Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mid-life Crisis: Part 2

Was there a Part 1? Not sure.

Okay, now that I am 40 and have learned how to play the bass guitar, I think as I approach my 41st birthday, I should learn something else new. And here's what I have decided . . .

Spanish. And here's why . . .


That's right, Univision -- the Spanish language network. Have you ever stopped to linger and wondered just what the heck was going on? I have many times. It looks to me like there is always something interesting on Univision and I have just barely a clue what they're talking about. Telemundo, I understand has English subtitles on some of their programs, but I don't get Telemundo, I get Univision.

So I am left this morning watching "¿Quién tiene la razón?" (I have looked up that this means "Who is Right?") with La doctora Nancy Alvarez and am left wondering, who was right? There was a man who was making a big fuss over his clothes and how he liked to look good -- I think -- and then a woman came on who I think was his wife. Perhaps his clothing budget was eating out of the grocery budget. I will never know because I don't speak Spanish. I speak German. It was the only language offered at my school.

No, I don't know why. It was a small school. It was the 80s. Maybe they thought we'd need it for the Cold War. At any rate, if I'd been watching "Wer hat recht?" I could maybe tell you what had happened.

I could learn Spanish, couldn't I? Or, I guess I could turn off the TV.



  1. Don't forget. Not only did you learn German, you also learned that special dialect that included a strong Norwegian accent.

  2. Haha! Too funny. Learing spanish would seriously be a great goal to accomplish. Mary Lisa, honest-to-goodness I am not flattering you, Shannon and I were guessing you are about 30 years old the whole while we had Bible study together!