Some of you are aware of Oliver's obsession with the song "Halo" by Beyonce. It was really over the top for a little while there. So, we have been trying to get past it and open his eyes to some of the other music that is out there. His new thing is "Beat It." It has not yet risen to the obsessive level of "Hay-wup" (as Oli used to say it), but it is getting there. What we have done is try to have him sing something else before we allow him to listen to it. Here are a couple of examples.
It is funny how right after he is done singing, he knows exactly what should come next. Listen real close to the end of this one, and you can faintly hear him say "Now Beat It."
Once he does get what he wants, he has to be holding the Apple TV remote, and then he really feels the music...and I can't say I disagree. Apple TV is the portal to happy feelings.
The bug has not just hit Oliver. One night I snuck up on Calvin, hid behind a chair, and recorded this...
14 January 2010
Joy and I had the chance to spend a couple days together in Seoul. I was there for some training for the week, and Joy came out on Wed and then spent the weekend there with me. It was a good. The weather is a little different than here in Okinawa as you can see from all the pictures.
Joy was 36 weeks pregnant...and yes, they let her fly. This is her at the DMZ with N. Korea in the background.
A couple funny things about this picture. The Korean guide that took us around this temple compound asked Joy at one point "Are you going to be okay with that big belly." Sometimes the translation is a little more blunt than it needs to be. Also, for those of you that know Joy, you will appreciate just how humorous this picture is. I mean, she is wearing an NFL jacket. NEVER in my life would I have pictured that. When we planned the trip and heard about the weather, we realized we did not have any winter gear with us, so most of our cold weather stuff had to be scraped together.
I had to tease Joy about the coat. I said:
"You realize you are wearing an NFL jacket?"
Her response, "Yes, but I do not know what the bolt means, I do not know who the team is, and I do not know what the sport is, and I do not know where they are from."
One of the many reasons why I love her.
We ate lots of good Korean food. I think Joy had bi bim bop every time. I do not know what most of it was that I ate, or what animal/plant it came from, but it was good. This is me with my pot of bulgogi (for you Julia).
After lots of pointing, moaning, and talking in English with an Asian accent, we were able to find this place. Those of you who know understand how nice it was to go there again. It had been a looong time.