Hello Korio
05. 10. 2016

There is a lot of stuff right now, for me and for the general world but I’m mostly always focused on just me, that is kind of terrible. I don’t feel well again. I felt better for a long time and now I don’t feel well again, and it’s shitty just like before, but with the added bonus of anxiety and distress at the sensation of being dragged back down into a craphole. I sleep a lot, mostly.

And, you know, other terrible things.

Anyway, here are some things I like right now.

NUMBER ONE. Facebook groups. I dunno, man, I am just into them. I like how I am in a bunch of different groups with a bunch of different purposes with a lot of the same people. And I like the groups I’m in with not the same people. I like how groups are being used, or at least, how I’m now seeing them being used. Like how you can just make a group for any damn thing and be in it and post in it or not or just read things. This doesn’t make sense and that’s fine. You know, the idea of people deleting Facebook or being addicted to Facebook never really made sense to me before – post something, look at some things, leave. What else is there to do on there that you’re spending hours a day? But groups, man. I don’t participate a ton, but I just really like being in them and reading things and saving links for projects and recipes some alternate universe version of myself might take on some day. You know any good groups I should be in? Add me to some Facebook groups. Make a Facebook group with just you in it and add me to it. I’m fine with that. Don’t add me to any direct sales groups, fuck off with that shit, but otherwise, yeah, put me in all your groups.

NUMBER TWO. Being basic as hell. I don’t really like the word or the concept, not so much. Especially not the whole “basic bitch” phrase. I dunno, you know that’s insulting and meant to be insulting, but the concept goes against everything I’ve come to learn about myself in recent years, so I’m not into it. But accepting the concept as a THING that we all understand, OH MAN I LOVE IT. Fall is when it seems to come out the most, but obviously being a basic person is a year round endeavor. But examples from right now: what, leggings, warm boots, top knots? Yes, yes, yes. Sign me up for all of those things. Those are all things I love. I love doing basic shit. Being incredibly average and predictable is my jam. I like watching fall tv show premiers and I like putting stickers in my planner and I like stopping for coffee. I get that the whole “basic” concept is meant to be sort of, “haha, look at you, liking things other people like,” but you know me well enough by now, or maybe you don’t, so I’m telling you now, I think that liking things that other people like is the absolute BEST THING IN THE WORLD. Yes. Put me down for one of everything that average people are enjoying the shit out of. Make space for me. I’m coming to enjoy shit with you.

NUMBER THREE. Korean television. Guys, it just keeps getting better, I promise. I don’t want to accuse anyone of anything, so I’m going to use myself as an example here, but BEFORE I started watching Korean television, it was impossible for me to imagine it could be as good as American television. I mean, I guess I just assumed the US was where quality entertainment came from. I don’t know if I thought it would be hokey or poorly produced or what. I don’t think it was a conscious thought, just some kind of embedded ethnocentrism I wasn’t super aware of. So anyway, I know I’ve beat this drum forever, but I don’t really plan to stop. It really is just as good as American television. It’s just as well produced, just as complex and interesting, and it’s just really, really great. I do think you’re missing out on something awesome if you haven’t tried them out, and I hate when people miss out on awesome things.

Okay, well, that’s about all of the things I am liking right now. I hope you are liking some things, too. Add me to Facebook groups about them.

6 responses to “Some things I like right now”

  1. Sheila says:

    Start a kdrama group, Kelly. You can call it Ahnyong Korio! I keep meaning to try it, but every time I actually sit down to watch tv, I automatically turn on something I’ve already watched a thousand times, because lack of mental bandwidth.

  2. Kate says:

    I’m with Sheila, I’d love some suggestions on where to start with the kdrama. I’d totally watch an episode on one of those ‘but I don’t know what I’m in the mood to watch!’ nights, but I have no idea where to start (or even where to find them, really)

  3. Carmen says:

    I also have recently been added to several Facebook groups that many of my Twitter friends are in, and like you, I am now discovering I understand why and how people spend so much time on Facebook. Previously I would login to FB about once every 3-4 months, snoop around for a minute and then say, “Nope, not for me; I don’t like this place.” But the groups are great — sign me up for more groups as well, please!

  4. Amy says:

    Can you recommend a Korean show or two for someone who doesn’t enjoy soap opera drama? Like, I don’t know, is there anything along the lines of Homeland or Korean Horror Story? I have no idea where to start.

    And basic: YES. I love throwing on a pair of jeans, a long sweater, and boots and putting zero thought into the process. I’m still trying to find my “cook a basic dinner” groove so I can stop putting thought into that too.

  5. Kelly says:

    I second or third the idea of a Korean TV show primer for newbies! What to watch, where to watch it (is there a channel? or online somewhere?) so that we all get as sucked in and obsessed as you!

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