First story deadline arrived yesterday

First story deadline arrived yesterday


My first story idea collapsed when I showed up to interview my source and she decided she couldn’t speak on the record for my story. I had to shift into accelerated plan B mode. Nothing like piling stress on top of stress. But I somehow managed to cobble together enough source information to create a story by deadline at 6 p.m yesterday.

Last night a few of us had dinner at The Noodle Loft, which was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show. It was pretty good. Later, we ended up in the bar district which was unsurprisingly saturated with expats.

We’re off to the Great Wall in a little while. Sorry these posts have been so sporadic and less than thoughtful. We have precious little time for lollygagging.