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Month: March 2006

Russian excellence

I just spent about 30 minutes doing some research on someone who gave an absolutely fascinating interview on a morning news program. I was so impressed by their knowledge and ability to share something that I hadn’t known before, that I was going to prop them up here – if for no other reason than to track the story for myself in the future.

I hate when I am so excited about something one minute and after doing a bit of research – completely disillusioned.

c’est la vie

Here is one that I am happy about

My husband referred a site to me that will continue to help me develop my Russian language skills. Now this lady is impressive!

*See A Spoonful of Russian.

From what I have read, Natalia seems down to earth, intelligent, a good teacher and obviously her family is very important to her.
This is the kind of lady I can learn from.

I sure wish I could find people like that around here…

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Gild the Lily

Last week my Aunt Mary had a brilliant idea that everyone in the family would write a little limerick to share about my Grandmother. E-mail is such a wonderful thing now, as I can’t have seen all of us being able to do so 20 years ago in such a speedy manner. Everyone had something lovely to say and much humor was shared.

If we all didn’t say it (I know at least one of us did), I’m sure we all thought about some of the word or phrase origins that Grandma used which seemed to be very unique to her and our family. So on a whim this afternoon I decided to do a little research on one that makes me smile every time…

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. ” ~ Williams Shakespeare

Found on The PhraseFinder.

ahhh yes… Grandma studied Shakespeare. 🙂

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