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I Miss Rodney Dangerfield

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“My wife and I were happy for 20 years…then we met.”


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August 16, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Back To School…

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I really have a thing for ellipses, yes?

Well, I am taking the plunge and going back to school. No, not obedience school although that would probably do me some good lately too. I’m going to be taking the Spanish II and III “informal classes” at University of Tejas this fall and spring.

Twenty years ago I could speak fairly good Spanish but never used it so most of it went away. The company that we are subcontracted under is from Spain and most of the guys in our office speak OK English. I think it would be helpful in all communications with them to be bilingual. Not to mention that I now live in North Mejico and Spanish and Spanglish are everywhere.

I think the great philosopher Homer (Simpson) said it best:

“Brain? You don’t like me and I don’t like you. But let’s just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer.”

Amelia is going to take the class with me so at least I’ll have someone I know in there to cut up with. She’s cool. She bought me lunch today.

So, I am looking forward to it, sort of. When I was in high school, I despised sitting in the classroom all day listening to the teacher babble about God knows what…’the War of 1812 this’ or ‘please factor these whatchamajiggers’ or the usual ‘Sean, please stop using your desk as a set of drums, and spit that gum out!’

I think I’ll manage. My company is paying for it too, so that’s pretty nifty.

If anything, I’ll just try to be half as cool as Rodney:

This movie rules.

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August 14, 2008 at 9:38 pm