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Saturday, April 3, 2010
Lots and Lots of Snow
This is our car after a night of snow up in the mountains. We dug it out, drove to Sugar Bowl, and skied on 18 inches of fresh powder. Or tried to ski. I felt more like a snow removal vehicle than a skier.
Sadly, I had to temporarily halt my Chinese studies, since I am taking two other classes and didn't want to overdo it. I hope to resume in the future, since I really enjoyed it. I am still looking at characters in signs around town and hope I can pick up a few on my own.
What I'm Reading Right Now:
"The license was registered under my Chinese name, Ho Wei. It was valid for six years, and to protect against counterfeiters, the document featured a hologram of a man standing atop an ancient horse-drawn carriage. The figure was dressed in flowing robes, like portraits of the Daoist philosopher Lao Tzu, with an upraised arm pointing into the distance. Later that year I set out to drive across China." --Peter Hessler, Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
Books Read 2010
Margaret Atwood: Year of the Flood
Tom Miller, ed.: How I Learned English
C.J. Sansom: Winter in Madrid
Alexander McCall Smith: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Willam Bryant Logan: Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth