Argh! Monday the 13th!
WoW: Abject failure. Pink claimed more of the weekend than I'd expected. The couple of hours that I got to spend were, predictably, spent running the Shaman through Northrend dungeons.
RL: There was a mild miscommunication. Pink wasn't ready to open yet, but Sunday was the day they were supposed to put up her shop's sign. They didn't quite get things finished, but things are looking good and she has a great location.
Saturday, she was wiped out and decided to celebrate early. Pink is way too small to drink, so she decided that I was going to be the designated drinker. After a nice dinner and enough booze to leave me pleasantly relaxed, I got to be their first customer. I should have been suspicious! She had her older sister work over the more bothersome of several old injuries and then we adjourned to my place. I was mildly surprised that her sister tagged along, but guessed that they were going to take advantage of the fact that my shower doesn't run out of hot water as fast as theirs. They have too many people in their apartment and with five young women fighting for the shower it can be a problem. Mildly intoxicated and still relaxed from a good work over, I didn't pay much attention when Pink herded me into my bedroom/study. I figured her sister was getting first shot at the shower. Nope. It seems that they decided that I've been playing bachelor for too long, and if I can't move in with them they are going to take charge of putting my apartment into order. It was traumatic, and they aren't done. On the other hand, this is China and it was a pretty clear 2x4 between the eyes to show that they approve of me.
In case I was too dense to take the hint, they got me again Sunday. Older sister wandered off from dinner for awhile to do some shopping. She came back with a big cross-stitch project featuring gigantic, luridly colored roses and the words "Love Forever" as well as something in Chinese that I can't read but would guess to be a similar sentiment. Well, that's how those things tend to run, right? Nope again, Pink is having her sister do the stitching but it is a gift to me. I think that 2x4 is leaving a crease between my eyes and I'm not sure if it is the vigor with which it was wielded or an overdose of really sweet Pink that has left me kind of babbling.
Here's hoping that you guys had a good weekend!