Thursday, July 24, 2014

What Do You Not Know How To Do...But You Wanna Learn?!

     Have you all been having a good day?!...I've been crocheting, and chatting with hubby all day. I'm about to take a nap so that I can be rested for my meeting tonight! But first I wanted to share one of the conversations hubby and I had today...about learning new stuff! ^_^
      Before Alzheimer's or senility takes the last vestiges of this Wug poet's mind, and the mind of her trusty 6-foot hubby...minds that already are almost gone bye bye, I might add... :-)) ...we thought we should try to learn something new! {Plus I heard somewhere that active brain usage can slow down the onset of Alzheimer's!} :-) We figured that we'd try to find something that can teach two 'old dogs' some new tricks! LOL
      I already have my fill of useless talent! ^_^ I know how to write cursive! :-) ... 

      ...I can recite all 66 books of the Bible in less than 60 seconds! :-) Although this isn't really a 'useless' talent. :-) Finding scriptures in a hurry has proved very useful over the years! ^_^

      ...and I can car and chair dance with the best of them! :-)

     I'm also very flexible, double-jointed in fact, and can lift my foot, by the toes, from a ground position to up over my head! :-)) 

      But none of these 'talents' are doing anything for my memory!! :-))

      Hubby and I have decided that we're gonna try to use these memory lax minds to learn something new! And at the top of the list is learning to speak another language...Spanish! :-) I already know a little Spanish, and can understand a bit more than I can speak! ^_^
     Hubby had two years of French...back when he was in school...which he has TOTALLY forgotten now, except for merci' and bonsoir! :-)) ... Between his tiny bit of French, and my extensive Pig Latin, we could say thank you at a French restaurant...for some snails!...and oink in unison!! LOL
      We can't afford to pay someone to teach us a language right now, so we may be putting our library cards to good use...especially if they have the Rosetta Stone series! :-)
      I also have two guitars! One was an anniversary gift, and the other one was given to me by a friend. I cherish both of them, but I don't play either! O_O I had 'intentions' to learn, but they never came to fruition!...
 (Guitar Silhouette Shape Boy Print Artwork Set of 4 by TRMdesign) 

      I'd also like to learn to play chess!...

      Hubby already knows how, and has been trying to get me to learn for years! He's tired of playing 'Uno', 'spider solitaire', and 'Scrabble'! ^_^ But in the past, when he's started the chess-teaching conversations, my attention was easily diverted.....too much talk about rooks that only move forward until they're gonna jump the opposing man....and a queen that moves a lot more than the king...and a knight that only moves in an 'L' shape...OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT!!! O_O It sounds like a dots y-do barn dance gone wrong!! LOL

      ANYWAY!! ^_^ We're gonna try to learn.....SOMETHING! And fast!...before we don't have any useful filler left in our craniums!! LOL How about YOU?! Have you learned anything new lately?! ^_^

I Love A New Experience

I love a new experience!
No matter how it's learned.
A fact that's new to me,
or a new food that I've burned.

A place I've never been,
or a person I've not known.
A book I've never read,
or a gadget on my phone.

A song that's not my norm,
or a craft I've never tried.
A veggie fixed a new way,
whether boiled, sauteed or fried.

I love a new experience!
A new jolt for my old eyes.
To make my life worth living,
and each day a great surprise!

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