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Greyhound Form Letter

When I went to the Arts&Crafts Conference a couple weeks ago, I took the bus from Raleigh to Asheville. I tried to buy tickets on the Greyhound website, but every time I did, it returned an error and asked me … Continue reading

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Customer Service

“Hi!” I said, after a short wait spent wondering when hold-music went out of fashion and enforced advertising came in. “I have a new phone and I’m calling to set up a password for online bill pay!” “Ok, what’s your … Continue reading

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This quote keeps popping up all over my Twitter feed this morning. “I was a little disappointed the media called it a tie but I think that means, when they call it a tie, that means we win.” — Sen. … Continue reading

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Second Language Benchmarks

I just had a whole telephone conversation in Chinese!!! (If a new bottle of water gets delivered to our house today, I must have done it right.) Edit: Stick realized that I would want photo evidence of me talking the … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Powers

Basic Chinese is my new superpower. I’ve been making a lot of progress with vocab and the hellish tones, and I’m starting to feel like Matt Parkman on Heroes, magically given the ability to hear what people around me are … Continue reading

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McJobs In China

According to an article translated by EastSouthWestNorth, a reporter from New Express “received a telephone call from two current university students to say that they have been working part-time at McDonald’s for more than one year and they were just … Continue reading

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Arriving in China

When I arrived in Yantai, after thirty-some hours in transit (and yes, wandering the Beijing airport wondering if I made a huge mistake DOES count as transit time), I was not met by Ji (my new boss) or the promised … Continue reading

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