Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Fragments -Episode 1

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Hosted by Mrs.4444

Finally Friday, TGIF- Thank god it's Friday.......OMG yea! It's Friday!

In my former life, as in 18 months ago when I lived in AMERICA and had a job, friends and a life! I loved Fridays, it was my day off from my part time job, the day I ran errands, met friends for coffee or lunch. My day....now everyday is a Friday but not nearly as Fun. 

My German teacher always uses words like "IN FORMER DAYS" . I always thought she meant back during the war or something like that, but really she means beyond yesterday. I drive my daughter crazy, I always say "Back in the day" I'm thinking of switching it up to "In former days" and really put her over the edge! 

I was telling my German teacher about a PTA meeting I went to, how a German parent was complaining the she feels too much German is spoke by the children in the halls and playground. The director assured her that she was most likely hearing a mix of German and English. And not all English is the same, they are taught by an American teacher for one subject, an Australian teacher for the next, British teacher etc...you are bound to sound different but the fundamentals are the same. So I was telling her I was talking to the British teacher and I had no idea what she was saying....she was talking about her daughter in London that was in labor at that very moment and so forth. My German teacher said what do you mean she was in labor and why would she talk about medicine? SO I explain to her  what the word labor means as far as having a baby. She got all excited she had never heard of it used in the context...she said surly none of my friends know this. I'm pretty sure I'm the topic of many of her conversations! I'm not sure who is teaching who! 


I broke out my Wii Fit Plus I got for Christmas.....it told me I'm obese and my Wii Fit age is 59! At first I was all depressed and pissed off then I started thinking how close I was to AARP age and all the discounts that go with it. I wonder if I can get a Wii Fit age ID! 

Happy Friday!!
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39 comments:

cat said...

A Wii Fit ID could be great! Here we have 11 official languages and everybody speaks English with a different accent. You can imagine the confusion...

honeypiehorse said...

Ah, I remember having a life and friends back in the day...

Debra said...

You always put a smile on my face!
I'm wondering what the stats are on weight, height these days- a little off me thinks.

Cop Mama said...

Ha ha, Wii fit ID! What a good laugh this early in the morning!

Have a good weekend!

Kwana said...

"In former days" cool new saying. I want the Wii Fit but an so afraid I may smash it for that reason.

Ocean Girl said...

This is so funny. You are so funny. I used to say when I was young to some elderly people and they would looked at me like you are not old like us yet.

Now I learn to say when I was younger.

Ina in Alaska said...

Frau you are such a funny lady! I just love your description of what goes on in your life. It is a mother's job to drive her kid nuts so go ahead and lay on IN FORMER DAYS..... Have a great weekend... xoxoxo

Christina Lee said...

Too funny-- we don't ahve a Wii yet (waht are we waiting for?) but my friends always complain they about their wii fit stats too--LOL!

lytha said...

everytime someone says Happy Friday to me at the grocery store, i cringe. i HATE not having a job, and miss really enjoying a friday/weekend.

oh yah, and i miss the social life too, man, i was what my family called "the rolling stone that gathers no moss" back home in america, cuz i was constantly out.

thankfully i have a beautiful place to be stuck in all day.

and these rejection letters on pdfs, what is the deal with german companies anyway, have you recieved pdfs a lot since moving here? a pdf with some piddly little bit of info like "thank you for applying..."

ok i'm feeling kind of glum now, and i'm totally snowed in.

oh, and i wouldn't want a wii telling me how old i am, oh no!

sorry so negative, i hope the wii can break some of this winter gloom for you!

~lytha

brainella said...

That Wii Fit is a cruel one. :-) I wish they'd put a "gentle" mode on it so it would make all those evil sounds when you step on...

Joyce said...

I loved this whole post and could relate on so many levels. I especially love the wii fit aarp card-too funny!

Have a great weekend!

Eternal Lizdom said...

That darn Wii Fit Plus gives me such a range of ages!! Drives me nuts!!

I love your language adventures! What fun!

Andrea said...

