Thursday, February 5, 2009

I'm not sure what this means...

I took three years of French in high school, but I beyond my teacher's tic-ish use of the word, "écoutez," I don't really remember much French from those classes. We used to have to memorize dialogues, and while I remember working hard at them, the only one I still remember is one from my sister's Spanish classes (I wouldn't attempt to transcribe the Spanish and I don't know the translation, but the conversation centers around a discussion of Susanna's aunt).

And I don't think I remember any of the songs from my own experiences in chorus classes (hey, all you old people -- remember those? how quaint, huh?), but this song (in the video, below) -- again, from my sister's, and not my own, elementary school class -- is seared into my brain like some sort of horrible childhood trauma.

So, why did my sister's school experiences sometimes make more of an impression on me than my own? Beats the hell out of me. I'm just putting this stuff out there.

4 comments:

Introverted One said...

I don't remember a darn thing from school. But my wife still sings songs they used to brainwash them as kids. Oh well...



Also, I find it funny that the song in the video was composed by Ray Charles. Not the Jamie Fox Ray Charles though. It'd be a lot cooler if it was.

emmie said...

Es Lili la tia de Susana? Como? Quien? A si! Es su tia!

alice said...

Oh, snap! Even my daughter knows my sister's dialogue!

Kenmon said...

Chloe sang the "Fifty Nifty United States" song in school. It is amazing how it is drilled into my head.