2016年4月7日 星期四

Nonsense That Fills My Head on a Thursday


It's getting hot again.  I am OK with this.  I think it was unnaturally cold before.  This is the right temperature for Taitung.


There were a lot of tourists in town last weekend.  We had a four-day weekend because of Children's Day and Tomb Sweeping Day, and it felt like half of Taiwan had driven over.  I rode my bike up the coast last Sunday, and could not believe the traffic.


Thanks to the above-mentioned four-day weekend there are only three days of work this week.  Next week is a full week, but the week after that is only four days long.  We get an additional five days off because of the National High School Athletic Games.


Went to R's house last weekend.  D, J, J2, and P were there too.  I left as their poker game started.  I've never been into poker, and can only hope they don't despise me too much for my unmanliness.


Finished testing the kids in my school.  Asking a group of 29 kids the same 6-8 questions is exhausting.  I thought it was kind of interesting when I started, but it grew tedious very quickly.  I'm thinking that next time they can ask ME the questions, and I can answer however I wish.


Wrote a really long entry in my other blog yesterday.  I felt quite proud of it once I'd finished, but my pride was mediated by the fact that it's only a blog entry about superhero movies, and few will ever read it.  Deep thoughts?  Not quite! 


I often wish I could summon up greater depths of eloquence about less frivolous subjects.  Occasionally I manage to do so, but for the most part my attempts at being more "serious" founder.  At times it's also a language issue, since translating deeper thoughts into Chinese presents difficulty.


Boredom makes people weird.  So does loneliness.  People want to change, but it's not easy.


But then I suppose we've all been there, at one time or another.


I really want to go back to that Korean restaurant in Chr Shang 池上.  Unfortunately the only day I can get back there is Saturday, and it's hard to find a Saturday when I have so much time.


Finally saw Fast and Furious 7 last night.  I'd been meaning to see that movie since it came out, mostly because of Tony Jaa.  As expected it was ridiculous.  Cars driven out of airplanes with parachutes that the drivers somehow steer down onto an isolated mountain road, where they fight with bad guys who have machine guns and no one gets shot even though only one of the cars is armored.


As I mentioned to D already, I think the bikini girls in Furious 7 are akin to explosions in other action movies.  In Die Hard, for example, there's always a big explosion that the hero walks away from, and while he's walking away he can't be bothered to turn around and look at the explosion.  In Furious 7, Vin Diesel can't be bothered to notice the bikini girls or their big, round asses.  He's too cool for that.


A gay parody of Furious 7 would almost write itself.



Taiwanese people I don't know who give expensive bottles of scotch to Taiwanese people I do know are AWESOME.  Why?  Because the Taiwanese people I do know often give that expensive scotch to me!  I would never drink so well in the States.



I was in one of the fifth grade classrooms just now and some examples of their "letter to my future self" were on the bulletin board.  With this in mind, I have written my own letter to a future self:

Hey Man,

How you doing?  Been a while since I talked to myself, so I thought I'd see what you were up to.  I imagine you're a little different now, mostly because it's 20 years later and you're 61.  Hope your penis still works, hope your heart is OK, and hope your family is alright.  Let me know how everything is going when you have some time.

Me


And with that I leave you.  Hope your penis (or vagina) still works, hope your heart is OK, and hope your family (or friends) are doing alright.  If you have your health, you have almost everything.



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