Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nothing at All

Why haven't I blogged in a week (practically a lifetime in the blogosphere)? Absolutely nothing of interest is going on. I joined a gym last week which is lovely, big and modern. It leaves me with an important question though:
Why can my underpaid trainers all speak English, at least about anything relevant to their job, and NO ONE AT MY BANK CAN SPEAK ANY??? I read an article last week in the paper commenting on how highly paid bank employees are. If they are so highly paid, why can't they speak anything but Korean? At the banks in NY there are always one or two tellers who can speak Spanish on duty. I know that the demand isn't very high in my neighborhood but it would be lovely to go to the bank and not have to bring a note written in Korean. Of course, I could learn bank related Korean but the fact of the matter is, even if I could master what I needed to tell them, I'd have to understand their response. That is pretty advanced language mastery, something working full time in an English school doesn't leave me much time to work on. I'm done ranting.

I saw the new Terminator movie. It is frighteningly set up for yet more sequels. Wasn't that bad, all things considered. I wish the female characters weren't so lame though. This weekend I shall muster up the strength/energy/time to do something touristy in Seoul.

This week's commute: Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy. I hated the first 70 pages but now I can't put it down. Except of course, when I leave it next to the sink instead of in my bag. A commute without a book is truly boring. I can see why the Victorians hated it though, why actually address issues that women face, like rape, when you can ignore it?

10 comments:

FredL. said...
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Salsa Boy said...

I agree that Terminator 4 (though I would rather call it T3 because I refuse to acknowledge the existence of the actual T3) did have weak female characters, especially when T2 had such a strong female character in Sarah Conner. Having said that, and having had such low expectations for T4 (thank you for that T3), I was quite pleased with the movie and enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm glad they didn't mess too much with time travelling. They were like: Now it's the future, deal with it. Which was awesome. Ok, I must stop before any spoilers come out.

What next? Angels and Demons or Transformers Revenge? Oh, wait... I already know... HP!!!! That's right! Hewlett Packard and the Half-Blood Prince!!!

Alex said...

~does a hapy dance~ HARRY POTTER HERE I COME!!!! I hope it isn't too hot to wear my Gryffindor track jacket...

Jessica said...

Alex you know you'll bring your jacket even if it is too hot to wear it because, you are a dork!

Also, do not waste money on Angels and Demons. Especially if you read the book.

Josh said...

HAH! hewlett-packard and the Half-Ink Catridge!!


You would wear that jacket to the movie if it was 130 deg F

Nancy K said...

Oh, you know that you're going to wear the jacket, even if you only put it on in the air conditioned lobby.
More photos please! I like seeing your cute face! I loved those photos of you eating octopus. Have you learned to like any vegetables that you've refused to eat here?
Oh, I saw Eric Everett's mother and she said to remember him to you. He is working in NYC and commuting to good old Bellport.

Alex said...

Okay, okay, yes I AM going to wear my jacket. Though you are probably right, I'll carry it into the lobby and THEN put it on. I'll try to get Mister Salsa Boy to take pictures of me this weekend. I still maintain that no photos of Salsa boy will be posted until I see more updates from mother dearest. ~HINT HINT~

Josh said...

wait-wait-wait! when is HP coming out
?!?!?!?!?!

mother dear, she sent me pictures of salsa boy in question cuz i promised to help her ransom you for blog posts

Jessica said...

Wait, how come I am being deprived pictures of salsa boy!!! NO FAIR!

Alex said...

awwwwwwwwww jess, i can send you pictures!