Sunday, June 15, 2008

happy father's day!

or is it fathers' day? i guess it could really be both but probably fathers' if we're including everyone out there. i mean, it's not just one father out there who has the holiday, is it? if so, that's one cool dad. i have had a nice and relaxing day watching various sporting events while my wife has been tending to the babe. kate got me a nice card with $50 stuck inside! i guess with the high gas prices and the weak dollar karen has been upping her allowance lately. incidentally it's the same amount i asked karen to get for me from the latest bank run.

last night we had the graduation for our residency program. over the past few years the residents have recorded a skit making fun of the attendings and even other residents. now that i'm on the "other" side, we rallied the attendings together to film a skit. i would post the link but there are too many inside jokes to be funny for the general populace. anyway, it was fun filming and editing the thing so it rekindled my interest in making a movie. i have already pitched a few ideas to my sister and one day do want to write a real script but i could start the process at home with a tv show or movie starring kate. the show would be called "one and a half asians," kinda like the charlie sheen show "two and a half men." we could have kate getting into various shenanigans--spitting food at us, reaching into drawers and throwing everything out, clips of us accidentally whacking kate's head against various things (as recently as this morning i accidentally hit her head on the car frame putting her into the car seat ... in my defense i had a bloody nose this morning, worse than usual (and i didn't even pick my nose to instigate it) so i wasn't feeling the most normal), her laughing at me when i do pushups and how she tries to grab my hair as it goes up and down. so many stories we could share. could probably get a couple of seasons out of it before it gets cancelled.

on another note, at the risk of completely embarrassing my whole family, i have to share how i got swindled out of $10. interestingly, at times i don't think through things completely and in certain vulnerable moments i tend to throw away money (fortunately not a frequent occurrence). well, somehow i got to a link to check my i.q. online in less than 10 minutes. since i'm korean and bred to compare myself to other people, i thought i'd check it out. i must have really been bored or delirious. the test is like 10 questions and actually multiple choice but truly easy multiple choice questions so i automatically thought this was a gimmick. after finishing, it tells you to text a code to a number and it will text back your i.q. by this point i've already invested 2 minutes out of my day to do this so i'm not going halfway at this point. i text the code and i get back a text saying my i.q. is 10. not 110 but 10. now i'm thinking what a waste of time that was (imagine that, wasting time on the internet) but oh well, no harm no foul, right? next thing i know, i'm getting a text like 2 or 3 times a week with a word of the day. i don't have unlimited texting on my phone so i'm getting annoyed at these texts so somehow i get back to the website after a search. of course when i initially texted the code i didn't see that i was signing up for this service that costs $9.99 a month and i get a word of the day texted to me. the ironic thing is that the page talks about the greek origin of the word intelligence and how words of the day can make you smart, etc. yet you have to be a complete moron to actually sign up for this dumb service and probably even worse not to realize that you're signing up for the service by texting something to them. you live and you learn.

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