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Persephone Lounge is Open for Business: OT for 10/25/12

Thursday, again?

Come on in, Persephoneers, and tell me about your week. Talk to me about something other than work, since that’s all I’ve done all day every day for the last”¦ um, forever? I think it’s been forever.

What’s new? What’s funny? Who pissed you off this week?

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My show, a new Sherlock Holmes play called Watson’s Body, is opening tonight. I did all the costume work and have been running around like a mad thing all week getting the final things done. It’s not absolutely perfect, but shows never are. And this is the first show I’ve done by myself in a large scale since I graduated college, so yay, feeling proud. On another note, my birthday was yesterday and had some good low-key times with friends. So overall, a good week despite unemployment.

I’m sick of listening to the loser living in the next block of flats swearing incessantly all night to his wife/girlfriend/partner. He uses the adjective f*cking before every single noun, and tonight he called her a c*nt. I don’t want to get involved, because I’m on holiday here on my own with my 2 year old daughter, and I’m not up for a confrontation. I don’t know what I’m going to do if I see/hear him hit her though… Don’t think I can ignore that one.

So I’m having a kind of frustrating week. Well, more like one regularly scheduled frustration in the form of my Bible study group. Normally the women in the group are smart and kind and just good people, but more and more I feel like I’m butting in where I’m not wanted. It’s really frustrating. We’ve been meeting weekly for two years now, and I know I’m the only non-Protestant, but that didn’t used to be an issue. And it feels like every time I try to make a point or join the discussion I get mocked or told to be quiet. And I don’t know what I did or how I can fix whatever the problem is. I know I only have 8 months left here, but that’s a lot of time to feel like I don’t belong… blah. I’m hoping this passes and they chill. But if I have to tell them to stop picking on me one more time, I’m just going to leave the group. I’d rather spend every night reading a different book until I leave than deal with pettiness.

I was in a similar situation in a house church I belonged to for several years. In the end, I had nothing in common with anyone in the group and felt left out and like I didn’t fit in; however, I was never talked down to or told my opinions didn’t matter. That’s not cool at all. It’s your call whether to stay or go, but no one deserves to be treated like that, especially in an environment where your supposed to be able to open and vulnerable with everyone. No one. Give me a good book over that any day.

I’m preparing to set up a blog reviewing books/online fiction (pretty much because I enjoy doing it) so I was just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks? I’m sort of stockpiling a bunch of reviews first and then I’m going to set up a wordpress account. Is anyone else doing the same thing?

I have a “review” wordpress blog for books/films/television shows but eh ..pick a clear format and layout, WordPress allows you to publicize them through different media and websites (for example your LinkedIn account or Twitter) and I link on my Goodreads about it.

Besides that, just have fun and don’t have too big expectations =)

Somewhat work related, but I am seriously considering calling in sick on Wednesday Nov 7th. They’ll probably call the election about 11 am here in South Korea and I’ll be in the middle of teaching. I don’t know if I can handle the stress and then potential devastation, depending on how the election goes.

Some people call in sick due to hangovers here; I call in sick because of an election.

Also, the next day is the National Exam for all Korean high school seniors (think America’s SAT, but with everything depending on the score) so I’ll have the day off. Wednesday night will most likely consist of either celebration or drowning my sorrows in whiskey and trying to plan out the next four years of my life.

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