I was pretty grumpy about having to go into work today, but once I got there it wasn't so bad. My classes were pretty empty, so it was laid back and I studied a little Korean between classes. A lot of my students said they were tired, so I think they were more bummed out about being there than I was. In one Basic 3 class we were talking about the beach and my students were trying to figure out the word 'buried.' They drew people half covered in mounds of sand. When I told them buried and drew a hole on the bored, they got concerned and said, "No, not dead." I agreed, and told them that it didn't mean that the person was dead. Then I had to qualify it with, "Well, sometimes people are dead." It became the quote of the day and my students randomly repeated throughout class. I like it when my students understand ironic humor.
After work I met Ian downtown for pizza and a movie. We ran into Julia outside the theater. She and her family were going to see a movie, too. There's a pizza and toast place attached to the theater, so we all went in there. As Ian and I were ordering our pizza, Julia walked up and paid for it, though we protested. It was very nice for her. She said it was for working on Saturdays. After eating, Ian and I watched The Road. It was very interesting and Ian said it stuck close to the book. It's sad on a very deep level and the narrative hardly has a beginning, middle or end, so it's a strange audience experience.
Ian cleaned the apartment while I was at work today. He also picked up a toaster oven for me. It's tiny (only a little bigger than an Easy Bake Oven), but I'm so excited about it. Maybe I'll make something tomorrow.