I got into the car this morning and was greeted by the unfamiliar blaring of the radio. Turns out the CD player was jammed again.
“Oh no, Car, you do not do this to me. Not when my Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Jejoongwon OSTs are stuck inside your player!”
On days when traffic is moving as fast as dead toads, my kdrama Overplayed Sound Tracks keep me chirpy rather than curmudgeonly. I hum along, zilch understanding of the lyrics notwithstanding, and forget to swear at the jerk that had cut into my path without signaling. I find endless pleasure changing CDs (hmm, might that explain why the player has keeled over?), feel needlessly guilty when I swap certain CDs for others (I’m sorry, Damo OST, but I’ve had you in the car for three years!), and guard these same CDs like they were the rarest thing since a dodo sighting.
Now, because of a few kdrama OSTs, I’m seriously hating on a car that I love and even contemplating trading it in for a new car. One with a CD player that works.
And how about last night? The phone rang and it was a kin telling me she was coming with more kin to stay for a week. Instead of whooping with joy (since the last time I saw her was a few years ago), I groaned inwardly. Because now is not a good time to come, aigoo! I need to finish my Sungkyunkwan Scandal recaps (and let’s not talk about the Brilliant Legacy ones due a year and the half ago), I’m behind on subbing, and I have ten dramas that I need to finish in three weeks!
If this isn’t treachery, what is it? Turning against people and things that should matter more than a Lee Sun-joon diving into a creek. Not only has kdrama addiction gifted me with impaired hearing and beady eyes, I’m cursing being born into an extended family of immigrants scattered in eleven countries. Because we are wayfarers from the oldest to the youngest, there’s always coming and going. Which is fine (and fun, most of the time) but not when a kdrama deadline looms, namely a most important year-end review!
And let’s talk about late last night and early this morning. The time spent trawling the Internet because a sudden madness had seized me and I thought I could buy a CSS upgrade for my blog and learn to tweak design so that I could have a blog that was unique! Because I’m a serious kdrama blogger, hello!
Many hours and countless how-to sites later, I admitted defeat. Because if a so-called “serious” kdrama blogger can’t, for the life of her, remember what CSS and HTML mean, she has no business reaching for the moon.
And so I sit here now, with a new blog theme (that didn’t cost me a dime or any hair-pulling) and no SKKS recap. Because I’m the sum of two worlds that will be the death of me one day: kdrama addiction and procrastination. The busier I am, the more hours I while away getting nothing done. It’s sick.
To make things worse, I don’t even know the point of this post, do you? Maybe just this: I needed a new tagline for the blog and in my current sleep-deprived and panicky state, the first thing that popped into my head was that this kdrama addiction was an unhealthy obsession.
So, do me a favor. Don’t tell me about yet another JYJ concert or whisper more Yoo Ah-in news into my ears. Don’t send me another DBSK clip! I’m barely alive as it is.
By the way, yooahinhaven.wordpress.com. If you call yourself the Yoo Ah In Preventorium, shouldn’t you be preventing weak-willed people from falling deeper into the pits? For crying out loud, stop that onslaught of YAI pics!