Friday, January 13, 2006

Just a Plan C Girl, Livin' in a Plan C World

Hot off the morning's e-mail presses:

To: David & Samantha
Group: 906

CCAI TRAVEL UPDATE 1/13/2006

Great news! Today we received Consulate appointment confirmations for G906!

Your group’s Consulate appointment is confirmed for: 2/14/2006. We are sorry that you were unable to travel before Chinese New Year, but we are very glad to have finally received a confirmed appointment for you.

Based on this Consulate appointment date, CCAI requires that you arrive in Hong Kong on, or before, 2/3/2006. You can depart Hong Kong after 11:30am on 2/16/2006 (or depart directly from Guangzhou after 9:00pm on 2/15/2006).

So, it's official, folks! We are actually going to Hong Kong! In three weeks! Of course that is two months after our match date (!) and eons away from what we'd anticipated, hence our frantic behavior in the past couple weeks. But that frenzy now pays off, as we might be able to relax and enjoy a bit before we leave--catch up on movies, eat in fancy restaurants, learn to sky dive.

And I'm not the least surprised that the window for Plan A and Plan B both closed with a definitive bang. As you might imagine, I'm pretty scrappy with the making of fresh plans. ;)

Hang in there, Ruo-Ruo! We're coming for you!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yep, a Valentine sweetheart of a daughter! Wonderful, wonderful!! How exciting to finally be moving on!
Congratulations!
Best, Gail

Anonymous said...

Hooray, how fitting to have this all happen on Valentine's Day!!! I am so excited for you!
Laura

Anonymous said...

excellent! so when's gotcha day? -jalan

Sharon said...

Sam--I am so excited for you guys! Your big day is almost here. I really can't wait to meet Jarrah. I hope you have a safe trip.

I was excited to comment on your blog. I too am very moved by song lyrics, and get made fun of by my hubby for looking them up sometimes in the cd jackets. Here are two songs that really touch me:

The first is 'The Middle' by Jimmy Eat World. What a great song when you feel down and misunderstood. I even printed out the lyrics and gave them to my younger sister a few years ago when she was going through a really rough patch:

Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or
looked down on.
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the
ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything
(everything) will be alright (alright).
Hey, you know they're all the same.
You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in.
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the
ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything
(everything) will be alright (alright).
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the
ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything
(everything) will be alright (alright).
Hey, don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out or
looked down on.
Just do your best, do everything you can.
And don't you worry what their bitter hearts are gonna say.
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the
ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything
(everything) will be alright (alright).
It just takes some time, little girl you're in the middle of the
ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine, everything
(everything) will be alright (alright).


The second song is called "Get over it" by OK Go. It pretty much explains itself. When I get down and want to wallow in my own little pity party, this song helps me to accept things and move on:

Lot of knots, lot of snags,
lot of holes, lot of cracks lot of crags.
Lot of naggin' old hags,
lot of fools, lot of fool scum bags.
Oh it's such a drag, what a chore,
oh your wounds are full of salt.
Everything's a stress and what's more,
well it's all somebody's fault.

Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Get over it, get over it!

Make you sick, make you ill,
makes you cheat, slipping change from the till.
Had it up to the gills,
makes you cry while the milk still spills.
Ain't it just a bitch? What a pain, well it's all a crying shame.
What left to do but complain?
Better find someone to blame.

Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Get over it, get over it!

Got a job, got a life,
got a four-door and a faithless wife.
Got those nice copper pipes, got an ex,
got a room for the night.
Aren't you such a catch?
What a prize! Got a body like a battle axe,
Love that perfect frown, honest eyes,
We ought to buy you a Cadillac.

Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Hey! Get, get, get, get, get over it!
Get over it, get over it! OH!

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