I had a big day.
I bought my ticket to Dublin, Ireland! So exciting! I’m leaving May 31st, coming back June 13th. I’ll have to head straight to work the next day (no recuperation time), but it doesn’t matter! I’m going to spend some time in Ireland, see Edinburgh, visit a friend in Scotland who I met in Romania, and maybe visit another friend I made in Romania (who is a native of Arad, Romania, and lives in London now, and works as a freelance translator). Who knows, maybe I’ll take the chunnel to France, and visit anyplace at all, because I have two weeks to bum around Europe. It kinda depends on whether Diminutive Roommate and come along or not. Either way, I’m going abroad for two weeks! It’ll be my first vacation since London with my family, more than three years ago.
After I bought the ticket, I put in my letter of resignation to Karate Job. My last day there will be May 18th, giving me time to go to Sister’s law school graduation and cover for my coworker at Office Job who could definitely use a day off. I’ll miss the kids, that’s for sure. They’re so funny. I’ll miss getting their drawings, and hearing all the weird nonsense that goes on in their heads.
The other day one of the kids wouldn’t stop clearing his throat. When I asked him what was wrong, he said, “There’s a frog in my throat!” I said, “What’s his name?” The boy thought for a second, then said, “Coffee.” I asked him why, and he said, “Because he makes me cough!” Naturally. That’s the stuff I’ll miss. My bosses were nice enough, and pretty straight forward kinda people. I mean, they all have their own eccentricities (anal-retentiveness, hyper-controlling, obliviousness to the plight of the sensei’s, etc.), but I’m beyond complaining about it today. I’m leaving soon, and after that I’m going to spend two weeks in Europe, and after that I start grad school. I have nothing to complain about today.