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September 26, 2006 | 09:10pm
Mood: не aмepикaнe

I don't like my major. The only other thing I can see myself majoring in will require a ton of extra work over the next 2.5 years, unless I want to stay in Kirksvegas for an extra semester or two. Fuck that shit. I'll figure things out.

Today was chaotic. I had a French paper due that I wrote this morning (I know, I know), a Russian vocab quiz (that went amazingly), and a Phonetics test (could've done better, could've done worse). Plus, I accidentally knocked my water bottle onto my computer last night, which resulted in All Sorts Of Fun. It appears to be working now, so I'm not too weepy. Yet.

I really have to begin studying for tomorrow's Russian & Algebra quizzes, but I have no motivation. I never have any motivation. Plus, I already know half of the Russian vocab for tomorrow's quiz, so that won't be too difficult. I hope. Huzzah for spending massive amounts of time studying! lolzlzz jk

I really want to eat, but I've already eaten pretty much everything in the world (except for a few school children from Darfur), so that's pretty shitty.

I think the reason why I want to learn so many languages is because I want to find a way to express myself. Sometimes, English isn't enough.

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from: noisey
date: September 27, 2006 02:20am (UTC)
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i'd love to have a conversation with you sometime about foreign languages.

in high school i took russian and spent a semester in moscow and st. petersburg being the typical 1990s teenager from america who goes to russia. it was fun, i was punk rock, and at one point a communist grandmother spit on me for being american and cursed at me in russian. lol :)

and then i spent the last year in israel, and i didn't really know any hebrew before i went, just biblical bs that helped me through my bat mitvzvah. anyway, through the course of the year i became immersed in hebrew and really learned how to express myself (albeit very, very, very limited) in hebrew. i found that the more hebrew i understood, the less i was able to communicate like a dignified human being in english. and coming back to the states i realized that being able to speak another language is a really great way to just forget about inhibitions and insecurities and this that and the other thing, and just simply speak.

i love english because i am smarter than it, but i love other languages because i don't have to think about how i come across-- i just come across.

i don't know, this really has nothing to do with your entry. i'm on the tail end of a cold and finishing up my cough syrup and just thought i'd give you a little something to think about besides that test you have to study for. :D

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 27, 2006 02:31am (UTC)
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i'd love to talk about foreign languages with you, too... you definitely have more interesting language stories than i do (just 5.5 years of french, 2 years of italian, miscellaneous spanish experiences, and now russian). i've never left the country, never actually applied any of my languages for anything but my own linguistic geekery.

the thing is, i'm incredibly shy & quiet offline. i don't really talk much at all, and i always think out everything i say, even in english. so loving languages doesn't really match up with my personality. however, they're pretty much the only thing i'm good at, and i enjoy them, so that's pretty much that. sometimes i have trouble expressing myself in english... and i just can't help but think that there has to be some language out there that has the precise phrases or words to fit exactly what i'm thinking...

haha, it had plenty to do with my entry. i hope your cold continues improving asap, and thanks for the diversion from studying. if you ever want to chat more about all this, e-mail or im me! :)

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from: noisey
date: September 27, 2006 02:54am (UTC)
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well believe it or not im pretty shy irl as well. okay, not that hard to believe lol..the thing about foreign languages is that if you're in a conversation with a native speaker, you don't really have an opportunity to think of a perfectly crafted response, it just comes out. with english there are words upon words upon words to mean the exact same thing, and i'm sure that's how it is with most other languages as well, but when forced to communicate with just the bare necessities, you'll see you'll become quite verbose.

anyway.! i'm going to write in my live journal and if i'm still feeling verbose afterward i'll bend your ear off via email. :)

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Captain Kirby, a.k.a. Aranelle

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from: _kirbylicious_
date: September 27, 2006 02:20am (UTC)
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At least you only spilled water on your computer. I spilled Dr Pepper on mine, it went kaput. Like, g=kn and the semicolon equals right click menu.

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from: aodh
date: September 27, 2006 02:26am (UTC)
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Ack! I'm glad I didn't spill anything worse... yet another reason to be glad I don't drink soda O:-)

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Captain Kirby, a.k.a. Aranelle

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from: _kirbylicious_
date: September 27, 2006 02:42am (UTC)
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I've since given it up. I found I like fruit flavoured water better. The best is the generic brand from Walmart, it has nothing in it, but it's carbonated so it tastes like pop.

I've put Bill through so much hell it's not even funny. I really want a new computer. YesInamedmycomputerBill.

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from: blacktop_poet
date: September 27, 2006 02:49am (UTC)
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Go to Darfur and eat some school children. I hear they're good this time of year!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: September 27, 2006 02:59am (UTC)
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Can't... resist...


Mmm... tastes like chicken.

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