I’m off to teach kids how to speak…American!…oops

It’s 3:02am and I’m wide awake. Well, I’m exhausted but can’t fall asleep. Sista and I are having a slumber party with Presley and Cilla, all of which have been passed out for a couple hours now. Damn adrenaline or nerves or whatever the hell you are! That means tomorrow I’m leaving, getting up at 7:30am and then shlepping my ass to the post office to see if my freakin debit cards are going to be delivered to me today. I want to try and catch them before I leave, since knowing my luck they’re gonna come in the mail tomorrow right after I touch off the ground. Ugh! To catch you up to speed if you don’t know, my debit card was somehow involved in fraud and someone in NY (Park Ave. might I add!) tried to withdraw $500 from my practically non-existent bank account. How? I have no idea. So now my debit card is shut off and I have a stupid temp one that only works at ATMs, so unless I miraculously can intercept my card at the post office in the morning, Mama Schaeff is gonna have to mail it to me. MAJOR UGH!

Moving on to the goodbyes, ugh I hate goodbyes because I am such a cry baby. I had goodbyes with several lovely men in the past couple weeks which was delightful. Sam Alavi and I went to Woodranch for some delicious sandwiches, greasy garlic rolls and good old fashioned dirty catch up. We have the best catch ups ever. I miss that kiwi boy. Then I finally was taken to Umami by Mr. Jared Franco who I haven’t seen in a year (eh hem mr.!) It was lovely and really nice to see him and the food was bomb diggity. I even left with my cute lil Dr. Pepper bottle. Maybe upon my return I’ll put a flower in it or something. Who knows.  Then there was a fan-freakin-tastic goodbye that rocked my socks off! Saturday morning Mama Schaeff and I did our 3rd and final garage sale (SO SLOW!) and Trevor Martin (my 8th grade, red headed love affair) came to say bye to me. Probs the sweetest thing ever considering we haven’t seen each other in like 8 or so years? Needless to say, we did a ton of reminiscing and he really boosted my ego with some delightful compliments 🙂 It’s really great to know that even after so much time has passed you can really see who cares in times like these. Totally made my day. In addition to the boy goodbyes, I had a wonderful pho date at Pho 99 with my twin asian princesses, May May and Wawa. They started my love of the pho and my love of the asian, so it’s only natural for it to come full circle. The little man that works there was also very excited to see me, and seemed concerned when I told him I was moving to South Korea. Perhaps he is just sad he’ll miss my frequent business. Friday I also had a 3 hour long gvideo chat sesh with my other azn, Jnet and Jessiiiiii!! It was amaze, and I felt like we were hanging out. I miss them 😦

umami nomi. check out the cute dr. pepper bottle!

pho date with my azns


Saturday night I also had my going away party.  We did dinner at El Cholo and then relocated to the lovely Hideout, which has since become quite the goodbye venue. That place is so fun. Lots of people came, some didn’t come (one terd of a boy didn’t come…eh hem Mike ATO eh hem…), and some people I totally didn’t think would come came which was awesome. I didn’t even realize Mike hadn’t come until about 1am, after which I proceeded to send him a very mean text, and then he drove up to Agoura tonight to come say bye so I forgive him 🙂 I continued to make the rounds on Sunday, said bye to my little baby boyfriend Baird and the Conroy clan, then scampered off to dinner at where other than Buca di Beppo for some Macaroni Rosa with the fam, Cori, Joel and Michelle. Probs the best dinner in a while, despite my gross hangover headache from the night before and my anxiety over my stupid debit card. Those 3 lassies also got me a lovely gift of drugs, tampons and foot deodorizer…what more could a girl ask for?!

cry baby with my fab 4

what more could a girl need?

Alas we come to today, my last full day in these parts. I ran around doing miscellaneous things that didn’t require me to use my debit card (ugh). Got extra passport photos, had Papa Schaeff buy me my Korean phrase book to soak up on the plane ride, ran into good old Christian Stavro, came home to a pantry my mother packed for me in a duffel bag, rearranged my packing sitch with the help of Mama Schaeff for the rest of the afternoon before more last minute visits from my lovely Zumba buddy Alessandra, and then hung out the rest of the night with Cori and Mike (who if no one is aware, my mom thinks is way cute lol). Wow that was a long run on sentence! And now Jacq is over with the little puppy lovies and I should really get to bed.

pantry of goodies from my jew mama

my loves

Well, that’s it folks, I’m off tomorrow at 1:40pm. No more smartphone for a bit (omg how am I going to survive without checking into Incheon Airport on Foursquare?). Add me on Skype (dtschaeff), download Whatsapp and I’ll holler when I enter the new world of iPhone on the other side of the world.

Love you all and now I must sleep. MWAH!!!

ready to take on the orient! :)...sadly without presley by my side

 

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