Day 55

Sunday | April 22nd, 2012

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Sunday washed away with the grading of Midterms; shaking my head at student performance; tweaking and reformulating cells in Excel; writing about Gyeongju; thinking about watching a movie; then never doing it; talking about walking the dogs, then not do it; play with the dogs; hugging the dogs; teasing the dogs; yelling at the dogs; talking about curtains for the office so I can see the computer screen on sunny days; snacking and nibbling; looking at Meow’s curtains for the art room; talking with Meow; looking out the window; listening to The Talk Show; reading about things that cost money; wondering how I can make more money; thinking about my degree, wondering if that will get me more money; wondering who I should kill to earn more money; thinking about calling my mother/father/brother, then not doing it; thinking about babies, then getting sad; listening to Meow talk about dogs and babies; doing my own thing; trying to remind myself be chill tomorrow; saying I needed to do laundry and then forgetting all about it; reading emails; sending emails; wondering why emails are bouncing back to me; cursing students for not being able to fill out a simple form and use a proper email address; deciding to not worry about communicating with students that don’t have their stuff in order; thinking about what to write to my niece, then forgetting to start the letter; struggling with my chair to get it to tilt back, but finding it jammed; drinking orange juice only to read the label closer and discover it was tangerine juice; not taking pictures; not going outside; taking a shower, but then donning pajamas for the day; logging in and out of the wondrous HAL9000ish system of my school; playing Minesweeper Q and imagining an SNL skit of Minesweeper the movie (a gentle spin on the upcoming release of Battleship; explaining to Meow that outside of Korea and some conservative Japanese political parties, nobody cares about Dokdo; wrestling a headache; thinking about all the yoga and hapkido dreams I had Friday night; and trying to consider the future without getting wrapped up in its predictions.

The Daily Bullet

Today’s image is in the hero spot; it’s an alternate from a few weeks back. I still like the photo and the effect, but at the time I had two and the other one was better.

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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Gyeongju

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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