Saturday, June 30, 2007

Sadly, it's still all Greek to me

So my job hunting has been quite unsuccessful, and I therefore decided to fill my downtime with some Greek classes.

I mean, it wouldn’t hurt to learn something other than “I fuck your village” and “Your donkey is better looking than your wife.” Let’s be serious, a girl needs some everyday terms too, like, “I’ll take one in every color,” and “Do these come with five inch heels?”

So for eight glorious weeks, I attended Greek classes with three Germans, an English couple, and a girl from Mexico. Needless to say, our group comprised of a wonderful and invigorating expanse of cultures, (professional drinkers), languages, (“Prost!” “Cheers!” “Salud!” and “Bottom’s up!”), ideas, (“Hey, why don’t we have a drink after class?”) and ways of life (“But it’s only 12:00 in the afternoon.” “Well, okay. Let’s wait a few minutes.”).

I must say, I was rather successful in the class and performed exceptionally well compared to the others. (I out-drank two out of three Germans, the Mexican girl, and occasionally went head-to-head with the English woman).

It’s really amazing how people (alcoholics) from such different reaches can come together for a few hours a week and connect (drink all day) and work with each other to learn how to get by (get each other home drunk in the middle of the day without being arrested for public disorderliness).

I can’t wait for Level II Greek to begin in September. I feel the class will present a whole slew of new and exciting challenges (Shots? Drinking games? Strip poker?). Ahhh, the possibilities are endless, and my future looks bright (bleary).

7 comments:

Cher Ping said...

you outdrank some germans? I'm amazed. they don't happen to be middle-aged old dears, do they?

Big Kahuna said...

MLIGCS - Welcome back again. I missed your wicked sense of humor!

running42k said...

I agree with the big kahuna

Anonymous said...

what about working as a high class escort? You can easily make 1000 euros anight at something you do for free/

chiro82 said...

Good God. I don't know whether you're a genius or a douchebag. I somehow stumbled over you and your chiropractor bashing man rant from sometime in 05. Reading the rest of your blog. (I'm a chiro, but not one of those life-force freaks--think orthopedic surgeon without the surgery, or physical therapist, but I actually know what the fuck I'm doing.) At any rate, I'm hooked like onlookers at a train wreck. C'Y' soon.

kissashark said...

Are ya' sure they were Germans? I ask cause I'm German (1st generation) and there is no way I'd let someone drink me under the table! LOL.....

Glad to hear the language classes went so well....

Leighton Cooke said...

It's all Metaxa to me!