Wednesday, May 04, 2011


it's a foggy day, and there's rain too. but it's not thirty degrees out -- i don't know how many degrees it is, but my fingers tell me it's not thirty. though i did spend yesterday (though the sun shone) shivering with my hot bag of corn in my lap.

i took minnow to the vet, and he and i are like soul mates because he could stand to lose five pounds and his hips are a little stiff. only i don't cry like a baby when i'm having blood drawn from my furry arm. also, i read this article in national geographic while i was in the waiting room, about animal domestication. there are some amazing photos here, and now i'd like to have a domesticated fox as a pet. and probably an enormous pig, too.

there are adventures being had in china! gorgeous scenery, a bit of farming, cities and villages, interesting food, encounters with the police even. i will fill you in on details soon, but it looks like they won't be able to stay on their wwoof farm because the village is in a "military zone," according to the local police. i get the sense this is simultaneously not a big deal and kind of an official getting-kicked-out-of-town kind of thing. somehow.

i am finished with the writing portion of my freelance job, and now i'm getting paid to edit, and if you know me well you know that i LOVE THAT. editing = ♥


holly kellogg said...

dang, i just got caught up 15 minutes doing the vocabulary challenge! i'm interested to hear about the "military zone"!

Liz Woodbury said...

oh i'm so glad you tried that quiz! i find it terribly addictive too, and i like it when i happen upon one of "my" words too. i'll fill you in on china details soon!

Danni said...

I read that article and totally want a fox! Of course, Sonja looks like a fox anyhow.

Liz Woodbury said...

i seriously want a fox. i love dogs that look like foxes, but imagine having a real fox lying on the couch beside you! i wonder what a dog would make of a fox who came to stay?