Not much happening with me these days, hence not much to share here.
I’m really not all that sociable, but I will at times make a little effort in that regard. So, along with a couple of co-workers we have established a Thursday night get together called “movie night”. It was agreed that my place will be the venue for this event seeing as how I have the biggest TV. So, we have a meal, some wine, and a movie. If the kick-off session was any indication it should be a fine way to spend an evening.
I started us off with Big Fish. This is one of my favorite movies and since neither of my guests had previously seen it, it was a consensus choice. I’ve seen it several times now, but I still always enjoy the hell out of it. Dennis gave it two thumbs up, Corine only one. She said Tim Burton is just to far out there for here tastes. Next week, Dennis will bring the movie (he said it may be Ladyhawk, which I’ve heard of but never seen). You can look forward to hearing all about it here.
Friday night as usual was darts at Dolce. What was unusual was no one showed up for the tourney. So, I contented myself with throwing a few games with COL Dan’s wife Shelly. She’s probably a solid “C” calibre player, but I gave her some tips on cricket strategy that should help her game. I won all the games, but I didn’t hold back either. As I told her, I think it is disrespectful to an opponent to not give your best effort. And she did make me work pretty hard for a couple of the legs. I remember how good it felt the first time I beat my dart mentor Duke, but it took a long time for that to happen. Playing folks above your level can be frustrating if you think in terms of wins/losses, but it is the best way to learn how to improve your game.
Last night I had dinner with Dennis. He has a great place over by Sookmyung Women’s University. Of all my co-workers, I have the least impressive apartment by far although my housing allowance is higher. I like my place just fine though and after four years it feels like home. I went for location (easy walking to my Itaewon hangouts), and I’ve got a balcony for grilling that I could not live without. In fact, I’m going to pick up a new grill today, as I’ve just about “cooked through” my old one.
Anyway, Dennis is a great cook and served up a fine fusion meal of steak and Korean-style “pork”. It was funny though, because when Dennis showed Ji Yeon the package of pork he bought at E-mart, she laughed and said “that’s not pork, it’s duck!”. Heh, learn to read Korean Dennis! (I wouldn’t have known either though). Dennis also makes a mean smoothie. So, it was a nice evening.
And that’s the story from my little corner of the world.