I can get by in Spanish… I’d need some help, but I could make do. French would be a tad trickier, I’d definitely need a handy translation book (or a cute translator.) But, I want to learn some obscure language. Or something unexpected… Maybe Mandarin Chinese, that could be useful. Welsh or one of the Gaelic languages would be fun, and difficult. Have you ever heard Welsh spoken?
I’d love to be fluent in many. I think this will be my new hobby, since I don’t read anymore… I can’t seem to pick up any of the hundred or so books that are on my reading list… I’d rather rot my brain watching t.v. The Mister reads every night in bed, while I feel compelled to veg out with Food Network or HGTV. I do enjoy a lot of Discovery and Travel Channel… At least those can be stimulating and educational.
It’s sad that I’m not reading lately, though. We both come from a family of voracious readers and we have thousands of books in the house. I took like fifteen to the beach a couple of weeks ago. We were there for five days. I read about 75 pages out of one. If that. I do love to read, I just don’t make the time. No idea why. (Guess it could have something to do with two small children sucking the energy out of me…) If I do read, it’s mostly non-fiction these days, and ancient history of some sort. (I’ve always studied ancient histories, but would work some fiction in there, too.)
So, since I am too lazy to read, too lazy to paint or draw (although, I have been feeling rather artistic lately,) too lazy to clean the house, or do anything productive, I think I’ll learn a new language. I can sit in my comfy chair and do that. How about that Rosetta Stone system? They say that the CIA or somebody uses their program. Maybe, I’ll look into it. I bet there is something you could download to your i-pod… Or we could get cds and listen to them at home and in the car. Ooh, Avery and I could have our own “secret language.” We could speak Swahili and the Mister would never know what we were plotting… This could be so much fun.