So, this is what happens when one replys to spam e-mails
I've been getting the spam calls now that leave a message saying my social security number has been suspended due to "suspicious activity" OMG. I'm just tempted to make them my new best friends. The people from "Microsoft" (say it with a very thick New Deli accent) don't call anymore because I ask them if they want me to hurt their asses with my giant penis. The collection agency calling for Mr. Henry Day, who picked my number out of the air and told them it was his contact number, got repeated calls from me - every 15 minutes for about 3 or 4 hours, where I'd say - "Please hold a moment, I have important issues to discuss with you". I would then hang up. The last call I made I asked if they were taking my number off their call list, as I was retired and could make it my hobby to harass them as much as they were me. Calls stopped. And they'd been calling for months, and each time I'd politely say there was no such person at that number and please take it off their calling list. They'd promise not to call again. Then they would. I miss them, and hope they're doing well.
Felt sufficiently rested to finish editing the Acapulco photos! Also needed a little time as I dumped my facebook friend, Elvira, who went down with me. Turns out her 30 years in Oklahoma have given her a few nasty ideas about other races. Ideas I definitely don't agree with. Add the multitude of other selfish, rude, and bizarre acts (she washed her clothes in my toilet) and yes, you betcha - I got her keys to my apartment back. Some people are sweet as candy on the outside, and maggotty on the inside.
Anywhooooo .... enjoy a little virtual trip to Acapulco!
Spanish - getting close to conversationally and I can read it even better, English - fairly well , Mandarin - I can get by in a restaurant but that's it. Tagalog - I know a couple of naughty things to say.
Before I go to Europe I'll teach myself the basic phrases in French, Dutch, German, and Magyar (Hungarian). Please. Thank you. Can you help me? Where is ______. I would like this. I don't want that. I need (a table|a menu|silverware|water|my check).
Thankfully, Google Translate is my friend, as are Google Maps, and all the apps that tell me how to use public transportation in other countries! Also glad that most places in Europe will take my credit card so I don't need to carry cash and worry about local currency/Euros.
Everywhere I've been there's been a way to communicate. Sometimes just by hand gestures and making faces - but hey, it works. And things always get easier after a beer. Not after three, but one or two unblocks the brain