And the second month of the year has passed! Is it just me, or does time go by more and more quickly the older we get? I remember how long vacations seemed to stretch on when I was younger—this winter vacation was the longest I’ve had (by a lot) as a student or a teacher, but felt the shortest.
We introduced this monthly casual/update series in January, which you can read about here. Below is our February!
Feeling: perpetually sleepy.
Hoping: for good things to come.
Listening: to yoga music and ujjayi breathing.
Reading: not much substantial other than articles online. While I wouldn’t say I’m looking forward to getting back to work and my commute, I am looking forward to getting back to my Kindle reads.
Watching: SKY Castle, a dramatic, but sadly true, interpretation of what the pursuits of status and education do to some Korean families.
Waiting: for an email from a certain jeweler.
Finishing: this A Drink with James episode.
Eating: Camembert and crackers (that could be my spoof blog name).
Sipping: foam art and other pretty cafe drinks.
Working: out my spring semester in my head, but not in my planner or on my laptop as I should.
Planning: my multi-city trip through the States this summer, and then my parents’ trip to Seoul.
Saving: for said trips.
Wearing: fewer layers!
Looking: at flight prices.
Buying: yoga gear.
Bookmarking: long-layer hairstyles and spring-spiration.
Loving: my parents.
Leaving: winter vacation reluctantly.
Feeling: the effects of Seoul’s micro dust or 미세먼지 (meesae meonji), which sounds like a cute cartoon but feels like death in your throat.
Hoping: Jen forgets she told me I need to finish watching My Best Friend’s Wedding. She watched it and told me I should too so I can see how bad it is, but after ten minutes, I couldn’t anymore because it’s not fun bad, it’s just bad bad.
Listening: to The Dropout podcast.
Reading: disgustingly racist emails from the awful head of the family who owns my favorite baseball team.
Wanting: American diner breakfast food.
Waiting: to see if my prediction is right that Jaime Lannister is totally going to kill Cersei and then himself in the upcoming last season of Game of Thrones.
Finishing: a second vat of the kimchi we made in December.
Eating: not enough vegetables.
Sipping: pour-over coffee. (Why did I wait until I was 31 to try making coffee this way?)
Working: leave me alone! I don’t want to go back to work next week.
Planning: springtime bike and 꽃 사진 trips.
Saving: points from this Korean app that counts your steps walked and gives you cash points.
Wearing: three old long-sleeve shirts that Jen hates. Inexplicably. Old Navy makes things you can keep for at least seven years.
Looking: at this year’s PECOTA with confusion and fear.
Buying: that Biden would be an immediate front-runner but hoping he doesn’t run.
Bookmarking: that story where a US Senator from Minnesota ate a salad at an airport with a comb and then made one of her aides clean the comb so I can read it over and over.
Loving: the Twitter moniker Deadlift Schrempf and his tweets.
Leaving: comedians I used to love who don’t get this in 2019.
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