A complaint about a task I took on of my own free will and for which I have nobody to blame but myself.
Friends, staying up every night to recap Alborada is killing me! It's very good practice for my Spanish, and I love the new friends who come to this blog to read the summaries and discuss them in the comment section - but five nights a week is a lot.
I watch the show from 9-10 - or, if I'm out, I watch it on tape when I get home.
For the first few weeks, things went kind of slowly and that was good: when the characters stand around a lot glowering, I can get it all the first time.
But if they're yakking quickly, dropping important plot points like cow pies, I have to rerun the tape and listen again - and I never learned shorthand, so taking notes is a bit slow.
Then I have to write the summaries. I know you're not reading them, because they're ridiculous and you're not watching the show, but it's hard work. Remember that guy who said: "I'm sorry I've written you such a long letter, I didn't have the time to write a shorter one." ? Well, trying to condense a one hour show full of enthusiastic exposition to a readable size is time consuming! I'm exhausted!
The point of all this is that I've had less time to do my other blogging. Sorry.
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