Next weekend is the first weekend of June. This means that next weekend is The Farm Chicks show, an antique and crafts show in Spokane, Washington, that holds a special place in my heart! My family has been a part of the show since 2003 and I've been attending and helping at it since 2004, half my life ago.
If you've been following by blog for the last year, you probably know why this year is different.
You see... I live over 6,000 miles (9,600 km) away in Beijing, China. I can't go back to Spokane for a weekend, it would cost a ridiculous amount, I'd be useless at the show due to jet-lag induced exhaustion and I'm (unfortunately) unwilling to take time off of work just before the end of the school year.
Over the last year or so, I've learned that growing up is a process. The moving from home, financial independence, and cooking my own dinners: those changes were easy... mostly. The hard part of growing up and moving away has been missing experiences that have been with me for over a decade. Not playing and coaching fast-pitch softball with my dad has been one of these experiences. Missing out on Farm Chicks this year has been another.
Alright, new topic: Food! Really, this is more of a rant of how much I don't like Chinese breakfasts.
Most of the food: awesome; breakfast: not so much.
Last, and most entertaining topic: Fails! I went to Shanghai and Suzhou this last week on a spring trip with my students. For some reason, on the trip I found a gold mine of ridiculous signs! Please enjoy!
That's all for now! One more very busy month until I'm back home for (most of) the summer!