Hello from 12:18 am Saturday morning on a different continent.
One of the myriad reasons I moved to this strange country is that my distaste for office jobs was outweighing my desire for financial independence (and independence in the form of not living with my parents). Win win situation. I now live alone in a tinyish box (albeit with two balconies that let in a lot of light AND a big boy bed) that is paid for by my employer (with the exception of utilities) which is awesome, but considering the exchange rate of the won to the dollar these days I'm doing about as well as paying for my apartment with an office job stateside...anyway.
Right now I am teaching a class on Saturdays (ugh) that relies heavily on news articles that facilitate debate amont my students. I do teach adults, and at this level their english is largely functional. Sadly, I failed to enter into my pros and cons equation before I came here that 8 hours of work meant 8 hours of standing in front of people and speaking to them to be met with various levels with un(mis)comprehension. It all leads up to this realization:
I. Have. No. Time. To. Fuck. Around. On. The. Internet. On. Company. Time. While. Being. Paid.
Since I know that this is a drinking club with a thinking problem I am looking to do some outsourcing if you will oblige me. When I used to have time to fuck around on the internets I read a lot of news and I am assuming you do the same. My plea is that if you read an article that you believe presents two sides of an issue that could facilitate discussion either add a link to this discussion or email it to me at email@example.com (is it safe to write my email address like that in a SECRET place like the jolly corks?).
Your rewards are stories!
I am in the process of writing one of the stories, but I am finding myself too tired/drunk to make that a reality.
PS--if you have the chance to go to China take it! You will be stared at like no tomorrow (even though we think of cities like Shanghai and Beijing as international cities) but it's well worth the super inflated visa fee that China has enacted to be dicks and reflect the US visa fee for Chinese people visiting us.