Friday, October 27, 2006

Banned in China

My husband has called two days in a row from his location in China and said he cannot access my blog. The Chinese government blocks blogs and we have decided as an American blog there is no way they will allow mine to be read there! So, I'm proud to say I'm banned in China.

My husband often uses my blog as a way of connecting with the civilized world from overseas locations void of news reports. He is the only American and the others there speak limited English so there is no English speaking broadcasting going on there. Poor guy.

The food's right up his alley, though. It's really spicy and that is what he loves. He developed a love of spicy food during his days in Thailand during his Air Force service, circa late 1960's. He has to have his hot peppers, the spicer the better. I think he has burned off his tastebuds by now.

I have an appointment this morning with my doctor to have blood drawn. It's an annual ritual so that she can monitor my thyroid level. I take a pill each morning for thyroid regulation and it's time for a renewal of the prescription. She draws it herself and does an ok job. I'm what is known as a hard stick. My veins don't always want to cooperate. Blech.

Seems thyroid medication is common with women at my stage of life.

Tonight, don't forget to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - 40th Anniversary". I'll fix a bowl of popcorn and enjoy it as I do each year.

"Texans understand that anger is not an agenda for our future, and attacking a leader doesn't make you a leader." - Rick Perry, Governor of Texas


Jennifer said...

Oh, wow!! Thanks so much for the Peanuts reminder! I would have missed it this year altogether, and that would have been a crying shame. Literally.

Anonymous said...

Penguin banned in China would make a good tee-shirt! Wear it like a badge of honor.

SEAWITCH said...

Banned in China! A badge of honor thanks to Google!

Cowtown Pattie said...

Alas, I too take the wonder thyroid drug. Mine just pooped out when I turned 40. Suspected it was the heavy doses of steroids I had to take when I was first dx'd with asthma.

And since you opened the door to quotes, here's one I might fling (as a proponent of Mr. Friedman for governor):

It's not the 'nice' guy who brings about real social change. 'Nice' guys look nice because they're conforming. It's the 'bad' guys, who only look nice a hundred years later, that are the real Dynamic force in social evolution.
Robert M. Pirsig

srp said...

I wonder if the liberal blogs are "banned" as well. This is a "blah" day. I don't know why. It's windy. But the sun is out, or at least it was and we do get an extra hour to sleep or blog or whatever. This is the last time the time will change in October, or that is what I've heard.

aka_Meritt said...

LOL... I see humor in that. (Being banned).

Are all American blogs banned???