It is awesome how we can all learn from each other.
I hear the Wii Fit kicks butt!
Hope you have a great day.
Blessings and hugs,
andrea

preppyplayer said...

I am positive you are the topic of convo in frau professor's home.
Please call me as soon as possible with question regarding package!

Deidra said...

Oh, man! Friday took a long time to get here this week! I'm tempted to fo out and buy my own Wii fit, simply in the hopes that I'll qualify for the senior citizens' discounts! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Ronda said...

You make me laugh! I love it. How do like the Wii fit? I think I want one, but not sure if I want to spend the money.
Have a wonderful weekend!
XOXO

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Gutes Wochenende und wünsche Ihnen alles Gute. Wenn Sie etwas Zeit finden, reiste mit uns auf meinem Blog! Travelling

Kristin said...

Ah ha ha. Did you tell your Wii Fit to suck it?

Shelle said...

i was gonna say maybe you should get a new german teacher...but then she makes good a blogging topic lol.

remind me not to get a wiifit.

Shelle said...

my photo size just loaded that way...it was taken with the panorama but i cropped the bottom a bit because the witches caps (you know those orange cones) were SPOILING it!

Jen said...

ha, that is so funny! gooe FF
thanks for your comment as well ;)

Janine said...

LOL, I have a WiiFit too and have been afriad to get on it for that very reason! LOL
I don't need a stupid maching to tell me that I need to lose weight, I already know that! :)

beth said...

you just totally cracked me up with the wii information...I probably would have sat on it if it gave me numbers I didn't like :)

and most days my days are fridays, too....all part of being a stay at home mom for the past 16 years....

yikes....I think it's time to get my butt back out there in the real world....

Matty said...

Your German stories are always interesting. Who would think they don't know what "labor" is.

When I was a kid, I would ask my dad what was it like "back in the old days".

Unknown Mami said...

I love how you saw the positive of your Wii Fit age. I'm still laughing about it.

WhisperingWriter said...

My Wii Fit is SO mean to me. It's always like, "Why did you gain weight?" and I'm all none of your business, thanks!

Mrs4444 said...

You're so funny. No, young lady, you may NOT get an old age Wii ID--You will keep working out with that danged thing until you go backwards at lest 20 years! (Well, if you want to, haha.)

Your German teachers sounds...well...German. (haha again)

Have a great weekend!!

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Oh...I am so going to start saying "in former days." Just saying.

mub said...

Sometimes when British people talk I just stare and blink because we really truly aren't speaking the same brand of English *L*

angie said...

I think I told you that I went to Germany as an exchange student one summer in HS? I took French so I didn't know any German, but someone couldn't go at the last minute so I got to. So, my host family knew that I couldn't speak or understand German and they would be amazed when I knew that the apothecary was the pharmacy, etc.

I got Wii fit for Christmas and I haven't used it because I don't want it to tell me what I don't want to hear. :)

Mama Zen said...

I'm afraid of what a Wii Fit would tell me!

K said...

I don't have a wii, but I keep hearing about how insulting they can be. Let me know if that ID works out.

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Hilarious! It's so funny how words mean so many different things.

Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day!

Nancy C said...

You're so funny. My Mii is fat and sleeping, over at my in-law's house.

Mark said...

Do you mind if I use "In former days"? I think that sounds..regal?
It's definately better than "back in the day", which I find myself using WAY TOO MUCH.
"In days prior" also has a nice ring to it.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I like the idea of a Wii Fit i.d. too. I know I'd qualify for all the senior discounts. I could just imagine my Mii picture on my i.d.

It's no longer Friday but hope it was a good one for you.

She Writes said...

Happy Friday to you :). i loved the i former days bit and need to use the beyond yesterday in writing!
xxAmy

Somer Love said...

you are killing me... Movies are cheaper too ha ha

and I really think you are teaching your teacher... ;)

allycupe said...

I want a Wii Fit but I'm scared what it's going to tell me. I kind of want to lose weight before I get it, kind of like cleaning before the cleaning lady come over LOL....