Sunday, April 29, 2007

the journey and in china

The Journey

The day started out in Sarasota. All packed up I was ready to go

At the airport the family people were showing me off

The plane that begins my journey.

The journey from Sarasota to Atlanta was uneventful. Atlanta, to me, an interesting and well organized airport, but just very long.

Flight from ATL to LA again uneventful, except for an englishman doing his damndest to pick up this blond girl that was sitting in front of me. This provided much amusement for the rest of the flight.

I meet with Uncle in LA.

God, what a bitch this place is. As uncle puts it "They still have this place setup for 707's" Very old and dilapidated. Now, as most security persons are socially mal-adujusted people these had to be some of the worst. They treat this place like the army when half of the people going through the security in the terminal don't speak english.

Anyway, after quite a long wait and a new pair of sunglasses purchased(Can't beat duty free prices) we finally board. Nice, older airplane.  I fall asleep far before we actually take off. Insert photo(China Southern Pre take off)
I believe we were delayed an hour taking off, but I can't be sure. We are due in about thirty minutes early. That will be nice as we have to quickly go through Guangzhou airport to get to our final flight to Nanning

We arrive in Guangzhou about thirty minutes and with much luck the change over, customs and check in were done in about twenty minute. So, not the mad dash we were expecting.

Big airport

So, after our final connecting flight we arrive in Nanning. Aunt and cousin greet us and drive us into the city

The Neighborhood

School business was finished up today and tomorrow we go shopping for books and a few other things. This will be an interesting experience.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Time to go

Well, the day has arrived. I leave for China in a little over twelve hours. Wow, I can't believe it. Many emotions have been going through me the last several months as I prepare, but I am going. No turning back now. This is an adventure of a lifetime. I head out with people missed and mixed feelings, but I go.

I can't wait.

Updates soon

Friday, April 20, 2007

One week

One week now. My how time flys

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Early Morning FUNK!

When you are up until six in the morning and hear Brazilian jazz renditions of Stevie wonder songs what do you do?

Spontaneous Salsa!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

My Obsession

The trailer for the new Peter Greenaway film "Nightwatching" This made me instantly achieve an erection(well, a semi at least)

">" border="0" alt="" />

Friday, April 13, 2007

Two Weeks

Two weeks from today I will be somewhere in the sky. I'm having a rather odd feelings in terms of my life. I find this odd only due to the fact that I was so jazzed of leaving. I'm going, but I am not nearly as happy as I should be.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Woo hoo

Car sold!

China will be a very finacially stable place now! Now I continue my countdown of days before my departure. Twenty as of today

Not many things left to do around here. Just wait and go. Now I must cuddle up with Francois Rabelais

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Quick one. Bill O'Reilly needs to be shot........ multiple times

Late Night Work/Reading

I continue through "Riding The Iron Rooster" By Paul Theroux.
A fascinating book dealing with his trip by train from London and through China. I was given this book on a recommendation from a friend who considered this essential reading before my trip. I must say, not essential, but a second of my time has not been wasted on it.

My work has been on a creative upswing as of late, all the better too. I continue on my progress of a "singing album" My lyrical ear is still being developed. So maybe some poet friends could help in this matter.........

One song has been completed to the rough stages thus far, a preview of said song may be put here in the near future.

tis all for now, back to work!