Tuesday, June 07, 2005

still disconnected

Hopefully we'll get the internet back soon - it's debilitating when you depend on something for so many things, like news, music, dictionary abilities, etc., and then suddenly it's gone, or at least moved to a much less convenient and more expensive place.

Just wanted to say that last week I went and watched the director of COPA (the program I studied with last semester) do some simultaneous interpretation. Really quite amazing stuff. I found it hard to listen to the Spanish and English at the same time. Regardless, it seemed to be a fun activity, with all sorts of wonderful time pressure. It reminded me of theatre and mock trial from high school, just with another language thrown in. Oh, and I was able to help her out when she didn't know what "empaste" meant (it means binding, at least in reference to books). Interpretation is much more fun and challenging than translation.

Now that I've been here for 20 minutes I'm going to pay my less-than-50-cents and get home to make some dinnner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I won't have internet for a long while. I'm using the internet at home (wisconsin.) Here for my brother's wedding. You'll probably be back in the states before I have internet again. So, I'll e-mail you my phone number if you don't already have it. I miss you and hope you're having a fun winter? I really enjoyed the new pictures, but was sad to see the beard go. I hope I get to see you before you are back in the full thralls of UofI. OH! I have a new address in Chicago. Which I will also e-mail to you. Take care. and goodnight