10.21.2007

put a little toothpaste on it.

ah, hong kong. home sweet home. we arrived sunday evening and have started settling in our wee apartment. good news: we have a kitchen, somewhat. it's located in a corner of our living room and is composed of a mini-fridge, a sink, a microwave, and a 2-plate range... might call for some creativity. pictures to come.

we haven't had a chance to go to a supermarket yet, so in the last 12 hours i've had to make due with what we brought in our suitcases. i got a small cut on my neck, and because of the recent american staph infection scare (although i'm on a different continent), i was concerned about disinfecting the thing. i went through my toiletries and decided toothpaste was my best bet. it stung like a banshee, but i feel a little better about the situation. and as i was applying my makeup this morning, i dropped my bronzer, and the powder compact shattered all over the bathroom floor. dang it! as i was mopping up the mess with water and toilet paper, the bronzer was leaving its intended pinkish glow -- all over the white tile. so what do you do when you have no 409? whitening toothpaste! worked like a charm -- at least for now.

11 comments:

Scott & Lindsay said...

you're there! i was thinking you would just barely be getting there now but you're already in the "settling in" phase. i miss you already. america and i can't wait to have you back. keep up the blog! muah!

Anonymous said...

erin, thanks for making me laugh so hard! toothpaste is the answer! i hope you and matt have a great experience in hong kong...i'm sure your fam is missing you already. next time you are in the us we will have to connect again. it has been so long! take care of yourself.

Lori said...

i was so glad to see an update, thought about your travels today.. glad to hear you're there safely and that american toothpaste is helping you ease into your new life in the orient. :) glad you're okay, keep us updated here in the states!

Yume said...

Erin, you are safe!! I'm so glad :)
Isn't a maid going to help you with the mess??
How is the food over there? Have you had chicken feet yet??

Starley Family said...

Erin you are too funny! I love that the whitening toothpaste cleaned things up nicely! Way to be creative!

Laura B from the LBC said...

Ah the creative skeener-burton strikes again. It reminds me of "My BFG Wedding" when the grandpa uses Windex for everything. Hey whatever works.

I am glad you are there safe. Keep in touch!

Vause Family said...

Glad to hear your safe. I want to hear what you're going to do about delivering that baby over there. Let me know if you need some help on breathing techniques! You could always have the baby in that small kitchen of yours!

hilary said...

sister! i miss you! i'm so glad you are there safe! it was so fun to talk to you on skype last night, i'm glad we can do that:) that's hilarious about the toothpaste! sorry about your bronzer. that stinks.

Russell and Aya said...

What a surviving skill you have, Erin. Tooth past is now a top useful tool in my lists. I hope you will have a wonderful Hong Kong life.

Alyson said...

ha ha! this totally reminded of My BFG wedding too with the whole windex thing. Way to be resourceful! we're so glad you made it safely there. is there still a couch waiting for us? ;)

Brittney Rae Daniel Liechty said...

You are in Hong Kong already! Blast! It is funny that I looked up tickets to see how much it would be to come visit you? I thought so...well I sure hope all is well & that you love it there! How could you not?! Oh & look for a missionary Elder Ash. He's my broseph!

old me.