Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Clarification

I had a crap day at work. I don't really want to rant on my blog about it because it's not really appropriate. I still love teaching, Korea and life in general I'm just feeling a bit mopey about it.

That's okay though because I have 5 pounds of fancy, Swiss, dark chocolate that is 100% milk free. I will admit, at the moment I'm laying in bed, listening to The New Pornographers (slightly whiny indie band), dipping my chocolate into peanut butter and indulging myself. Don't worry, I did leave my apartment for a bit. After all, Wednesday is crappy movie night. I got Vietnamese food with the Partial Asian, the Female Kiwi, and Juice Box Jumper. We headed off to a DVD bang but none of us had the energy to sit and rework a crappy movie into entertainment so we broke down and got a good movie instead. The Brother's Bloom was quite worthwhile. It was sad and funny all at once...a beautiful balance though it didn't really help alleviate my mood.

Reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is also not helping. Reading about oppression and exploitation isn't cheery though it does help me put my problems into perspective! At least I wasn't a woman or Native American in the 1800s.

Kudos to my brother for linking me to a ridiculous youtube video.  If you need entertainment/distraction, go to it! 

9 comments:

LouDog said...

We received about 10-15lbs of peanut butter when my sister in law came back from the US. It was all gone in 2 weeks. Along with about 2lbs of dark chocolate chips.

Alex said...

....that makes me feel a lot better actually. :)

blahblahblah said...

I love «The Brothers Bloom»! By the way, I voted for "both." I enjoy your blog quite a bit!

Alex said...

@blahblahblah: I'm glad you are enjoying my blog! I enjoy writing it!

allenvh said...

I haven't used this "blogger" thingamajig in a while, and I didn't realize my post would show up from "blahblahblah!"

SuperFantabulous said...

Since when is ranting on your blog inappropriate? I must not have gotten the memo.
A People's History changed my life. Next to The China Study, by far the best book I've ever read.

Alex said...

Well, I try not to rant about specific people, especially not work related since that could technically get you fired. I mean, someone who speaks English would have to report you but I like to avoid such things.

bessiejulia said...

eating heaps of chocolate and listening to the New Pornographers are few of my favorite things too! I would just add drinking wine to the scene. Hope your days are better. Hugs down to Busan!

Alex said...

Oooooooooooo red wine. Good wine is expensive in this country! Makes me miss France.