Well, good news and bad news. On the bad news front, I was in a "sound like Elvis" karaoke contest. My version of Teddy bear was good enough to get me to round 2, but apparently my Can't Help Falling in Love with You was insufficient to make round 3. Sigh. No Graceland for me!
In other news, I submitted an abstract to present some of the work on Korean apologies at the International Conference of Pragmatics, or some similar title, and heard this morning that I and co-author were accepted to give a presentation. Therefore, if I can scrounge up the money, I am now headed to Melbourne Australia for a week in July. Never been to Australia. I think Indonesia is a close as I've gotten. So that's very cool. Not quite as cool as Graceland, but van Diemen's Land* will have to do.
So if anyone knows super cheap hotels in Melbourne....
*ok, not really going to Tasmania, but I needed a land for the style of the sentence and it's close enough for us Yanks.