Liz + stress + soju = annoying.

It's come to my attention, in the sobriety of morning, that I was being extraordinarily bossy to Mike last night, who was taking it all in stride and, once again, putting up with me, due to the fact that I'm pretty sure I looked as though I'd been through a war by the time I met him for dinner, where I quickly downed three or four shots of soju and sat mostly in silence until it took its effect, and I started swinging my umbrella around in his face.

I'm sorry, Magnes. You're a good buddy.

You see, Mike's not actually afraid of me at all, and he can't ever be bothered doing what I tell him to do, unless he's placating me, which is why we're such good friends. He lets me pretend to be Noona, sometimes, always with a completely unamused look on his face.

Still, he can't fault me entirely for this behavior, as he has a tendency to egg it on and take great joy in it, when it's directed at certain other parties we spend a fair amount of time with, and is, for whatever reason, received with a great amount dutiful seriousness.

I'm going to try to do as Coteacher said, when I finally put my shoes on to leave the office last night, and "forget" it all, because it's the weekend now. I find the concept of not taking your work home, so to speak, as a teacher, to be completely absurd at this point. But she's years on in the game, and so it must be possible eventually. Still, she admits that working at a boys school can make your personal life extremely difficult, because it's hard to stop relating to the opposite sex under those terms -- she, too, has issues not "correcting" male behavior these days, no matter the age of the male in question. I will do my best not to turn into a ya-ing, umbrella-wielding bossy bitch when I'm out with the new guy tonight, after getting a few drinks in me. Please, God.

Eoddeokae. I've got a lot to get done this morning, especially if I really do hope to make it into Seoul with Mags and back before seven. I'd better get on it.


MikejGrey said...

That soju tasted good last night. Did it seem colder?


Igniz said...

umm..what is a soju, by the way?

I'm no Picasso said...

This is soju: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soju

I don't know what's in it or how it's made exactly, but it will get you dead-drunk in record time.