What I've been doing ... while not blogging
1. Repeating descifrar. And necesidad. A lot.
I, friends, am firmly committed to developing hopelessly Spanish, full frontal lithp c's and z's. It's going pretty well, actually. Reminds me of my quest to learn Midwestern r's during my first year of college. Body guard (bahdy gahd where I grew up, thank you very much) became bardy guard; card shop (cahd shop....exactly) jumped out as card sharp.
And so, in Spanish, the lithp ith lithping nicely. Not a trace of those Mexican Spanish teachers who led me astray back in Chicago. But every once in a while, should the wandering mind wander -- and it does - I forget s's aren't soft c's in Spanish. Nethethedath. (¿Véis la necesidad de seguir en ello, verdath?)
2. Wandering Spain with a North Dakotan-turned Chicagoan who is plotting the introduction of claritas to Chicago (beer and sweet carbonated water) and who continued eating her morning cereal, contentedly, after I warned her she'd drowned it in horchata instead of milk. She now claims horchata turns any cereal into Frosted Flakes.
3. Did I mention the ferias in Salamanca?
4. Preparing a proposal for a new client in which I nearly doubled the hourly rate I charged my current clients. Gulp. Think it'll hold? All these European taxes, I tell you. A girl's got to eat.
5. Falling madly in love with Córdoba. Stories after a good night's sleep.
Labels: on living in Spain