10. Sat on my ass in Starbucks for six hours a day, five straight days, and wrote the mother of all essays. Those crazies in the School of Social Work better recognize.
9. Moms came to Ko-ree-yah and brought me a shiny new Nikon. Hilarity ensued.
8. Casey, my Weekday Mistress, is now old, just like me. To celebrate, she subjected all her peeps to a two-week-long game of ASSASSIN! My assassin better pray to god we never meet in a drunken soju haze, because I will cut a bitch. Andrew Haglin, you are officially on notice.
7. To better meet my "laying around on my ass in my pajamas" needs, I bought a couch. Yeah, two and a half years in with four months to go, I finally bit the bullet. The boys call it the Norae Couch.
6. I read this book. Do not read this book. I actually think I am stupider because of it... See?!
5. It's Christmas Drama time again, and this year Blue Class is doing a rousing rendition of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". The Know-It-All is the Grinch, Bueller, Bueller is Cindy-Lou Who and the rest of my hooligans play Whos 1-7. Yeah, I got SUPER creative this year...
4. After watching my washing machine fill up with water, then shut itself off for the THIRD time in one night, I hauled my ass up to the Building Ajumma's. Maybe she could Koreason with it. Please. She took one look at the ancient machine, sighed, and started pulling my clothes from the icy water. I tried my best to stop her, I really did, but when she insisted on doing my laundry, how could I possibly resist?! Twenty minutes later she returned with my jeans and tees neatly folded, along with a few photos of her summer vacation to "Harbar-duh". So sweet!
3. Flickr finagled me into another year's subscription. I have uploaded nearly five year's worth of vacation pics, from Central America to Asia. If you enjoy perusing the vacations of others (and really, who DOES?), have a look. But don't say I didn't warn you: I am boring. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindywindy/
2. The Chef (but he'll always be Grandpa to me!) hosted another epic Thanksgiving. More on that later.
These were the die hard stragglers hell-bent on grazing for as long as possible.
1. And the number one thing I've been doing for the past month?
Freaking the Fuck Out.
In less than three months, my *final* contract in Korea ends and I am set to return to the Land of the Living. I am literally scared shitless, because after nearly three years of living in this Kimchi Paradise, I'm not sure how I'll fit back into my life in I-dee-ho.
I think these last two deserve entire blog posts of their own. so for now, I'll leave you with this:
*Thanks mom! See, I'm totally putting the new Nikon and two years of high school photog classes to good use.