"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

April 28, 2008

I'm bored. I feel stuck in a holding pattern until June. Nothing to do, nowhere to go. Just to give myself something to do (besides playing WoW/The Sims all day :-p ), I downloaded a 'Learn Russian' audio book from the library's website but it's not very good (for me). It's meant for travelers to Russia who are trying to learn quick phrases to get around. They have a native speaker say the phrase, pause for a couple seconds, and move on to the next phrase. Because it's an audio book you download from the library, the phrase book that's supposed to come with it isn't there. I don't learn well through listening. Things tend to go in one ear and straight out the other. If I had the phrase book, it'd register into my brain better. Years ago, I took two trimesters of Russian. Unlike Japanese or Chinese, the cyrillic alphabet isn't that hard to learn. I memorized it within the first couple of weeks. Of course, I've forgotten the whole thing since then but it'd be easy enough to remember it again.

I should call one of the local community colleges and see about taking a class or two in the fall but I'm nervous about that. When I left college last time, I may have let some unpaid loans go and might have to pay them off before I can go back. That's why I'm not even going to bother with calling until July or August. Bleh, maybe I'll go wander around downtown and look for the Mary Tyler Moore sculpture that weirds me out every time I walk past it.


The Fearless Blog said...

Great Photos!

I remember watching the MTM show when I was younger, The statue perfectly highlights her spirit in the show.

About college...you can always find a way to make amends. Invesigate the numerous scholarships available and apply to every single one you can find. Student loans, these days, carry very low interest rates...maybe that can be another option.

Whatever you do, I hope you follow your dream...

Bob Proctor "If you can see it in your mind, you are going to hold it in your hand."


Charles Sapp said...

Learning Russian seems interesting, I told myself I would learn Chinese while here in Beijing, but its too damn difficult. I hear it takes 4 years with approximately 20 hours a week to get the language down. I am fine with just pantomiming my way through. Good luck at the community college!

Brittany E. said...

the statue is creepy in a totally cool way!

Berryvox said...

tfb - Yeah, I've got a low enough income that I may qualify for some grants if I do decide to pursue a bachelor's.

Charles - Oof! That's a lot of studying. The alphabet scared me off learning Chinese (or Japanese) even though they seem more useful.

Brittany - Hehe, it is!