Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I'm alive. I really am. 23 years young! But not for long. Tomorrow Sheng and I are turning 24! I have a lot to be thankful for, most recently I have...

1/ finished my website
2/ paid off my college debt
3/ and started a savings (I feel so grown up)

4/ I have a family who loves me
5/ and friends who I can trust

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Yesterday was so chill. It felt great! I worked, I worked out, and I worked in some friend time. Totally asleep by 10. I know it sounds lame, but yesterday was much needed.

Li's Index today?

1/ 6.5 hours of work
2/ 52 degrees and overcast in the midwest
3/ currently reading:
a. Asian Americans :: Joann Fuang Jean Lee
b. The Screwtape Letters :: CS Lewis
c. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life :: Amy Rosenthal

4/ DVDs I want to watch:
a. Thank You for Smoking*
b. Flight of the Conchords*
c. Little Miss Sunshine
d. Coupling*

5/ still have a lot of today left!^

* denotes ones I have not seen before
^ which will comprise of yoga/treadmill for an hour, laundry, and hanging out with Miss Jessie

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I hurt my friend's feelings today. She used the words "You should've known better." I feel awful. For once, there is no music to console me. Nothing. My heart weighs heavy.

Monday, April 07, 2008

So excited!

I want this CD right now! <3 the first three songs. Lov'em.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

What cute guys can get me to do...

I went to Bon Iver in Iowa City last night. The three bands that opened for him made me want to dig out my ear drums. They were awful. In between performances most of the crowd would sit, waiting. I secretly hoped they would stay sitting for his performance. His music is so chill, it deserves a more intimate experience. When he came out, everyone started getting up and he told them how cool we were for sitting, so most of the crowd sat on the floor for the whole show. And I loved him for that. Albeit, I was stage right where a giant speaker blocked my view of him. It didn't really matter though. With him, it's not about the show, it's all about the music. And I love that.

Now back to my post title... What cute guys can get me to do. I was looking at the Bon Iver shirts, kind of wishy washy about whether I wanted one. The band manager let me know that it wasn't even an option, b/c they didn't have my size... which he assumed was small. I was a little disappointed but that made the decision easier for me. So I looked at the Bon Iver CDs and LPs, not very interested since I had all ready purchased the CD off iTunes. He asked me about buying one of those, and I explained I already owned the album to which he responded "Then you already know the iTunes exclusive song 'Wisconsin,'" and I said "Yes." He asked if I frequently purchased music from iTunes and I said sometimes for convenience and instant gratification. I said I missed the tactility and art of actually having the physical version, to which he nudged the vinyl towards me. I smiled and commented on the sweet band poster and hand—drawn sign he had drawn to display prices. In short, he gave me the poster for free on the consensus that Bon Iver be my first vinyl. He was cute... so I did it. But this $20 LP is more like $150, because now have to find a turntable to play it on! I've always wanted one, so I'm still happy. My birthday is coming up, so maybe I'll treat myself... with my tax return.

I also bought Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Top 5

for today:

1/ Kenichi Hoshine
2/ Stefanie Posavec
3/ Bon Iver tonight
4/ cuddling and holding hands
5/ and Redken "All Soft" shampoo and conditioner, (random, I know)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I feel gross today.

Gross and lame. Really. I don't dig this. Other news in Li's life:

1/ I am working on a new menu design for the cafe where I work. It's fun. I forget how excited I sometimes get designing. I wish I could work part time designing and part time in a restaurant. I want the best of both worlds. I've been thinking about getting in touch with Smash in Des Moines to see if I can freelance with them. We'll see. My personal website will be up shortly.

2/ I am reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson. I like reading.

3/ I am pretty sure one of my managers at work likes me. And I don't reciprocate the feelings. More than anything, I wish he would pay respect to the unwritten rule highly suggesting managers not to get involved with servers. He knows that from personal experience! I am partly to blame. I am friendly. And coy. And I give him music. All things suggesting interest. Now I fear ending such things will appear bad. I've done this before. I just don't know how to let a guy know I'm not interested. Instead I get awkward around them, which comes off as "b*tchy." Conversely, I don't know how to let a guy know I am interested, and perhaps it's not obvious b/c I tend to be flirty with all people. My brother tells me it's quite easy... "just tell them." But that just doesn't seem like something I would do. I tend to make things more difficult for myself. It's true.

4/ I am going to Iowa City this weekend to stay with my little sister and see Bon Iver. It will be fun! I am looking forward to two consecutive days off. That never happens!

5/ Did I mention I feel gross?