Tuesday, October 31, 2006

happy halloween

it's hard to believe that a year ago i was dressed as tinkerbell, downing whiskey shots with my dad at j-rock. my, how time flies. also scary: i'll be 24 in two months.

in the updates department, i'm working at a borders cafe. i started last friday, and it feels good to have something to do other than work as my parents' house slave. the cafes are now run by seattle's best so it's a little different from the old borders cafe, but i think things run a lot more smoothly because of it. we also have a dress code: black or white "structured shirts" and khaki or black pants. as a result, i got some great buys at jcpenney today because most things were on clearance. because i refuse to wear khakis, i ended up with a ton of black clothes.

as a result of getting this job and the fact that kimchi isn't welcome in alisun's aunt's house, i decided that i won't be moving out to minneapolis until february. i'm ok with this because it means i'll be able to save more money and squeeze in a dc visit (although i'm sure most people down there refuse to believe that i'll ever get around to visiting... but i swear i will).

for halloween, i went to jeni's for game night. very halloweeny, i know. thanks to coinstar, i got $17 and used it to buy some frozen hannaford appetizers (spinach and feta in phyllo, cranberries and brie in phyllo, and bruschetta), and jeni made a scalloped potato soup. don't ask, it was good. matt showed up to surprise jude, which was good fun. after the feasting we played scattergories (finally!) and the friends trivia game. i schooled them in the latter game... and also got so overly-excited that i shoved jude while trying to beat her at answering a question. apparently i need to practice a little self-control.

anyway, i'm happy to say that i have tomorrow off. which, of course, means i have to clean the house. oh and lost is on tomorrow night. this will be episode five in the new season, which means after this one we have one episode left before they bring in repeats for a while. bitches.

happy halloween to all, and to all a good night.

Monday, October 16, 2006

typical conversation with dad

dad, referring to girl with short hair on "heroes": she kind of looks like you
me: because i have short hair
dad: well, yeah, she looks like you from a distance
me: he (referring to indian guy) has short hair, do i look like him?
dad: yeah. well, except your moustache is darker.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

what to do when bored

i just finished cleaning the house and don't really feel like doing anything. perfect opportunity to put up a long-ass survey. and i am officially a loser.

Full Name: if i told you i would have to kill you.
Birthday: 12/31
Birthplace: albany
Eye Color: brown
Hair Color: brown
Height: 5'8"
Weight: never ask a girl her weight
Right handed or Left handed? righty
Your Heritage: slovak/scottish/pennsylvania dutch/french/english
My Worst Habit: constantly shaking my leg/foot
Zodiac Sign: capricorn
Shoe Size: 8.5
Pants Size: 4
Innie or Outie? innie
Parents Still Together? 28 years and counting
The Shoes You Wore Today: imitation uggs
Your Weakness: food
Your Fears: never finding exactly what i want in life
Your Perfect Pizza: hot peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: enter grad school or find a kick ass job
Your Most Overused Phrase On An Instant Messenger: haven't been on that for a while
Thoughts First Waking Up: what time is it?
Your Best Physical Feature: eyes
Your Bedtime: anytime between 9 and 1, depends on how much coffee i drink in the day
Your Most Missed Memory: being young and care-free (how cliche)

Favorite color? blue
Food? kick ass pizza
Sport? running
Animal? dog
Ice Cream? cherry garcia
Candy? sour patch kids
Store? elves
Salad Dressing? vinaigrette or honey dijon
Actor? johnny depp or cary grant
Song? depends on my mood
Letter? don't have a favorite
Number? ditto
Gum? trident whitening
Holiday? thanksgiving
Season? summer
Toothpaste Flavor? anything ridiculously minty, but not spearmint
Radio Station? pyx 106
Perfume? ralph
Scent besides perfume? midsummer's night by yankee candle... or freshly baked bread
Body part on the opposite sex? i'm an arm person

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? i don't know
How Do You Want To Die? happily of old age
Turn ons: sense of humor and confidence
Turn offs: cockiness and taking yourself too seriously
Which One Of Your Friends Acts The Most Like You? celeste, but she's my sister
Who's The Loudest? i don't know
Who Makes You Laugh The Most? they all do. i couldn't be friends with unfunny people.
Who Have You Known The Longest? jeni
Who's The Shyist? is that how you spell shyest?
When Have You Cried The Most? i don't know
What Is The Best Feeling In The World? laughing. i also like sneezing.
Worst Feeling? dreading something you have to do the next day.
Where Do You Want To Live When You Grow Up? someplace warm would be nice.
If You Could Change One Thing About You What Would It Be? i don't know.
How Long Do You Think You'll Live? hopefully a long time

Let's walk on the beach
Let's look at the... shark
What a nice... "day (oh yeah!)" that's totally a korean elem. school song
Where did all the... cats go?
Why can't we... walk
Silly, little... pig
Isn't it weird... that there are no pajamas here?
Never under any circumstance... will i finish this sentence
I wish... i had a fish
Everyone has a... fish
I am... the walrus

