Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cashing in on the good karma I've been building up...

This is my favorite magnolia picture that I took that day.

In general it's been a pretty good week in my world. There were a couple of moments where I was shaking my tiny fist at the heavens but I should have known better since they were necessary to appreciate all the great things. Master plan, I guess, or something. For example, on Tuesday I woke up early on my quest for a new straightening iron. Last week mine broke. This is bad news for me, especially me living in Korea where it's humid. So I dragged Matt over to Techno Mart so I could barter for a new one. I didn't really want to buy one here since I would have to get rid of it when we left Korea considering they use a different plug and voltage out here. Anyway, it was a completely frustrating and fruitless outing. Maybe not completely fruitless since the BHC Chicken place was giving out free samples of their new chicken mandu (like tiny deep fried dumplings).
As it turns out, Techno Mart sucks and nothing was open. There was no techno and hardly any mart. Crap. They did have this store though. Which got me to thinking, if my life was perfect would I still need to shop?
Anyway, the one good thing about Techno Mart is that outside of it they had a bunch of magnolia trees. Now, it's springtime and things are blooming all over the place. The big hype is the cherry blossoms of course. This could get me hurt but I have to say, well, in my opinion magnolias are where it's at. I think they are much more beautiful and delicate and are certainly more haiku worthy. Wouldn't you agree?

Poor Matt was so exhausted from all my lamenting about not finding a straightener and all my picture taking that he napped standing up on the subway back to Jamsil.

So it seemed like I was pretty unlucky. I had Diana Ross hair again and no idea where to get a straightener. Then I walk into work and my lovely coworker Seon comes up and asks if I still need a straightener. I burst out with "YES!! Please, tell me where to find one I am going crazy!!! Blarghalksjfgldhgldg". To which she replies that she will give me hers!!! I was completely taken aback and was like, you don't have to do that. I also offered money. She refused and insisted it's a cheap one and she never uses it and I would be doing her a favor... Pssh!

So she gave it to me Wednesday and I tried it out as soon as I got home. Ummm, doing her a favor? Cheap? Yeah right. It's awesome and way better than my old one. I have to think of something nice to do for her.

Wednesday I was also supposed to be observed by my supervisor, Mark, but that didn't happen. Nice! And on my way home I not only evaded the crazy cult people who are trying desperately to recruit me but I also found a dollar (well, 1,000 won). Everything's coming up Milhouse! So yeah, it all worked out really great in the long run. If I had bought a straightener I would have been kicking myself and it probably wouldn't have been as good as the one Seon gave me.


Mom Bruce said...

I think the magnola blossoms are beautiful too. I like the cherry blossoms as well, but I don't think I like them as much

Carter said...

Clearly you people have not experienced the sheer beauty of the sakura as they are falling and swishing around in the air like petals of cotton candy!!!!!