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January 7, 2014

So I finally got around to posting my final #add1challenge video for the first round.  It’s smoother – and alcohol free! – because it’s in English, but I think that I’m going to take the lessons I learned, which I mentioned between the last post and in this video, and move forward with my studies.

I’ve decided I’m going to do it again.

I’m still working, yes, on my Hebrew and French, because they’re always going to be a work-in-progress.  Even Benny, famous for learning one or more languages every year for so long now, is going to scale back for 2014 and concentrate on watering some of his languages so that they’re not quite so wilted.

As I mention in the video, we’re probably going to Europe this summer, which was the biggest inspiration for me to pick up another language.  I think that it’s the reason that my wife’s also started to pick up some Spanish… though it’s also fairly useful in our area as well.  I did tell myself that I could pick up another language for the trip that would be useful – German or Italian perhaps – but…

There’s the gelling thing.  I know myself well enough to know that I need to give the French time to actually sink in, because I’m still having trouble conjugating on my own without having to look up verb forms.  My Spanish is still doing well, as can be testified to by the gold tree I have going on Duolingo…

My application will come tomorrow. 😉

Now let’s see if I can’t get my wife to do it too…

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9 Comments
  1. Not much action from the kitteh there… and I had gotten my hopes up 😉
    So, this trip to Europe – what are you guys thinking of in terms of duration?

    • Sam’s 17 – he’s not really up for ‘much’ these days, aside from being lazy. Lazy cat is lazy.

      2-3 weeks was our thought – I have a 4 week paid sabbatical, so we’ll see how it works out. 🙂

      • Aw, 17… he has every right to be laid back. At least he’s still supervising you very closely, so not a slacker 😉

        Take the four weeks!

      • Well, to be fair, the only thing stopping us from doing the whole thing in Europe is not wanting to saddle the in-laws with the kids for longer than we have to. Don’t know how long they’ll tolerate both of them yet.

        (Cost factors in too, but… I can figure that one out.)

      • Ah, I see… tricky, that… hope you get at least three weeks, there’s so much to see. And to eat 😉

  2. gogo permalink

    איך מזג האוויר אצלכם?

    • קר מאוד. אתמול היה יותר מדי קר (היום לא מוטב), אבל יש לנו שמש – אין לנו שלג חדש אחרי יום שישי בשבוע שעבר. אני חושב שמחר יהיה מוטב…

      איך מזג האוויר איתך?

  3. gogo permalink

    Chez nous il fait beau.

  4. Awesome! Sounds like a complete success. And yay on the sabbatical, nothing like putting your hard work in practice.

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