So, I'm planning on going back to school this year for the first time in more years than I'd like to claim. I have to take a foreign language. However, English is my only language and I think I might have difficulty with remembering words and phrases and genders of another language. I was the type who'd ace tests without studying in almost all classes... but do terrible if it was something where I had to memorize names, dates, or label a blank map or label blank anatomy of something.
I took Spanish in high school, but I think the only reason I did so well was that each year there was a different teacher & the year I took it, it was taught by a substitute teacher (we called him Peaches... in class) who read out of the book. I don't really remember anything, nor remember learning anything. All the tests were open book/dictionary.
I know Spanish seems like the "practical" choice and French seems really complex. German actually interests me... but I don't know when it'd ever actually come in handy. I don't know yet what languages are taught at the school. I'm only going to this school to take a language... any language so I'll have enough credits to enroll in a proper university.
What non-english language(s) did/do you study?
And, any thoughts that might help me in deciding which I might do best in... Spanish, French, German, or any other language you were taught in a class room.
Should I try to fix my drippy kitchen faucet myself, or should I call someone?
Has anyone used the new Aqua Fresh toothpaste that's in a silver tube and says GLEAM EXTREME on the side? It's orange and white and makes your mouth tingle. If you did, what did you think of it?
Have you ever rode in an ambulance to be rushed to the hospital?
[EDIT] It actually says "Extreme Clean".
For this Saturday, I was invited to my boyfriend's grandparents' 53rd wedding anniversary dinner. I've met them on several different occasions (ate dinner with them and his family at their home last night), but I think I still need to impress them. So I'm not sure what to wear. We're going to a very ritzy resturant, and when I asked what I should wear, his mother simply said "church clothes." Does she mean dressy casual (nice top and pants), a dark colored dress, or what? If you have any specific ideas, and could point me to a website with some clothes ideas, that would be awesome.
Thanks so much.
What sort of rank is 'specialist' in a US army context?
Can anyone tell me where to find that thingie-thing here on LJ that tells you who has friended and unfriended you? Thanks! :)
For the girls mostly but if the guys want to kick in feel free...
If a guy is a conservative does that mean you will automatically not date him?
Why is Christina Aguilera orange?
Am I a romantic chick-flick sap, or is The First Wive's Club just a really good movie?
Anyone agree? Any guys?
What is the worst excuse that a person/or yourself has/have used on you to cancel a date?
Can you beat the ever popular:
'My mother's cat died and I have to go help her out with the paperwork at the vet's office.'
If someone where to ingest marijuana (like in brownie-form) vs. smoking it, would it take the same amount of time to clear out of your system? As in, I know it takes about 30 days to get out of your system when you smoke it... but does it take 30 days to get out of your system if you EAT it?
Why can't computers boot up with a floppy disc in the driver? Why don't they have the same probelms with other disc drives?
I want to send a letter.
Um, yeah. This is the problem: the current full name I go by isn't officially my legal name (or at least, not yet). Does it matter what name you put on the envelope? Say, if my address was legit but if my name wasn't officially legit, would it still send/would I still be able to receive letters? I really would prefer if I didn't have to use my legal name.
How exactly do these things work? How can you rate someones personality based on an application, without actually knowing them?
Just seems like a waste of time to me.
last night there was A SLUG in the kitchen. it really confused me. we have had roaches and spiders and geckos and even a raccoon in the attic once, but a slug? i have never seen a slug in the house before...
so my question is, what's the strangest creature you've ever found in your house?
What's a good way to get rid of a tension or regular headache aside from tea and advil or anything like that?
So i've been trying to remember the title of this 80's movie i used to watch as a kid, but i cant seem to. It was about this kid ( i think it was the same kid who was in e.t.) and he wanted to find out the mystery about this pond; supposeively there was a monster of some sort living in it. At the end of the movie they drain the water out of the pond and it turns out to be some giant metal crane or something...
does anybody have any idea what movie i'm talking about?
When I was in grade school, there was a popular children's book writer who was local to Washington, who wrote about mountains. I remember the mountains had faces, and I think that they had conversations. This was about 15 years ago.....and I have forgotten the name of the books/author and I desperatly want to find these books to read to my son. Can anyone help me?
What would you think if someone you were dating learned how to make origami just so he could make you a bouquet of origami flowers?
Do you put the toothpaste on your toothbrush and then hold it under the faucet, or do you wet your toothbrush first and then add the toothpaste? Or some other combination?