Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
- Bounce fabric sheets that have a scent in them - a number 2 scent.
- Jello chocolate pudding
- Campbell's tomato soup
- Canned pineapple
- French green beans so I can make Green Bean Casserole
- A beautiful whole chicken minus the head and feet - it was clean, really clean inside
- Stove Top stuffing mix.
My BIG disappointment was the Mobier cheese that cost 57.80 RMB = $8.25 for a very small piece. I didn't buy it - I'll be at Penn Mac in The Strip on Thursday, April 30th to buy a HUGE piece though.
Yes, that is the photo posted with the blog post. The piece of Mobier cheese - my fav and I had to leave it there.
Yes, I will be better for it - I have experienced a huge letdown but I will recoup and grow in the knowledge that tomorrow is another day - or I will survive!
Then the pasta arrived in a beautiful red bowl (I must buy one or two before I go home). The waiter cut open the puffy, pizza crust that had been placed over the top of the bowl. Inside was linguine with shrimp, crab, and clams in a tomato sauce. The presentation was over the top.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
This is going to be a short entry but I wanted to share about today's Color Analysis Class.
CeCe, Denice and I went to the Community Center today for Florence's Color Analysis Class. It met for two hours and we met some lovely ladies there. A striking Asian beauty, a lovely Canadian, a beautiful Dutch girl and another American who I know from American Women's Club.
We all wanted to have someone tell us what Season we are. First, a little bit about Florence. She studied in Belgium and then came to Shanghai to take some classes here. She's worked for Italian Vogue and she knows her stuff. CeCe and I met her when she took us on the Commodity Market Tour a few weeks ago.
So, we started out learning about warm and cool colors. That progressed into Seasons and from there we talked about what colors look good on us.
I did find out that I'm a Summer. I'm Warm and I tend to wear teals and pinks. I also wear corals and that is from the Spring Season but hell, I'm going to wear them anyway.
If you know me, you know I wear lots of green too. It "used to be" my favorite color - I say "used to be" because it should NOT be in my color palette anymore because it is more Spring. "Hogwash", I say. I'm still going to wear green and coral and salmon as well. They look good on me and I like them.
I did find out I should wear more Purple and Blue so that means I need to go shopping again - darn it anyway - I've been embarrassing Mike way too much!
Hope you all have a great week. Tomorrow CeCe and I will run to the Fabric Market. I don't need anything and I'm not going to get anything else until I lose another 15 pounds. That means I'll be out with Annamae when I get to Lancaster. I need some sandals for summer and some shorts and some camis. Oh boy, maybe I do need my head examined? Or maybe not!
Good afternoon all,
I'm pleased to announce that I've been out to City Shop and picked up some beautiful strawberries this afternoon. This little box holds 15 strawberries and cost me about 13 RMB which equals about $1.85. Note that they also have a larger box but I didn't think we could eat the larger box.
They are picture-perfect and you can smell them just as soon as you take the plastic off.
I think I'll make some French Toast with strawberries, dusted with powdered sugar snow for breakfast tomorrow. I could stuff it with cream cheese. Kate sent me a wonderful recipe that she used for St. Patrick's Day Parade Breakfast.
Hope you all aren't too hungry!
Friday, March 20, 2009
This week was an educational experience all its own.
Monday I had another jewelry class at the Community Center with CeCe.
Tuesday we went to a lecture at Gang Feng Wang's home. He lives in a typical apartment building a short drive west of Shama. Skip (CeCe's driver) took us and made sure we were in the right apartment block before he left us. He's the greatest!
Gang Feng Wang is a 53 year old man who grew up during the Liberation of China. He is a professional fashion photographer but his passion is photographing typical Chinese people in their own elements. He also provides commercial photography for many businesses and companies in Shanghai and China. He is absolutely brilliant and I will have to purchase some of his photographs to bring home. He did provide us with some post cards that I will bring home with me next month so if you plan on seeing me, please ask me to bring them along. They are amazing. His web page is http://www.gangofone.net/. Check out his work. Let me know if you'd like me to bring something home for you.
Gang's wife, Coin Qian, is a lovely young woman who is a contemporary artist here in Shanghai. Her work is basically of Chinese women but I did see some other works in her home. Her web page is http://www.coinqian.com/ .
