A funny thing happens when you spend four and half years living in a foreign country--you start seeing it everywhere you go. Some instances are deliberate: Scanning the stage of the Miss Universe Pageant to find Miss Georgia (Yes, I watched a few minutes of the Miss Universe Pageant). Others instances are foisted upon you by … Continue reading Georgians in America, Part II
The past few weeks have been extremely bittersweet for me. The short version is this: I got a job! In the US! But I have to leave Georgia! And my friends and kittens! The slightly longer vision is this: After a long and tiresome four months of searching, I finally found a job with a … Continue reading Funemployed: The End
Walking around Tbilisi it's easy to see the vibrant art scene by observing the ever-rotating roster of theatrical posters stuck on construction sites around the city. In October there was Animal Farm. More recently there's one with an artistic umbrella-carrying dancer. There has never been Cats. Not since I've been here, anyway. CUE BAIT AND SWITCH! … Continue reading Funemployed: Cats!
I've never been much of a chef. When I was younger, I often helped in the kitchen by opening up cans of tuna fish. They're packed with juice, and so you have to open them, drain the juice, and then mix the tuna with mayonnaise to get a nice Tuna Salad. Pretty straight forward! Once, … Continue reading Funemployed: Let’s Cook
"Hey! Let's get lunch this week!" I say. "Sure!" says my friend, "When are you free?" "Always!" Being funemployed comes with a number of benefits. Sure there are drawbacks, like uncertainty, stress, and no income, but let's focus on the positive here, people. One of the nicest things about not working is that I'm free … Continue reading Funemployed: Lunch Dating
Now that the weather seems to have finally and irrevocably turned against us, I feel that my weekly tradition of having a beautiful afternoon walkabout may be over. And so, what better time to write about it? In between applying for jobs, meeting friends for lunch, reading, and relaxing, I've made a habit of going … Continue reading Funemployed: Walkabout