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June 2004

hairspray the musical

June 28, 2004   

^ that’s not meant to be an imperative sentence, by the way. seppo took me to the golden gate theater on saturday as an early birthday present. it was so much fun! the details are quite a bit different from the movie, but all the differences were interesting and engaging, and only added to my enjoyment of the show. it was really sweet of seppo to take me to see it. he got us really great seats too. they were probably the best seats i’ve ever had to anything ever. we pigged out at mel’s diner afterwards. we missed lunch, so we were starving.

the simple beauty of a small object

June 27, 2004   

the iPod sure is pretty. making it even prettier is the fact that i now hold one in my grubby hands. seppo got me one as an early birthday present. 🙂 yay! it’s 20gbs of compact elegance. today, i picked up the awkwardly named “Digital Lifestyle Outfitters Transpod All-in-One Car Solution with FM Transmitter” to mount, charge, and play from the ipod while in the car. it’s pretty cool. no dangling cords or anything, just a simple mount that protrudes from the cigarette lighter.

the wonder-filled return of our companion

June 20, 2004   

he’s back! someone called him in late friday night/saturday morning. we got a best buy gift card for the person who called him in and left it at the person’s door today. we were so happy that we bawled our eyes out on the drive over to pick him up.

our missing dog

June 18, 2004   

mobi ran off during the day today from Seppo’s parents’ house. we have been canvassing the neighborhood, and seppo has put up a bunch of flyers. we called some of the local shelters. tomorrow, we are going to go visit some and hope that he’s brought in quickly. my insides hurt so much with worries of what he’s going to eat, where he’s going to sleep, and if he’s terrified out of his mind. i hope he doesn’t run out into the streets. as long as he doesn’t, i have faith that we will find him. i love him. he must be so hungry and scared.


June 13, 2004   

^ means two weeks in korean. i have finished two weeks at my new job, and guess what folks? i love it. i really really love it. the people are really nice, sharp, and willing to help. they have a generally positive outlook. there are a bunch of people of different levels of experience, and it’s a great mix, in my opinion. the work itself is interesting and it’s gratifying to see my changes reflected on my handheld. even the commute, which worried me a lot, is not so bad, especially given that i know that everyday, mobius either has raki (the next door neighbor dog) to play with or will be walked by seppo’s mom, so i don’t have to feel guilty about the hours we are adding to the time we are away from home. in addition, we are working out our cooking so that we have more homecooked meals.

life is pretty good.

i just finished reading the da vinci code. i give it a 3 out of 5. i give the research and general premise a 5 out 5, but the end-game and characterizations were very weak to the point of frustration (and some eye-rolling). The heavy-handed foreshadowing, coupled with very weak puzzles, is what finally brings it down to a 3 out of 5.