Here I am sitting on my empty row again at work. Of course, I have other things I should be doing. My expensive Japanese textbooks came yesterday. I could be studying those, but as I said before, my motivation is still pretty much non-existent. I would have snuck home for a little break, but it has been raining this morning. I think this is happening because I cut my hair so short. I can't wear it down on days like this, no matter what length it is. In other news, I came home from work the other day to find that I have been moved from the unwashed masses and have become a Silver Elite member of NWA worldperks program.
I finally have an actual card instead of the paper print out that you usually have to use to get credit for miles. It's sparkly! Actually, I might have only gotten that card because it came from their Asia-Pacific offices where they still care about customer service.
Anywho, my account says that I have 54,576 miles since enrollment. I'm pretty sure I flew most of that. There are a few bonuses thrown in the mix. Like the time I got stuck in Detroit. They gave me credit for the flight to Atlanta that day even though it was cancelled. And I played the online Spin the Wheel game today and got 60 miles for a trivia game. I still need to figure out where I'm going to go with my free miles. I either want to go to another island in the Okinawa group or Hokkaido again so I can see Asahikawa Zoo. It's the most famous zoo in Japan.
Other than that, I've been trying my best to think about what I'll be doing when I get back. I don't want to be one of those people that leaves here without a plan and becomes a temp in perpetuity. Eff that. I've been giving a lot of thought to doing some Spanish classes on the side. I want to continue my Japanese studies, but realistically I don't know what good they'll do me unless I teach here or some kind of international cultural relations. Spanish would be super useful, at least in the mid-term. I've been trying to find distance learning stuff online. UGA has a program. I remembered after I thought about all the distance learning stuff I had to sort as it came in from prisoners all over the US when I worked at the GA Center for Continuing Education. They have Accelerated Elementary Spanish course.