Well my sweet cupcakes (and everyone else), the time has come (at last)!
My visa application has been processed, and (believe it or not), approved by the Chinese government.
"What does this mean?!" you may ask yourself. Well, I'll tell you what it means! To put it simply, I should be flying (squeal) to Guangzhou ~ Oct 1st, 2014.
I can break it down even further (if it pleases you), by observing that today is September 10th. In light of this fact (and using our deductive reasoning), this means I have three weeks left in the U.S. (exactly).
Don't panic; this is not the time for panicking. This is time for celebration! 2 weeks in Denver. 1 week in Austin.
... take off.
There will be more, soon.
P.S. I'll try and tone down on using the parentheticals next time (I promise).