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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Having just been to my german class again, I'm convinced I've stepped onto the set of a sit-com. All the stereotypes are there - the old man who mumbles to himself, the overconfident professional, the mousey quiet woman and so on. Part of me is intrigued which one I am - so go on LJ - help me out with suggestions...

It's all good fun mind, but I do question the quality of some of the teaching - the instructor knows something (to reinforce learning, to encourage participation and interaction) but she's very fast, mumbles her target language and seems almost afraid to correct mistakes. I'd rather a bit more accuracy.

Also this evening I've installed the new version of Trillian. Apart from being more like Windows FisherPrice and taking up more screenestate to do the same thing it seems ok. However, the contextual links to wikipedia seem a little over-enthusisatic. I used the word "manage" in a conversation to mean "to apply principles of managment" and it thought I was talking about Belgium and offered me this:

Manage is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2004 Manage had a total population of 22,091 (10,820 males and 11,271 females). The total area is 19.68 km² which gives a population density of 1,122.33 inhabitants per km².
So, now I know...
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From: feanelwa Date: January 17th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
The guy with long hair whom the mousey quiet woman writes poems about. In German. Watch out for the handbag.
xerode From: xerode Date: January 18th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Cheers for the heads up about the new version of Trillian.

Not to sound too cheeky, but any word on the PWEI photopass? I'm trying to get myself together for the trek up to Brum...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 18th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I finally spoke to ClearChannel yesterday evening - I got a sharp intake of breath as it's over-subscribed (though it might be a lie). I've emailled you the name and phone number to try. Good Luck!

Apparently the band didn't bother appointing a proper PR for the gigs...
mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: January 18th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
You are the sinister, deviant, photographer who starts out atagoriseing all the other students and ultimately ends up following them and secretly taking their pics for 'his files'. The overconfident professional is the one you end up killing first.
nattydreadi From: nattydreadi Date: January 18th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
You are the one with the sincerity issues who after a few weeks will find someone with what approaches a similar sense of humour and the two of you will sit together and make snide comments belittling people.

Specifically the over confident manager type.

Either that or you are chandler from friends
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 18th, 2005 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
You'll have to explain that last point to me.
nattydreadi From: nattydreadi Date: January 18th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
you always make the joke that people are formulating due to your dazzling wit and talent at composing symphonies of sarcasm :)
kissmeforlonger From: kissmeforlonger Date: January 18th, 2005 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
You are the quiet studious one who turns out to have been having a rampant affair with the tutor for months at the end of year party.
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: January 18th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Mousey quiet woman is cool. That would be me. Be nice to her. Befriend her.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: January 18th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I preferred the last version of the comment - as no, you're not mousey :-)

And me? I'm always nice...
blackvelvetmag From: blackvelvetmag Date: January 18th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
My initial thought was that you meant mousey as in 'with mousey brown hair'. But then I suddenly thought 'maybe mousey was an added description for shyness' like 'quiet as a mouse'. So saying I wasn't a mouse was just saying I didn't have brown hair. lol.
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