Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday's Words #vocabulary #learning #Korean #한국 #어휘

Not a wordless Wednesday, but the word of the day is 한국.  I've finished 2 level 1 books and am working through the TTMIK workbook to review.  Then I'll start the level 2 book shown below.  The Penguin books are in Korean but have the English available.  So that's for practice.  The other is simple vocabulary for daily stuff.  I'm no good at straight memorization, so it's all repetition for me.

If you follow me on instagram, don't be surprised if you see my posts with both Korean and German translations. The only way I'm going to improve my vocabulary is to practice using my vocabulary. So, for my multi-lingual friends, feel free to correct my usage.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Boba Bee #restaurant #Atlanta #review

Boba Bee is one of those places that every time I see it, I say I'm going to go in and try it.  Saturday, the girls and I actually followed through.  It's a small shop in the same shopping center on Buford Hwy as Sweet Hut and Roll it Up.

I had their blueberry green tea fresca and a waffle.  My daughter had some cajun fries, her friend had the takoyaki.  ALL of them were VERY good.

The ambience was fun too.  There were some games you could play while waiting or enjoying your drink.  The menu for food was primarily meant for snacking, though I think we could have made a meal out of what was there.

I have every intention of going back soon and trying out some of their other creations.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Music Monday - My top 40 #music #kpop #rock

I decided to create a playlist of those songs on my phone that I have no problem listening to on constant repeat.  Not in any particular order (other than group name) they are:

AC/DC - Thunderstruck
A.C.E - Cactus
Aerosmith - Walk This Way (with Run DMC)
Amber - Shake that Brass
B.A.P - Wake Me Up, Sky Dive
Bastille - Pompeii
Bon Jovi - Bells of Freedom
BTOB - Movie
Dae Hyun - Shadow
Got 7 - Never Ever, 하드캐리, Mayday
Halo - 여기여기
KNK - Knock, Angel Heart, Back Again
Monsta X - Hero, Fighter, Stuck
Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
SF9 - K.O., Fanfare, Watch Out, Easy Love
SNUPER - It's Raining, Platonic Love, Back: Hug, You=Heaven
UP10TION - Runner, Everything
Vixx - Dynamite, Fantasy
24K - Still 24K, Bingo, Superfly, Only You
100% - 어디 있니

Leave me a note below if you'd like to share some of your favorites or if yours is on my list.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Keeping unemployed teens busy #project #house #diy

It started Wednesday when our internet went out.  My son hasn't started classes yet, so he was home.  He came down and asked me about the stairs that I had said I wanted to rip up the carpet on over the summer.  I had wanted to see what the treads looked like to either replace/paint/stain to make them look better.  The cats (and age) had pretty well destroyed the carpet and I was using duck tape to cover the holes.  So, Wednesday he pulled up the carpet on one tread.  His best friend had graduated HS recently as well and hadn't found a job yet, so he was unoccupied as well.  So, I got both of them together Thursday to finish the job.

Some of the treads probably need to be replaced.  Most of them are in good condition. I don't think they'd stain well and I really don't want more carpet to go down.  So, now I have to decide whether I have to replace those treads (replace them if so) and then to figure out a color scheme.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

I'm so retro..

Not really.. but my daughter and I bought some CDs over the weekend that we didn't necessarily have on our phones already.  So, instead of plugging our phones in to listen to music that way, we actually loaded the CDs into the player in the car.. 

Monday, August 07, 2017

Medical Monday (over 40 and falling apart)

Just for follow-up purposes and those that may be interested.. the podiatrist took x-rays of my feet.  Those showed I have arthritis in my big toes.  As to the rest of my feet, there is a tendon that runs from the bottom of my big toe, around the ankle, and up the back of my leg.  Right before summer started, I managed to pull or otherwise injure that tendon.  That seems to have healed (for now).  The current solution is exercises and shoe inserts.

As to the acupuncture, the headaches have mostly gone. I still get the pressure bands behind the headaches, so hopefully continued treatment will at least cut those back noticeably as well.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Acupuncture and headaches #health

Today is the 3rd treatment I'm going in for.  I finally hit the point with the pressure bands and headaches that I wanted some sort of relief.  I've had them since my fistulas were corrected in 2015.  I still don't want to try the anti-depressant the neurologist was going to prescribe, so I looked for an alternative.  I'll have to admit, after the first treatment that I had a surprising result.  Very few headaches and the band was significantly less.  I can hope that the treatments continue to improve the way my head feels.  I'll update again in a couple more weeks.

Friday I go in to a podiatrist to see about what's going (wrong) with my feet.  I'm really ready to try to fix what's going on with me.  About time, really.  I'm such a procrastinator.