Monday, January 10, 2011


As many of you already know, I'll be returning home to Alberta, Canada in a little over a week!  I really am enjoying my time in Korea.  The culture, the food, and the sights are all fascinating, and I truly am having the time of my life.  That said, there are a number of things that I miss.  First and foremost, obviously, are my friends and family.  I've been away from home before, but I've never gone longer than two months between visits.  By the time I arrive in Grande Prairie on January 21st, it will have been nearly five months since I've seen my parents, and I miss them terribly.  I also really miss all of my good friends, and I hope to see everyone at some point during my two-week visit.  To that end. I've decided to compile a list of the things I want to do while I'm there.  Some involve friends, and others involve random things that I really miss from home.

  1. Game night/get together at Dan and Ronnie Hallock's place.  Some of my best memories from the past year have been getting together with friends there, watching 24, playing Worms or Settlers of Cataan, and generally just having an awesome time.
  2. Enjoy a pizza from Ramona's.  Best pizza in town!
  3. Go to wing night with the guys.  Even though a few of the guys have moved on, I really want to go to "wing night" with Steve, Corey, Dan, and Chris.  I miss you guys!
  4. Have a Harvey Wallbanger at Original Joe's.
  5.  Go to Wendy's or Arby's with Chris.  I miss those times!
  6. Have "movie night" with Pam.  This is huge, I hope this can happen, I really miss movie night!
  7. Visit my friends and former colleagues at St. Joe's.  I'm told that I'll be in town during exam week, so it should be easy to drop in and say hi to everyone!
  8. Turkey dinner with my parents, to make up for missing it on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  9. Watch Deep Space Nine with Bobbi.  In person!
  10. Get a haircut from Central Barber Shop.
  11. Go to McDonald's with Michel.  Just like university!
  12. Visit Edmonton for a guys' night with Patrick and Phil.
  13. Watch The West Wing with Pat.
  14. Have a huge get-together with all of my friends at The Golden Star.  Let's re-do the one we had at the end of July, minus the ridiculousness of my horrible bout with hay fever!

I really want to make all of these things happen!  I can't wait to see all of my friends, and making this list has gotten me more excited than ever!  Also, if you have any other ideas, please leave suggestions in the comments.  I can't wait to see you all!  I will be home from January 21st until February 5th, but I would like to spend a day or two in Edmonton as well.  See you all soon!