August 31, 2004
Sitting in ‘blogger’s corner’ yesterday, I heard two guys speaking Russian behind me. I turned around and asked them where they were from. It turned out that they were filming for a Russian television station and were interviewing bloggers. They asked if they could interview me. I said ok. Then they asked if I could do it in Russian. Uh, ok. I had just finished telling Roger Simon that my Russian is ancient, I talk the way a grandmother would talk. I use no slang and my Russian is extremely proper.
So, I did the interview. I think I did pretty badly, though the two guys were so nice and told me I did well. There are words I just don’t know in Russian like ‘links’ or ‘hits’ or ‘taxes’, so my sentences would be like ‘mneh nee nravitsa, uh, taxes’ (I don’t like taxes). I’m comforted by the fact that the interview will only be shown in Russia. I should really never speak Russian again.