May is almost here, and I can only hope that month brings the magical cure to our schedule that I'm counting on. At least my class will be over, and Jörg will be done with his insane teaching overload/acting chair of the department business. So it has to get better, right?
There have been about a bajillion things going on around here. For one thing, Annika is now being seen by 5 different specialists (3 in Chicago, 2 in Peoria). Plus, of course, her pediatrician who has prescribed enough zithromax and amoxicillin these past few months to fill an entire bathtub with gritty pink antibiotic splash-time fun. It's getting so bad that when, during an appointment, Dr. X asked me what Dr. Y thought of a particular set of symptoms, I had absolutely no idea who he was talking about. I recovered quickly enough to come up with a reply, but I know he noticed that blank moment of not-on-top-of-the-situation. You just can't fake competence, you know?
Anyway, here's another YouTube thing-a-majiggy. I kind of love it. I hope my boss is OK with the music. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying Chinese pop, which I've been listening to as I work on the OCDF website.* This song is a cover, but (in a completely non-subtle metaphorical way) I thought the idea of using a famous western song sung in Chinese was perfect for the concept of this video, which is really about cultural exchanges as much as it is about cool photo opportunities at the Great Wall.
Pass it along, if you know someone who'd enjoy it (http://youtube.com/watch?v=DkgjzpNWUUE).
* Uhhhh, why Chinese pop? Am I really such a goof that I feel the need to listen to Chinese language music, of which I understand not one tiny word, just because I am working for an organization that focuses on Chinese programs? The short answer is, absolutely.