’s Cat is a favorite.

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21 Jun

So, for the next two weeks, I’m going to be on a mini-hiatus for the summer. My cousin is visiting, I’m ending my stay here in Paris, and I’m headed back to the States.  I’ll try to keep this from turning into a long hiatus like last summer (heh, sorry about that), but things are going to be crazy on my end and I can’t promise much.  Thanks for understanding, and I’ll leave you all with a lovely picture of me in front of the Eiffel Tower.

me and eiffel tower

Escher Filler

20 Jun

I’m still in Nanjing. My cousin Kyle is awesome, the city is great, and the internet is limited, so here’s a cool filler video in lieu of train/Nanjing/cousin shenanigans.

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13 Jan

For the next month or so my posting schedule is going to be erratic or downright nonexistent. China’s major holiday is the Spring Festival aka the Lunar New Year. It’s like Christmas, New Year’s and your birthday rolled up in one, plus enough fireworks to make your last Fourth of July display look like a couple of bottle rockets. Therefore, I’m on break for the next four weeks or so.

Right now, I’m hosting my Dad for a few days and then I’m meeting Mom for a two week tour of Australia. I’ve never seen Sydney and I really want to go to the Great Barrier Reef as well. Given my neon white complexion, I foresee large floppy hats and a bucket of sunscreen in my future. Then, I’ll try to meet my friend Katia in Beijing for a week before scooting back to Chengdu in February.

Should all go well, I should have a few moments here and there to post updates, but I’m not promising anything. :D See you all in February!

In the Country of Heaven will be on hiatus until February 13.

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24 Oct

Sorry.  No blog post today – I’m on a bus from Jiuzhaigou back to Chengdu.

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21 Sep

Nothing much going on so far.  For those of you who prefer snail mail, I finally figured out the correct address for my mail.  It’s in English too, so no fiddling around with Chinese characters.  (Aren’t you glad?)  If you would like to be let in on the secret, send me an email or FB message or even comment on this here blog post and I’ll do my best to get back to you.

Now, if you want a letter sent, well, let me know that too, and I’ll do my level best.  I’m not sure about how long mail takes, but that’s what the Scientific Method is for, right?