Wednesday, April 11, 2007

No new news

Jeez, how do people blog every single day?? I mean, sometimes nothing really happens.

I guess that means I'm getting pretty comfortable in my routine as really not a whole much happened today. Went to my class in the morning, where we proceeded to spend another 90 minutes on telling time.. ahh!

Eric, Vaughn and I are on a big push to finish up our latest game, so that's been taking up most of my time. Most of the time all the honking outside the window doesn't bother me, but now and again when they are just leaning on them I feel like sticking my head out the window and yelloing "Un Sacapuntas!", which until recently was the only Spanish I knew.

I find myself constantly frustrated at my lousy retention. It's like my brain is broken, but it drives me nuts that I can't see something once, commit it to memory and move on. So many wasted cycles on something that really ought to be easy. Understanding is one thing, memorization, I'd happily pay 100 grand to have an implant in my head that would give me perfect recall.

So instead I have flashcards, which drive me bonkers because they only drive home the point of how imperfect said brain is.

I'm going to go watch some Spanish TV now. Wish me luck.

17 comments:

Marc said...

Wow. This has been the best post yet - keep the awesome story coming. I'm on the edge of my seat! :) (am I a big jerk or what?)

Ali said...

You can pay me to act as your perfect memory. Sliding scale for "beautiful people."

Ali said...

MAKE ME MORE BLOG!!!!!

Marc said...

ALI NEEDS BLOG BADLY!

Marc said...

¿Por qué es usted una fijación no más larga a su blog? ¿usted no nos realiza es toda la vida vicariously a través de usted? Sin mi arreglo diario del blog mi vida no tiene ningún significado. Tráigala por favor detrás. Un martillo. Un destornillador. Un hierro. Un bloque de la madera. Pare por favor el tocar la bocina. Lastima mis oídos.

Eric Newcomer said...

Oh.. I can help with this one. I speak babel fluently.

"Why are you a fixation not longer to his blog? you do not make to us is all the life vicariously through you? Without my daily adjustment of blog my life does not have any meaning. Tráigala please behind. A hammer. A screwdriver. An iron. A block of the wood. The horn stops touching please. It hurts my ears."

Ali said...

...Ha! Nico, you don't need to blog, we're doing it for you.

John Milan said...

Oh my God, Nic, I didn't have anything happen to me today too! Who'd have thunk it!

John Milan said...

Hey, what gives? I just find out about your blog and now no updates? I want constant reports!

Andale!

Eric Newcomer said...

Nothing happened to me yesterday.

Eric Newcomer said...

or today.

John Milan said...

Something has to happen to somebody, and soon!

You do know I just posted a link here telling the whole world what an awesome blog this is. Sheesh.

Marc said...

Josie threw up all night with the stomach flu. So, something happened.

Eric Newcomer said...

Something happened here too. But I'm not sharing cause Nic isn't either. The jerk.

Marc said...

It's official. Nic has fled the United States and has gone into hiding in Peru. Apparently his taxes were too complicated to complete on time (depite the extension) this year.

Best of luck to you in the jungle Nic! I hear they have great wifi next to the third tree-covered pyramid on the right.

John Milan said...

Nic! Niiiiiic!

We need to form a search party to go look for him! Who's in for going to Peru and finding Nic?

Only terrible, extreme danger would keep him away from his blog for this long. TERRIBLE, EXTREME DANGER!!!

Or taxes.

Ali said...

Or Ali.