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Forum: Learning Spanish 10th August 2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,785
Posted By Polly
I like the program very much. I bought the...

I like the program very much. I bought the software (on CD-R) about a year and a half ago. There are many different types of exercises, including reading, writing, word find, crossword,...
Forum: Learning Spanish 8th August 2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,160
Posted By Polly
Word Fun: Spanish Tongue-Twisters

Who doesn't love a good tongue-twister?

I saw these today - & thought they'd be good practice...and lots of fun!

Good Luck!


Paco Peco, chico rico insultaba como un loco a su tio...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 14th July 2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 34,729
Posted By Polly
I'm with ^Catavino... LOVE callos (AND menudo!!)...

I'm with ^Catavino... LOVE callos (AND menudo!!) and absolutely am appalled at the overcooked veggies - especially those I found in the chafing dishes (warming pans) on the breakfast buffet - which I...
Forum: Learning Spanish 14th July 2006, 03:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,785
Posted By Polly
For the beginner - One of the best short-course...

For the beginner - One of the best short-course books on tape I've found is Earworm's Learning: "Rapid Spanish" Vol. 1 Narrated by Marian Lodge. Available through Audible.com and at the Music Store...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 28th June 2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,058
Posted By Polly
No. I can't draw worth a darn. But I like the...

No. I can't draw worth a darn. But I like the image!
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 27th June 2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,058
Posted By Polly
Artist's Rendering of Ben's Gecko Friend: ...

Artist's Rendering of Ben's Gecko Friend:

http://www.arizonagift.com/images/si/03/Wall%20Gecko.jpg
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 26th June 2006, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,663
Posted By Polly
May I qualify that further? George Bush...

May I qualify that further?

George Bush IS articulate, if you're an East Texan. In a coma. :D
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 23rd June 2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,091
Posted By Polly
Meaning: Marina doesn't always wash them (before...

Meaning: Marina doesn't always wash them (before eating), or you're not always fussy? :D ;)
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 19th June 2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,066
Posted By Polly
Voters in Puerto Rico have shown MUCH the same...

Voters in Puerto Rico have shown MUCH the same apathy when it comes down to adivsory referendums on statehood vs. independance

In the last non-binding advisory vote, Fewer than 50% of eligible...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 18th June 2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,066
Posted By Polly
Catalonia votes...

I heard a blurb this afternoon on the radio news -
But am unsure what this actually means for the future of an independant / autonomous Catalonia... From what I understood of the news story (below)...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 17th June 2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,667
Posted By Polly
I'm sure i've mentioned this previous posts:...

I'm sure i've mentioned this previous posts: Spain's Costa del Sol was an incredible reminder to me, of the Southern California I lived in as a child. Topographically, as well as architecturally and...
Forum: Learning Spanish 17th June 2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,837
Posted By Polly
Would that be Spanish Soap Operas, Marina? The...

Would that be Spanish Soap Operas, Marina? The ones that are imported to the US from L/A are usually referred to as "tele-novellas" (I like to refer to them as tele-llorandos!) generally broadcast on...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 7th June 2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,329
Posted By Polly
Lol. Thanks Edith. Actually I'm at the gym...

Lol. Thanks Edith.

Actually I'm at the gym 4-5 days per week, and in or on the water, every day (avid swimmer / kyack-er). It's REALLY hard to light up when you're in the water, or on a boat,...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 7th June 2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,329
Posted By Polly
Before I travelled there, I had read in several...

Before I travelled there, I had read in several places how Spaniards smoked everywhere - like chimneys - how smoking bans in Madrid were scoffed at and outright ignored, most of the time. These...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 7th June 2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,934
Posted By Polly
That's her! As I recall she was quite the...

That's her! As I recall she was quite the super-star, at the time. T-shirts and buttons with various dogs and the "Walkies!" tag on them everywhere -- :D
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 5th June 2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,934
Posted By Polly
There are a LOT of quality US series available on...

There are a LOT of quality US series available on DVD now: I don't bother with cable, so I end up renting many of the HBO & Showtime series from Netflix.

Right now I'm catching up on Season...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 4th June 2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,887
Posted By Polly
Guns, Germs, and Steel. Necessary tools of...

Guns, Germs, and Steel.
Necessary tools of the trade for any conquering peoples.
Forum: Intercambios / Meet Ups / Penpals 1st June 2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,058
Posted By Polly
Hi Tom -- I heard you on Breeze, but am still...

Hi Tom -- I heard you on Breeze, but am still trying to figure out how to reply there via text!!! -- Am at work at the moment ( Uhem.. so I guess anyone who was listening at my door actually heard...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 31st May 2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,249
Posted By Polly
That's how pizza is supposed to be cut ... those...

That's how pizza is supposed to be cut ... those pie wedge cuts are an invention of somewhere else - not something the Neopolitans gave us. The smaller squares ( always square cut at family...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th May 2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,585
Posted By Polly
I've taken to listening to NIS while I'm at the...

I've taken to listening to NIS while I'm at the office -- I always have some podcast or another running on iTunes... and I often get inquiries from my office mates as to what I'm listening to!

...
Forum: Learning Spanish 26th May 2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,810
Posted By Polly
también :-*

también :-*
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 26th May 2006, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,041
Posted By Polly
I was going to suggest nutella as well. Hazelnut...

I was going to suggest nutella as well. Hazelnut spread with chocolaty taste... I think Ferello makes it. It was origianally a product of Italy.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th May 2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,871
Posted By Polly
Tango

If anyone is interested in the modern state of the Tango, in Argentina (and elsewhere), there is an interesting Podcast available on itunes.

Download a free subscription to the Wisconsin Public...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th May 2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,671
Posted By Polly
I've never seen anything built on quite that...

I've never seen anything built on quite that steep an incline here in the states
(well, with the exception of the St. Louis Arch!) But I did find out that the architects responsible for the Torres...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 25th May 2006, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,525
Posted By Polly
Where I have travelled in the last 20 years: (in...

Where I have travelled in the last 20 years: (in no particular order) England, Switzerland, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, New York, Los Angeles, San...
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