Sunday, June 19, 2011

Social Media Paranoia

Is it odd that I never check Facebook while I'm logged into my email account because I'm afraid Facebook will hack into my email account if I'm signed in?

I would just stop using Facebook (one of these days Facebook, Starbucks, and Wal-Mart will combine forces to take over the world), seeing that I don't trust it, but it's the only way I stay in touch with some of my friends and relatives.

In other news, it's hot outside, y'all. It's really, really hot.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Incident Report, 6-6-2011: Noraebang, A Wasp, and Water

My friend MJ is moving. She went out of the country for the summer, and when she comes back, she’s moving across the country. I was fine with it at first because I didn’t really accept it. Then, the weekend before she left, we went to lunch with my family, and MJ mentioned I was taking her to the airport and we would say goodbye there. And that’s when it hit me. And I was really, really sad.

To help offset the sadness of MJ leaving, JLR and I packed in a lot of activities with her the few days before she left. One of our activities was to go back to the noraebang one more time, since we enjoy it so much. JLR and I surprised MJ with a song in Korean that we had worked really hard to learn ahead of time (okay, JLR worked hard to learn it), and MJ seemed quite touched. We found plenty of songs we all liked, we were getting great scores, which none of us thought we really deserved, and everything was going so well, it seemed as though the universe wanted to make sure we had a good time at the noraebang before MJ left.

There was just one thing wrong with the evening: the videos. Have y’all been to a noraebang in the States? And if so, may I ask what the videos are like?

If case you haven’t been to a noraebang, allow me to provide a brief description. Essentially, it’s a karaoke place. But instead of having to sing in front of strangers, you and your friends get your own room (“noraebang” translates to “song room”). You can order food and drinks, and it’s a lot of fun. Except…jim-i-neeee, the videos. While the song is playing and the words roll across the screen, they play videos, but the videos are not for the song you’re singing. And my word, are they ever depressing. In the course of a 2 or 3 hour stay at the noraebang, only one or two of the videos are not depressing. And by “depressing,” I mean they depict loss and betrayal, and many, many of them are about loved ones dying in tragic ways. I hate to admit it, but by the end of this last trip to the noraebang, it was hard not to feel really down. And not just because MJ was leaving.

Also, there was a wasp in the car with me for part of the drive home from work today. A WASP! IN THE CAR! A WASP IN THE CAR! WASP IN THE CAR! ON *MY* SIDE OF THE CAR! I hope the all caps adequately portray how upset I was.

And I spilled water on myself at work today while trying to drink from a spill-proof cup. Sadly, I couldn’t figure out how to open the spill-proof top, so I removed the top and promptly spilled on myself.

Other than that, everything is okay.