Sunday, March 29, 2009

thanks villanova

so last night i was ranked 198,998 in the espn bracket challenge. i was in the 95.7% of 5 million people. not bad. well after today's games, i quickly dropped. now i'm 1,011,868 and in 78.1%. i picked pitt to be in the final four, so my shot at winning is pretty much over. nuts!! i hope i'm still ahead of president obama.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

you tube is blocked

today, you tube is blocked. but blogger is up (for now). who knows how long this will last? i'm still surprised that they haven't blocked this site more. that's really why i stopped blogging. ahhh, just kidding, i haven't blogged because i'm lazy and i like to take naps. plus nothing exciting happens anymore here. well except the earthquake that was pretty cool (only because no one got hurt).

speaking of earthquake ... yesterday in class, we heard a really loud boom (i think it was a cannon going off for a new store), the girls in the front row said earthquake in chinese. so i yelled really loud and made my knees give out. they yelled and said "xia si wo (吓死我)" which means "you scared me to death". i laughed so hard, it was hilarious!!! their faces were awesome.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

earthquake in siping?

on friday we had an earthquake in siping. i know crazy??? i didn't feel it at all, i was making a fort with sam and we were running around the room. rach was taking a nap and she said she felt the bed move, i told her she was crazy. the thought of an earthquake didn't even cross my mind. but we had one.

here's our fort (kids got some static in her hair):

here's a little blurb from the news:

According to China Seismological Network Center, the determination of Beijing at 14:48 on March 20, 2009, Siping City in Jilin Province Yitong Manchu Autonomous County, Gongzhuling City at the junction (43.4 degrees north latitude, 124.9 degrees east longitude) in 4.3 earthquake, epicenter depth of about 19 kilometers. Epicentral distance of about 70 kilometers in Changchun City, Changchun City, there is obviously felt. Changchun City School students evacuated to the playground or after school for students to advance. Xinhua News Agency reporters Shao Shou and Zhi She.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

sam's trip to the orphanage

today we took sam to the orphanage. it was her first time going. we've been planning to take her for a long time, but she likes to nap when we normally go. so we took her, it was pretty funny.

she sat on the potties with all the other little kids. i hope it inspires her to go when we are at home.

there was a ton of students from our university there. the funny thing was that they all thought samantha was an orphan. that was pretty funny. i just let them believe that i was holding another orphan kid.