Monday, October 6, 2008

Have you heard? The bird is the word. Thanks, Peter.

PISCES 10/06/08 What gives you the right to do what you are doing? You have granted yourself approval, surely. You must, therefore, have some belief in your own authority. Fan that spark of self-esteem until it becomes a flame. Don't worry about it going out of control. Waves of difficulty will damp it down before long. Those waves keep on breaking over the shore of your life. You are feeling swamped by them. That's precisely why you need to become more sure of your own judgement. Anything is possible if you believe in yourself.

Well, what fresh hell is this?! Keep on keepin on but hold on, you might drown in waves of difficulty? This doesn't sound very awesome. This sounds like a bad greeting card. Oh well. What can I do? I'm powerless to the great gods of horoscopia. Anyways, this was a very busy weekend for us at Kimchi Central. I spent Friday night and all day Saturday working on a shower cake and Jeff spent Saturday at actual work. Suck. My super awesome friend Sara came by on Saturday to a) talk me down during a rather stressful cake "situation" and b) help me try to get my sorry ass organized since my house looked like one of those houses on Oprah when they do a clutter intervention. The problem is that we bought all this stuff from Ikea that needed to be assembled, so there were boxes everywhere, I have a bed and an old dresser in the middle of Kimchi's room so I can't put anything in there until we get his bed situated, which couldn't happen until we got our bedroom situated which wasn't going to happen until I cleaned out all my drawers to prepare. Whew. Yesterday I finally got a handle on things and got our bedroom all set up, which is awesome because I'm living all Eurotrash with wardrobes instead of closets, so now we can move on to painting our old furniture to go in Kimchi's room and then we can get him all set up, which will then free us to finish all the other crap. It's a process, people. Sara is a champ and I can't thank her enough for all her help. You're a super pal, SJPeePee.

Speaking of kimchi, we decided to finally find an authentic Korean restaurant to go to this weekend. We decided on the one voted best in the city and let me tell you, it was true. It's called Hangook Kwon and it was absolutely delicious. I was nervous with all my food issues but I decided to be brave and just go with it. We knew we were in the right place because we were the only people who were NOT Korean. No one was speaking English. That means the food is good, right. Our waitress was very sweet and helped us navigate the menu and we ended up with a beef and rice roll as an appetizer, which we had no clue as to what it was and it turned out to be a sushi-type of roll and it was SO good. For dinner, I got beef bol go gi and Jeff got pork tenderloin with kimchi and some other stuff I couldn't identify. I'm not going to say there wasn't a fish head stew and a pig intestine stew on the menu because there was but whatever. No matter what you order, as is tradition, you get 6 little bowls of side dishes, one of which is kimchi. I was kind of afraid because I had heard stories but honestly, it was delicious. Everything was super spicy and garlicky and kind of sweet and just YUM. We are totally going back and I can't wait to take little Kimchi with us. There was a little girl, probably about 1 or 2, at the table next to us and she was SO CUTE I wanted to just eat her (not literally) and the best part was that she was using chopsticks! I am totally teaching Kimchi to use them. Jeff had to ask for a fork. The waitress was amused.

That's it. It's Monday, I'm tired and I can't wait for Friday.


LM said...

The Bird IS the Word! Nice. My stomach hurt I was laughing so hard at that. Ironically, while getting the Word on the Bird, I finally cracked open my Best of RFT and was reading about the Korean restaurant you ate at. Sounds good. I had a Korean roommate in college for a short period of time. All the food she made was really good and spicy. Too bad she didn't pay her rent.

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Allie said...

Those horoscopes never fail to freak me out.