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Unusually cheerful

Actually it's funny. The day has turned cloudy and with some northern winds unpleasantly cold. Work was pretty messy and it seemed like some of the "slaves" didn't really enjoy their weekends. My boss (of the moment) was just shitting her nonsense all over the place and my eyes started to ache because of rolling. Had to do quite some work and - what I REALLY hate - had to do a lot of planning (a yearly plan of saturday/sunday obligations being the nastiest).

And yes, despite all this, I feel unusually light and happy and joyful and alike today. Guess a good weekend had a lot to do with it.

I just hope this mood lasts at least for another day. Or two.

And soon off to Italian lessons.

Have a good one!!!!!


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Jan. 21st, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
good. i like it when you smile.
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Still smiling and it's 10 past 8pm.... going berserk? :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
you may be going berserk, but you look good doing it.
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
So, there's still some hope for me :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
more than hope, dear
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
And I've eaten all the apples...... :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
there's one you haven't. yet.
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Jan. 21st, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Enjoy your Italian lessons - are you just beginning, or have you been taking lessons for some time?

I took beginner's Italian at my first year at Glasgow University. It was fairly easy, given that I'd done six years of French and five years of Latin in high school. I don't remember much of it, but I think I could probably read signs and menus and things like that. I've been meaning to take some Spanish classes, given where I live, but I haven't gotten round to it yet.
Jan. 21st, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
¡El español es dificilísimo!
The verb system is more complex than the french and the italian ones!
And yes, we still use the subjunctive a lot!
Jan. 21st, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Having lived within 20 miles of the Mexican border for about 15 years, I've absorbed some Spanish through basic exposure - especially signs and short descriptions of things. Also, in my job, I often have to get things sent out for translation into Spanish, so I've 'read' those, too. But, I do look forward to formally learning the language, and all its complexities.
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
And I might even start learning French... sometimes in a very distant future. :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Je vous souhaite 'bon chance' comme vous commencez a apprendre italien.

(that's meant to say "I wish you 'good luck' as you begin to learn Italian" - but it's been 26 years since I actually did any French, so it may be a bit off!
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
And I just cannot judge it LOL
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Wish you luck! If you have questions, count on me!
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
will DO SO, X! :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Anche io parlo italiano. Ma per i catalani e' molto piu' semplice. La grammatica e' simile.
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
yes.... roman/latin and slavic don't go together well in this case, but I will do well. I hope. :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Surely you will. You're smart
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Flattery can take you places.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
If only that were true...
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
it IS true
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
*notes down*
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
oh, I will remind you, when the occasion arrives :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Here are some details from Slovenian stuff:

- dual
- female, male and neutral
- six cases (with noun changing in each and every one of them)
- 12 declinations (3x4)
- all verbs seem irregular

an example:
declining the noun fant - a boy(male)
1. Who (is that)? Fant
2. Whom (you didn't see)? Fanta
3. To whom (you gave this sweet)? Fantu
4. Whom (you saw)? Fanta
5. By who (have you stopped)? (pri) Fantu
6. With whom (did you go)? (s) Fantom

Go figure... A tiny start LOL

Edited at 2008-01-21 08:09 pm (UTC)
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
Declinations aren't very difficult because you save on prepositions.

But what I find difficult is the genders (you might find them hard in italian as well), which don't usually match ours.

BTW, I'm jealous of Slovenia because although it's a small country, your language is respected (it's even official in the EU) and you aren't under the dominion of your neighbours.
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
yes.... gender issues.... and gay people LOL happens often.

Yes, we've turned official and no, since old Yugoslavia times, there's nobody to watch over us (the way they did), which is good.
Jan. 21st, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
Think that the Castillians are the Serbians and you get the picture.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
*picture absorbed*
Jan. 21st, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Well, this is my first semester of Italian and I have to say I really enjoy it a lot. Why Italian?

Here's an answer:)


But.... I understand much more than I actually show. Guess I have an ear for languages.

Jan. 21st, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
I can understand your...desire to learn Italian if all the guys look like the one in your post! :-)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Well, unfortunately they don't, but then again, finding such specimen is a task. So, let's do it LOL
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
I'd be happy to help you in your search. :-)

When we crossed the border from Slovenia into Italy (where they wouldn't stamp our passports with because we were traveling from one EU country to another - boo!), a hottie Italian border guard checked our passports. So, you may want to start your search at the border posts...
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
well.... not anymore.... On Dec 21 we "lost" our internal EU borders, so it's "Italian hotties at the customs no more" :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Ahh ... all this talking about tongues made me horny,
especially after spending a part of weekend with 2 nice Italians.

Ahh ... tutto questo parlare di lingue mi ha fatto divenire arrapato, specialmente dopo aver' passato una parte del wikend con due bei Italiani.

Ahhh ... vse to govorjenje o jezikih me je zrajcalo, še posebej potem, ko sem del vikenda preživel z dvema lepima Italianoma.

Jan. 21st, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
oh well :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Wish I could do the French version of that, but we never learned the word "horny" in school.

Would have been very useful when I was in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Corsica in 1985.... ;-)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Hey, I did Marseille and Aix and the surroundings in November. :)

Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
It's lovely there, isn't it? I have some similar pics from the Marseille Basilica, including one of a very young and naive 21 year old....

Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
but still an adorable one, I am sure :)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Well, judge for yourself:

Here's a post from over a year ago, where I marked my 20th anniversary in the US by showing a picture of me not long after arriving in 1986, versus one taken as I wrote the post.

The years have not been kind...!
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
The years HAVE been kind. I prefer you "now" :)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
aww - thanks!

I think I've gained about 40 pounds over those 20 years - wish I could drop about 15-20..
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:40 am (UTC)
15-20 is also the number I have in mind for me. Alas...
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