1) We're officially past the halfway point and have less than 6 months left until I can eat a decent sandwich.
2) Sprrrrrring is almost f-ing here! FINALLY.
Something important and fairly obvious occurred to me the other day: cold weather makes me unhappy. As in, really unhappy. After a 4 year love affair with Austin, Texas, I know what a better mistress southern weather is than the dismal, cornless landscape of an Indiana winter. This winter was Busan's coldest in 96 years. Lame x 100 para mi.
Basically, I noticed this pattern of general funkiness to my days and it sucked. I didn't really put it together until we had some sunshine and a little bit of warmth and then it was like BLAM. So that's what's been sucking so hard: the coooooold. Anyway, it's getting warmer, I'm getting happier, spring and baseball and summer and beachin' are round the corner so it's all good. Worry about me no longer, you.
So today, we had a proper lazy Sunday. First, we finally got our arses to the Busan Museum of Modern Art. The dude in my Korea book ripped the place apart but he is obviously an overcritical douche because dissing on art is pretty much Lame-o Indicator Numero Uno. I mean, it obviously wasn't the Louvre but there was definitely some cool stuff and it was just nice to be in a museum. It's been awhile.
There wasn't much to the museum --the building itself was kind of lacking and there were only exhibits on the top floor --but it will still cool to check out pieces by mostly Korean artists. It only took us about an hour to look at everything. Oh, and almost forgot to mention it was FREE. Awesome.
After that, we hit up the nearby Taco Al Puebla which is hands down the sweetest Mexican we've had in the city. They have proper burritos and the dude makes fresh pico de gallo when you order chips and salsa. It's hard to properly express how uh-mazing it is to find even remotely decent Mexican so I treasure this place dearly. I misssss avocados and Austin and aguas frescas and....oh so many things.
Well, I missed you blogosphere! I'll blame my inattention to this small internet portal on the weather. But now I'm back for the attack and to update you on all things Korean and Czapla. Thanks for hanging out and leaving comments in my absence. It makes me feel all nice inside.
Now watch this.