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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by MetalAges, Feb 17, 2010.
My uncle (who I just realized is my only uncle that doesn't have cancer - other three uncles have myeloma, oral and prostate cancer) is coming to visit today in his RV. I went to his wife's funeral in October and saw him briefly when my grandmother died in 2003, but that's really it. Will be interesting.
Yeah, but I'd hit that shit until she developed scoliosis
I still have both sides of grandparents, but on my Dad's side, they're around 70 years old and they know much more about computers and the technology surrounding them than me, it's scary that their minds are still very much sane after all they have been through.
all they've been through?
I can't believe I'm getting into a debate with someone on Reddit about different methods of opening a banana.
Yeah, just crazy shit. Like when Pop (grandpa) was standing next to his brother who accidentally poured boiling water on himself and cooked his brain, stuff like that :s I couldn't live with myself if that happened to me. Oh, and they were only young at the time, like 5-7 years old i think?
um... fuck, that's kinda crazy.
You mean the one way to do it....stem side down.
That's the side I was on.
My Grandmother is my only surviving grandparent. She's 98. Still solid as a rock mentally. Her sight is pretty bad these days though.
All my grandparents have passed away. The last one being my grandpa from my mom's side about 5 years ago.
Yea, same. All of my grandparents have passed on. I never actually met my one grandfather as he was killed in a mine collapse when my mom was young.
I haven't seen my dad's dad. He probably died before i was born.
Nice, good to hear. I only have one grandfather alive (dad's side). He just turned 92 and is still as funny and sharp as I remember as a kid. Fucking love that guy.
To all the language nerds:
I'm taking two intro level immersion courses in German, one this first half of summer, another the second half. My question is, aside from basically being force fed the language, what types of tips/tricks do you guys use/know of for retention? Obviously time, practice, and studying will do most of the work, but I want to know if you guys have any off the wall ideas.
Best thing to do is organize some regular times to have conversations with people in German.
I try talking to myself in the language as much as I can. I start with substituting English words for words in the language, but as I get a better grasp of vocabulary and grammar, it becomes less English and more the other language.
Instead of just finding one or two people online you should look up some German language forums for topics (outside of the language) that interest you, and blabber on as much as possible. This is a good way to grind into the language, since you're exposed to different styles of discourse and will have conversations for the sake of more than just conversation itself, which leads to you becoming more invested and more motivated to get better.
watch german news online