Today, 'round 7:53 AM, as I was walking across campus, the chimes were playing as enthusiastically as ever. I passed a hockey player, dressed in bright red and carrying his stick, on the way to practice. Several people were crossing the Arts Quad. For the first time in my life, I felt a sense of pride from being associated with an institution.
Today, I have been married to Rosie for one year. It's hard to believe than only one year ago I was eating squid ink soup with her in a little restaurant east of the Duomo in Florence (we eloped and snuck off to Italy, you see). This definitely calls for a road trip.
Rosie and I watched Cecil B. DeMented last night – highly, highly, highly recommended. John Waters’ films are exquisitely twisted, but for some reason they leave me feeling so much better about the world that I did before. If you haven’t seen this film, and 1998’s Pecker, you really should. Masterpieces. And hey, you can never get enough of Baltimore, right?
In celebration of Groundhog Day, I've decided to post an illustration of my name in Korean (provided to me yesterday by my good friend Kyung). Each character in Korean has a specific sound and meaning. When interpreting English names, however, the characters function only to convey the sounds and lose their symbolism. In my case, the characters (from left to right) make the sounds "Jeh-i-son" ... Jason. Much more visually interesting than English, I think.