Thursday, September 25, 2008

An Odd Sort of Day

So I'm going to write a casual, rambling blog just on how this week has been. Nothing exciting or really noteworthy has happened so this could be incredibly boring for everyone. ^^ I've been in a bit of a slouch all week since work is busy (end of the month stuff) and the weather has been rainy and gray. I am so affected by gray skies and rain. I hate it so much. Anyway, this morning I woke up before 8 am because I was FREEZING to death. Overnight fall has arrived and it looks like it will be here to stay. It's not that cold but considering last week it was 30C it's a big change. Today was the first day I wore socks in 5 months! So that's something. I wore my favorite pair. Hehe.

I wasn't able to get back to sleep so I spent a fair part of my day reading the next book club selection (we meet on Sunday so I have to get it together). We're reading A Spectacle of Corruption by David Liss and I am going to be honest and say that I wasn't keen on reading it at first. I'm glad I am because now I really enjoy it but I would NEVER have picked it up on my own. So that's a good part of being in a book club and being forced to read something different. It's a fun read. Even if I usually dislike period books or "old" books in general (I'm a modern girl). So it's a pleasant surprise to be enjoying this one.

Something that was not pleasant was watching Iron Man last night. Or attempting to. Seriously, am I on drugs? Why does everyone love this movie?! I thought it was a horrible, steaming pile of you know what! I couldn't even finish watching it- it was so stupid and boring (and predictable!). I don't mind silly movies but this wasn't even interesting. Matt didn't like it either but he watched the whole thing (I picked up my book halfway through). Terrible movie. I can't believe it has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!

Matt made potato salad for lunch and we bought fried chicken to go along with it. Yeah, I know, not the healthiest meal but it was delicious.

Then work was pretty good. I love my coworkers- Mi Eun randomly brought me a copy of the movie Once which I have heard great things about, wanted to see but couldn't find. How awesome is that?! She brought it just because she thought I would like the movie. I'm totally ecstatic about it and I'm certain it will kick Iron Man's ass. Then I had some laughs with some of my classes and a great partner meeting with Min Jeong. And walking home I ran into a foreign girl that lives a block away! We both totally did a double take and I actually nearly dropped my umbrella. I know I live in Seoul but I rarely see other foreigners in my neighbourhood so this was a big deal. I gave her my business card and we chatted a bit. So we'll see if she emails me. It would be nice to have more friends in the area and apparently she is here with her boyfriend too!

So that was my day. Sorry if this was a bit long winded, I'm just wasting time until Matt gets home from work. Then maybe we can watch Once! ^^


Carter said...

mmmmmmmmmm.... fried chicken.... (Homer drooling noise).

Looks delicious!!!!!

And noooooooo!!! I can't believe that about Iron Man! Everyone was telling me how great it was! I was looking forward to seeing it. Maybe I'll like it though cause I'm really geeky and love superhero movies.

ambearo said...

Sorry Carter, but Matt loves superhero movies (and bad movies) and he thought it was crappy too. But everyone seems to like it. I really don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Well it wasn't unbearable crap just your garden variety crap. "The Happening" and "Summer Catch" now those were unbearable pieces of crap. This was more like "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" or "Transformers" crap. You could see enjoy it, but you know it's crap.