Disregard the previous news.
I've got my visa number. I'll be interviewing with the Korean Consulate sometime next week, either Wednesday or Friday morning, in Chicago. Now I just need to figure out transportation, give the Consulate a call back on Monday morning, and set my appointment.
After that... well, once my visa is processed, I'll be booking my flight to Korea. I will likely be out of the country before the end of the month.
Everything is suddenly happening so fast now! I still have to get luggage, Korean language books, little gifts to give to my new employer/coworkers/neighbors/friends, a laptop, work clothes... And I need to make time to see as many of my friends and family before I go as possible!
Ack, I've got the jitters! I was expecting to have at least a few more weeks! Now it's all coming up RIGHT NOW! O_O
Best get to work, then.