U.N. weighs sanctions against N. Korea (AP)

South Korean Army soldiers patrol along the barbed-wire fence in Paju, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 9, 2006. South Korea's Defense Ministry said the alert level of the military had been raised in response to the claimed nuclear test. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)AP - The world lined up against North Korea on Monday for staging a nuclear test denounced even by key allies. President Bush called it "a threat to international peace and security," and the U.N. Security Council weighed severe sanctions to punish the impoverished communist nation.

It seems crazy that things would get this far, but then again, the man is a psycho. Normal bevaiour is not really expected from a man who would rather that his citizens were eating leaves and drinking out of puddles. Still, I have a South Korean roommie who is more than a little concerned that he might have to go home to serve should matters accelerate. For the record, sanctions are unlikely to effect the government too much there, but I can't imagine it will do anything to improve the plight of the poor souls unlucky enough to be born there. We live in interesting times.

In other news, I haven't really eaten anything solid for over 4 days now. I recently had my 4 wisdom teeth out and a filling, with only NO for anesthesia. After nearly coming out of the chair, when the dentist pulled (well, attempted) one tooth, I did survive and spent Friday watching movies and spitting blood. It was actually quite unpleasant.

Since then, I have taken my drugs fairly regularly and basically stuck to my apartment. Unfortunately, the swelling still has not dissapated, so I am planning on calling the Dentist's office tomorrow. I am definitely starting to get hungry, and I fear broth is no longer cutting it. I even missed out on this year's Thanksiving feast because of my slow recovery. Now the work week is beginning, and I am far from eager to go to class with a swelled head (heh).