I got to play Oprah today

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by JennsPeeps, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I just selected a team of 4 students to compete in a competition in Beijing in January, all expenses paid. Instead of emailing them, I called them and did the whole Oprah thing:

    [​IMG] YOU'RE GOING TO CHHHHIIIIIINAAAAAHHH!! [​IMG]

    They were so thrilled. One of the team members had just been laid off by WaMu and it'll be her birthday during the trip. I go goosebumps telling her.

    Soooo fun. Last year I notified them by email. This was way more gratifying!
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    That is SOOOOO cool!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is so AWESSSOMMMME!
     
  4. Bex

    Bex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really cool! [​IMG]
     
  5. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wah Hoo! Lucky you.
     
  6. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
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    I only weigh 110 lbs - you got a bag I can fit into?!?!?!? Huh Can I??
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  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    We're having a heck of a time finding a faculty advisor because of class conflicts. I've told my boss that I'd be happy to go. [​IMG] I've never been to Asia!

    Of course, the students need visas, too, and the Chinese regulations are such that you have to apply in person or have a proxy do it. I'm going to see if it's cheaper for me to fly to San Francisco for 2 days or to pay a company to do it.

    ... [​IMG] ...
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Hey Jenn, for the students in the LA area, there is an embassy there that they can go with their parents and gt the visa. They have to have their passports with them.

    Congrats!!!!
     

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