I’m so bored with the US…A

So this is it, y’all. Last day in America. I’ve been so stressed out with packing/moving/dog concerns that I’ve just now started to get excited. I think with the way life has worked out these last few years, my natural…

Blast from the Past: Packed day in Prague

Originally written March 17, 2008 06:53 I set out early today to catch the Charles Bridge before it got packed. It wasn’t raining before I left but it’s coming down fairly steady now. Without proper sunlight the photos at Charles…

Losing and the Cubs: A Lesson in Futility

Oh, you adorable Cubbies, dependably snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and today was no exception. For as far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go to a Cubs game. Wrigley Field. The Ivy. The Tradition. The…

Countdown Mode: One Week

In preparing to depart, there always comes a point when one wakes up and realizes, “GHAA!!! I’M LEAVING IN ONLY (insert time frame here)!!!” I had “that” moment today. Two things really kicked this off: 1) I received my itinerary…

Blast from the Past: Beware of the Kancho

Originally written October 22, 2006 Dear everyone, First, I feel I must clear something up-I am not, contrary to my grandparents’ belief, partying non-stop in Japan. I felt I made that perfectly clear last time with my disgust at the…

Riding the Rails

Somewhere between Milwaukee and Chicago 7:32 AM I’m on my way to Chicago for my Korean Visa Interview. I’m wearing the same suit and tie as I wore for my JET Interview at the Atlanta Japanese Consulate over 4 years…