February 14th, 2005

Nightmare Night Applejack

watashi no más recente obsession

I was reading my Discover magazine, and theres an add for Rosetta Stone language course CD-ROMs. They're expensive, but I really like the way they teach it. It's a "dynamic immersion" technique which teaches you everything in the target language and gives you feedback the same way. This is the way that children learn their first language. I mean nobody teaches a child that "carrot" in English is "goo" in babytalk. The child gets the language by being exposed to it all the time. It looks like a great way to learn. Even better for the RS people, they don't have to make a different version based on the student's native tongue. I'd really like to learn Japanese (for some reason, I dunno, maybe to watch anime or Versus in the original language?). This could be pretty cool, but it will be some time before I spend big bucks again.

Edit: I tried to post this on Friday, but the internet at work was frelled up again. That reminds me. Now that Battlestar Galactica is on and Farscape is not, should I start usking "frack" in lieu of "frell?" Frackin' just seems too straightforward (like frickin' or freakin') and frellin' is already a part of my vocabulary. Suggestions?
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Nightmare Night Applejack

Great V-Day Song...

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I were to say to you
I didn't set your house on fire
But it's just the way I am
You'll have to take it for a fact
Life can really burn you up
When you're a pyromaniac

If you love somebody
Better set them on fire

I went to your house last night
Your dad called me the human torch
Got a little pissed at him
So I burned down your front porch
Now I feel a little bad
About pouring gas on your dad
But you know it's hard to quit
And besides he started it


I just bought a brand new lighter
And I just can't wait to use it
With a can of kerosene
It's so much fun, you can't refuse it
Oily rags are special things
You know to me they're diamond rings
Maybe we can have some fun
Maybe we can burn someone

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Nightmare Night Applejack

New Meme that I Just Started

Explain your LJ username.

MandyDax is a username I made up quite a few years ago. I think it was just as season 7 of Star Trek: DS9 was starting, with Ezri Dax. One of my nicknames is Mandy. So my user name is another incarnation of the Dax symbiote. Just don't call me "old man."
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