SOMEBODY PINCH ME!
All signs point to my actually getting a chance to use my degree this week! Saratoga High School's junior class voted in overwhelming numbers earlier this school year to use a Chinese theme for its prom decorations, and one of their sponsors remembered that I spent four sweaty years of my life learning the Beijing dialect and traditional character system of that very language!
So in between making final plans for Goofy Golf (about which more in another blog entry; it's late tonight and I've been through a meeting marathon today) and finishing the Chamber's tax return and helping the Minister of Fun prepare his requests for allocations from Saratoga's municipal budget (first budget workshop is 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Town Hall! I know you'll all want to be there!), I get to go paint Chinese graffitti on a whole bunch of stuff at the high school gym!
And here I thought I'd chosen a pointless course of study at Beaudacious Bard College. I'm sure Lao Guan would be proud.