Sunday, February 22, 2009

Red Dress Run

I'm crazily stiff, but it was a lot of fun. I caught a bus down to Osan in the afternoon and bumped into another hasher on her way too - hashers seem to be everywhere! It took everyone ages to get all dolled up and then we hit trail. I ran for a bit, but most of it I walked. Slow but steady, especially when most of the trail seemed to be up hill. The down down was hilarious, as always - Melissa had made it over by then, and then four of us headed to Seoul to partay. We started it off by eating burgers at Jacobys, headed to Calientes briefly, and then danced up a storm in Soho. Incredibly convienent, as it meant I also got to attend Laila and Sara's goodbye party. The southern guests seemed to have a good time too, and I love the sleepover aspect of having people crash at my place. Brunch today was at Butterfingers - delicious - and we talked about Water for Elephants. It's one of those books that I really liked, but didn't have too much to say about. The parallel with the Biblical Jacob was interesting, though I wouldn't have noticed it if the questions in the book guide at the back hadn't pointed it out. We've picked The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez as our next two books. On On to reading!

Getting ready to run. It takes longer when everyone is in tights!

The virgin line. I still haven't lost my last Seoul virginity - must make it to a Southsiiiide hash soon.

Some painted red shoes - I thought about buying myself a new pair in red, since I need some anyway, but this never even occured to me.

Chalk talk was chilly - I'm glad that my fleece is convienently red.

My only pic of me. And you gotta love that wig!

Ahhh, all the uphill. My legs are not thanking me today.

Running through the streets of Korea with a pack of people in red dresses attracted more than a little attention!


Cairo Typ0 said...

I read Water for Elephants last year. I'm going to have to look up the Jacob story to see if i can find the similarities. Wasn't he the guy who got swallowed by the whale? *puzzled*

Amanda said...

He was the guy who married two sisters and then had quite a lot of kids.