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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Learning Another Language, Need a Vacuum, Final Spinal Injection Done

The women from Denmark just beat the US team in curling, good game, but it wasn't the game that struck me. Are we the only people in the world that don't speak multiple languages? The Danish women called a time out, their Canadian coach came over, explained what she wanted, in English. I thought to myself, they must understand well enough to get the main point? Joke was on me when they answered in better English than I speak! That does it, I'm learning another language, probably take me until March.

Need a new vacuum, our old one only lasted 25 years. We had an Electrolux, I'm such a sped, thinking maybe we should get something else. Yeah, if the new one lasts 25 years, I'll be at the point that I don't care about dusty floors! I did the same thing with the one care we had, a 4 cylinder Chevy Celebrity, my favorite car to drive. When the time came to replace it, said I'd never buy another 4 cylinder car, I know, superior brain pan.

Had my third and final, at least for now, spinal injection today. I feel pretty good, keep your fingers crossed it lasts. Now comes the tough part, getting into some kind of shape, other than round. Need to figure out what to do, something that won't put too much strain on my back, and doesn't wear me out. I've said it before, but I really do need to do it this time, not to help with the MS, to keep from exploding at the seems!


Slammermike said...

It's funny I thought the exact same thing watching that match. They were barking all the calls in their language but the coach came out and they all spoke English. Not just one team member that translated but the entire team. Their English was better than most people that you hear on the street.

zoomdoggies said...

A joke I heard from one of my multilingual former coworkers:

"What do you call someone who speaks only one language?"

"An American."

The truth hurts.

Stuff could always be worse said...

nLove those old vacuums, I grew up with an electrolux. I better not try another language, I barely get english:)

awb said...

Slammer - you got it, they were kind we would have told a dirty joke to and they would corrected the punch line.

zoom - We appear so sure they will speak English that we don't have to learn theirs. We had better consider changing that point of view.

Kim - I liked the old Electrolux jingle, something about buying one because its really sucks!