Shawn, (Jake!) sounds great! I'd love to go and meet y'all (well, I meet Jake all the time. . . but the other folks)! One Caveat-- I've accepted a "Kimjang" invite from my Korean Teacher "sometime in Dec" at her mother-in-laws-- I think I'm just going for day but I've committed and I actually really want to go, so hopefully it won't be the 9th! Anyway, with that possible exception, count me in!
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly."
-- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating