Day 675

Thursday | January 2nd, 2014


At home, all day on the day after the day of the first day of the new year. The dogs were bored and sick with our hermit-like existence by about 09.45 and pestered us both for much of the day. Meow did whatever Meow does during these times, vacation time for her while I focused on what I did last winter around this time: TOEIC. There’s never as much to do as there is during TOEIC camp. And just once, nay twice, I might like to see what eight weeks of not working would be like.

But then I remember what it is like to be without work and get sad. But then I remember that in this circumstance, both sets of eight weeks’ vacation each year are paid and get happy and elated. But then I remember that I generally go bananas without a steady stream of things to do and that going bananas only takes about four days and everything descends into murkiness, not showering, not sleeping, then sleeping for 18-21 hours, gorging my staving flesh, then fasting because I feel “puffy”, then diving head first into some project or book and not coming up for air or bathroom breaks.


Vacations are sick and Naughty (above) knows it.

The Daily Bullet


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


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