Thursday, March 27, 2008

Just Cuz...

Here are a couple of pictures from New Year's Day with Almost all of my best friends represented.
(From left Ms. Heather Talley, Mrs. Ana Allen, Ms. Isabelle Guzman, myself, Ms. Sarah Almond, you can also see Rose the Hound Dog there on the left)

It was an amazing day, as all my girls came out to my Dad and Anne's house and we proceeded to welcome in the New Year by chowing down on one of the best meals ever conceived and created: Pork Chops pan fried in butter, Collard Greens with Balsamic, Black Eyed Peas, Home-made Apple sauce along with Corn Bread and Biscuits. This meal will never be forgotten but hopefully repeated.

Here's a little info just for fun.

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Receptionist at my mom's law practice (age 8-13)
2. Cashier, Zell's Ace Hardware (age 18)
3. Banquet Server, Grove Park Inn (age 20)
4. YMCA Day Camp Counselor (age 20)

Four movies I would watch over and over
1) Lost in Translation
2) Say Anything
3) The Bourne Identity, Supremacy and Ultimatum (I know, that's actually 3, sorry)
4) Top Gun

Four places I have lived:
1) Paris, France
2) New York, NY
3) Asheville, NC
4) Columbia, SC

Four Places I have been:
1) Marlborough, New Zealand
2) Upolu, Western Samoa
3) Budapest, Hungary
4) Jupiter, NC

Four people who e-mail me regularly :
1) Mom (because now she has a BlackBerry and she oozes technology)
2) Lynn
3) Heather
4) many others sporadically

Four of my favorite foods:
1) Spaghetti and Meatballs (with a glass of milk-it's a childhood thing)
2) Gong Bao Ji Ding (which is the real chinese version of Kung Pao Chicken-I'm 'bout to go eat some right now)
3) Chocolate Cake
4) and basically anything made by my Mom, my Grandmother, my Dad, Sarah Almond, Lynn Andriani, Heather Talley, Isabelle Guzman, Traci Magnus, Jennifer Step-Mom and Step-Dad are also really amazing cooks, I hope I didn't leave anyone out!

Four places I would rather be right now:
Being here is pretty good for me right now, so I'll rename this one Four places I would also enjoy right now:
1) In the woods
2) On an island beach with blue skies and sunshine
3) With my friends and family
4) In Love

Four friends I think will respond:
1) Heather
2) Ana
3) Lynn
4) Rory

Four things I look forward to:
1) This weekend
2) Having children
3) My next big trip
4) A phat job offer

If you interested send me your answers and add more fun questions.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Peace, Love and Kung Fu

Pictured here with my good friend Rory Zimmerman of ATL! Holla!

Here's a quick look at the new apartment

We were having a party so all of the furniture was pushed out of the way. It is beautiful and comfortable! I love it.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sorry for the delay...

Ok, everyone. So sorry for the delay. Needless, to say, I have been busy over the past few months or basically since I landed back in Beijing. Between moving into a new apartment and starting my internship at Apple and balancing the spectacular social offerings, I haven't had much time for self reflection. But I just want to share that everything is great. Really, really, amazingly wonderful. My job is interesting and challenging and I'm meeting new people all the time. I have to opportunity to interact with Chinese co-workers so this is helping to improve my rather imperfect Chinese language skills.

I've moved into a new, amazing apartment that I absolutely love and feel completely home in. The complex is called Sunshine 100 and that is a fitting name. The apartment itself is great with nice light, good furnishings, 2 bathrooms and a great kitchen. The location just adds to it all. We have conveniences in every direction from multiple grocery stores (with cheese) and a variety of coffee shops and cafes to gyms and restaurants including sushi, thai, italian, chinese, of course, and basically anything one could want to eat within walking, short taxi or delivery distance. (I will post photos soon.)

Ok, that's it. I'm out.
Also, the weather is turning...and as in all cold, northern locations...and in Beijing especially...that is a beautiful thing.
Come on Spring.