Thursday, June 18, 2009


the blog has been quiet for the last week and change because I haven’t been able to do much. I was sick with a common cold for a while but then things got weird. I woke up one morning with massive hives all over my body. after many hours they went away and I assumed it was some random incident. the next morning I woke up with the same thing, but worse. I tried to figure out what new thing I had done or eaten that could account for an allergic reaction, and aside from a new toaster, I could think of nothing. obviously I blamed the toaster. it is the typhoid mary of toasters. the next day I had a similar thing happen so I went to a pharmacist. I got ten days of antihistamine for 4,000 won (around $3.25)!! I’m a couple of days into the medicine and things appear to be returning back to normal. hopefully I’ll have something more interesting to report this weekend.

on the positive side of things, I have had the chance to download and listen to tons of music. I have rekindled my love for grandaddy, which triggered a wave of nostalgia associated with the time period in which I first discovered grandaddy, which is weird. I also seem to be becoming enamored with the wrens. I’ve also watched the first season of “it’s always sunny in philadelphia”, which is pretty rad.

now back to mending my body and listening to new music.


  1. Aren't you supposed to get shots for that sort of thing before you head to a new continent?

  2. The Wrens, as in "Come back, my love"? I've always liked that song, though it may be because they say "badly" instead of the ubiquitous and grammatically incorrect "bad".

  3. Hives? Always check for an adams apple.