Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This goes right with the fortune that says that my lips may be moving, but no one is listening. Hmm. My students needed to get this one, I think. Or any student.
Or perhaps, as I finish off school and start looking for my dream job...That would be great!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I took this picture a day ago. And guess what happened to me?
As I was driving to school, all of a sudden...
No matter how hard I pressed my foot on the brake, my car just went slower and slower, and I could smell some burning rubber.
I have to be at school in 15 minutes!
On the dashboard, the check engine light and the battery light were blinking.
Hang in there, baby, we're only, like, five minutes away from the campus!
Then with a shuddering noise, my car stopped in the middle of the road, right in front of a driveway. My brain started going off in directions. What to do? What to do? Call dad...call my professor? I tried to restart my car, and yes! for a minute I felt it going. Around this time, the owner of the house was trying to help me out, and get me into his driveway. How nice it is to cause a minor traffic jam, with some good samaritans helping to push my car up into the fellow's driveway.
I've had enough excitement to last me the rest of the week.
*By the way, I have a red car too. I do not have red hair, though.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Just how is this supposed to make me feel better? I mean, if I am so stressed out about getting my work done, the idea of "tomorrow" sounds kind of scary--especially if "tomorrow" is synonymous with "deadline."
Of course, for those who believe the world is ending, this may be really good news.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Turn off the TV and the computer and exercise your mind with a good book.
Always good advice.
However, this was absolutely hilarious, because my dad was the one who got this, shortly after he discovered k-dramas (k-dramas are korean melodramas that typically end with a cliffhanger every episode, so you can't help but watch). So of course, we laughed at my dad's fortune (misfortune?) of getting this. He's still hooked on k-dramas, by the way. May I recommend "The Memory of Beautiful Days" or "Palace" or "Hotelier" or "Lovers in Paris"? You won't want to read a book--you'll just want to keep watching, in order to find out what happens!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I' m not going to say anything flippant here. When I got this fortune this Tuesday, it was almost prophetic and kind of struck a chord in my heart. I've been struggling a little with an old friend who I think is mad at me (for unknown, but suspected, reasons). I've not heard from her for a while, despite my emails. I even sent her an email the day before I got this fortune. Still waiting to see if I get a response.
The friend I mentioned is not in the photograph--it's one from my early childhood--she was my friend when I was 2 years old, through now. I will try one more time, next week, to see if she's willing to tell the truth rather than give me the brush-off. If nothing happens, then--well, that's that.
I also am recalling some passages from In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner:
"I'm sorry for what happened last winter," she wrote, deciding that this was probably the best way to handle it--flat out, in the open. "I am sorry I hurt you. I want..." And she paused again, aware that everyone was staring at her, as if she were some rare acquatic creature recently brought into captivity, some animal at the zoo who'd just learned an amusing new trick.
"What's the word for when you want to make something right?
"Reconciliation," Ella said quietly, and spelled it, and Maggie wrote it twice, just to be sure she got it right.