Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ooops I'm behind....AGAIN

Well hubby is away in China and I haven't been keeping up with my blog reading...humm wonder why? Anyway I got tagged by Coffeegal on Monday and here it is Thursday and I just figured it

What were you doing ten years ago?
I had a 1 year old....that's all I remember it must have had something to do with lack of sleep...ah yes and I was looking for a then one year old had an affinity for soft nighty things that he drug around the house and I vividly remember the 50ish something male realtor dropping in just as my one year old dragged my silk bra through the house...

What are 5 things on your to-do list?
I don't make lists they keep me up at night.

What are 5 snacks you enjoy? ONLY 5?
1. Dark Chocolate covered soy nuts.
2. Snickers
3. Tortilla Chips, Queso, Salsa and Guacamole
4. Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
5. Coke and Saltines

What would you do if you were a millionaire?
I would set up college funds for my kids and my nieces and nephews...and with as many as I have that would probably kill a million bucks right there.

Name some of the places you’ve called home.
Fredericksburg, Virginia; Celle, Germany; Harrisonburg, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; Southfield, Michigan; Fort Worth, Texas.

What are some of your bad habits?
I bite my nails, I procrastinate, I eat junk food, I drink real coke, I can disappear into the world of a book for a whole day and not come up for air.

What are some jobs you’ve held?
Bank Teller, Resturant Hostess, Resident Advisor, Cafeateria worker, Optic Technician, Administrative Assistant to 4 different VP's at two different companies, copy editor, Association Manager, Campaign Administrator.

Who are you tagging?
I am tagging Blue Skies (drat she already did it, and But Be Like the Sun. And anyone else who is willing to play!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ray's Adventure in China Part 1

Well some of you know that Ray is in Hong Kong right now as part of his EMBA studies. The plan is for him to visit Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. I talked to him after the recent earthquake in Shengdu which as close as I can estimate is about 900+ miles from Hong Kong. He said when the earthquake hit he was on a ferry and within minutes the boat was bouncing on the water. He said it wasn't but a couple of seconds before almost everyone was leaning over the boat throwing up. He somehow managed to not get sick, which is a miracle since he gets motion sick very easy!
The pictures I'm seeing out of Shengdu this morning are heart breaking. I really feel for the parents of the many young students that died. The news was saying that for many of these couples the student would have been their only child. It was interesting that when I talked to Ray he didn't know very much about the casulties in China. I gather that 1. the news in China is slower to get out, mostly people were still talking about the tragedy in Burma (Myanmar), and 2. what might have been started being reported Ray probably couldn't understand.