Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm going to bitch now

Don't get me wrong, I love my life.  I work part time teaching English to people who desperately want to learn it.  I have the best 5 year old boy on the planet.  I have a husband who loves me and doesn't require me to do much of anything, except cook his meals.

However, (long pause, then sigh) I'm really starting to miss adult conversations with adults who actually speak the same language as me.  My students and co-workers are great, except they don't really speak English.  They understand it on the most basic level.  If I say it's going to rain cats and dogs, they look at my puzzled.  Then I have to spend the next 10 minutes explaining the meaning of that idiom to them.  It can get exhausting.  And, I can't speak to them in my normal English voice.  Instead, I have to speak slowly, really, really slowly (like a retard) and choose easy words they know.  I can't talk about politics or science or celebrities.

And, I love my kid, but I get tired of discussing the inner workings of Star Wars, and who would win in a battle against Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Yoda, or Luke Skywalker.  I get tired of reading Star Wars and Transformers books, and watching children's' programming on TV.

A little adult conversation every now and then would be nice.

I think I'm just tired of my current situation.

I've got a few friends I can converse with, but most of them are busy doing their own thing day in and day out, and soon, most of them will be leaving, too.  I should be trying to meet new people, but what's the point?  Once I make new friends, I'll just have to move again and start all over.

Maybe I'll just sell my soul to the devil, move to Hawaii, and become a homeless lady who wanders around harassing tourists and smelling like urine and booze.  Yep, that sounds like a great idea!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is add the booze smell, right ?

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