You have failed and now you must Daegu!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Friday was a lot harder to get through than I though it would be. Saying good-bye to 40 or 50 people isn't all that easy. You can't fall into a rhythm like you can with delivering mail or data entry. By the end of the day, I just wanted to get out of there. I couldn't shake any more hands or promise to stay in touch with others anymore.

I couldn't have picked a better day to leave. It's always best to go out on a high note and how much higher can you get than getting a "Certificate for Excellence" and a few kind words from the director of your department?

I was finishing up packing on Friday around midnight when I heard it again. There are few noises that can send a chill down my spine. I slept next to Milwaukee Ave. for two years, now I can't fall asleep without street noise. I heard the screams of a mouse stuck in a glue trap. If it were a horror movie, it would have been the "Slow Head Turn" scene. The scene when the hero/heroine turns his or her head and notices that the killer has gotten the drop on them. This is best done while talking on a phone or if its a comic relief character, munching on a sandwich. The mouse was trapped behind my water heater and I couldn't get him out without him escaping the trap. So, as far as I know, the two girls who moved into my apartment are going to have a guest.

My work visa came in. Now all I have to do is book my flight and finish my language lessons. Piece of cake.

Link of the day:

Safe for work, but probably not a GREAT idea. Basically, an investigative reporter caught this kid in the library and has decided to make his life a living hell. Bonus points for the out of control father.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

If anyone can guess the "film" that my blog references, you get a free care package from South Korea. No cheating and using Google or IMDB. I'll know.

Chicago has decided it won't make it easy for me to leave.

Last week, I got a jury duty notice for 8/16 and this week, I entered my final battle with People's Energy. It seems in order for me to stop being billed, they have to actually turn off my gas instead of just not sending me bills. So, they have to arrive at a time that the martial arts training center I live above is open and shut off the gas to my apartment. I feel slightly sorry for the two girls who are moving into my building, but hey, People's Energy is their nightmare now.

The guy who runs the martial arts training center still plans on going to Daegu in October. If ever there was a case of this being a small world. He moved in a few months after I did(replacing one of the seediest dollar stores in the city) and we became fairly friendly neighbors. A month or two ago, I informed him of my decision to move to Daegu, South Korea. He was stunned. He planned to visit Daegu in the next few months for training purposes. Now, we're planning on getting together. I'm sure that after a month of culture shock, I'll need to see a large, friendly American face.

Link of the day:

I may never get my name on IMDB, but if I do, this is what I want my photo to look like.