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Just another workday

Hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a good day yesterday.  I don't know how many people had to go to work today (I work for a bank, so of course I'm at the office); at least it's a quiet day and the phones don't ring much.  Since today is the official start of the Christmas shopping season, the real madness is out in the shopping malls.  I prefer to be here at my desk.

I want to thank greedy_dancer for making me a list of French abbreviations and expressions; this will help me read the posts out at lost_in_french.  I'll keep la liste ds mon sac à main until I've memorized it.</span>

I also promised to mention the new LJ lost_eps where those people who have to watch "Lost" via the internet can go to get their weekly fix.

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greedy_dancer
Nov. 26th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
no problem! i noticed i was the one who used the more "french netspeak" in the comm, i'll try to refrain! or not, so that you can learn ! lol

:)
aswanargent
Nov. 26th, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
Don't hold back on my account. If I can't find it in one of my dictionaries, or figure it out by the context, I'll just ask. If I'm going to do this, I might as well learn the language that's being written and spoken aujourd'hui, non?
french_hobbit
Nov. 27th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
Garde la dans ton sac à main et colle la dans tes toilettes (very useful for me when i need something to be learned *g*)
french_hobbit
Nov. 27th, 2004 06:50 am (UTC)
Friended you btw, because i'm kind of admiring your attempts at understanding and writing in French. So if i can be of some use, feel free to ask :)
aswanargent
Nov. 27th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
I've been promising myself to learn French for years, but never had the incentive before. Now I've committed myself in public, and that may do the trick. (With another 14 episodes of "Lost" still to come this season, I should at least get a lot of practice with reading/comprehension.) *g* The reading is actually proving to be much easier than I expected (even with those pesky little abbreviations thrown in); the hard part is trying to express myself ...

Re help: I won't hesitate to ask. And if I do something stupid, please tell me! Merci bcp!

I adore the "friendship contract" icon (love Calvin and Hobbes), and I'm going off right now to friend you back!

Karen :)
french_hobbit
Nov. 27th, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
Lost makes us very talkative indeed :) and we can find other topics of conversation if season 2 takes too long coming.

Thx for the friending. Metal Tiger, just like my mother! *mwah*
aswanargent
Nov. 29th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)
I'm the same age as your mother ... how nice ... you just had to rub it in, huh? *g*

Actually, if you've ever looked at the LJ user stats page, you'll see that after about age 50 you can practically count LJ users on the fingers of one hand. Nice of you "youngsters" to want to talk to us!

btw, you're the first person who's known what "Metal Tiger" means (or at least the first one to say anything). Gold star for you!
french_hobbit
Nov. 29th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
How rude of me to mention the age of an oooold woman like you ;)
About the stats, maybe it's because the older people are, the more reluctant they are to tell their age? anyway, there are people of all ages in the fandoms i am, so it's not really an issue.

Nice of you "youngsters" to want to talk to us!
Nice of you experienced people to take us seriously!
castalie
Nov. 27th, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC)
I think you did good in joining the comm because seriously, one can never learn a foreign language better than while listening to other native speakers speak it - and you'll learn lot of slang thanks to us, though we'll try to refrain a bit... then again, it might not be possible lol

aswanargent
Nov. 29th, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC)
I think the slang is great, and like I've said elsewhere, if I can't figure it out, I'll ask. Actually, you should probably be the first one to get the questions ... didn't you first talk about writing about "Lost" in French, and then Aline took the idea and ran with it? Or can I blame her for everything? *lol*
castalie
Nov. 29th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC)
Ask away, indeed, don't hesitate - I think we'll all feel happy to oblige *g*

Oh you can blame her for everything, she's the one who thought about creating the community, she's the genius behind it lol It seems I inspired the title of said comm though *g*
aswanargent
Nov. 29th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hah! If she ever asks, I'll tell her what you said. Honestly, I don't know how the woman does it -- a husband, 5 kids, 2 homes, pets, a job -- where does she find the time not only to write delicious dark slash, but to keep thinking up and designing great new LJs? Oh, and let's not forget reading and commenting in other people's LJs. I feel like such a sluggard in comparison (no husband/significant other, no kids, 1 apartment, 1 cat, a job, a lot fewer LJs to follow ...) This is totally demoralizing, tu sais. *shakes head ruefully*
castalie
Nov. 30th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC)
True enough I'm amazed at how well she manages to juggle with all of the 'components' of both her RL and CL. And if she wrote a lot but wrote bad stuff, I'd understand a bit better at least, but no, the woman only writes awsomes stories - boggles the mind. I wanna be like her when I grow up lol
aswanargent
Nov. 30th, 2004 10:01 am (UTC)
"I wanna be like her when I grow up"

Oh, lord, are you another one of these young whippersnappers, say I in my best quavering "old lady" voice. I'm starting to feel seriously old here in LJ-land -- French_hobbit told me yesterday that I'm the same age as her mother, and didn't that just make my day lol!

kc :)
castalie
Nov. 30th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
Well actually, let's not mention age but my mom would be Wood Horse *g* And me? Earth lamb. So even though I resent the whippersnappers thing, maybe that's what I am after all? lol

And that's yet another thing I love so much with fandom in general or LJ in particular, age doesn't mean anything. And if it can make you feel better, I know more people older than 40 years old in the fandom than the opposite.
aswanargent
Nov. 30th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
Ooops! The "whippersnapper" line was totally tongue in cheek; sorry if it didn't come across that way. And you're absolutely correct that with fandom and LJ age is completely irrelevant. And isn't that a good thing!
castalie
Nov. 30th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was kidding - of course your 'whippersnapper' was tongue in cheek lol I wouldn't take offense for something like that - and it usually takes a lot to offend me anyway, the zen in me makes the process real slow *g*

Actually, fandom taught me that being a fangirl didn't have any age limit - and boy was that good to know *g*
aswanargent
Nov. 30th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
Well, just remember that I'm really, really new to all this (fandom and LJ), and I'm still at the "getting to know you" stage with everybody, so I could easily cause unintended offence (and boy is that going to be doubly true with anything I write in French). BE WARNED!!! *lol*
castalie
Nov. 30th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC)
I discovered that lot of people were just bloody over-sensitive, true enough. It sometimes makes LJ look like drama queen central. It can't be helped though, apparently - so we just have to make do *g*

And we're warned, okay lol
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