Tomorrow I’ll return to Portland, OR for work - one of my favorite American cities. Being one of America’s best food towns, I’m already thinking about where I want to eat. Luckily, I’ve recorded every single restaurant I’ve eaten at starting with my 3 trips to Portland last year.Read More
My dad is in his late 70s and surprisingly, not getting any younger. To make a very long story very short he was born in Estonia in 1938, fled Soviet occupation as a little boy, and learned English when finally arriving in the US in 1950. He regrets not teaching my sister and me any Estonian and we certainly regret not demanding it! He thought it was a dead language - luckily, it’s not.
Growing up I was around the Estonian language quite a bit, as his mother lived nearby. We’ve been to Estonia as a family twice and naturally he speaks it there. The last trip was in 2013 and I’ve heard nearly no Estonian since. That’s why I was surprised to hear him speaking it a few weeks ago when I walked into my parents’ house. He was on the phone with his distant cousin.
I let my recorder run and ten minutes later, the conversation was captured in Evernote, safe and sound in my “Family” notebook. I simply uploaded the sound file from my iPhone’s Voice Memos app. I also could have recorded it directly into Evernote with their app.
As a little kid, Estonian just sounded like gobbledy gook. Unfortunately, it still does, but I want to always have access to Dad speaking it. Never heard Estonian? (Really, who has?) Listen to my dad’s (supposedly very mundane) conversation in my note here.
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Last week I was walking through Trader Joe’s when I stopped in my tracks upon sight of an exotic, elusive ingredient - freeze dried raspberries. "Huh", I thought, "I know I’ve been wanting to find these, but for the life of me I can’t remember why."Read More
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