Ugh to the new AOL picture show. I added captions...where are they? I've been so lost in the shuffle of this week's events that I missed a couple of updates. Today the group is on their way to Japan. Next Saturday Megan will be home. Where did the time go. LOL at Japan...Megan loves Hello Kitty and San Rio stuff which is created in Japan. I hear the checkbook bouncing.
So, the pictures are a hodge podge of the updates. If I weren't so lazy, I'd post them separately. Dang, AOL and the captions. Why do they have a space for them if they don't function????
In the morning we went to the Summer Palace, which most of us agree was the best thing that we've seen in Beijing. The place was gigantic, and most of us were exhausted after wandering around and scaling staircase after staircase to see the different parts of the palace.
Tiannamen Square is the open air picture above. The summer palace is the group in front of the Chinese building. The summer palace is also viewed from across a bay or some sort of body of water. The panda is from a trip to the Beijing Zoo.
After class in the morning yesterday, we spent the afternoon in Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City. You may recall the famous footage of protests in Tiannamen Square from 1989; we saw the exact location where that single student stood in front of the tank. This is also the area where Chairman Mao's mausoleum can be found, but we had a "Wally World" moment when we found out that it was closed for renovations until September.
In the evening we all succumbed to our desire for American food and took a trip outto the Hard Rock Cafe. It happened to be "Retro Night," and there was a live band that belted out "classics" all night. Any band that starts the evening with "I'm All out of Love" by Air Supply is all right in my book!
LOL..me thinks the professor is showing his age. So, anyway, moving on past the grief of the week.
Just wanted to let all of you know that snagging is not against any laws. The most that would happen would be having to remove the snag.
All of us that do PSP are at risk if we are not licensed which is becoming more and more evident daily. More artists are joining the various gilds and requiring licensing. All artists copyright their work; just not all are requiring us to purchase their work yet but I do think soon it will happen. All hobbies cost money. PSP will also. I know it's hard for those of you who don't do PSP to understand but it's about artists being compensated for their artwork. It's hard for those of us doing it for fun and not profit to shell out bucks for stuff we are just donating. I'm just beginning to recognize the various artists' work. Just giving credit is not enough. Such is life, I suppose. So do I continue to look over my shoulder or just bite the bullet and shell out bucks for each tube I want. These are issues all taggers in AOL will be facing....anyway...HUGS to all! I'm very behind on my alerts and hope to catch up this weekend. CHRIS