Simmering soup for brains
Recently, I discovered that I have a new language desire (Russian) and have been using the Assimil method to pause German as needed. It’s nice to see some new scenery rather than feeling like you’re riding through a swamp on a bicycle day in and day out. Stir it up. Today, I focused intensely on the pronunciation intricacies and other fundamentals by watching 16 lessons from RussianPod101.com. For now, Russian is stirring up my brain that has been simmering like a soup1.
I hesitated writing anything about my Russian endeavors because I fear it opens up the Pandora’s box of questions, common of which is, “How long have (did) you (been) study/ing/studied Russian?” Typically when answering this over-asked inquiry, I practice numbers and phrases by making up various answers. Hmm, “Three hours twice a week.”, “Twenty minutes everyday without fail.”, “Five years collectively.”, “Five minutes here, and five minutes there.”, or “Four months to the day.” It is a way of eliminating a repetitive task.