Well, maybe I'm back to blogging. I'll give it a try again. Lucas, my 11 month-old is crawling around and just started banging on my husband's classical guitar. We'll see how long this lasts :)
A Chinese fire drill is a gag performed by a vehicle's occupants when stopped at a traffic light, especially when there is a need to change drivers or procure something from the trunk: Before the light changes to green, each occupant gets out, runs around the vehicle, and gets back inside (but not necessarily in their original seat). If one of the participants lags, the others may drive off without them.
Figuratively, a Chinese fire drill is an act—especially, any large, ineffective, and chaotic exercise—by a group of individuals that accomplishes nothing. It is dangerous, and illegal. Ha Ha! I say we laugh at that in our youth!
Origins are also listed at Wikipedia if you're interested.