Olympia Spanish Conversation Meetup at El Sarape 2 (and the world's fastest weather forecaster)

From: Chris M.
Sent on: Sunday, April 1, 2012 9:39 PM

Hola a todos,

The Olympia Spanish Conversation Meetup will be meeting Monday, April 2, 6:00 p.m., at El Sarape 2 in West Olympia (over by Old Navy, across the street from Pier 1/Top Food).

At 13 people already RSVP'd to go, there were just too many for the smaller restaurant I had been considering going back to (which I won't mention here, so as to not confuse anyone).

One thing to remember about El Sarape is that, though they are glad to do separate checks, they also automatically add a 15% tip when the group is large like this. Having waited on large groups myself once, I would have to say this is definitely fair. I think other former servers would agree.

If you haven't RSVP'd already, please do so (on the site), if you are planning to come join us.

Nos vemos,


P.S. If you want to see an example of the world's fastest weather forecaster, here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU-D-hHtNJA

And here is the transcript and translation for the first 37 seconds of it. Try saying it in either language in 37 seconds (but don't be discouraged; remember, she's a professional):


[Hoy es el] último día de la primavera, y bien podría ser verano, porque los termómetros no dan tregua en ningún punto del país. Donde ayer los termometros están un poquito más bajos, hoy van a subir. Les hablo del tercio norte peninsular. En cuanto al cielo, les hemos dividido el día en dos. Amanecemos con nubes en la zona del mediterraneo que se van a ir deshaciendo y también en puntos del noroeste peninsular, de acá a la tarde. Como les comento, esas nubes de la zona del mediterraneo van desapareciendo. Serán más persistentes las de Galicia; incluso podrían dejar algún chubasco y se formarán nubes de evolución que podrían dejar alguna tormenta en puntos del interior este peninsular y en el área de los Pirineos. En lo que se refiere a las temperaturas, suben.


[Today is the] last day of spring, and it might as well be summer, because the thermometers are not letting up in any part of the country. Where yesterday the thermometers are a little bit lower, today they are going to go up. I am talking to you about the northern third of the peninsula. As far as the skies, we have divided the day into two for you. We wake up with clouds in the Mediterranean zone which are going to be disappearing and also in northerwestern parts of the peninsula, from now until the afternoon. As I am telling you, these Mediterranean-zone clouds go away. The ones in Galicia will be more persistent; they might even leave behind a shower and cumulus clouds will form that could leave behind a storm in parts of the eastern interior of the peninsula and in the area of the Pyrennes. As far as the temperatures go, they are going up.


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