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Brad Fitzpatrick

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Good evening [Dec. 13th, 2001|08:39 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

I went to Barnes & Noble to study math. I ended up buying a German kid/teenager book and skimming through it. I'll need a dictionary to fully understand it, but I was happy I was able to understand as much as I did. Over reading just a few pages, I learned a lot of things. You could study grammar forever, but until you start seeing the grammar used, you won't know it. That's how you have to learn everything: observe, study, observe, study. When I learn protocols/languages, I alternate between reading the spec and sniffing packets/reading code. No different.

Anyway, then I went to Starbuck's and actually studied math. I was surrounded by cute girls studying also. And then Dana, the cutest of them all (heheh), saw me from outside and came to visit. I think the other girls were jealous... I saw two of them looking at her as she walked out. Heh. :P

After that I went to OUGL to study but ended up realizing, "there are lots of books here... I bet I could find cool German books.". And I did... two whole rows of books on German grammar and such. I sat on a stool and skim-read one and checked out another three. When he scanned my card it beeped a bunch and he asked, "Have you never checked out a book on this card?" Heh. 1 quarter to go at UW and I've never checked out a book. Pathetic?

Now I'm back home and I'm going to make an attempt to study math again. I'm not worried about it, but I don't feel like I should be doing anything right now besides studying.

From: evan
2001-12-13 08:43 pm (UTC)
When's the ling final? Tuesday?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2001-12-13 09:07 pm (UTC)
Monday, I thought.
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[User Picture]From: calliste
2001-12-14 02:52 am (UTC)
The first book I ever read in English was the Babysitter's Club, oh, and another one trying to teach little children what the difference between a dog and a cat is. I'm still ashamed for both of that, but I swear, they were all given to me.

What book did you get?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2001-12-14 10:52 am (UTC)
"Sara, die kleine Prinzessin", von Frances Hodgson Burnett

Ich habe schon 19 Seiten gelesen. Es macht mir Spa!
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[User Picture]From: calliste
2001-12-14 11:17 am (UTC)
Ich kenne das Buch gar nicht. Aber gut, dass es Dir Spa macht ;)

Du kannst auch versuchen, deutsche Zeitungen (aber schwer zu lesen!) oder deutsche Zeitschriften zu finden und die zu lesen.
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