I went to a teacher's party on Thursday and I have to ask, are Russians predisposed genetically to a high alcohol tolerance? This group of women went through 2 bottles of vodka in 2 hours and were ok. I drank a beer (they thankfully don't expect me to keep up anymore) and had to eat a ton of bread to compensate. Ok, because I don't drink regularly, my tolerance is already really low. But two bottles?? Damn.
I still go back and forth on the "does peace corps make you a better person?" question. Some days I feel like I can go anywhere and talk to anyone with my experience. I feel cultured and intelligent about the world around me. Sometimes I also feel like I shouldn't leave my apartment and deal with people that can speak the same language as me because now I can't communicate with anyone like a normal human being. I feel like my sense of humor is out of whack (although it always was a bit) and that I'm always doing or saying the wrong thing. Am I just stuck uncomfortably between two cultures unable to navigate? Or, is there something wrong with me that I've never been able to fix?