Monday, January 09, 2012

vodka for every occasion


i saw this yesterday in germany and thought it was rather hilarious. and it's fitting for my mood this afternoon. just as i was headed in to teach my first class as part of a big new project, someone from the office called and nattered on about how pissed off these people were at "us" because she had been so incompetent in booking the actual classrooms. excuse me? you're sending me into a hornets' nest? and have made it seem like i'm also incompetent?  as you might imagine, this put me really right there where i needed to be to teach. i'm nervous enough, since it's teachers i'm teaching. i may have to pick up a bottle of this stuff next time i pop down to the border and put a big bow on it and give it to her.


speaking of vodka, there are a whole lot of new flavors of absolut - i'm not sure what i think about that and i didn't buy any. but i sure could use a shot a two before my evening meeting. it's one of those where we're usually on item 3 of a 10 item agenda at around 2.5 hours in. i actually thought about gnawing off my own arm to escape, like a fox caught in a trap, at the last one. i can tell you that i'm likely to go a bit postal (are we still allowed to say that?) if anyone makes fun of my accent this evening.  they're not likely to get out of that alive.

come to think of it, maybe a whole case of that fuck off vodka would be appropriate. gifts for all on my grudge list!

9 comments:

nacherluver said...

Ha ha ha!!! Would love to get my hands on a bottle of that! I'm sure I would put it to good use!
Thanks for the laugh. Hope the meeting goes well. Enjoy the "fuck off" after! Ha ha ha ha!

And if "going postal" is not allowed, please inform me as I am always behind on the times. ;)

c is for cape town said...

I really hope, with all this going on, that you're feeling better!
Sounds like 2012 is starting fast and furious.
A pony??

kristina said...

hope the teaching went well anyway!

Ally said...

Hope that your class went better than you anticipated. And if not (or even if it did), I'm sure that a shot of any vodka could only help. Although the first one does look very intriguing and might be the best choice under the circumstances. :-)

julochka said...

quick update...it was all fine...of course my students knew nothing about the strife over the room and they were cool. one of them can use a coat hanger to locate underground water! (i asked them to tell me something unusual about themselves.)

and the meeting was good too. but i did have a glass of wine when i got home. :-)

Anonymous said...

don't you just love it when something starts so bleak and turns out well. probably because you teach well, and perhaps the accent was much more entertaining than you expected! I know people laugh at me when I speak a foreign language!

Corrine said...

again with the buttons, I do apologize, it is late here and I am off to dreamland, apparently I am already there!

Joanna Jenkins said...

THe first pic is a hoot.

Maybe you should take some vodka TO class and TO your meetings. That would make things a little more fun.

xo jj

Sammi said...

Do you *have* to be on the grudge list to get a bottle of fuck off vodka?

I think it would be an awesome bottle to own hahaha.... I wonder if it's any good....