What We Say vs. What Mom Hears

what we say vs. what mom hearsDoes anyone send e-cards anymore? I still love hoops&yoyo. Here’s one in honor of Mother’s Day this weekend: What we say vs. what mom hears. Click on the buttons on the left of the card to hear what we say. Then click on the buttons to the right of the card to hear what mom hears.

  • “Excuse me mother, can we get a little tasty something to eat when you get a moment?”
  • “Oh where’s my sweet mother?”
  • “Why yes, mother, we would love to clean our rooms!”

Don’t forget about Sarcastic Wednesday and I Don’t Care Friday!

Sweet Escapes

This is the time of the year when I track airfare prices to Asia. For flights within Asia, Ctrip.com usually has pretty good prices. I got this email from them today. I archived it so I can come back to it later, but something about the email seemed odd to me, but I couldn’t tell what it was. Then I went back to take a second look. Hmm…

Reminds me of the “Labor Promotion” that the Chinese calling card company they use at work sent to me.

Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year is coming up. For those born in the year of the Tiger (according to Wikipedia):

Tiger (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be cold, restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, ruthless, selfish, aggressive, unpredictable, moody.

One of my former students, Christine, came back from working in China and she brought back a red plush tiger for me to hang in my car. So Chinese-y. Funny how she remembered that was my favorite animal. I love tigers and all, but I don’t know if I could camp out like the guy in the photo above.

Photo taken at the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, 2009, when my friend Cindy (the one who’s currently into sewing) made me go. Told you she’s artsy-fartsy.

No Time to Be Amazing

At work just now:

Joshua: uh Jen
hate to break it to you
but Kurt sent out the exact same email that you sent
me: yeah
Joshua: you know … originality is an important trait
copying others … while important … not as amazing :-P
me: i dont have time to be amazing