Denice and I attended this lecture and we were so glad we did. We enjoyed the time we spent with Diane Smith Walsh and meeting the others in attendance but Betty was the STAR! The Staff at the Reading Room ran out of Betty's books to sell so Denice and I walked to Taikang Lu to Deke's studio where there were more for sale. We both bought the first two, hoping we could get Betty to sign them but she had left after lunch and we'll have to get them signed soon.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The first photo is the dental clinic close by. It has a huge tooth out front of the shop. I never see anyone in there and maybe that's a good thing. Today it looks like someone is standing there talking on their cell phone. Maybe they are calling for help. Who knows.
Friday, February 20, 2009
So CeCe and I were in Hongqiao on one of our many trips with Skip and we were driving by the store and lo and behold there were signs and well - we couldn't stop that day but CeCe and Skip went back later that week which was about 2 weeks ago.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Winner of the blocks -
1st Quarter - Da - I picked them for him
Half time - Jacques -
3rd Quarter - Lucienne -
What gives with that? I've been a Steeler fan ALL MY LIFE and I cannot even win a few lousy RMB. . . Okay, I don't care - we just gotta win this game.
We're headed into the last quarter
Mr. Fitzgerald is unhappy - the Cardinals have to punt again - nice field position -
Defensive holding - #26 Cardinals - another blatent effort by the Cardinals. . .
Stopped us in the backfield - we gotta keep going - keep that clocking running - let's go BEN
Dockett sacked Ben - - Looked like Darnell Stapleton missed a block -
Nice punt and William Gay hits the receiver dead in his tracks.
Kurt Warner is passing way too much - and his receivers are catching them. that one was good. They only got 5 yards on that catch
We got a holding penalty called on us. The clock stops - we gotta keep that clock going DEFENSE!
Time out Pittsburgh - 8:25 left - LET'S GO DEFENSE. . .
I'm getting nervous - got him on the 2 yard line. 7:48 left in the game
Cardinals scored - Mr. Fitzferald - Ike Taylor let him - we're cutting Mr. Taylor, Suzi!
STEELERS - 20-14
Wish we could see more than the ESPN commercials - I guess we'll have to wait for The TODAY Show to see them. . .
One of the evil Cardinal fans came over to stand here near me - she's got a stupid green and yellow t-shirt on that says "Take a Hike" Plllleeeeezzzzzeeeeeee -
Where is Hines Ward? I don't see him - We've got to get a score on this drive. . . I'd LOVE a TD but hey, I'll take a field goal from Jeff . . .
Willie's not getting much - only 3 yards that play.
The sun is out - go figure - it is coming in the large windows here and the screen is hard to see now. Another sack for Arizona - this has got to stop - that Dockett guy again -
Looks like we're gonna cut that Stapleton guy too, Suzi - gee, we will be busy. .
Heath Miller caught a pass but we've got to punt again. There is 5:56 left in the game and we need an interception NOW!!!
One of those Cardinal people is being smug again - wish they'd leave. . .
We're really gonna get rid of Ike - he just got a 15 yard penalty - Coaches Tomlin and LeBeau - we gotta stop them.
4:38 left in the game - this is killing me. Cardinals just got a huge pass completion.
We need an interception Dad! Please come through for me. . .
Warner threw it away and the Cardinals got another penalty - some guy named Gandy!
Penalties - 11/106 for the Cardinals
Troy came through that time! Whew - let's keep it up . . . . He's the BEST!
Why is NBC showing Cardinal wives?
Arizona is 3rd and 20 - 3:41 left in the game - Arizona drops the ball - thank you Daddy!
OKAY - 3:36 left - we need to hold onto the ball and run it as much as we can - get it into the end zone and - oh gee, now we have it on our own 1 yard line.
FLAG - on us - who did that? - another personal foul - James Harrison - that was another stupid penalty - STOP IT YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Okay -we got it on the 1/2 yard line - Ben passes and Dallas Baker catches a short one.
What happened there? Willie didn't make it out of the endzone - Ben needs to throw the ball OUT of the endzone -
Da won the first quarter block pool - yipee!
I'm gonna go find the bathroom!
Check out the Budweiser cheerleaders - they are wearing the wrong colors - hope they don't cheer the entire time!