I haven’t had time to blog. I have been learning Spanish and have been transfixed by a number of things including the amazing politics in this country. The battle for the Republican nomination for President is in full swing here and is absolutely fascinating.
They all have excellent lines of patter but those damn journalists keep messing with their heads by asking them really hard questions such as:
‘Do you believe in evolution?’ and ‘do you believe in climate change?’ and the hardest one ‘do you believe that President Obama is a Christian?’
These trick questions tend to flummox them completely. They call them ‘gotcha’ questions because they find them so hard to answer.
The next year or so is going to be fabulous entertainment as these people wriggle around like worms on a fish hook trying to appeal to their antediluvian voters while also trying to not look completely stupid.
I am also keeping a close eye on the Australian Prime Minister Mr. Rabbit as he bumbles and stumbles his way towards oblivion while the good ship Turnbull sails on serenely.
If Mr. Rabbit was a horse they would shoot him.
So I bought a Spanish course from Costco. It is much the same as Rosetta Stone but costs about a quarter as much. At the moment I am learning words and will soon launch into the grammar. I can see already that it will be much easier than German – which I tend to speak on the oddest occasions.
I can tell you that there is no point asking a waiter in Indianapolis for ‘mineral vasser mit gaz, bitte’.
It seems that here they do not plow most of the streets when it snows. I guess they are worried about the plows disappearing into the pot holes and never being seen again. So driving is a bit tricky when it snows all the time like it has recently. I am just about to go outside and start shoveling – again.
Sissi still escapes from time to time – but makes sure she can be caught very quickly.