Monthly Archives: July 2005
Oooooh. I just got upgraded to a new Subaru Legacy (non-GT model). It’s going to be a fun 3 days.
I’m on the Hertz bus to pick up my rental car at 12:30am KC time. Every time I get on the Hertz bus, they ask me “Goldmember, sir?” I always try not to crack up when they ask me that since all I can think about is Austin Powers. I want to be a #1 Club Gold member so I can tell the bus driver “Yes.”
I’ve always had an affinity towards mushrooms. Not sure why. On my way to the airport, I stopped by an Italian restaurant called Bravo and they have a cream of morell soup. If I have a favorite mushroom, it’d be the rare and expensive morell.
Some things are just social events. Watching a movie in a theatre, bowling and eating at a restaurant to name a few. If I do any of these things alone, I become acutely aware of all those around me who are not doing it alone. I’d eat at home if I were home, but I am not. And I am also not a fan of room service food. Unless you’re staying at a hotel with a very good restaurant, it’s just an overpriced diner.
So, here I am, at the Hereford Steakhouse in Leawood, Kansas, eating alone. It’s good steak, this Midwestern beef. I just wish I had some company.
Just when the sun comes out in Seattle and it’s 75 degrees outside, I’m going to sweltering Kansas City. The only thing I can hope for is a nice rental car.
When do you become from somewhere? When people ask me where I’m from, I have to think about the answer I have to give. Am I from Korea? A place that I feel a deep connection to, but a place that might as well be foreign to me. Do I say that I am from Sacramento? I did live there but it didn’t really add much to who I am. Do I say Chicago? A place where I have spent my entire adult life? But I am more than the sum of my experiences there. I usually tell them that I am from all over the place, but I have just moved to Seattle from Chicago.
So when will I tell someone that I am a Seattleite?