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August 24: Hmmmmm ... I wonder how many times a person could watch the Olympic closing ceremonies in a single day?

  • Posted on: 25 August 2008
  • By: Michelle

Well ... much to the chagrin of he who wanted to watch James Bond reruns ... I can confirm that one person is able to watch the Beijing closing ceremonies at least four times in a single day.

And never tire of seeing Jackie Chan sing his heart out.


August 8: Show me the fire!

  • Posted on: 8 August 2008
  • By: Michelle

There are only two reasons why I would voluntarily set my alarm clock for 4:30 a.m. and not only rise accordingly, but also shine:

1) Christmas
2) To watch the Beijing Olympic opening ceremonies live

And seeing as it is currently 4:48 a.m. and I am, as my dad would say, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and ain't nobody handing me a stocking full of presents, I am going to surmise that it's not Christmas morning.

Let the games begin!


July 24: The things you learn ...

  • Posted on: 25 July 2008
  • By: Michelle

Know what this is?

Apparently, this is what garlic looks like right after it is pulled out of the garden. Who would have known? (Other than my mother-in-law and pretty much every other human on earth?)

I was at the market, and asked the dude if they had any garlic. He pointed to a big box with all these tall shoots sticking out, a box that I had already investigated, and which, despite its large label clearly stating this was garlic, I couldn't make heads or tails of.


July 6: Anyone got a spare coffin?

  • Posted on: 7 July 2008
  • By: Michelle

So, I am turning 30 (I think I just threw up a little from actually seeing the number in print) tomorrow and I feel about as excited about the prospect as it looks like I felt about being born (althought it could very well be that I am making that face because of the ridiculous bonnet I am wearing).

I am pretty sure that what happens tomorrow is that I simply expire. So if you don't hear from me anymore, then that's where I am. Dead.