Conned my way out of tonight's 회식, not because I'm an asshole (I usually mostly look forward to these things), but because:
1. Cafeteria 순대 for lunch plus 생선회 for dinner, when I've already been feeling Not Great the last couple of days didn't seem like the wisest decision.
2. I wanted to get back to working on some stuff here.
That's right. I'm working on stuff. What of it?
Today's notable events can be summed up, roundly, with students conducting all levels of trivial nonsense, and one new young male teacher giving me the most dramatic bow ever in the hallway, followed by a charming smile and not one single word, in either Korean or English. He kind of looks like a girl. And there's another new young female teacher who kind of looks like a boy. I have to look twice to known which one is in front of me at any given moment. I have the strangest desire to see them hold hands, side by side, and maybe to take a picture of it.
On the way home, I got a bonus small bottle of orange juice to go with my big bottle of orange juice. 사비스. I'll dutifully down both, before starting in on the coffee and cigarettes this evening. For my health and all that.
The weather is a fucking nightmare and I'm ready for it to be finished. I need sunshine and t shirts and sunglasses and iced coffee in the park. For real. I'm a goddamn Texan, Korea -- I've had enough of your baloney, now.