Sorry for the blogging hiatus. I've been kind of busy. Since I haven't updated in a while, this will be a somewhat scatterbrained post.
First of all, I went to Houston and came back to apply for my Visa at the Consulate General of Japan. That was a funny experience. It first required my maneuvering my way through downtown Houston (which is really cool, by the way), then maneuvering my way through the Wells Fargo building downtown. It was a pretty bizarre building. You had to go up to the 36th floor on the elevator to go back down to the 23rd floor. But I figured it out. I did embarrass myself thoroughly once at the office, though. I couldn't get the door open, then I saw a doorbell to the side and thought maybe for security reasons you had to be rung in or something. So I rang the bell and then the Japanese military guy inside was yelling at me that you just have to pull open the door. I was trying to push, I guess. But I got all of that taken care of, and they said it should be mailed to me Monday or Tuesday. So Lord willing I will get it before Friday, which is when I think I'm going to leave.
Houston was fun. I spent the rest of Thursday and Friday morning/afternoon with my dear friends Jessica and David. Jess was my lifesaver in T-town and really made this place bearable. I love her so much and miss her dearly, but I know she and her hubby are doing great things down in Houston.
I had a genius idea. Some web master mind should write a program that combines mapquest.com and weather.com so you can enter in your departure time and find out what the weather will be like along your route. If someone else wants to take this idea and get rich off of it, go for it. I would appreciate the service.
I love watching the Olympics. It's really cool that they can get all the best bodies in the world and have them scantily clad in one place. :) That's just a joke... kind of. I think that overall swimming has the best looking people. If I were suddenly going to be given the ability to perform at Olympic level in any event, I would choose long distance running. It seems so therapeutic. I've always loved running, but the past year or so my health has really put a kink in my exercising ability.
I also love watching the Amazing Race. I am so glad that the Mirna and Schmirna were eliminated this week. Charla always claimed that she was racing to show the world that little people can do anything big people can do, but I think that she instead played off of her small personness to get sympathy and special favors. Oh well. I personally am rooting for Collin and Christie and Chip and Kim. Go teams!
I got my hair cut today, and it actually looks different than before. Shorter and sassier. :) I love it.
I am still a plethora of emotions. I keep thinking about all of the people and places and things I'm going to miss. I just need to suck it up and be brave.
Jess and David