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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by SR5Rfan;3238197;
    (I'm sure at some point, ClosetRTWatcher, you listen to and respond to your phone messages)
    Yes, eventually I do get around to listening and I tend to respond any that do not happen to originate with my husband's place of employment

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR5Rfan;3238197;
    My mom often said that there is no law stating you must answer your phone or the door. They are there for your convenience. The same with your answering machine. However, ignoring messages indefinitely is rude (I'm sure at some point, ClosetRTWatcher, you listen to and respond to your phone messages). And for someone to take a message and not pass it on is terribly rude. If you don't want to pass on a message, just tell the caller "he/she is unavailable. Please call back later."

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    I agree, SR5Rfan. I still to this day do not answer my door to anyone I do not know or recognize. I'm better about listening to and responding to my answering machine, but I think answering the door to just anyone is another story in this day and age.
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    We eventually stopped turning our answering machine on more times than not, and put it in the mode where it wouldn't answer after the 10(?) rings. It usually only brought pain-in-the-butt messages about nothing, anyway. Catch me if you can! The important people know how to catch me. And, if Im really waiting for a really important call, the home phone gets forwarded to the cell, where I can hit the "Ignore" button, if needed.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2796805;
    I have a question. Has anyone here ever used the Rosetta Stone CD ROM'S for learning a language? And how would you rate them if you have used them?

    Any other language instruction CD's you would reccomend?

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    Hey, MRD. Did you ever try Rosetta Stone? I'm thinking of using it for Spanish, but I'm wanting to know how effective it is. All of my kids take Spanish and I think they would progress better if one of us could speak it with them. Not to mention the fact that we have to do a lot of googling to check their homework.
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    "...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer

    When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!

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    Rosetta Stone is a great tool, it's just so darn expensive!! My son uses it at school for his spanish class and he says it is amazing.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I have not gotten the Rosetta Stone, but I have talked to people that have used it and say it's great.
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    Thanks guys. I think that if I go for it, I'll do the 6 month online subscription that gives me access to all three levels. Its a lot cheaper and I know i could make it through all the levels in six months. The only complaint I've really seen about it is that it doesn't get you fluent in *writing* Spanish. I mostly want to help my kids with their work, anyway. I might get something supplemental to teach me the grammar and writing part of it. Unless anyone knows of a better resource that teaches both??
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    I was going to weigh in and say that I had thought of getting it for my classroom on another teacher's recommendation (not a language teacher) and when I brought it up at multi-grade-level foreign language teachers' meeting the high school teachers nixed it because it doesn't reinforce the written/grammar part. I don't have personal experience with it. That sort of goes along with my experience that natural speakers of a language who go through my class don't always get the highest grades because they don't have a good grasp on grammar. I'd say, get a copy of the book your school uses and teach yourself from that. Amazon usually has used textbooks cheap.
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    I saw my first full-blown (overly full-blown, actually) yard decorated for Christmas yesterday. What is with people?? I guess, with the crappy economy, it could bring you some comfort...until the power bill comes in?
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