|The child standing on the chair was the sweet baby who|
had to spend the rest of the day with plastic in his ear.
We weren't allowed to send the poor kid home, but that's
how it falls sometimes.
|The kids bigger than her were allowed to|
use scissors to cut out their body parts.
Hanging around Cheonan turned out to be a better break than I expected. It was nice to not have to deal with the stress of planning everything and getting to the airport on time. I also got to sleep in without worrying about wasting my time in the country... Since this is the country I live in (Wow... I just started typing this is my country) and all. I do have a couple more places I think I should see before I leave, but I won't be too fussed if I don't.
As for the running commitment, I know that many of you are probably checking outside for other signs of the apocalypse, but I promise you I'm serious. I chased down a bus a couple of weeks ago and liked it so much that I thought I'd give it a serious go, using the 0-5K app my friend showed me for my iPhone. Another friend recently turned me on to a site that helps people get serious about the goals they set for themselves. I'm not sure this is actually the site she was meaning, but I ended up making a contract on stickK.com. Basically, I and a sponsor report my progress each week, and if I miss my goal, I pay money to an anti-charity of my choosing. Sadly, Westboro Baptist wasn't an option on that list. I really wish it was, because I'm pretty sure every person I know would get on me to make sure I don't give them any money. If you want to keep tabs on my progress and offer me encouragement along the way, please join my commitment as a Supporter by clicking here. I'm already feeling so much better and confident because of this, and it's only been a week. The program suggests taking break days from working out, but I hate the thought of that... partially because I have a hard time with gray zones and partially because I really like how I feel after the work-outs. Sooooo I do what I want. Haha.
Finally, the heat wave through Korea has been so bad that my school is started 30 minutes earlier each day and classes are 5 minutes shorter. People have been using so much air conditioning that the government is warning about impending national blackouts. Now, personally, I think that turning the AC on at school, where a bunch of people are all in one room would use less electricity than sending everyone home and having them turn it on in their private homes, but perhaps I'm wrong. Nevertheless, it's a very welcome change for me from the frigid winters here. I'll take heatwave over ice storm any day of the year.
For now, I think that constitutes an adequate update. I'll see you (America friends) in 72 days. :)