Day 421

Tuesday | April 23rd, 2013


Even stressed out from yesterday and pronouncing hardware-not-my-own dead and all techie CPR routines failed, no weight came off from any of those experiences and I slept like crap. I overslept—a somewhat difficult accomplishment when one only has to roll into work at 13.00. I had time to dress and check the weather before running out to search for my $3 ride to work.

I did pause to snap two pics (thumbnail and hero image) of the one plant which has metamorphosed from a twiggy hollowness to bushy green with lushfully blooming purple flowers. Meow is also pleasantly surprised. And we did discuss yanking this plant out in between the winter snow breaks.


I tried to put some kind of day together. Something absent the ill results with the laptop, but Tuesday wasn’t like Sunday or Monday. The weather came in again from the East Sea or from the Korea Strait or some Chinese hinterland. Whatever it was it was coldish and windy. It didn’t rain, but the fog lent an unusual eeriness to the walk home.

The Daily Bullet

Last night I found a new weather app, Yahoo Weather. The comment I read said that Yahoo incorporated Flickr images into the wallpaper of the app which represented the current weather. Naturally, I want to see this clever bit of design … but it appears to be another “only in America” thing or maybe just the classic “everywhere except Korea”. New York City looks fantastic; Gyeongju … like crap.


Daily Report

I didn’t sleep last night. I struggled to write or create a script that would grab an .mp3 from a folder, open it, insert markers in pre-determined places, split the audio file into eleven segments based on those

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Out beyond the fake lake (Bomun) for Christmas Day lunch at a place called the Healing Kitchen. It’s all farms and hilltops here. And roads to more farms and hilltops. Except for the noise from the cars, I

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The Fourth Wall

I’m here and alive. Ten days behind the reality of my written life, yet here and alive. TOEIC is the predominant motif of life from the end of the semester until … today. This is the end, after

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This Old Hanok

When we had the bathroom done, we wanted to design our own window for the part of the wall which straddles the storage space along the side of the house. This way we could have clean airflow through

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