part 1: Chinese food n00b
today at lunch while eating Chinese food I squeezed the little plastic tub of sweet & sour sauce a bit too forcefully and it cracked open and a’sploded on me.
later, while chuckling at myself for splattering myself with sweet & sour sauce, I accidentally ate my fortune.
part 2: by the way
I have in fact eaten Chinese food before!!
part 3: charismatic dudes
this evening at the nearby Barnes & Noble, Jenna Bush is doing a book-signing for her new book. While I was over there this afternoon the secret service vacated the building and then let everyone back in after going through security checks. I was amazed at how charismatic and friendly these guys were (I’m not being sexist, I just didn’t see any women among them). They were apologetic for the inconvenience caused, very polite and friendly, and I even saw them buying coffees for the local police force who were in attendance. I learned a thing or two from them.
part 4: five little pumpkins
can be heard here.
part 5: and speaking of Chinese
I’ve been back to studying Chinese every day. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Today I spoke to the lady serving Chinese food at the local HEB (where I bought lunch) and managed to understand most (albiet not all) of what she said!
one good resource for learning languages is Livemocha, which is a community site with language resources for learners. The online lessons are well put together, and free! Highly recommended.
part 6: yes it’s a total waste of time
and I got my warrior in World of Warcraft to level 50!