Tag Archive for Moving On

80 Couches: 200 and Counting…

To the next adventure: Finland!

This is my 200th published post on 80couches.com! When I started this blog five years ago prior to my move to Korea, I had no idea where my random brain-droppings would take me, or where I would take myself. Since…

Dog is My Co-Pilot

Me and Sydney in my small, Seoul apartment.

Sydney, my Australian Shepherd pup, and I agree on a great number of things: enjoying a nice long walk, curling up on the couch to watch a movie, and the shared mutual benefit of having one of us enjoy eating…

Reverse Culture Shock: You Can Never Go Back

reverse culture shock

In the 1997 comedy Grosse Pointe Blank, assassin Martin Blank (played by my boy, John Cusack) goes home after 10 years to reconnect with his long-lost love, and “delete somebody along the way.” Before returning, he asks his therapist, Dr. Oatman…

The Last…

leaving on a jet

A little less than a year ago, I found myself watching the Brewers ill-fated playoff run online, while chatting with my cousin Danny and my uncle Robert. Well, the Brewers were getting spanked and during the lull in action (which…

What are the odds?

rounders

In school, math never really interested me. It’s a shame, because if there ever existed a subject that I was “a natural” in, it was math. I just found it boring and steadfastly refused to do the work or pursue…

Leaving Knoxvegas

Lakefront Brewery: A friend to Couchsurfers

This is the latest installment of my on-going narrative of my experience with Couchsurfing. The full story can be found here.  Despite all of the complaints I could levy against the South and Tennessee–and there are many–I still consider it…

2011: A Retrospective

2012

A Primer A year ago, I sat down and wrote about the volatile and life-altering year that was 2010. Well, my life has settled down a good bit, and I am happy to once again report that my life is better now than…

A Wild, Wild Week, Part 2

Thursday, Continued The knock on my door interrupted a few moments of quiet reflection. I put Sydney into her travel kennel and let the mover into my apartment. His English wasn’t great, but it was passable. We managed to move…

A Wild, Wild Week, Part 1

I spent a significant portion of today finally getting settled in my new apartment. I’ve even managed to amaze myself* with how well this apartment came together. It’s a nice feeling, seeing everything in place before the hustle and bustle…