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    Anyone doing anything exciting for the holidays?

    I am taking my mother to a college bowl game for her birthday, but thats about all that we've planned in my family.

    Wish you all Happy Holidays and see you all after the New Year

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    Im working this holiday season. Woo hoo
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    I'm going to sit. And feel the broke-ness.

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    Sleeping, recovering from this quarter at school. And now, I'm trying to catch up/get ahead on the languages I'm studying.
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    Is there a reason you study so many languages? For fun? I'm not talented enough to learn one, tried Spanish and failed miserably...

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    Fun! Yes. And to make myself go insane.

    Nah, it's great. I really like learning about languages. And speaking in another language is great, too. I am still very much learning. I'm not fluent in any yet. I can hold a passable conversation sometimes in Spanish. Italian is catching up, and the rest are a bit behind.

    I'm going to major in linguistics.

    I give you full permission to just say I'm crazy, and explain it that way.

    No one else I know is taking so many at once. But I like it.

    And it's a huge challenge, which is good (but tiring).
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    Crazy. Lol, nah thats cool. I'm just not as focused on one thing.

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    Hey Daniel,

    i'm from Belgium. In the 3rd grade of highschool (at age 14), you have to start to make careerchoices and go a certain direction. One of the options is "Economics-Modern Languages". If you choose that, then you start off with 4 languages in the 3rd and 4th grade (Dutch, French, English and German) and in the 5th and 6th grade they add a fifth language to it, Spanish.

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    Unfortunatley I do NOT have to work for the holidays. My company pays for the holidays if we work them or not. Every year I volunteer to work them so others can have the time off with their families. To my bosses it looks like I am taking one for the team, however, the 120+ hour paychecks are my motivation. Not see it works like this, I don't work 120 hours, but I get my 8 hours worked, plus the 8 hours of holiday pay, for 16 hours a day, basically double time, yeah?

    This year I have all six paid days off. On top of that, my normal work days are the holidays (mondays and tuesdays) so I don't even get extra hours, a straight 80 hours. I am very upset with my boss and let her know about it. It is nice to bring home a 120 hour pay check, but not this year, I get screwed. We don't get bonuses, my company won't allow that because we get a yearly raise (2% woo hoo....) So now I have to go without the extra $$ I have been banking on over the last 5 years.

    Other than not working I am not doing much, staying home and catching up on some of my projects.
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