Howdy Folks! Things will be changing a bit around here, because I hightailed it out of PDX for the new challenge that is Shanghai, China. I’ll be here for a while with girlie, and I’ll be blogging as best I can, you can buhleeee’ dat.
I’ve already seen some amazing feats of architecture, had a cabbie fall asleep at the wheel, eaten my first dumplings and joined up with the Shanghai twitterverse. We’re in temporary housing and it’s much colder than I anticipated (the housing AND the weather). Our bastard international movers packed all our guidebooks and phrasebooks when we weren’t looking, so our first weekend has been dedicated to replacing them, which is a bit like trying to cook one-handed (I have some experience with that).
For a little plumbing, all posts regarding Portland will be added to the Stumptown category, and the new Shanghai category will hold all the new stuff I write about here, until I rename it for a cheeky nickname, as that would be needless but funny.
In closing, Shanghai people, Howdy! There’s a new gunslinger in town, hat and bolo tie at the ready. I will eat my way through this city with vigor and aplomb. I eagerly accept recommendations. I will root for your football team and learn Mandarin as fast as I can.