About the MobWell, really it's a mob of one, but you get the idea. I'm just me, in Hotlanta, but through me there are many others (yes, we are numerous), and we have teh pointy sticks (fear them), and besides that, we make pretty things. Mostly.
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Tag Archives: Hindi
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 … Continue reading
I do too much.
(I got all excited seeing this photo, because I haven’t seen color like this in Georgia yet this year and then I noticed it was taken in 2008. I did see one yellow tree, though.) Weekend recap, if you … Continue reading
Posted in General stuff, Hindi Tagged bollywood, errands, fall, georgia, Hindi, leaves, movies, random things, weekend 4 Comments
I’m on Lesson 3!
And that’s the short form of my language lesson progress. The long form is that for the past week and a half (two weeks?) I’ve been plugging away at LiveMocha, and have made some decent progress. I can now: Say … Continue reading
Posted in Cool things, Hindi Tagged Hindi, language, learning, livemocha, practice, sesame street, speaking, video 5 Comments
[Navel-Gazing] The learning curve
Well, more specifically the variations between learning curves and my recent experience with them. I find that mental things have a much steeper learning curve than physical things, depending on previous experience with similar physical things. For example, if you’ve … Continue reading
Posted in General stuff, Hindi Tagged french, Hindi, languages, learning, navel-gazing, online, patterns Leave a comment
Keep me to task
Guilt is a powerful motivator, especially coming from anonymous internet people. Really, that’s why I’m blogging – it keeps me honest. Those analytics make me feel bad, when they’re bad, and it’s a good kick-start. Like the embroidery, for example. … Continue reading
Posted in General stuff, Hindi, sca Tagged crafts, embroidery, Hindi, language, sca, sewing 4 Comments
Back to the books again.
So I am back to learning Hindi again, a little more so this time. I had given it up for a while, as I got almost to learning new verbs and the couldn’t memorize them or remember postpositions or remember … Continue reading
Posted in Cool things, Hindi, other links Tagged class, course, Hindi, language, languages, learning, online 4 Comments
Moved on to new verbs! Hooray! I can conjugate them both politely and casually, and also super-politely. So not only can I talk about things in the present, I can also talk about talking about them (oooh – meta). Such … Continue reading
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I feel so smart.
And yet not at all, but I’ll get to that. Firstly, I feel smart. I bought myself a lovely Bengali tant style sari last month from sarishop.com (I have been drooling over their spring collection), and then it sat around … Continue reading
Posted in General stuff, Hindi, india Tagged aargh, Hindi, i am special, india, languages, made of fail, sari 6 Comments
Well, that’s over.
[Photo from here.] I really shouldn’t feel that way about the Easter season. Really. But I do. I mean, I like the whole bit of pomp and circumstance that accompanies it, even if I don’t attend Good Friday services or … Continue reading
Posted in Cool things, General stuff, india, knitting Tagged angry chicks, baby knits, church of england, cooking, easter, family holidays, Hindi, knitting Leave a comment
And also, some sari success. Backing up a minute, weltschmerz not really the word I’m looking for. The word I’m looking for but which is not weltschmerz is defined as “homesickness for a place you’ve never been.” I’ve felt this, … Continue reading
Posted in General stuff, india, knitting Tagged bollywood, Hindi, hubris, india, knitting, languages, not so fail 7 Comments