interesting turn of events
I finally spoke with my placement officer, and it looks like I'll probably accept the invitation. She did a great job selling me on this program. I even signed up for Chinese 1 (Mandarin), but I will continue taking Russian. In fact, I have them back to back. I now believe I am insane. But to learn more about China and Peace Corps, I ran out and bought Peter Hessler's book, River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, which is all about his two years teaching university-level English with the PC. I almost don't want to put it down! And I really can't be too displeased at the real possibility of indoor plumming.
Friday the 13th indeed!