Understand the Ides of March are a big deal in Rome. Be careful.
....and I remembered a bit of Albanian and we had quite a chat...
Such a world traveler! You seem very comfortable in the role. Reading your a/p posts would motivate anyone to study languages!
And great result on Friday, with all those Scandinavians in the competition! 18th of 55! Glad your tight back didn't keep you from doing 8 minute k's!
Thanks for the advice. Some of those Scandinavians do have a "lean and hungry look".
When I go someplace new, I try to learn a few words and phrases. Somehow Albanian stuck a little more than some others. It is quite a surprise for a native Albanian speaker to run into an American who speaks even a word of it. My seat mate was kind enough to say "ju flisni shumë mirë shqip", that is, you speak Albanian very well. She was likely referring to my more or less passable pronunciation rather than my tiny vocabulary.