Monday, March 29, 2010

The Office

My new Portuguese version of "The Office"

At moments it is a just a comedy of errors but it's my office, and there are good things, funny things and plain old weird things that go on over here. With this in mind I have chosen to name my co-workers after some of the characters from our American version (of course this is all very loosely based on those characters):

We have Stanley - who lets just say this is the "office manager", really this person is a combo of Stanley Hudson, Creed Bratton and Michael Scott, but for the purpose of the blog we're going to refer to him as Stanley.

Next up is Jim Halpert - the fun loving, young, kind-hearted, quirky guy next door type and friendly cohort.

Lastly we have Pam Beesly (not dating Jim) - fun, young, worker bee who, for most of her career, has been Michael Scott's assistant, and is the best possible person to manage Michael Scott.

Already I have had a few laugh out loud moments with my new cast of characters and I expect things to continue on this amusing path.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

And so it begins...

So I have been here for 29 days...I have managed to maintain a bubble of English speaking people around me, with limited opportunity to speak Portuguese. Between the apartment where I am staying and my job, everyone around me speaks English! When I do venture out, Portuguese language book in hand, everyone decides it is a perfect time to practice their English on me! I am not sure I will learn anything other than "obrigada" and "te jau" at this rate (thank you and see you later), but I keep insisting that I will get a tutor once a week who will have conversational Portuguese lessons with me. Crossing fingers I manage that type of dedication in the near future.

Matt arrives tomorrow, and I haven't blogged at all through out these past 29 days; it is as if nothing has happened. But on the contrary, things have happened, observations have been made, bourbon has been found, a decent radio station was discovered, and a sushi place has been visited twice!

So since I haven't blogged, in the next few posts I will start a few things worthy of commentary just to give you all a taste of what is to come during Our Epic Adventures (please say that in you mind in a loud, slowly paced out, movie voice over kind of way) ready...