…I don’t have to learn Russian anymore.

I studied it in high school and what with me picking up Spanish again, I was thinking, maybe I could brush up on those lessons, too.

But ya know what, fuck it. All I really need to know how to say is “Blow me” to Putin, and fingers crossed he’ll be taken out in his sleep soon by the next creep in line.

So that’s one less thing to worry about.

Sorry to all the poor kids in Russia that were shoved into a bullshit war. Your leaders suck and you’re going to die pointlessly, even if you “win.” I’ll ask Google to translate that for me.


…I’ve been using Duolingo for a full week.

I’m sure I’m still in that honeymoon period where the novelty is keeping me invested. So who knows if I’ll be in it next year.

But for now – I love it. I took Spanish for three years in middle / high school and remembered just enough to annoy me that I’m not more fluent. And every time I’ve tried to pick up the language again with tapes or audiobooks or whatever, the lessons start too simply. I can only practice “Hola” once before I’m bored out of my skull.

So Duolingo’s approach is a huge blessing. I love that I’ve been able to dive straight into more intermediate lessons that balance both review and new info.

And now that I’ve given up drinking again, it’s a good way to kill time and keep me distracted. Let’s hope it sticks.