I Don’t Have Anything to Write About

November 10, 2020 1 of 8

I came up with all kinds of topics and am drawing a complete blank right now.

Last night, I dreamed I was marrying Prince. We were doing our makeup before walking down the aisle and his looked *so* much better than mine. I was seriously put out about this.

I asked him if he had a professional makeup artist on staff that I could borrow to give me a hand, and he said that he did, but she has the measles.

I don’t know. I can’t explain my subconscious.

Even though this hardly counted as a blog post, I’m still including a Gratuitous Amazon Link: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 1: Squirrel Power, by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Steve Ditko, and Will Murray. I didn’t really intend it to work out this way, but in my project of rereading all of my comics in order to put “read” dates on my Goodreads, I literally ducked into my bedroom in between the second and third paragraphs of this “post” and finished reading this volume. Now on to the next volume!

Lanuage Learning Progress

November 9, 2020 4 of 8

I made so much language progress yesterday while I was driving. I listened to my Pimsleur lesson (which I haven’t done yet today, btw), then I did five ChinesePod lessons (which I need to get back to downloading from the site — I was in the middle of the advanced lessons when I quit, IIRC (yes, I have a bunch ofover 400 advanced lessons to download, but it’s not a totally insurmountable goal)).

Then I listened to El LadrĂ³n del Rayo for another few hours and once I was close enough to San Antonio to get 104.5, I went back to Spanish-language radio.

So that’s three languages (Czech, Chinese, and Spanish), and, with my foreign-language game playing, amounted to more than $5 saved towards my master’s in modern languages. I’m still not sure what language I’m going to learn.

This last $5 put me over the top to buy another CD (the investment kind, not the music kind). This will make it 14 CDs and 5 shares of stock. I’m trying to amass $16,000 in principal for this degree. I’ll get there someday.

Today I haven’t done nearly as much. 20 minutes of radio in the car, one Duolingo lesson. My foreign language game money. I paid myself before I did my Duolingo and Babbel lessons yesterday, so I do have that money coming today, as well.

Now if only I could remember how to open a new CD at my bank . . . .

Gratuitous Amazon Link time! Today’s book is Educated by Tara Westover. This is the story of how Westover, a homeschooled daughter of doomsday preppers, educated herself. She now holds a PhD in history from Cambridge University.

ETA: I once stumbled across another way to open that CD, but I couldn’t figure out how I got there. I finally just broke down and did it the old-fashioned way.