While I don’t officially feel “sick” I have been fighting something these past two days.
Wurst. German. Ever.
Not since that A1.1 class where we were introduced to the simple past tense have I had a night like last night. Missing one week, even with multiple efforts to study ahead, killed me. I didn’t know the vocabulary. I had a hard time understanding the instructor’s instructions. Everything was just off, and I don’t think that I can blame the crud.
Between now and next Tuesday I am going to dedicate time each day to memorize vocabulary, and try to understand the grammar rules that have been presented in class thus far. It’s going to be a continuous, long battle, but it’s still one that I wish to fight.
Last night I also found out about an iOS app that accompanies our text book. The app is a vocabulary builder, think “flash cards”, and out of desperation I forked over $6 to use it. If this app helps me learn it will be money well spent and it may also kick me in the ass to finally develop my own flash card app as I’ve contemplated for over a year now.
The user interface and experience for flash card apps are dead simple, the hardship is finding a free (or very low cost), extensive and reliable source of vocabulary words that can be stored into a database accessed by the app.
Home Late, Feeling Uninspired
Getting home around 9:15pm doesn’t make for a good start toward being productive. After dragging in my garbage and recycling cans I got into bed and watched Monday night’s “The Tonight Show” on my iPad. I wasn’t away too much longer than the duration of the show, and I think getting as much sleep as I possible can while experiencing the crud is a good thing.
Using My $10 Tonight
Last December I purchased two, $25 gift cards at Tilted Kilt, which each came with an additional $5 credit that had to be used in January or February of this year. Time’s running out for that $10 so I may treat myself to a dinner out tonight. Perhaps I’ll even hit up LA Fitness beforehand in order to minimize the caloric damage done.
Got a late start today, so I have to run…