My friends and other IA parents are in Beijing right now getting ready to head to Guangzhou for daughter #2. They just told me that China is expecting a typhoon. OMG, are you kidding me... include them in your prayers. (3 videos at the bottom)
*reported that the State Oceanic Administration was estimating waves as high as 7 meters (23 feet) off Guangdong.
*The Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines has cancelled four international flights from Guangzhou already.
*more International flights out of Guangzhou will also be affected in the coming two days due to the bad weather, China Southern Airlines said.
*Domestic flights between Guangzhou and gale-hit coastal cities were also affected, sources at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport revealed.
*At 0300 GMT Friday the storm was located 290 kilometers (180 miles) from the border of Fujian and Guangdong provinces, moving at a speed of up to 10 kilometers an hour, according to China's national weather centre.
*on Friday the storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 173 kilometers an hour (107.5mph).
*local authorities ordered to reinforce seawalls and protect fishing facilities.
*Railway ferry services linking the mainland to the southern island of Hainan have been suspended through Saturday.
*Boats were recalled to port.
*In Guangzhou, Guangdong's capital, services of all passenger liners were suspended.
*According to experts with the National Meteorological Center, Megi is the world's strongest typhoon this year. Southern provinces, including Hainan, Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian, were subject to heavy rain and strong wind warnings.
*160,000 people were evacuated in Guangdong. Th
*"The storm surge could be so devastating that buildings, docks, villages and cities could be destroyed by it," Xinhua, the official news agenncy, quoted Bai Yiping, a senior forecaster at the State Oceanic Administration, as saying.
*Red Cross Society of China has kind of stepped up preparations and vigilance right along that coast line to meet any eventuality."
She's a little excited to be out with Mommy on a special dinner! I love how she taps the papers down like the teacher does! :) Sometimes I miss the days when she was strapped into a highchair! lol
Not sure where the "5"s went!!!! Or the "inside" voice!!!! :0
She picked the dessert with the "FACE"!!!
This was the BEST part of the dinner...I'm guessing!
However, she DIDN'T like the cone and I had to remove it per her request!!!
Gotta LOVE those FRIENDLY's GIFT CARDS and the $9.99 meal deal!!!
And this was NOTHING compared to the green marker incident later that night. I thought I was a smart mommy by stripping her down to her panties before playing with the markers. Who would have thought her body would be more fun than a coloring book! Lesson Learned.
CHAPSTICK 1 vs. MOMMY 0
This was just too funny NOT to post....
This is an "actual letter" from an Austin , Texas woman sent to Proctor and Gamble regarding one of their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. This was PC Magazine's 2009 Editors' Choice award-winner for the best letter sent via e-mail.
Dear Mr. Thatcher,
I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts.
But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.
Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.'
Isn't the human body amazing?
As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women.
The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'
Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything
mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.
For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong'.
Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullsh!t. And that's a promise I will keep.
Always . ...
Austin , TX
Visiting her PopPop & MiMi at Lewes Beach!
a stroll down the main street of the little town.
nosey as usual...
now off to chase all the dogs!
Time for a little beach therapy!
time to rinse off the toys and head home. G does NOT like the water at the beach...
I convinced her that she had to rinse off the shovel. This is the shot just as she was falling into the water! She was NOT a happy camper. Good thing we were leaving...