Friday, August 13, 2010

Wasser Ski

I am joining Janna at Mommy's Piggy Tales to record my youth. This is the 10th of 15 series, every Thurs, that I will be recording. These memories are from 8th grade.

8th grade was a grade of who's who. Who are your friends, who are you dating? I was still in the transition period of who my friends were. I had started to become better friends with some girls who would have a big impact on me by the faith that they carried.

But as far as school went my favorite subject at this time was my German class. My good friend Kari was in it. We got to pick German names to use in the class period. My name was Daniella. Which I think I picked because my parents picked out Danielle for a name for me when I was born, but obviously didn't keep it. I remember taking field trips to some German restaurants in the (Cities?) This restaurant was dark and dingy. To my shock, during this visit my German teacher Frau Swenson snorted a shot of tobacco through her nose. It was done with a contraption that I guess was very Germanic. And yes....all of the 8th graders stood around and watched her do this. I thought it was disgusting as most of them cheered her on. But, during this class towards the end of the year we got to make a commercial to show the class in German of course. Kari and I wanted our commercial to be on how having the right pair of water ski's can make a big difference in skiing.

So a chilly May day we went out skiing to make our commercial.

I remember it started out with me not skiing well, and my big line was.

"Diese wasser ski sind schreckliche!" ("These water skis are horrible!")

To which Kari had good water skis and skied great!

But it was a whole lot of fun to make.....hmmm makes me want to view it again. Kari's parents own it! I should check to see if they have it still. Maybe I could post it=)


Berry Patch said...

Fun! We only no option for foreign language in middle school. I took French in high school. Our only other choice was Spanish. The joys of living in a small town. ;-) I'd LOVE to see the video!

gianna said...

I LOVE speaking German! I know like 3 lines: ich bin mude, ich habe hunger, ich weiss nicht!

I love love German! I love the line that you remember!

Nikki said...

The big thing in German class was NOT to say "Ich bin vol" for I am full.....I actually meant I am pregnant:-/

Nikki said...

It actually meant not I

Janna said...

Oh ya! I think that need to be uploaded to youtube:)

So glad to hear you have enjoyed Kay Arthur's studies as well.