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  • Hey, We Moved!
    on Aug 2, 2009
    http://nohurrycurry.wordpress.comWe have moved over to For those of you subscribed to the blog, you'll probably want to change your subscription as we won't be posting here anymore. Sorry about that. The inaugural post (written by K...
  • You're the U to My Q
    on Jul 26, 2009 in Zhou Where Am I? Trip Update
    I wish I could say the words in the title were spoken about me, but they were not. If only... Although Kevin did do something sweet for me - he sent me my yellow immunization card in the mail so I could get it updated (got my last shot on Wednesday...
  • Inundated, But Not ConstipatedThe last few weeks my brain has been inundated with travel-related activity and wedding planning. (More recently though, my brain has been inundated with thoughts about whether or not I can use the word "inundated" in that first sentence. Did you k...
  • Unraveling the Traveling
    on Jul 12, 2009 in Kevin Letter Changer Poem
    Less than eight weeks to go 'til we'll be on the roadIf by road I mean plane over waterMe and Zhou will then go where our load will be towedThrough a country that couldn't be hotterWe'll do a safari, maybe pet baby rhinosAnd forage the forest for ape...
  • Ice Cream and Sangria - Charlottesville, VA
    on Jul 8, 2009 in Zhou Charlottesville
    July 3 - 5, 2009We spent 4th of July weekend with the alliterative Jing and Jeff in Charlottesville. Guess what we did?a) spent an afternoon at Monticellob) went for a hike to see the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi c) went vineyard hoppin...
  • Getting Visas (Part 2) - Washington DC
    on Jul 7, 2009 in Visas Kevin Washington DC
    July 2, 2009Like mad scientists undeterred from their first explosion in the basement, today we were back at it for more.Yesterday's trip to the embassies did not go well, but I do have to say that today's went worse.Vietnam(Zhou eating her hot dog s...
  • A Taste of Things to Come
    on Jul 6, 2009 in Visas Kevin Rhyme Time Planning
    Since we're no longer working for an income (but we still have two paychecks left to come in!), Zhou and I have spent the last week on the road visiting friends and relatives. We've been up and down the East Coast soaking in new experiences and taki...
  • Getting Visas (Part 1) - Washington DC
    on Jul 6, 2009 in Kevin Washington DC
    July 1, 2009Zhou and I are in for a long trip...Today we had our first out-of-town task to prepare for our upcoming year abroad: get three visas. Not all 11 that we will eventually need to get, but just three. Vietnam, Kenya and China. We were ori...
  • Loose EndsI have to admit that I don't really understand the phrase "to tie up loose ends." Why do they have to be tied? I also don't understand the expression "to have your cake and eat it too." Because of COURSE you have to have the cake before you can act...
  • The Next Chapter (Chapter 11?)
    on Jun 22, 2009 in Anagram Kevin Changes Charlotte
    [SPOILER ALERT! This post will not be full of witty commentary and belly-aching humor, per usual. Instead, as Zhou and I begin our move out of Charlotte, this will be a reflection on my past two years here, for better and for worse.]This week is it...
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