Monday, October 31, 2011

Back to the Future: 49ers Edition...

OK.. so maybe not.. but after yet another victory I actually dredged the old U2 song "Out of Control" up on iTunes as it was the song we played, one Sunday long ago, during a Super Bowl, every time the 9ers scored...


And you can see the game highlights on a "hidden" youtube track, here...!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Is it that big a victory? (Snoopy Dance!)

Oh man.. I've been trying to get the last book in the Modern Korean Short Stories collection for about a year. There are 10 books in all, and I've picked most of them up here in Korea at used bookstores.

The book is Early Spring, Mid-Summer.

Unfortunately, the only swine selling it wanted $318.50 for it, and when another copy popped up the other swine priced it at $318.51.

I see what you did there.

However, randomly cruising Amazon today, I seem to have found a victory.

3 Dollars.... if true, that's epic. I've ordered it and it is being sent to the BKF's house.

Crossing fingers!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It is nearly beyond belief

At about noon this morning (Sunday in the land of tomorrow) Yvonne and I and a friend who had spent the night headed into Itaewon for breakfast at Sam Ryans. It's a good place to eat, because you can order everything a la carte.

Which Yvonne took advantage of in spades.

Yvonne ordered...
4 eggs
4 pieces of bacon
4 pieces of toast
Large orange juice.

The waitress then asked if this was the order for both of us!

As it turned out, it wasn't enough, and Yvonne added another 4 slices of toast and two cups of tea (as they did not have hot chocolate) to the mix (there is the extra toast in the background):

The waitress asked Yvonne if she were pregnant, and came by after Yvonne left to call her a "really big customer."^^

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LOL.. maybe it's true it's the students who keep you going?

My mystery ability to have birthday every day on Facebook causes a student to post this to me:

WoW! Happy birthday first before everyone else post on your wall!! wish you all the best!. I was talking about your positivity with other friends. how enlightening you are. great spirit. Thats what Koreans need..God bless you..!

Now.. that's either a student who really likes me, or one who knows how to get an A+!

Well, an A. There should be an apostrophe in "Thats." ^^

Monday, October 10, 2011

Yes, this means YOU!^^

Grandfather watches the grandfather clock
And the phone hasn't rang for so long
And the time flies by like a vulture in the sky
Suddenly he breaks into song

I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone
I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone

Hello, speak up, is there somebody there?
These hang-ups are getting me down
In a world frozen over with over-exposure
Let's talk it over, let's go out and paint the town

I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone

Cause I want somebody to shove
I need somebody to shove
I want somebody to shove me

You're a dream for insomniacs, prize in the Cracker Jacks
All the difference in the world is just a call away

And I'm waiting by the phone
Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone
Yes I'm waiting by the phone
I'm waiting for you to call me up and tell me I'm not alone

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Puttering Saturday

After an awesome Friday and a night of sleep that was good except for.. well..

{Yvonne enters room at 3am}
Charles: "You're going to need to go out and get a blanket."
{Yvonne snatches blanket from off of Charles}
{Charles curses and snatches blanket back }
{making as much noise as humanly possible, Yvonne goes out and gets a blanket she tosses and turns for 15 thoroughly awakening minutes then leaves to sleep on the couch}
{Charles spends 2 hours trying to get back to sleep}

The good news is that I then slept til nearly 11! Then we both headed down the street to get a coffee (mine a delicious double shot) and shop for plants. I bought some green-looking one, for that is what I favor in plants, as well as some fertilizer (비료). The entire project looked like this:

With the project successfully concluded (use your imagination - it's that plant in a larger pot), nothing was left but to continue to monitor the chicken stock from Wednesday night's chicken dinner.

Yvonne is off to Gwangwhamun, so I'm at home to do a bit of cleaning, and write a couple of articles that are coming due.

Windows and shades open as it is a lovely day in Seoul...