Friday, August 1, 2008

still here laughing....



First of all, for all of those that read my blog(which is not many but it is quality over quantity for me!) I am sorry that I have been so out of touch.
I have had my family visiting with me in my city, Brazil.
We have had many fun adventures which I will blog about later....but...
two things that I do not want to go too long without posting...

1. Thank you to My Full Hands for my award.  
 She is an amazing woman with 6 children.  Her patience, inventive solutions and fun writing style are quite enjoyable to read.  Please visit her by clicking on the link!

2. I am still laughing about my massage lady tonight.  Ok, yes, I have a massage once a week...quite a luxury I know, but we have to try to enjoy what each country has special and sort of affordable that other countries (aka USA) might have but be more expensive and not so convenient. (read: she comes to my house every Thursday night!!! :))
So, tonight, I asked her about my foot.  It has been hurting me for a really long time.  I feel like it might have a stress fracture, or a fissure (which is similar to a fracture, only much, much smaller.  I know this because my son had this a few years ago on his arm.)
I also am very in tune with pains and aches in my body, due to my ballet career.  So, she says that it could be one of those and that I should go to see an orthopedist.  All this is in Portuguese, but I do speak it well enough to understand everything until....
she says that he will probably ask me to get a ...here's the word....
it sounded like hashish!  no kidding!  I was pondering and racking my brain trying to figure out what that was.  He is going to ask me to smoke hashish kept popping into my mind.  It was so funny!  I knew that she was not meaning that, but she kept repeating it, which is something that many people do to try to make you understand what they are saying.  What most don't realize is that repeating a word is not going to help if you do not understand it from the get-go.  
Finally, she writes down where I could go and how to say orthopedist, which is very similar, but did not need that explained.  Luckily, she also wrote down...

Raio X....  and X-ray, which is VERY similar in Spanish, but...
in Portuguese, the "r" sounds like an "h" and the "x" is something like shish.

My funny for the day...hope it makes you smile, and I promise to blog more often and visit all of my blogger friends soon.....

5 comments:

My Full Hands said...

Glad you've been enjoying your friends and family, and glad to "see" you bac at your blog too!

I hope that foot problem gets worked out. I guess hashish might work for the pain . . . (not a recomendation :) )

The Broken Man said...

He he, bet that took some explaining about why you were laughing!

The Broken Man

http://theblogofabrokenman.blogspot.com/

PJ said...

I love the glitches that occur between languages - and cultures! Can't wait to hear about your adventures with family in Brazil. That's also fun...explaining to Americans how and why things are done!! Besides...I know very little about Brazil....I lived in Ecuador...so I know more about the Amazon Rain Forest (which extends into the East end of Eucador -- and I've been there -- to back of beyond!) than any of the cities or cultural things.

"MoodyBlue" Jodi said...

That is FUNNY!!! Well at least you figured it out. I'd probably still be sitting wondering.

Thanks about the comments about my new blog look. I got the layout from www.thecutestblogontheblock.com

I had to load it into the edit template. Then I made my own header like you did with yours. The header was plain. You can do that in the Dashboard, hit layouts and change it in the Header section.

It took a little playing but I finally figured it out. Worse case scenario if it didn't work out I was going to go back to my original one. What I did was go in Edit HTML and I copied and pasted that WHOLE thing and saved it in a word document just in case my playing around didn't work.

Hope it works out for you!
Have a great weekend
Jodi

Marina said...

Its so good to hear form you again
I gald you got to visit with your family hope you all had a good time.
can't wait to see the pictures.
And I don't think I would of understand that man LOL!!marina