-Last minute round-trip tickets to Hong Kong? My right arm and leg, and 1/2 my left leg.
-Rush fee for a business Visa to China? My first-born child.
-Rush fee for a money order cuz the Visa people didn't want a credit card? My sanity.
-Rush fee on a tourist Visa when China decided they weren't issuing any more business Visas? My soul.
-Rush fee on a NEW money order cuz the Visa people wanted it made out to someone else? A twitch in my left eyelid that I fear may be permanent.
-Getting my Visa less than 24 hours before my flight leaves? Five years off my rapidly decreasing lifespan.
-Going to China to play with family and see the 2008 Summer Olympics? Sure as heck better be priceless or it's curtains for someone!!
Up until this morning, when the FedEx man came with my Visa, I was contemplating smuggling myself into China illegally. At least I wouldn't have felt guilty since I no longer have a soul.
Now, I just have to figure out how I'm going to get around China on 1/2 a leg....
I'll be back in two weeks. If my absence leaves you destitute, (and really, how could it not?) feel free to do one of those memory post things where you talk about your first memory of me and how awesome I am and such.