Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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!