Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Giving Thanks - An Article

Here's my latest from Beijingkids Magazine - don't forget to stumble it or digg it or whatever it is you young'uns do these days.

And speaking of Thanksgiving - I just put in my order for a turkey. $70 for a 16 pounder. Yes, you read that right: I just spent seventy dollars on a bird. I haven't even started purchasing the rest of the necessities.

Better get going...


Jacki said... [Reply]

You know, hams here in the US are going for an outrageous price, too! And I remember trying to buy turkeys in Denmark when I lived there. A whole turkey was hard to find, and expensive!

Simple Answer said... [Reply]

Know the feeling of lonliness at this time of year. So we're not doing Thanksgiving. Only pie the night before and traveling for the weekend. I did get a turkey for Christmas. Paid the same as you. It seemed a bargain when ordering a cooked turkey from a local restaurant costs $135

Global Gal said... [Reply]

I came to your blog from a link on a BlogHer post about expat moms. I'm not a mom, but I am an expat and I am considering becoming a mom, so your posts are interesting.

I live in China, too, but in the rural hinterland, far from Beijing and far, far from Jenny Lou's. I love JLou! I'm in an itty-bitty village of 4 million people and the only import product I can find here is Hunt's Canned Pasta Sauce. (And I buy a lot of it!) So in many ways it is difficult for me to relate to your China. This is a good thing. I like reading about the luxe life in Beijing. ;) I'm insanely jealous. That said, my husband was just at the US Embassy last week and he came back here with a backpack full of gourmet goodies.

I could only read a few pages of your blog before the Great Fire Wall shut down my blogspot connection. I had to wait a good 15 minutes before I could come back to post this comment. I'll keep coming back!


Kenny and Linsey said... [Reply]

I'm blog surfing tonight and I've clicked on so many links I can't remember how I got here. But, I've enjoyed reading you here and some of your articles too.

I'm sure you get asked this a thousand times, but how did you turn a desire to write into actually being a freelance writer. Being a foreign service spouse myself I am always thinking about things to do with my time (not necessarily writing, more just something from home, wherever home happens to be), other than an EFM job in the embassy and I'm just curious how you got your start.

Jenn said... [Reply]

Turkey here in Baku was just as expensive...I thought I'd beat the system and purchase one on a trip to Germany in October. That 15 pound turkey along with 8 pounds of hamburger and a 4 pound ham ended up costing me 320 Euro in overweight much for "beating the system". LOL

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Please. Write your own stuff.