May 20, 2007

Strange Day

Today felt like a very strange day. I've been consistently scheduled to work opening to afternoon on eithe MTW or MTWR for the past couple of weeks. I haven't worked a weekend day in about a month, even though I'm supposed to work at least one weekend day. So today I got scheduled from 3:00-10:30. The store closes at 10 but this isn't a closing shift since it takes at least an hour and a half (scheduled, usually longer) to close up the store (clean and restock everything, basically). The "summer" starts on June 10th after which we'll be open until 11:00 Sunday through Thursday and Midnight on Friday and Saturday. Grueling. Anyway, so it was weird to be working in the afternoon and into the evening. I saw a whole bunch of people I haven't seen in a while ("Oh, you're back? Where have you been?"--"uhhhh, mornings?") and a whole bunch of new people. Fortunately tomorrow I'm back to my opening schedule, so at least that will feel more natural.

This morning we got a phone call from Kong lao shi (our teacher, Mrs. Kong). She's writing a textbook for Chinese 101--something that is very sorely needed since apparently the only one in existence is the one we "use" (or not) and it is really pathetic. Since Kevin is such a great student, she's using his power point presentation and voice recording prominently in her book. This morning she needed another signed release. One of the pictures in his presentation is from our wedding, with the two of us and his parents and brother. Apparently this picture is going to be featured very, very prominently in the book. I think we're introducing the chapter on "family." That would be my guess anyway, since we didn't do a section on "weddings" in my 101 class. Who knows--if this book goes national then generations of Chinese students could be gazing upon my visage!

Posted by Shelby at May 20, 2007 11:33 PM

Oh! So excited for you to be in the textbook! btw, got your letter today. I got chills reading it. We're definitely sending you fabric.

Posted by: Anita at May 21, 2007 03:42 PM
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