Oh, Friday

I have been lacking in the motivation lately and the weekend looms, which means more non-blogging, but will involve My Name is Khan (!).

Anyway. Today I translated some of a Hindi song into English for Mr. Jaipur, only not so well. Mostly I thought he was challenging me, but then I found out he really did want to know, so I think I only confused him,  but my Hindi knowledge consists of words I know from films and various conjugations of “to be” (hona) mostly in the present tense. I can refer to myself and others as various dishes of food. For example, “main saag paneer hoon” and “aap naan nahi hain.” So when confronted with words such as “deewana” (which I have until this point incorrectly assumed was “crazy” but is in fact “lover”) and “vaade sare,” I am dumbfounded and turn to the imperfect skills of Google Translate. This leads to much guessing on my part. But to my credit, I only missed the first two lines and did a pretty passable job at the rest of the translation. I have added the film that contains the song in question to my Netflix queue. And also a German course to my LiveMocha lineup. Because I’m impulsive and crazy, all at once.

Still no camera cable.

In the meantime, are you aware that Tavi is the coolest teenager on the planet? When I was 13, I was no nearly so cool. Heck, I’m not that cool now. Kudos to her folks for being equally awesome and nurturing her creativity. (I’ve been obsessively following her and Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes for a while; they both completely fascinate me.)

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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One Response to Oh, Friday

  1. Becca (goddess_becca) says:

    I want to hear all about My name is Khan!!!!! I must admit, I’ve slacked on my Hindi. Go you.

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