Sunday, February 13, 2011

Greeeaaaat Weekend!

Hi friends!  I had a great weekend.  I am going to tell you all about it!  The motto for the weekend (and life in general) is: "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered" ~G.K. Chesterton

gotta love some chesterton

Saturday: Got up and ran in some ridiculous wind and coldness, then I headed for Busan.  I got to train station early.  I tried to purchase my ticket. The train I wanted was full (this has never happened to me EVER).  So I frantically searched and found a different train that would get me there.  I found my platform.  9:30 train.  Newsflash: my train was delayed for 50 minutes.  At this point in time I was freaking out.  I was thinking, "I am going to be late.  I will be late.  I am going to be late."  I hate (despise, loathe) being late.  But after I realized that I was going to be late, I also realized that there was nothing I could do about it.  So instead of standing outside and freezing, I went back into the station, bought a cup of coffee and thought of everything I could be thankful for in the situation.  Long story short: I made it to Busan (I was like 2 hours late, but I made it and the world did not come to an end!)
The KTX train
I got to hang out with this lovely lady (click here) and here amazing friends!  She hosted a Ladies Craft day.  It was wonderful to meet some new people and feel crafty (even though I have no art ability!)  So after my wonderful day in Busan, I headed back to Daegu by train.  I got to sit next to Jung Lee Hon (or something like that).  He was an old drunk smoker guy (part of the adventure?)  He tried to teach me the entire Korean language in 45 minutes.  He showed me his passport.  He told me all the words he knew in English.  He would not be quiet.  I finally gave him my train ticket and a pen.  He was quite happy to write sentences in English (hence him being quiet for spans of 2 or 3 minutes).  Next time that there is only one open seat in the entire train I am going to sit down, pull out my book, and pretend that I only speak Spanish.
Sign we saw while running

Sunday: I ran 16 miles with my American running buddy.  I thought I was going to die.  Okay, maybe that was a little dramatic, but it was a tough run!  We saw some interesting signs while running.  I think one was telling people to honk their horn while going around a steep curve?
The horn sign
 Sunday afternoon we headed to church and then to Subway (eat fresh!).  I was SO happy that I had finally found a Subway restaurant in our city.  I was not aware of this, but Subway is closed on Sunday.  I do not remember this being the case in America, but it just added to the adventure of the weekend.  At least I know where it is now.  And I will return someday.

Quick story: I was walking to school today.  IT WAS SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!  (the second time this winter!)  I have no problem at all walking in the snow.  However a Korean mom who was walking her kids to school saw me and decided to share her umbrella with me (how precious is that).  When I got to school, she tried to dust all the snow off of me (I think the last time this happened was when I was like 10 years old).  It was so sweet.  I love Koreans.  They look out for each other!

Can you guess what my amazing husband made me for breakfast today? (hint: it is Valentines day!)

1 comment:

  1. Umm... I guess either banana pancakes or french toast!