Anyway, Springfield is actually bigger than I thought. I guess I only saw the north side of town when I was here last time. It seems that if I go a few miles south, it's really pretty developed. Lots of urban sprawl though, which makes it seem somewhat run down.
So my big disappointment today was I was driving down one of the main strips, and saw this restaurant that's sign said "Korean and Chinese cuisine." So Im thinking I'm going to have some Korean food, but when I get in there and look at the menu, the only things on it that are Korean are a Korean BBQ and Korean Mandu. I ask the waitress about it, and she says they don't even have mandu anymore, though they do have kimchee. And she does refer to the BBQ as bul goh gee, but says everythings been Americanized. On a positive note though, while I kept driving around, I noticed a few Thai places and an Indian place or two.
Furnishing the apartments been exhausting. I drove all around, looking in all kinds of thrift stores for furniture, but I ended up buying mainly new stuff. Bought some shelves, some trash cans, a folding table, a card table, and some chairs. I still want a couch, but I don't have a truck. Couches were 30-60 bucks at the various thrift stores, so I can afford one, I just have to have a way to get it home. Same thing with a mattress. Hopefully when I go to work late next week, I'll find someone at work who has a truck.
I splurged today too though, buying myself a new razor. Same one as my dad, w/o the cleaning base. Which made me feel guilty later on, so I didn't buy a lot of the stuff I had thought to buy originally, like a light. We'll see how I feel when I get back from my orientation in New Mexico . . . That's it for now.