Bed space

2014-10-20 lunch

Preface: obligatory lunch photo!!

My queen-sized bed takes up a quarter of my apartment. I DON’T NEED A QUEEN-SIZED BED! For the past few years (oh shit… has it really been “a few years”?), I have spent my nights cozying up to a panel heater (highly recommended… I was so fond of that thing) and a huge microfiber blanket from Target (really awesome).

Oh, and I now have a young man cat who wants to romp around when I want to sleep. I’m more or less in a relationship of sorts, minus the sex.

I would have so much more room for activities (haha) if I had a single bed, or if I go Korean and roll out my bed every night. Back home in ‘Murica, for the past three years or so, I slept on a mattress pad on the floor. I could totally do the floor thing.

By the way, all of my bedding is flowery and pink. And I have a nuclear-orange down comforter. My least favorite colors!! BUT. They were free, from another foreign teacher who left my building the day after I moved in. At the price of free, you really can’t say shit like, “Uh, do you have anything that’s not in pink?”

My weekend from hell


In addition to nursing a cold and sore throat this weekend:

On Friday, I flushed the toilet, stood up, washed my hands, and Whiskey jumped right into the toilet bowl. He freaked out, I couldn’t catch him, and of course he and his toilet water paws ran all over the apartment before I could get hold of him. Out came the kitten shampoo!! The next morning, I found a hairball on the floor. Ugh.

Today, AGAIN!! As soon as I stood up from peeing, he jumped on the toilet and slipped in. This time, I was fast enough, and grabbed him immediately. Back into the shower.

And it wasn’t over… just a couple hours earlier, I guess he was sitting to pee, and it turned out that he also took a dump. Without changing his seating position. And OF COURSE with ultra soft poo. (SERIOUSLY what did I do? IS KARMA REAL!?) So his butt was fully smudged with poo. Back into the shower. And of course, I found traces of poo on a blanket … luckily, it was a shitty blanket that I use to keep dust off my suitcases. (Now literally shitty!)

Hopefully that’s the end of all the kitty trauma.


P9240003I’m just hanging out at home this weekend. I have a cold. Sore throat kicked in on Tuesday, peaked on Friday. And it’s gone now. But now I have the sniffles. Ugh!

I’ve been at home, listening to various Spotify playlists. I pay $10 for Spotify instead of $5 for Rdio, SOLELY because of the playlists. I am THAT lazy.

Anyway, the point of bringing up Spotify playlists … I was listening to some music, and thought, WHAT KIND OF SHITTY MUSIC SELECTIONS ARE THESE!? Turns out, they were my saved songs. Confirmed: I think my own music selections are shitty.

Also: over the course of this week, I have become a subscriber to the cult of Uniqlo Heattech. IT WORKS! And of course it costs more than I’d like it to (19,900 won for leggings; 24,900 won for a long sleeved shirt). On the upside of it, I bought Heattech pajama pants for 10,000 won. THEY ARE SO AWESOME.

Vaccinations, Round 2

I brought Whiskey in for his second round of vaccinations. 24,000 원, just like the previous visit. I still have the 20% mystery discount, yay!

It is either:

a) Foreigner discount?

b) Because I picked up a street cat?

c) Decoy discount that everyone gets, so they feel like they’re getting a good deal.

Also, he’s 위스키 on the vet paperwork! Written the same way as the standard Korean spelling for the alcohol! I thought it was cool. (Lets be real, the vet staff probably thinks I’m a crazy foreigner who named her cat after a bottle of booze.)

I got a different vet this time. He checked Whiskey, balls and all, and changed his status from “Unknown” to “Neutered Male”. Success! My customer disloyalty goes unnoticed!! Woo!

Doritos Bomb

Aha, what’s this?



A new flavor! Probably specific to Korea, because:



Spice level threat:



Some of the chips:



I liked them. They smelled strongly of jalapeños, tasted like strong wasabi. Clear-your-sinuses wasabi.

After a few chips, they started tasting like delicious, melted brown butter. I thought I’d only eat a chip or two, then put it away. (I ate the whole bag.)

Stinky cat food

I am attempting various types of cat food with Whiskey. Some have been successes, some haven’t. This is the Chicken & Brown Rice Formula by California Natural.





My cat likes it and eats everything, but PHEW does it  stink up the place. The texture is also quite fluffy, not as dense as other pate-style cat foods. It’s almost as if it has air whipped into it. Fortunately, it’s sold by weight.