Latest Happenings- Haircuts, Korean Food, and Tech after Five

Hey guys and happy Sunday!

I haven’t been the best blogger lately. I’ve been pretty busy with work, company (this weekend, we hosted a Dungeons and Dragons game, a UFC party, and Clay’s family came to visit on their way to the cruise port), watching Olympics (we all forget that sports like trampoline and race walking exist except for 2 weeks every four years) and shopping (who can resist new shoes on tax free weekend).

I also had to finish up some business with the move, like getting my car taxes switched over. Charleston living ain’t cheap but at least my car taxes went down! Aside from rent being more expensive and gas being a few cents higher, I really can’t tell much of a different in other prices since I’ve moved- but I use a lot more gas with my “exploring” trips and running meetups.

Anyway, I’ve taken a lot of pictures and hope to catch up on some blogging this week, so stay tuned for a few posts :).

Downtown Chuck Town!

A couple weeks ago, Clay and I went to a local meetup called Tech After Five. It’s a group for technology professions (which we both are, as he’s a computer programmer and I’m a technical writer) to network, meet people, and just get to know each other. The meetup was downtown and we had a great time and plan to keep going! Since it was a professional event, I had to look presentable, and when a remote worker gets dressed up, it’s definitely photo worthy :).

Probably the last picture before cutting my hair…

When we left Tech After Five, we went to Rice B Korean for takeout. Clay said it was some of the best beef he’d ever had and our first time at a Korean restaurant. While I’d prefer Indian or Thai food (sooo not a kimchee fan, sorry), it was neat to experience a different culture’s food. We’ve had Korean and Greek food since the Olympics started- it’s like an international food trend for us!

This cool mural was painted inside the restaurant.

Clay was one happy man after eating that! Both of us have loved pretty much every restaurant we’ve tried. We’re both foodies and running and training keeps me super hungry lately, plus when you’re in a big area, restaurants have a lot of competition and have to be good to stay open.

My sharp dressed man with his Korean food.

Normally I’m the picture crazy person in this relationship, but lately, Clay has taken pictures with his food. He insisted I take a picture of him with this burger that’s literally the size of my head.

I like big burgers and I cannot lie…

I also got my hair chopped off cut. Normally I like my long, wavy, dark (thanks to dye) hair, but it took forever to dry and style, and the ends were too frizzy for conditioner to control. I haven’t had hair this short in years, and truthfully, it’s a little shorter than I wanted. Anyway, August is a hot month here, so having shorter hair isn’t a bad thing- it will grow back eventually.

Shameless self pre-run picture

I pinned Taylor’s picture onto my shirt when I ran Wednesday morning in honor of him, since it’s been three years since he was killed in a car accident (Belinda gave me the picture last weekend after the Isle of Palms 5K). I also rocked my pearls- and love seeing some of the Olympic athletes like Missy Franklin rock theirs :).

Q1.) Which Olympic sports are you watching- if you’re watching them? Lots of swimming, gymnastics, and track and field here. But I pretty much let it play all day. I love hearing the athletes stories and also seeing the competitors, it shows that people from all walks of life, cultures, countries, body types, can participate in sports- that’s my favorite thing about the Olympics.

Q2.) Have you ever had Korean food? This was my first time. I really liked the restaurant and service, and although it’s not my favorite ethnic food ever, I’d go again.

Q3.) Which bills do you hate paying the most? I hate paying car insurance and car taxes- both of which were due this month. I have an older car (and I budget my money), so it’s not super expensive, but it’s tough seeing so much money leave your bank account at once. Cars are constant upkeep, too.

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16 Responses to Latest Happenings- Haircuts, Korean Food, and Tech after Five

  1. I know you have been busy so it is so good to hear from you. Looks like you are really getting into the Charleston groove!

  2. Erin says:

    and went to habachi! :-D

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Yup, prolly next blog post will have our pic where you do not look sunburned! Yeah we went to Tech After Five week before last… summer is just flying by!

  3. I really like that haircut. It looks so good on you. I am trying to grow my hair out really long but I’m regretting that with running especially!

  4. allieksmith says:

    Tax free weekend?! You need to come to PA… every weekend is tax free!! I’m so sad you don’t like kimchee. I can totally understand that it’s not for everyone though! I love Korean food. But I usually like most ethnic foods ;)

    I really love your hair!!

  5. yay for being busy with good stuff! I have been blogging a bit less lately too… still busting out posts but just not spending as much time with things I normally do, and it’s fine! It shows we are both doing different stuff :) I like the new hair a lot Amy, and I am sure it will be easier to manage and style!
    How fun that you are trying lots of different cuisines too, I want to branch out and try a variety of culture food. On that note, I have not had Korean food before, but I tried Vietnamese food for the first time while In California and really enjoyed it!

    • Amy Lauren says:

      It really is easier to manage. I know my hair will grow back quickly and I will need it cut again probably around October. At least I can still do a very small ponytail, and lots of clips and headbands like I usually do.

      Now I want to try Vietnamese food! Must look up a Vietnamese place around here and try it soon :). Glad you had a good time in Cali!

  6. chasingthekenyans says:

    The haircut is cute! And that’s a HUGE burger. Wow.

  7. I love watchign olympics! esp. swimming and gymnastics!

  8. Kara says:

    Cute haircut! I just got mine cut too, and it’s shorter than it’s been in 8 years. I hate it, haha. She cut it wayyy to short. Oh well!

    Downtown Charleston looks so cute!! I love learning all about your town :)

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