Hai-Kuul – June 15, 2005

Sideways (Requested by Christine)
An age-old story
Wino and womanizer
A bachelor’s trip


Roxie (Requested by Christine)
One of Christine’s cats
She has two of those felines
The other one’s Max


Toe Ring (Requested by Christine)
Wouldn’t it be odd
If Hercules’ power ring
Wasn’t for fingers?


Obsession With the Little White Envelope (Requested by Christine)
In the status bar
This insidious bastard
Shouts out check your mail!


Office Linebacker (Requested by Christine)
Terrible Terry
Cleaning up the workplace with
Extreme prejudice


Speaker Phone Sux (Requested by Christine)
Nothing is worse than
Having your own privacy
So violated


Don’t Talk to Me (Requested by princess_castle)
I can’t believe you
Why say that out in public?
You’re in the dog house


The Biiiggg…Bang (Requested by princess_castle)
Is it chemical?
Or is it mechanical?
Innuendo rules!


U Drive Me Nuts (Requested by princess_castle)
Squirrels everywhere
Patiently wait for this guy
Delivery man


Awww…I Am So Sorry (Requested by princess_castle)
Where’s your sandcastle?
And why is the beach higher
Where I am standing?


Dandelions (Requested by Drea)
Yellow and vibrant
Mysteriously turns to
Ethereal white


Wobbly Knees (Requested by Drea)
I can barely stand
Why did I drop the soap, now?
I so hate prison


From the Cradle (Requested by Drea)
Music is my life
As a babe I would cry notes
Sing myself to sleep


Capricorn (Requested by Drea)
Good side: Practical
Bad side: Miserly, grudging
Looks like: A tough goat


Starlight (Requested by Drea)
Beaming from heaven
Serves to inspire some of us
To close eyes and wish


Drea already requested Nottingham in a previous entry. There is no need to repeat it.


Aurora (Requested by Drea)
Treasure of the sky
Ever changing and endless
Like rainbow angels


Darlin’ (Requested by Drea)
My one and only
This nickname for you is cute
And mildly rural


Tom Sawyer (Requested by Drea)
A story of youth
Mark Twain himself calls this tale
A hymn to boyhood


Dawn (Requested by Drea)
You don’t need a lot
Why, even a single drop
Can wash all these plates!


Sunny Side Up (Requested by Drea)
A yellow circle
Liquid yolk contained within
Go ahead. Dig in!


Mercy Me (Requested by Drea)
One of the best songs
Nostalgic and touches you
Marvin Gaye’s finest


Scented Candles (Requested by Drea)
A great idea
For those who live in houses
With stinky bathrooms


Kodak (Requested by Drea)
Capture emotion
Preserve all your memories
With silver halide




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What’s the Art of Camping Updated With Shouts?

What’s In a Name Again?

I believe I mentioned how not to pronounce my name in a previous entry. Said entry also has a guide on the acceptable way to pronounce my name. Clara, I hope this helps you. Why it is pronounced “George” is due to what my parents called me.



The Art of Balance

The way things have been lately, this blog might as well be called Hai-Kuul Space or something along those lines. I have been under a constant barrage of requests since the contests started a little while ago.

Indeed, the curve that represents the requests versus time is so steep that I wondered at some points if it was going to curl back upon itself and cause some sort of webspace anomaly, but as of yet this has not occurred.

Now this is not to say that I don’t like these requests. I do enjoy them, and those of you who put lots of work into thinking up the requests should be happy to know this.

However, as stated in a previous entry, all the haiku leave less time for other things (like the Fig-tionary, and the everyday life of me which is very interesting, really).

I suppose the key to doing this is all about balance. This is something I am still learning on the blogopshere (whatever the hell that means).

In all honesty, I can probably churn out about a hundred haiku an hour if the mood takes me. As impressive as this may sound, it leaves little time for anything else during my lunch break, or the time at night after I finish playing online games with friends or checking my e-mail.

When blogging becomes too much work, then something is wrong.

And so I am going to throttle down a little, and answer a fixed number per day. Not only will this give me some breathing room, but it will also allow me to not have to worry about printing up prizes for the nth request practically every week. Oh, there will still be contests, but we must all be patient.



Camping Trip

This weekend will be an interesting one. I am going camping with a group of my friends from K-rot. It should be a great experience.

A variety of folks are going with different ways of thinking and attitude, but it should be a good time.

I’m looking forward to shooting some more sunrises and sunsets, and also taking some photographs for a friend’s kobudo package.



Photography Update

I will be doing a show at Salvador Darling in July. It should be great. I will be teaming up with my buddy Mark Furman for this venture.

The theme has not been determined yet, but rest assured that we will dazzle you with our work. Or at least you can have some free munchies during the open house.



Shout Outs

Shout outs to Courtney and her clan for graduating and rising from the status as students to the much more glorious title of unemployed. Shout outs to Mugen for the same thing.

Also a tip of the hat to T&M Rhee who tied the knot this weekend. M is a triple threat this year, gaining her PhD, Goju Black Belt, and a Korean man-servant all within the space of half a year. Way to go!