Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gold for Yu Na!


From the Associated Press:

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- South Korea's Kim Yu-na has won the women's figure skating gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics -- and did it by setting a record.
Photos: Women's Figure Skating Finals

South Korea's Kim Yu-Na performs during the women's free skating event.

Ms. Kim shattered her own world mark by scoring 228.56 points, more than 18 higher than her previous record. She is the winner of South Korea's first Olympic medal in the sport.

Mao Asada of Japan won the silver, but finished 23 points behind Ms. Kim.

Joannie Rochette, whose mother died four days ago, got the bronze, Canada's first women's medal in the games since 1988. American Mirai Nagasu finished fourth.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Found it! Oh wow! Jim in a Korean Emergency Room!

I just found this on my sister's Facebook page. I've never seen it before! I wanted to take pictures and document Jim's trip the ER in Korea, but I just thought that was too heartless (as his wife, I mean.)

But, I really wanted to record the memory for him! Korean people apparently go to the E.R. for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. My Korean family says people even go for colds, so they really pushed us into going.

Here's what happened. We got married Korean-style in Busan (also my birthplace.)

We then went to T.G.I.Friday's (really? An American restaurant?) Jim ordered a chicken sandwich. So did Glenn. Apparently, the chicken was not cooked properly, and Jim got terribly ill as we were returning to Miryang. He was vomiting uncontrollably and sweating... he was like that for a full day. We got really concerned later that night, and Glenn suggested we go to the E.R.

Surprisingly, the doctor spoke English very well. I enjoyed talking with him!

It was traumatic, however. While we were there, a family rushed in carrying a screaming little girl. She had something sharp in her eye, and the doctor couldn't get it out. I think they transferred her. She made the most gut-wrenching sound, and everyone was practically in tears listening to it.

I really liked going to the E.R., aside from Jim actually being sick. I saw my birth family in action, and that was so cool. Immediately, they took care of Jim. They all went to the E.R. in a caravan, and they patiently waited for the doctor to tell them what was wrong. It was such a strong family moment, and though it was an awkward time to be happy, I was overjoyed at how my birth family responded. They reminded me of Jim's family. There were so many of them running around and being supportive. I grew up in a small family, so the dramatics aren't quite there when two of us run to each others' side. Jim comes from a large family... and apparently, I do, too!

Anyway, if you ever go to an E.R. in a small Korean mountain town, it will be a really interesting experience. Ours looked like an urgent care center and NOT the E.R. we are used to seeing in the states. Jim got an IV, and after an hour or so, we went home. And this is the only picture we have of it!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Found it! Michelle and Jim... KY3 archives!

KSPR's Gridiron Joel Girdner was creeping on the internet and found this picture of me and my sweetheart just now. Thanks, Joel!

If I remember right, this is after a tornado. I kind of think this was after a tornado hit the River Downs subdivision in Nixa. Refresh my memory... 2006? Those were the good days... I mean, not because of the tornado. But because Jim and I worked together.

Man, he really got sick of me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our boy, Dave!

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Testing Testing... 1, 2, 3... Does it Work?

I've been so busy these days that I haven't been able to blog. I'm in the process of testing products again, and if you have any insight, let me know!

1. iposture (gives you a buzz when you don't sit up straight!)

2. Haan steam cleaner-- I've always wanted to test these out!

3. Cooljamaz-- these are PJs that you're supposed to wear if you sweat a lot-- good for those who are going through menopause or chemo... we'll see!

4. I'm also in the process of testing out a Shutter cover (that's supposed to bring down your heat bills... ) but I don't know if it's going to make the Does It Work Segment.

These are a few that I'm working now... I think they're bigger and better than what I've previously. The monetary value has gone up significantly... so we'll see! I am going to do the stories a little differently this go-around, so I'll keep you posted on who will test them. But, in the meantime, if you have ideas, would like to volunteer to be a tester, or know a good product to test, leave a comment!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

FIRST ON KSPR: Carrie Underwood Coming to Springfield?

One of our keen producers, Larry Burkum, may have found out the secret the folks at JQH have been trying to keep under wraps until Monday morning.

Country music star Carrie Underwood may be coming to Springfield. In my opinion... if it's true, it would be Springfield's first major concert. Yes, we've had big names come before, like the Eagles, but they're not, um... current. (Don't be mad Eagles fans!)

If Carrie Underwood comes to Springfield, who's next? Please, please let it be Beyonce. :)

Anyway, read the story on but all I can say is thank goodness for screen captures!