<girl_talk> Never mind the bed head. And no, I’m not flipping anyone off…that’s my index finger.
See, I don’t even know why I deal with painting my finger nails. I put so much work into making sure that each coat was even, and that I didn’t prematurely put on the next layer. I was careful when I did things, so I wouldn’t chip the paint. Even after all of that, it still chipped and I only had them painted for two and a half days! (It’s not just the nail I’m showing you. Each finger has chipped polish.) Granted, I’m glad I did spend some money to get OPI nail polish because it has not chipped nearly as bad as other nail polishes. But still! It’s so frustrating! Waiting for any paint to try sucks! I spent nearly two hours trying to get my nails right. Oh, the agony!
I have yet to receive my FBI background check. It’s coming down to the wire and if I don’t get anything by this week, going to S. Korea this round probably isn’t going to happen. The good things is that I do plan on re-applying to EPIK for the Spring 2012 term. According to my recruiting agent, I would have to reapply for an FBI check because this check would be too old. However, I will reapply of the check in December, which should give me plenty of time to get it back and get an apostille before the deadline to ship all of that information in. That’s my back-up plan. For now, I’ll wait and see how things go, but I do need it to me by this week because it’s going to take another week for the apostille. The deadline has already past for me to book a spot in one of the metropolitan cities I chose, so I have to be up for placement anywhere at this point.
Working with HTML/CSS is so time consuming when you are so rusty and when you have to recreate design elements. I’m working on my travel blog. If things work out (Damn you FBI for assing around with my background check), then I will use my blog on blogger to write more in depth articles about living and working in Korea. It’s not really up at the moment, but when it’s ready I’ll let you all know about it. I will still post here and on my other tumblr blog, K Division, which I just created (nothing much is up at the moment on there).
Like I said before, I haven’t got my background check yet which is worrisome because I still have to get it notorized and send it to the Secretary of State to get an apostille certificate which will take about a week to process. It’s looks like I won’t get it in by the 25th, which means that there is a strong opportunity that I won’t be placed in the cities that I picked for my preference. I’m pretty open, but I don’t care to be in a rural area. I don’t mind being in a smaller city, though. I just want to be in an urban area, that’s all. I still have faith that things will work out for the best. I need to get everything in by the 10th of July. This means that my background check needs to get here really soon.
All I want to know is their ORI number so that I can write it on my fingerprint card to send it to the FBI, and no one answered the phone each time I called and no one called me back, so now I’ve got to go back down there in order to get the damn number which they should have given to me when I first went down there. Grrrr!
I’ve been away for a minute. Most of the time has been spend on trying to trace my family’s history both on my mother and father side. (The other time has been spend on listening to Anime World Order and lots of music, playing video games, and reading 20th Century Boys.) While the paternal line has been pretty much tracked down, thanks to the help of one of my cousins, I now have the daunting task of trying to map out my mother’s lineage. Because my mother is from the south and most of her people (if not all) of her people are from the deep South, the paper trails are lacking.What I’m really looking for are death certificates to verify spelling of parents and whatever else I can find.I don’t expect to find any birth records because no one (besides my grandmother’s generation) bother to get birth certificates for their children.
Despite the challenges, I have found some interesting tidbits. Both of my mother’s great-grandfathers worked on the same farm and registered for the WWI draft on the same day (June 5, 1917). No one knew this before. I also discovered that my grandma’s father had sister that she didn’t know about. Next, I want to see if anyone on my mother’s side actually served in the millitary. I also want to see if I can get copies of prison records (I had many relatives spend time in prison for many horrible things). I’ll continue my search tomorrow, however I know that I will probably reach a lot of dead ends.
I’m going to try to get this damn paper done by tomorrow. God, help me!!!
I am procrastinating yet again! I’m working on rewriting my policy paper (since Word decided to act stupid and destroyed my first final draft!). I’m tired. I just want to graduate!
I spoke too soon. My 8 page policy paper file is corrupted, so it looks like I’m going to have to type that up all over again. I’m hungry, but I have no money to get lunch. I also think a wasp stung me on my back for no fucking reason.
However, several people said they liked my hair, including a guy that I have had a crush on for the longest time (he is not the “him” that I talk about in other posts). So I guess that’s not too bad. And I got to go to Boo Radleys and Atticus (both are novelty shops which were made for me! If I figure out how to upload my camera phone pictures, I’ll do that.)