5th-march

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Already did it some time ago but whatevs. ❤️😙

Birthday: 5th march
Height: 4'9
Time right now: 21:11pm
Last thing I Googled: ezria season 1
Favourite fictional character: damn Ezra Fitz, Aria Montgomery or Spencer Hastings
Favourite famous person: Demi Lovato
Favourite book: Staying Strong
Favourite band: Against the Current
Last movie I saw: The Prom Night
Last show I watched: Vampire Diaries
Dream job: Singer

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My plan.

I’ve decided that I think I’m going to try a new kind of project. To start things off:

  • A while ago I mentioned that I wanted to learn German next.
  • I’ve always found it fascinating to hear about people that go out of their ways to learn a language as fast as they possibly can.
  • I’ve also been struggling with my motivation and sticking to things lately, which I think partly has to do with the fact that I have no deadline to work from.

And so, what I think I’m going to attempt to do, is to try to get to the B1/B2 level of proficiency in German in 6 months: from September 5th, to March 5th. Obviously this is not going to be as serious of a project as some other people have done, since I’m still in high school, I still live in an English speaking country, and I’m going to have a fairly busy year; however, that doesn’t mean that I can’t try. Last November I succeeded in winning NaNoWriMo (writing 50k words in a month) on my first attempt, and it really showed me just how much dedication and effort I can put into something if I need to. In addition to studying on my own, I’m also going to make a point to speak German as much as possible and as often as possible – and in order to do this, I’m going to try to make a progress video every one to two weeks demonstrating what I’ve learned. Depending on how things work out, I also plan to start taking lessons on italki, to hopefully give me that push I need to keep going.

I will have a check-in point around December 5th, when I’m hoping to be at about an A2 level. At that point I will take a level placement exam to see where I’m at officially.

I know it’s a bit of short notice, but if any of you would like to join me, then please feel free! It doesn’t have to be scary or impossible like you may think it to be. I jumped into NaNoWriMo on a whim, and just look at how it turned out! Winning is not the main goal here: what really matters is making progress in your target language.

International Tumblr Day!

Che cos’è?
Il 5 Marzo tutti disegnano o hanno una “t” su una parte visibile (sulle mani, sulla faccia, sulle t-shirt, dove più vi piace). Se qualcuno noterà il segno, vi abbraccerà, e tu e la persona in questione potreste anche scambiare i vostri url e anche rimanere in contatto.

Chi può farlo?
Chiunque abbia un Tumblr. Anche chi possiede un blog hipster, porno o qualsiasi altra cosa.

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I’m a graphic designer who briefly freelanced for a printing broker that handled the printing needs of a medium-sized client. Basically, they were an inconvenient third-party between me and the client. This verbatim email was among the many confusing ones I received during that period:

Client: Are you going to be around February 22 thru March 5th cuz  if so I would like to pay you to do the my emails from Jeff to me then send them to you and back to me and then to Jeff……understand all that.  LOL  I would have Don do it but he doesn’t understand how to get the email trail off.   I would give you my passwords and all that.  That should work right.   :)   just wondering how to handle this when I’m gone.  I will tell Jeff that my daughter is doing it but really it would be you. 

After reading this several times, I realized this company didn’t want their client to know they were using me, and this was their way of getting around having me correspond with the client directly via email when their contact was out of town, and apparently off-line (and yes, this was how they wrote to me for every design request as well). I stopped working for them not long after, considering how hard it was to decipher their needs.