Monday, September 29, 2008

"Steve Talk Thai. Steve Talk Thai Real Good..."


Got a wild hair the other day. So I figure it takes me 30 minutes to go to work and 30+ minutes to drive home from work. I've done it for 2 months now and I've about had my fill of Conservative Talk Radio. No, that doesn't mean I'm ready to switch to Air America or the Obama Network. Seriously, there are a few good ones out there (Dennis Miller and Hugh Hewitt leap to mind). The others are a little too dogmatic in their support of the GOP.

I digress yet again...

Thirty minutes to and from work. Right. So I figure I might as well make this time productive, right? Well, I'm driving, so taking and typing on a laptop is right out. Talking on cell phones is illegal in Washington now (though everyone still does it). What to do? Why, learn Thai, of course! There are CDs in the base library on speaking Thai. I figure my mother-in-law is full Thai, I can practice my lessons on her when she calls. Lesson 1 was today. I learned to say, "I speak Thai a little," which is true, I suppose. I tried it out tonight on her when she called, grabbing the phone from my wife.

"Oohh, Steeb. That sound good!" [spoken in a Thai/English accent].

Good feedback. I speak English with a Thai accent really well, by the way. I figure if I stumble over real Thai, I'll just fall back on English with a Thai accent, speaking it really, really loud. That way they'll be sure to understand me.

4 comments:

Rick said...

Pretty soon you can ask her, "what is this in the dimpling?" and possibly "where are the science books in the library". Good luck - call when we get to the culinary parts.

Todd said...

Steeb, you good keed.

Alan said...
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Alan said...

Mmmm. Dimplings.