Monday, January 18, 2010

some cool news and a reflection

First let me just start off with saying it is almost 2am here and I worked a 11.5 teaching hour day today. Now, I am up at this ungodly hour because I am sick (again!) and am waiting for the sweats from my fever breaking to end so I can take a shower and try to sleep.

Now that my current status is updated, let me share with you some exciting news. One of my friends is going to move here to Seoul! That's right, my old dear friend Ben Ferri is moving to Seoul in a few weeks to teach at my school! It will be weird to have a friend here who knew me before the valley since I feel like the last 6 months have changed me a lot. But at the same time, Ben has been a friend of mine for over two years and I am really happy to have him close (plus, he gives great hugs and that is something pretty limited here in Korea!) We met at Westminster Theological Seminary and hit it off right away. Life (and ourselves) got in the way sometimes of our friendship but I am so excited to get to be close to him again.

So that's my good news and now for my reflection (ps- the burning fingertips might mean the fever is almost over, yay!). So there is a coworker here that I recently realized is a lot like my ex. Yeah, not in a super obvious way, but in some of the details that I've noticed over the past few months. My coworker, we'll call him "Conner", is great. He is really one of the only guys at work and he often finds himself amoung a group of women, who are talking about girlie things and he isn't running for the door. He often has insightful things to add. In fact, he has one of the best fashion senses out of all of us. Now, I am NO fashionista, but I remember the ex and I having more than one conversation about clothes. Now that I've noticed Conner's choice of apparel, I think Conner and the ex have the same wardrobe. No really, today Conner wore a pink and various pastel colored collared button-up with a cream sweater vest. Yeah, the sweater vest gave it away! It's the thing I think about when I remember the ex. And he LOVED lavender. But that's not all. They are similar in other ways. Both are very kind, willing to help even when it is not their responsibility, and very generous. I almost laughed when I found out that Conner got his mom and sister stuff from Tiffanys since the ex loved to buy gifts from there. (my coworkers must be laughing by now, go ahead and laugh, but its true!)
Anyways, I think its good. I am in no way attracted to Conner, but I like him a lot and it is good for me to have a friend like him. Maybe a little bit of my hurt and possibly anger toward the opposite gender will be burned off through our friendship.
ps- the good looking guy just above is NOT the ex... just a photo from banana republic's website, showing off the sweater vests that I so loathe. On that sad note- Goodnight!

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