Mingle2 - Online Dating
What Kind of Cult Movie are you?
AND, to add insult to injury, I never get really cool "Google search keywords." I was talking to my friend, Marianne about it yesterday and when I told her some of the search words I was found under, she actually yawned!!!!
I'm a ROMANCE writer, for Pete's sake (I wonder who the original Pete was and what good that comment does for his sake). I even have a "romance writer picture" picked out for my book when it gets pubhised. See:
So, Marianne and I decided we needed to spice up my site. We did some brainstorming and came up with some ideas.
So, to further the cause of spiciness, I wanted to share with you over the next week or so some stories of my life. Let's see if we can get this rating up a bit while still remaining family-friendly. And, I want to see what kind of hits I get from Google after them. :-) Sneaky, I know.
As most of you know, I lived three years in Brazil teaching English. Now, (to state an obvious fact) I am American... and southern American to boot (not to be confused with Southern American... wait, I guess that would actually be South American, wouldn't it? Okay... never mind).
Anyway... in case you DON'T know. American English is not the only English spoken in the world. It's been said that America and England are "two nations separated by a common language." This was brought home to me in a significant way on my first day of teaching English at Cultura Inglesa, a British language school, in Maceio, Alagoas.
I was teaching a class in Intermediate children. They were eight- ten years old and had taken English about four years. One of the boys came up to me and said, "Teacher, can I borrow a rubber?" You would be proud of me. I kept my cool... knowing in my mind this child did NOT just ask me for a condom in the middle of class. BUT... I was blank. What DID he want, if not a condom? So, I asked, "What do you need it for?" Very matter-of-factly he said, "I need to rub out a mistake on my paper." A big sigh of relief. An eraser I could handle! That was the first... but by no means the last... incident of learning first-hand the differences between American and British English.
I'll be sharing more over the next week or so, so stay tuned in.