Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Adverbs

To my American readers: (Erev) Moadim L'Simcha! Have some turkey and cranberry sauce for me!

Today in ulpan we learned about adverbs. I love adverbs. In English, my feeling towards adverbs is somewhat neutral. But in Hebrew? Love, my friends, love. Why is that, you ask? Because in Hebrew, adverbs do not change depending on masculine or feminine, singular or plural, past or present, or future, paper or plastic. They just are. So "besimcha," for example, is happily, happily, and happily, no matter what! A man takes out the trash....besimcha. Many women sit while their husbands take out the trash...besimcha. Yesterday, Ariella and Yaakov trashed the living room in order to make a train on the mirpeset....besimcha. Get the drift? I am considering speaking exclusively in adverbs. I haven't quite figured out how that will work, but I anticipatedly totally clearly and happily. Understandably?

I would like to thank all the people who voted in our poll, especially the one brave person who voted "Yes, I have peed in the park and I am PROUD OF IT!" We don't know who you are, but when we find out, we will surely make fun. Keep an eye out for our new poll, coming your way in the next few days.

Today Donny had a Microsoft-sponsored day of fun. It involved going to workshops and using one's body as a musical instrument. There was tapping, clapping, and rhythm. Luckily, Donny is Mr. Smooth when it comes to rhythm and movement, so he was practically leading the workshop. Haha! I am laughing so hard right now drool is starting to puddle at my feet! Donny! Dancing! Rhythm! It kills me! It's like imagining Dadz hosting "What Not To Wear" instead of defining it. (By the way, in case you were worried, it's safe to make fun of Dadz again because by the time he reads this my Suitcase of Goodies will be safely in my hands. Hehe.) Or like me saying, "No, I'm not really in the mood for a chocolate milkshake." What is this world coming to? Anyway, the important thing is that he (Donny) got a steak for lunch, so who the hell cares about dancing. Steak!

In other exciting news, Momz and Dadz are coming on Friday! We are all very excited. Ariella has been making signs for the door all week. Today we got the guest room ready and started the apartment-cleansing process, which will end just in time for it to begin again. Yaakov is looking forward to the visit as well. When I asked him who was coming, he said, "Bubbyzaidy!" And then I asked him what he was going to give them ("hug" or "kiss" being the expected responses). He replied, "Treats!" Because Yaakov lives for "treats" and he can't imagine a better gift for his beloved Bubbyzaidy then some of those precious, sought-after "treats."

I know this is short but I wanted Jonathan to be able to read the whole thing. Plus, I have a cold and am feeling sort of foggy and whoa, you know what I mean? Oh, and by the way, I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST!!!!!

Some Thanksgiving thoughts for you: "turkey" is hodu but "Hodu" is India. Discuss.

2 comments:

Aliza said...

Donny...dancing...like at your wedding?!? Good times....he should bring in your wedding video to show his colleagues his awesome "jump up and down and act like I'm actually dancing" moves. Priceless.

Cheryl said...

I've always wondered about that Hodu confusion.