Been In Love? nope
Been To Juvie? nope
Mooned Someone? i think when i was like 8
Been Rejected? i suppose so
Ran Away From Home? nope
Pictured Your Crush Naked? yep
Skipped School? college yes, high school no
Thought About Suicide? nope
Slept Outside? yep
Laughed So Hard You Cried? yep
Cried In School? i don't remember
Thrown Up In School? oh bad memories of first grade
Wanted To Be a Model? yep
Done Something Really Stupid That You Still Laugh At Today? yep
Seen A Dead Body? yes
Been Bitched Out? i don't think so
Drank Alcohol? yes
Smoked? not cigarettes
Been On Drugs? oh ganja
Eaten Sushi? yes
Been On Stage? yes
Gone Skinny Dipping? no
Shoplifted? no
Been Drunk? yes
Been Called A Tease? probably
Been Beaten Up? no

Swear? yes
Sing Well? define "well"
Shower Daily? yes
Want To Go To College? been there done that
Want To Get Married? yes
Believe In Yourself? yes
Get Motion Sickness? only when drunk
Think You Are Attractive? yes
Get Along With Your Parents? yes
Like Thunderstorms? yes
Play An Instrument? yes
Own An IPOD? yes
Pray? yes
Go To Church? yes
Sleep With Stuffed Animals? no
Keep A Journal/Diary? does this blog count?
Dance In The Rain? yes
Sing In The Shower? yes

Pepsi or Coke? diet coke
McDonald's or Burger King? neither
Single or Group Dates? single
Chocolate or Vanilla? chocolate
Strawberries or Blueberries? strawberries
Meat or Veggies? veggies
TV or Movie? movie
Guitar or Drums? drums
Adidas or Nike? neither
Chinese or Mexican? mexican
Cheerios or Corn Flakes? cheerios
Cake or Pie? pie
MTV or VH1? vh1
Blind or Deaf? blind
Boxers or Briefs? boxers

Do The Splits? what does that even mean?
Write With Both Hands? not well
Whistle? not well
Blow A Bubble? yes
Roll Your Tongue In A Circle? no
Cross Your Eyes? yes
Walk With Your Toes Curled? yes
Touch Your Tongue to Your Nose? yes
Dance? ha ha ha
Eat Whatever You Want And Not Worry? yes

You Touched: is it sad that i can't remember?
You Talked To On The Phone: celeste
You Instant Messaged: i don't remember
You Hugged: my mom
You Yelled At: is kimchi a person?
You Played A Sport With: i don't remember

Time You Laughed? about an hour ago
Time You Cried? about a week ago
Movie You Watched? might've been the wedding singer
Flavor Of Gum You Chewed? some sort of minty thing
Joke You Told? i don't remember
Song You've Sung? i think it was that "a day! a day! what a nice day oh yeah!" from a few questions back.

Where Are You? in my den
What Can You See Out Your Window? if i turn around i see the post office
Are You Listening To Music? no
What Are You Wearing? a long sleeve shirt and my "sunset glory" konglish tshirt and jeans
What's On Your Mousepad? we have a special mouse that requires no pad

Do you believe there is life on other planets? yeah
Do you believe in miracles? yes
Magic? no
Love at first sight? maybe "lust at first sight" or a "strong sense that we should date at first sight"
God? yes
Satan? i believe there's evil in the world
Ghosts? yes
Santa? of course
Evolution? yes

Fav Eye Color: brown or green
Fav Hair Color: brown
Short or Long Hair: whatever works for them
Height: taller than me
Weight: height/weight proportionate
Best Clothing Style: pay careful attention to how your jeans go with your shoes. seriously, whatever works for them

What Country Would You Most Like To Visit? spain or greece
Number Of CD's I Own: lots
Your Good Luck Charm: don't have one
How many pillows do you sleep with? i have a ton but i only use 1
Do you drink milk? only with cereal
Person You Hate Most: i don't hate anyone
Most Outdated Phrase: i don't know
Do you think God has a gender? no
Where do you think we go when we die? heaven
How many rings until you answer the phone? about 3
What is something scientists need to invent? i should make a list
Are you a health freak? off and on
If you could travel into space, where would you go? to another galaxy
What is the worst weather? the end of winter when everything is gloomy and mushy
Did you play with Barbies as a child? like it was my job
How many grades have you failed? none

Sunday, October 01, 2006

happy anniversary

as i was changing my calendar to october today, i realized something... wasn't it this time last year that i was united with a pipsqueak of a tan furball?

that's right, checking back at the date in my blog, it's been officially one year (taking the time difference into account) since i got kimchi.

it's funny to look back at those days now and think "wow, that was an entire year ago."

for those who may be wondering about kim-man's progress, i can safely tell you he's turned into a little shithead. he used to be very sweet (well most of the time), but he can't seem to find his alpha place living with two people and two dogs. he almost seems bipolar. he'll lay on your lap one second loving every second of contact, and the second you try to move him he turns into the spawn of satan (a new nickname which he has acquired since his us arrival). hopefully cesar gave celeste aka dog whisperer, jr. some good tips on dealing with pint-sized terrorists.

happy anniversary mr. kim. it's been a whirlwind of a year.