Friday, March 27, 2009

Nothing in particular

I have absolutely nothing to write about. Originally, I had planned on staying in tonight and getting well rested for Busan but I was invited to a party and I'm dying for some company that isn't a 6 year old child. I can sleep for a couple of hours on the train anyways. One of the people on the trip has an underwater camera so expect some Very cool pictures next week sometime. I'll bring my universal card reader and usb thumbnail drive so I can download them from an internet cafe right after the trip.

Despite the fact that it's still a bit chilly and not really spring like in Seoul, the flowers are blooming. Forsythia (sorry about the spelling mom), pink blossoms, white blossoms and even the grass just seems so vivid after the doldrums of winter. It's going to be about 50 all weekend in Busan, something I'm looking forward to heartily.

I'm talking about the weather. This is tragic.

In my backpack for the trip:
-Yo Mama's Dysfunctional
-Love in the Time of Cholera (abandoned around page 200 for how depressing it was but I am determined to finish it)
-Another novel, haven't decided which yet. What will most likely happen is that I will spend 20 minutes agonizing about the 3rd book tonight before giving in and packing 4 instead of 3. This is what happens when a bibliophile travels.

I'm trying to just use my backpack for the trip down so I might actually have to stick to my 3 book limit. I'm just not sure if it's possible. Should the 3rd novel be in French, English or Spanish? What sort of subject matter do I want? Should I do a favorite reread for comfort reading or something brand new? If I do a Spanish book, do I have room for a dictionary? I wish my phone had a killer Spanish/English dictionary as well as a Korean/English, come to think of it.

This is the sort of turmoil I go through for a weekend trip. Now you know why both of my suitcases were severly overweight when I moved to Korea. Not to mention the $75 box of books my parents (amazingly) shipped ot me. When I go on week long vacations it's a nightmare, trying to decide what goes and how much I will need to last me through boring bus rides and down time. In a way, college trips were easier since I just brought my research with me.

Oops, time to go proctor a test! Until Monday! Sorry for the typos, no time to reread!


Josh said...

You are funny..... don't forget shark repellant ;-p

Nancy K said...

How long are you going to be gone? A little heavy on the books, after all you are actually going to be doing things.

Chris J said...

I suppose being a music lover is a bit easier to be on a trip cause all I need is my ipod and a charger. I hope you enjoy your trip! and your books. and the sharks :P.