Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nallie vs. the Swiffer

Nallie vs. the Swiffer a video by karmking1111 on Flickr.

Here's Nalli confronted by her mortal enemy, the swiffer. I don't know why she has such a hatred of this thing. She'll be a asleep in the other room, and once I start pushing the swiffer around, she'll bound out to defend her territory. It does make me feel more secure though to know there's an attack cat on the prowl to take out any errant cleaning ladies that might threaten to break in and tidy our place up.

Spring Giveth and Taketh Away

Below are pics of the cherry trees outside my office window. Damn things are distracting. I find myself wasting precious planning time, just staring out the window at them. Then again, I can't really blame the trees (dust flitting through the room distracts me these days). Only problem with these trees is they are the ornamental variety. They don't produce any fruit. Consider them the prissy supermodels of the cherry tree family. Great to look at, but when it comes to hard work, they can't be bothered. (Sorry if I offended any super models, but then again I'd be surprised and honored if any read this blog.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Salida Ninja

Salida Ninja a video by karmking1111 on Flickr.

When Kat and I boarded this ferry, I was a little upset that she chose the seat right next to a 3 year old. I was afraid that I'd get no rest on the boat ride, and I was right. Eventually this impish creature, named Salida, was eating our snacks, playing with my camera, and sitting in our laps. She was awesome.
This is a small, shaky, clip of Kat and Salida sharing some quality time over the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (a wonderful book by the way).

Monday, April 18, 2011

There's Discourse for Ya'

The other day, I was at a local watering-hole with some co-workers and my Korean tutor. We were talking about the word "discourse"; its derivation, and how it has become the fancy new term that academics like to use (It means the same as "talkin".) My Korean tutor, who speaks quite good English, looked a little confused and said, "What is discourse? Is that to stop having sex?" I was a little confused myself until I realized that he thought discourse might be the opposite of intercourse. That made my day. For one, I could just picture  someone saying, "Ahhhh, I've got a cramp! Discourse honey! Discourse!" And two, it's nice to see that my tutor makes some of the same mistakes in English as I make in Korean. We're all learning.

Fat and Die

Fat and Die
Originally uploaded by karmking1111.
Photo taken at my local gym. That's brutal honesty for you.