July 12, 2010 | Greek
More Multitasking Milestones with Pimsleur
I discover even more things I can do while also doing Pimsleur.
Today got off to a great start. I never was able to get online with Rosetta Stone over the weekend, but I heard from them this afternoon, and they said I would be back in service shortly. Apparently my complimentary access had expired. I am greatly relieved to know I will soon have access again.
In the meantime, without Rosetta Stone, I continued to focus solely on Pimsleur. I took it with me on the subway en route to an acupuncture appointment, another in a series of attempts to get myself injury-free and running road races as quickly as possible.
Back Off! New York City Subway Poster in Six Different Languages
I had tried acupuncture once before, years ago, for repetitive stress from computer use. It was okay, but I don’t think that guy really knew what he was doing, and I didn’t see any reason to try again, until now.
This time, I have one main initial comment about the acupuncture experience, which is, “Ouch!!!!” It seriously hurt when the acupuncturist—who was a very lovely woman, in spite of the pain she was causing me—stuck the needles in my legs.
She stuck a few in my neck, too, but those did not bother me.
After all the needles are in place, you are supposed to hang out there like a porcupine for about 20 minutes. Before she exited the room, I asked her if she would mind putting my headset on my head so I could listen to Pimsleur while I waited.
She did not mind. She carefully maneuvered the headset onto my ears while avoiding the needles. Thus was achieved a new multitasking milestone for me: a combined acupuncture and Pimsleur session. Translating sentences such as “I have a coffee for him” and “Italy is very beautiful” took my mind off all the stuff poking out of me.
YogaToes Are Pimsleur-Compatible
My one big regret of the day is that I did not think to ask her to take a picture of me doing Greek Pimsleur face-down on a table with needles stuck in my neck.
I did, however, get a picture of my other new experiment in speedy recoveries: YogaToes.
These rubbery things are supposed to stretch your feet. I got them because someone in my yoga class told me they helped her with her own bout of plantar fasciitis.
They did in fact stretch my feet quite nicely as I did Pimsleur on our living-room sofa. And as an added benefit, the color matches the sofa cushions.