Showing posts from July, 2006

About Town

A family musical. Fun for the whole family . . . "Who Shit On My Head?"

no limes

Brains Snapshots:

1. When i think that paying $2.00 for three lemons is a reasonable price, does that mean i'm almost fully acclimated to S.K., or that i've lost my mind???

2. Limes do not exist here. i've shopped everywhere. i'm beginning to believe they never existed. When a recipe calls for lime juice, can i substitute it with lemon?

3. Avocados are $2.50/each. i don't care. i want an avocado.

4. How can i convince the bakeries not to sugar garlic bread?

5. Dill and deviled eggs. Either one makes me a master chef in Gwangju.

6. Lotte corrected its wine error. No more chilled reds. Small miracle.

7. Korean men are all or nothing. When we meet, they know i'm married. That doesn't stop the uncomfortable flirting and innuendo. Apparently, i'm an immoral, sex machine. Thanks reality television . . . thanks for putting Paris Hilton on full blast.

8. The mechanic across the street cannot fix cars. Unless fixing cars consists of revving the engine th…


Alex is off crutches now. If this sentence alarms anyone, please comment and I'll allow my clutz of a husband to explain.

Hot. Wine. Cheese.

I did not go outside today until 6:30 PM. By 9:00 AM it was eclipsing the 85 degree mark, and the projected high had been 85. I wanted nothing more than to stretch out on the cold, cold floor and nap . . . all day. However, because I do not even rest at night, this was an unlikely scenario. Instead I drank water and read a book whose pages had become soggy from the humidity. At noon I cooked, and it was painful. I imagined the sun a broiler set to high, and those unfortunate enough to be outside, were walking on the oven rack that was set too close. Then I pretended to read more, but all the while was being distracted by a thermometer that tells me "it all looks better in Celcius". It used to look better in Celcius, but now I'm beginning to really understand how that works, so 35 degrees doesn't fair so well psychologically anymore.

When I did leave it was, as i mentioned 6:30 PM, and I passed by some flowers that had just begun to bloom. They were now wilted and pas…