Day 662

Friday | December 20th, 2013

X

The last day of the last week of the last semester of the year and I overslept. The boiler wasn’t working either so the plan to quickie wash my hair and face and hands in the bathroom sink almost became wash my face with water from the coffee pot for the coffee I didn’t have time to drink, then the boiler found water and made some of it lukewarm and I was able to enact plan A.

Oh, and it snowed Thursday night sometime too. Shit does really happen in threes. Oversleeping (1), boiler no worky (2), snow (3). I left with damp hair and delicately clobbered on frozen snow to the street where I found not my taxi (that makes 4). I walked and walked and then saw a bunch of haggard and distraught students and figured the not bus was coming. I ducked into GS 25 and spammed 6 of 10 students with something incredibly impersonal along the lines of “Hi! I know we never talk, but today class is going to start at 09.30 because I’m a piece of shit and my boiler’s fucked and there are no taxi’s and oh it snowed so everything’s all broken. Pass it along!” and walked to work for the first time all semester.

I finally got my nice morning shot off of the bridge looking across the not river to the not temple (top). I guess the circle had to complete itself somehow.

2013h15542013h1563

There were a lot of naysayers around yesterday and today. Xenophobic types with reservations about a crime fighter and a Jedi swapping spit. I dare say Batman is smiling through that ├╝ber-masculine physique and i-ve-gotta-get-this-bat-dildo-out teeth-gritting thing he has going on … He should be. Luke Skywalker pre-Hoth is a real catch. After the Dagobah System that kid is FUBAR.

The Daily Bullet

2013h1572

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

View all

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

View all

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

View all

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

View all