New  »   Gator Country  ·  Pony  ·  Sunshine Jen  ·  Post-Modern Drunkard  ·  Robot Journal
rantyrantrant
I am a bit frustrated today. Perhaps it is my issue with authority, but I wish I had more control over this internship. I am so frustrated with feeling out of the loop, with not understanding what I am going to be doing or where I might be living in India. I think the organizers take it for granted that we share a vision of how things will go, complete with a code of conduct we are not privvy to. But most of us are confused. They want us to trust them when we hardly know them. They can be very paternalistic for a bunch of anti-imperialists.

I am almost thirty. I wanted to work overseas. I feel like a first year university student going on an exchange program. This is not what I had expected. Ah well, at least I am not paying for it.

On a good and shallow note, I got a very nice haircut yesterday. I was stressed and the hairdresser gave me an aromatherapy head massage. Lovely! I was just getting relaxed, closing my eyes and letting go when the owner of the salon came up and said: "aaah, dat feels good, no?" Totally harshed my mellow.

When I was in England, I remember that older men would interrupt my stories and say: "You're lovely." It was so unexpected and sweet, I inevitably forgot what I was saying. If you ever want to shut me up, compliment me. It works!

«« past   |   future »»

12.5.2002
«« past   |   future »»


Previous Posts
That time facebook killed a robot
Vaccine dreams and waiting for some release
It's okay to miss who you used to be
What's a Nice Jewish Girl Doing With a Tree Like This?
How To Celebrate Mother's Day When You've Lost Your Mom
Cassette Players Were A Pain, But There Was Nothing More Romantic Than A Mixtape

comments[0]
all comments

post #415
bio: adina
perma-link
12/5/2002
12:36

archives
first post
that week




Share This



Category List
bun in the oven
February Smackdown
gastro-intentional
India
me likey
monkey cake
narcisimo
news
open letters
politico

My Links
twitter
»More...