Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back to the Future...

at least that's what it feels like when you cross over the international time-zone break in the Pacific ocean for the third time.
Vested Apology
:::There are a lot, and I mean a lot, of people that I didn't get to see before I left the States. Katie and Brian, this especially goes out to you. The greatest gift that I have ever known is time and I am sorry that I was not able to accept the time that you were offering me. I promise to make good on your gifts as soon as I can, and I will happily betroth you with the same thirst-quenching love that you have for me. Until then, may we both be kept safe until our eyes meet again.

'So here's teh Earth.'

I just landed in Korea about 6 hours ago. Since then I've become reacquainted with the national food, kimchi, and made a new friend named Hong Ji Hyok. Things that stick out to me:

-the slender shape of soda cans
-the buildings that grow up and not out
-people having a %100 reduction in personal space "bubbles"
-clean, fresh water
-heated floors

While lying in the bed of my temporary hotel room I came to a realization about television. Frankly, I really don't like it. Movies are one thing. Hooking up your computer so you can watch Lost w/o commercials is nice. Nintendo Wii is a guaranteed way to break the ice at parties. BUT television itself irks me in a not so fanciful way. It's like the dirty old uncle that moves into your house, never showers, talks non-stop about sex and alcohol, and convinces you to give your money to his friends. What, you didn't have one of those too?

So I propose an alliance, a secret alliance with myself and all who might join my cause. I'm going to try it out for lent a couple days late. But let's see if I can go without all of that kooky fun from the light box for 40 days.

Watching Lost online is the only thing that doesn't count. Thanks to you loopholes in Catholicism. :)

In the meantime, let's learn Korean with Rosetta Stone!