May 15th, 2006


Mother's Day Burrito. Blink-o-phobia.

For Mother’s Day, I’d made reservations at a sushi joint for an omokase dinner. But when I spoke with my mom on Saturday, she’d changed her mind.

“I don’t feel like eating sushi,” she said in Korean.

“Then what do you want to eat?” I asked. “The restaurants are going to be packed tomorrow, so I’ve gotta call one soon.”

“Burritos,” she replied. “Your mom wants to eat Mexican food.”


While I was eating my burrito, my mom brought up one of my least favorite topics: The tragic acceleration of time.

“One second you’re thirty. You blink and – just like that – you’re forty. Fifty comes even quicker. Then sixty. Life is really short, you know that, don’t you?” she asked.

“Yes, of course I know this,” I replied. “That’s why I’m not wasting any of that time being married.”


I absolutely can’t stand it when time flies. When you blink and – just like that – a weekend is over. Or you find yourself already flipping a page on your office wall calendar. Sometimes it scares the shit out of me.

A lot of the things I’ve done in life were motivated by this fear. All in an effort to slow life down before it flew off a tall cliff.

But it’s fairly pointless, when I think about it. Because if life really is that short, why spend it being so damn worried about it being short?

Although I am a bit concerned about my impending loss of any fashion sense ...

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Car Advertising And Other Career Choices.

When I tell people I do car advertising, this isn't what I mean.
Seriously though, what's with the corporate logos? Is this the ghetto version of NASCAR?


It took two fricking years, but I finally won my third Clio. The trifecta is complete! Now I can leave the self-fellating world of advertising and do something more meaningful and helpful for society, like cat exorcisms.

You know, while writing this entry, I started to think of all the careers and occupations I'd seriously considered throughout my life - starting with physician, when I got a doctor's bag from my grandfather for my sixth birthday. So I sat down and wrote a list:

Hawaiian or Mexican Fast Food Chain King
Film Director
Children's Book Author
Elected Politician
Video Game Creator
Management Consultant
Photographer for National Geographic
News Reporter
Investment Banker
Cameraman for Discovery Channel
Witty T-Shirt Company Founder
Owner of Small Bar In Remote Thai Beach Town

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