Archive for August, 2010

Live, from the free wi-fi at Incheon Airport, it’s Monday Morning!

Though it’s really Sunday afternoon in Texas/Kansas City. Back where the people I love remain, while I go on a crazy voyage.

I will write a more in-depth blog entry about the flight when I have more laptop juice, because it was just too good. For someone who doesn’t remember ever being on a big plane (you know, with a middle row) where they serve you a meal, this was mind blowing.

And I have pictures.  But til then, take a look at this:

It’s a preview of yet another post I must write about the romantic (HA) trip Tim and I took to Chicago. It was gastrointestinally stimulating.

Not in Korea yet

Right now I’m supposed to be on a plane to Korea, but I am not, because of various shitty factors. Like, supposedly the Korean consulate sent my passport with visa back to me on Monday, but it’s only going to get here tomorrow, Friday. And I paid $18.30 for an express envelope why??

My recruiters weren’t really amused, because now they’re having to change my flight and I’m going to miss orientation. Boo. But as long as I still have a job, I suppose I’ll have to be ok with such bumps in the road, flies in the ointment, and other idioms.

Wow. In the middle of writing this, my passport got delivered to me. Sigh. I was told to expect last minute problems and all that, but I guess I had to live it to believe it.

There is a silver lining to all this in that I get to spend some time at home before I leave. Maybe I’ll get to see some old friends.

When I get to upload pictures I’ll tell you all about my trip(s) to Chicago this week. In the meantime, here’s a picture of my boyfriend Tim expressing our relationship using cardboard shapes at Hobby Lobby.

Life is getting faster

Oh my goodness!  My future plans are just creeping up on me.  Might as well say it- I’m going to South Korea to teach English for a year. The recruiters want me in Seoul in a little over a week.

The mere thought makes me have to pee. In a good way! (?)

Now there’s just the matter of going to interview at the Korean Consulate in Chicago.  I was able to hurriedly book a megabus trip to Chicago, then a flight back the next day. Also, an $18 hotel stay from Hotwire, tax included. Yippee!

What’s ridiculous is that I’m flying back here to Kansas City in order to take the bus right back to Chicago with Tim. We’re going on a sort of last-hurrah trip to Chitown, quick and dirty. Megabus both ways overnight, and we’re only spending a day there so no hotel costs to speak of. I think I’m going to be so sick of the bus when this week is through.

Hopefully I can get all the paperwork I need while I’m in Chicago. And then I can just relax and enjoy some hot dogs, deep dish, Sears/Willis Tower, and el train rides with the boy before I kiss it all goodbye.

After I get back from all of this, there’s still the matter of unloading my apartment into my PT Cruiser and driving down to Texas where I’ll leave my car and stuff with the folks. It’s going to take a superhuman feat, but I’m stupidly confident I can get it all done without throwing too much in the dumpster.

So in this process of life getting faster, I am lagging behind enough to have time to do this to my nails:

It’s lace cut from a ribbon layered on top of pearly nail polish. I was trying something from Cosmo, and it sort of turned out alright. Well, maybe 4 of 10 nails looked alright. You don’t want to see my other hand.

Summer Time

Though unemployed for most of it, I have found myself really enjoying this summer.  You know why?  Because I’m like a little baby. Full of hope and possibility. Yes, sometimes I get confused or scared, and I cry. But mostly, I’ve been thinking about my future, and where I fit into this world.

I don’t want to jinx it, so that’s why I’m not coming right out and saying what my plans are come September. But most of you know that I’m on track for an adventure.  There have been a few snags and unexpected hiccups up to this point, so we’ll see.

This past weekend I spent some quality exploration time with Tim. Then again, that’s pretty much what happens most weekends. Hey, it’s what we do! More time now means more memories later.

First, Friday night we went to B:2, a burger boutique. I don’t care to find out how to capitalize that properly. I had the caprese burger, and remembered that I don’t really like goat cheese. But it was still pretty delicious. I also got one of those overpriced adult milkshakes (but only because I had a Groupon). Chocolate custard, Boulevard Bully! porter, and espresso vodka. VERY yummy. I must try making one at home!

After that, we had a jaunty little walk to Cosentino’s downtown to pick out a six-pack of beer. We settled on this:

Hemp Hop Rye Beer!

While drinking I had the horrible thought that this could show up on a drug test. Luckily, it seems that O’Fallon brewery is a Testpledge company. They vow that even consuming a large quantity of their hemp products every day will not result in a positive on a drug test. Whew!

On Saturday we went to the Johnson County Museum and 1950’s All-Electric House. The museum was cute, and the house wasn’t as amazing as I thought but it was still neato. There were a bajillion outlets, and the bathroom had a microbe-killing red light AND a tanning light. Amazing!

They wouldn’t let us touch stuff or take pictures inside, though I bet if I had asked to take some with no flash it would have been ok. But our group was small and I didn’t want to be called out. Like this one woman who started testing the firmness of one of the twin beds. She was old and weird.

Tour Group

Saturday night Tim and I tried the KC Strip Trolley, also a deal found on Groupon. We mostly went to Buzzard Beach a lot because they had cheap drinks. I did convince Tim to come with me to Missie B’s, but we got there too late for the drag show, and it was really crowded. Plus, they didn’t seem to get the memo that our KC Strip wrist bands entitled us to free cover. We had to show them the brochure. Grrr. All in all, Tim’s first trip to a gay bar was pretty uneventful. He did have to stand in line for the bathroom though- crazy opposite land!

Nowww you're on the trolley

Recovery Sunday = barbecue. We went over to Johnny’s in Mission because it was once featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. It was pretty tasty! The wrap I got was tender and juicy. Onion rings were amazing too.

Mmmmm

I’ll miss exploring the Kansas City area with my boy if my plans pan out. Mostly I’ll just miss my boy. That, and the barbecue.

P.S. – Why is it that my hair looks the best after I’ve been in the pool? It dries up all nice and wavy-curly. One time I was chatting with my parents on Skype and my mom even asked what I’d done to my hair. I’m sure there’s some kind of science on the effects of chlorine and floating bugs on the fabulousness of hair.

Sexy pool hair

So I says to Mabel I says…

… how about I start a blog?

Of course, there have been many blogs and diarylands and xangas and livejournals in the online history of Angelica. But this time, it’s for real. I’m going to gussy myself up and be professional here. For a change.

Waiting for my burger

Stay tuned for my upcoming exploits. They’re sure to be real doozies.

Also, I don’t know anyone named Mabel. But I wish I did.