Friday, August 1, 2008

Hurry up and wait

It is now 10:20 a.m. I showed up at 9:55 for my 10 a.m. appointment. (Exasperated pause)

The last few days have been quiet and hot. I have completely unpacked and hunted ants for as long as it held my attention. They're everywhere. I'm going to look for some traps today.

Currently, I am sitting perfectly still, and sweat is beading on my skin. Jeff Dunham kind of pokes fun at people who say, "But it's a dry heat." Well, Jeff Dunham, come experience a wet heat.

Yesterday, one of my co-teachers, Tere, rescued me from my apartment and introduced me to the Korean version of Wal*Mart--Home Plus. Before we actually left, though, she rescued me in my apartment. She showed me how to turn on the burners! So I was able to have coffee last night and it kept me awake until a reasonable hour--thank God. No more bed at 8:30 for me! Back to Home Plus, it was fun. She showed me where the stuff to make chili was, and a few times I got called Mugi (American foreigner). Two brave little girls came up, though, and said hello. I winked and said hi before walking on, and they ran back to their mom with giggles.

This morning on my way into work I passed an older lady; we bowed to each other and I greeted her (onion haseo! I know it isn't right, but that's what it sounds like) and I didn't get beat over the head, so I guess I passed. I need to work on this language thing. I keep getting pleased to meet you and thank you confused. :)

2 comments:

Julie (It is.) said...

Dad wants to know if you need onions :) And queso.

Love you!

Your writing is quite entertaining- per Dad - VERY GOOD.

Julie (It is.) said...

Gus says, eat more chiken.