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Bed space

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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

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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.

Sick

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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

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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

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Aha, what’s this?

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A new flavor! Probably specific to Korea, because:

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Spice level threat:

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Some of the chips:

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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

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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.

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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.