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Mongolian Diplomacy - Stay Out of War With Russia and China

Yesterday, I talked about Crossing the Chinese/Mongolian Border by Land. I mentioned that I met a really interesting, intelligent, and world-traveled guy named Bat, and we had some good conversations.

I learned a lot about Mongolia from Bat. Here's some highlights:

Mining is one of the fastest growing sectors in Mongolia - some Australian companies have made huge investments into Mongolia the last year or two, and next year is projected to be the largest budget the government of Mongolia has ever had.

I asked Bat, "So what do you think the government is going to spend the new revenues on? Military, education, infrastructure, or...?"

Early On a Sunday Morning

On Where Pianos Roam

I have a few things to report on.  So here goes .  .  . 1.  Allergies are still wreaking havoc on me, but it's not as bad as it's been.  That awful cough I had is mostly gone.  I should be able to sing to full capacity at my Cafe Coco show in a couple of weeks. 2.   Due to a large amount of extensive physical activity lately, I've lost about three pounds.  I'm gunning for about seven more.  (Yay!!) 3.  I should finish work on my first cap this week.  It's made for a wonderful break from making scarves.  I have my sights on knitting an afgan-type-of-throw-thingy some time soon. 4.  Though I haven't really watched much of it this past year, I was rooting for Adam Lambert to win American Idol. Though I think Kris Allen is very talented, Adam is just so unique and different from anything else out there.  I'm sure both of them will become big stars. 5.  My CD will soon be available on a bunch of new online venues.  The first announcement should come this week.  (Hooray!!) 6.  I am intrigued by the a new film that will be out later this year.  I plan on seeing it in theaters when it does .  .  . [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn6vgh5mv0s] 7.  There is another photo shoot planned for this next week.  The new shots will be plastered everywhere and on all of my sites.  These are going to be very fun. 8.  There's lot going on behind the scenes with Oreo and Buttercup.  More on this later.  If you haven't checked out O and B's new twitter account.  You should.  It's the best way to keep up with their weekly shenanigans.

9.  Back to knitting, I have to untangle this .  .  . in order to finish this .  .  . This is the tangled mess I was complaining about on twitter a couple of weeks ago.  Uggh!!  I really want to finish this scarf, and I'll return to it once my new cap is done. 10.  Lastly, my little fashionista has been up to more dressing up lately.  She is certain not afraid of animal prints.  This giraffe pattern is actually quite lovely .  .  . The girl also loves nail polish.  Bless her little heart! Well, I thought I should take some time to leave a little update on what's going on. There's more to come for sure! Hope everyone has a great week!! -gordon

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