Be forewarned, this post will be rambling...
1st off let me say that I'm on a mission of self improvement at the moment.
I started my Japanese lessons again this week as well as restarting my work out routine. I have chosen to view the workout routine as a never ending craft project. You know - like that sweater you're knitting and never quite finish. I'm getting older and a little more fragile and want to make the inevitable take a little longer.
Japanese is HARD! I'm having problems with some minor, but big stuff like he, she, it, you, they, we. I will officially become an advertisement for just a second - believe the commercials. Rosetta Stone
rocks! I don't think I would be even as far along as I am if it weren't for this software. I don't learn languages very well the way it's taught in american schools, this is soo much better for me.
2nd - I'm not happy with people.
I think it's really sad that people don't help other people in times of crisis. I took a spill on my bike yesterday and was fine, but not one of the 5 or 6 people who walked past me and my bike laying on the ground asked if I was ok, or needed help, or anything. Now, I was fine, but I know I didn't look fine (I have a huge chunk out of my knee, a big one out of my ankle, my sunglasses were all askew for a few minutes, and I was panting heavily). Maybe it's just me, but if I see someone in trouble I ask if they need help. :P people suck.
3rd - Some people have no sense of basic etiquette. I read this article
on CNN today and I've been in these positions. I would just NEVER have a party were I expected people to bring ANYTHING except themselves.
4th - I'm a suck self editor. I have a really hard time seeing words I left out or spelling errors until later. Sorry - If I forgot a word or letter and you don;t get it, please let me know.