In one month Joe and I leave for our honeymoon in Greece.
Yah, I know we’re doing it all backwards. Our honeymoon is BEFORE the wedding. When you marry a musician, you’re subject to working around their gig schedules.
As such, I’ve been practicing a few essential Greek phrases to help us when we arrive. I can say ‘hello, how are you, what is your name, it is a pleasure meeting you.’ I’ve also practiced ‘thank you, please, and pardon me.’ But what I’m most proud of is the following phrase which I have practiced for three days:
Which translates to:
I’m sorry. I don’t understand. I don’t speak Greek. Do you speak English?
I think it may come in hand.
I have also checked out a number of books on Greece to review the history and mythology I love.
Earlier last week, I forced my fiance, Joe, into going to a free skin screening because he often plays at outdoor festivals and I wanted him to get sun care tips from a dermatologist. (Because he rolls his eyes at me when I share them.)
After speaking with the doctor, Joe texted me:
Dr. W says I “have the skin of a Greek God.”
Great. I will never hear the end of this.
Of course that night, as we’re brushing our teeth, Joe begins to flex and show off his chest.
Joe: You can call me Zeus.
Me: Ok Zeus, pop quiz. Who was Zeus’s wife?
Me: No that’s not right. Who was Athena?
Joe: Goddess of wisdom!
Joe: Other stuff…
Me: She was Zeus’s daughter, and also the Goddess of war. Now, who was Zeus’s wife?
Joe: Mrs. Zeus
Me: *face palm* Hera. His wife’s name was Hera.
I think maybe I should do the translating on our trip.
Have you ever learned a new language? How did it go?
What’s your favorite place to travel? And where do you want to go next if you could anywhere in the world?