Friday, November 28, 2008


i just signed up for twitter, and it hit me. we want to be connected. but we want to be quickly and shallowly connected, and easily disconnected again. twitter does just that, and is basically just a facebook/gchat profile updater. so for the tech addicted among us, it's yet another website to check and post to every two minutes. or less. it's a good thing i don't have an iphone, or my life will be lived not through my eyes but through the electronic portal of mobile computing.

at least it hasn't gotten this bad yet

Thursday, November 27, 2008

thanksgiving to christmas, nonstop

it's the beginning of yet another winter holiday season. this year's thanksgiving officially started last friday for me when we went out after practice to the asgard. we met up afterwards at jackie's for some filtered vodka blind taste tests. saturday was auggie's housewarming. although omar was probably feeling a bit under the weather from jackie's, cchin and i were drink for drink and ball for ball against auggie and his brother.

the best things about thanksgiving is the three day week, and the fact that since there's no real work to be done during that time it becomes a 9 day weekend. we had another small party on tuesday, and even though everyone had something at 9 am the next day we finished four bottles of wine (which turns into 8 bottles of sangria). and found out that han giggles uncontrollably at the beginning of a scary movie, and juh takes about 30 minutes to find my place from 5 minutes away (sorry juh!)

then yesterday we decide that since people are leaving at 6 am for their flights home, it would be good to just stay up late. we hit a few bars, and in hindsight tavern was the best bar and we should have just stayed there, but we had a brief taste of enormous room before we went to suzanne's, tempted more by the offer of food over the possibility of free drinks.

today being the big turkey day, i will be joining phi sig for thanksgiving finally after 6 years of not ever experiencing our famous commissars' feasts. then perhaps a little drinking on friday again, then a little more on saturday. this week is the one where you gain the most weight, and lose the most brain matter. happy thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


current music: epik high - remapping the human heart, pieces part one

i had a bunch of stuff/observations from today. i forget what, though. i think one had something to do with dying and growing old, like, alcohol and lack of sleep are slowly wearing away my health and i really should be doing something about it. like now, go to bed.

but the other thing was, when i have 4 gchats going on at the same time, that's my limit. sad, huh? i can't split my attention to all of them.

back to kpop.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

reddit muscle memory

i bet a large percent of internet users go through digg or reddit regularly. thus it becomes a habit that whenever you go to enter a webpage, your fingers automatically start typing "". well i also visit some other sites when i'm procrastinating, like slickdeals, woot, and wireddeals. I was going to go to wireddeals, so i hit ^t and start typing, probably a bit faster than the browser, so the cursor hadn't quite loaded into the address bar yet...and in my mind i was going to but to my surprise reddit was being typed and i was seriously like wtf haunted keyboard? (the "wi" didn't appear so i had typed "redd"). that's a really creepy feeling, kind of like when you realize that tuesday nights are spent drunk driving home and you start thinking maybe it's time to stop drinking.

bad car-ma

i hate cambridge parking and street cleaning. it's never given me a good time. maybe i should just learn and sell my car...but i guess the benefits outweigh the unfortunate costs. but apparently i scratched up someone's car this morning when i was parking my car on the nonsweeping side of the street. and although 1) i remember being proud of my parking job because i went in really cleanly and 2) i swear it was an SUV in front of me, not a chevy aveo, this rude aggro guy accused me of hitting his brand new car today. he says he got it on video tape. what got me is he kept threatening that i'd go to jail if i denied it. come on man, i'm not trying to rip you off, i just don't think i hit you and i'd like to see the security tapes. i just don't understand why he was so in my face. maybe that's how east cambridge townies and bostonians are.

i really have bad karma when it comes to my car. i have no good memories dealing with sweeping days because i've been screwed over every time i think "i should take my car to work today." add up the total costs and i may be close to being able to pay for a monthly parking. (actually, far from it.) and tomorrow is the thursday side, and of course i was too late to find a wednesday parking spot. i'm going to get up early to drive to work...but watch, they're going to ticket my street early or something.

i guess i have to take a look at the brighter side of everything. obama's president. i gave blood. life doesn't suck. other than having to deal with some unpleasant characters, this car incident can cost only a few hundred, hopefully max $200. (it's a tiny tiny tiny bumper scratch.) in the big picture, i've already passed the worry value of this problem. i should just forget it and save myself some heartache.

and i was hesitant to return home after practice today because i needed to rant, and i realized that being in taekwondo is the only thing that makes me happy. maybe i feel safe in the small world where what i say has worth, and what i do is admired and imitated (haha, self flattery), and i guess i can't hide from dealing with real world problems. but what's wrong with hiding away for two hours each day inside a 13x15 world of red and blue?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

civic duties

we are a part of history. yesterday put an end to a period of american downturn that started back when we were still in high school. it is a great feeling to know that you voted and was a part of it, a part of the historically high turnout among the younger "millennial generation" that changed and will continue to change history. and as usual, the internets sums it up the best:

i am so on a high of civic responsibility that i went and gave blood today. a whole frikkin bag of it too because I chugged a liter of water half an hour before going. now all i need to do is save some kittens from an old lady's tree.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

one oclock

find me online when the hour strikes twelve
while my face glows in the dark of my room
reaching out to others to find myself
all the inane banter fights off the gloom

tomorrow's voting day. go vote! and get ben and jerry's ice cream!