ALENKA w CLIFF #2.2 Advanced summary
All right! I just realized that I sound like Matthew McConaughey every time I start one of these recordings: all right all right all right! So it's come to my attention that you are too advanced student for the kinds of recordings that I have been making so far, that I have been speaking too slowly and that they're just not challenging in any way, which is kind of funny because I have spent, I think, about probably the last 3 years or so making a conscious effort to not speak as quickly as I used to. I used to speak very rapidly to the point where I think I might have come off as a little bit nervous or even neurotic and when I moved into a managerial post at my work I felt that it was very important to project a certain sense of calm confidence, and so I made a conscious effort to pay attention to every word that I said and how I said it, and especially the pace at which I said it and I slowed it down, but that just makes things a bit too easy for you, so I am going to try very hard for this and future recordings to keep the pace a little faster and really challenge that advanced ear of yours to see if you can continue to comprehend at a high level what I say in English when I speak at a faster speed. I will inevitably wind up slowing down or pause while I think about what I need to say because that's just how I speak. It has nothing to do with speaking in English, but my hope is that by doing it this way that you'll get more out of our time together.
In our conversations together so far you told me that you currently live in Ljubljana and have been there only about 8 months, but that is not where you want to settle down long-term. Where that is is a house with an orchard, or at least some fruit trees, and preferably situated near some water like a lake or river. I told you about the peach tree in my backyard and how it's nice to have bushels full of fruit in the autumn, but I need to stay on top of it and pick everything that's ripe or it brings all kinds of insects. I usually give much of it away because it's much too much for one person to eat. As for your ultimate home, finding that is going to have to wait for mortgage rates and property prices to drop, unfortunately.
You then told me about Totchess, a little Island village with a castle on it, which sounded really interesting. And as a bonus, it's only a 10-minute walk away from a restaurant whose name you couldn't remember, but it had eclectic cuisine on the menu, all of it good, including pizza. And I have to say if the pizza is good, I am impressed. There is lots of pizza here in the United States, however there is not a lot of good pizza here in the United States. If you have ever heard of Domino's Pizza, or if you ever eaten it, I am very sorry.
You told me you like to be alone and on your perfect day you would spend it by yourself. You'd start off with a hearty meal and make sure that you had enough sleep the night before so that you're not sleepy the next day. And after breakfast you would take some time with a hypnotherapy program then it's off to the beach, or the woods, or anywhere in nature really.
We talked a little bit about hypnotherapy and how I'm a big fan of those programs myself. I use one of a number of different programs, binaural beats subliminal messaging, when I do heat shock therapy in the afternoon after my cardio workouts, and I use a different one to improve the quality of my sleep in the evenings when I go to bed.
I started to wonder if maybe some of that desire to be alone sometimes comes from the menagerie of animals that you have in your home. You told me about your two cats and your two dogs, one of whom is a rescue, which is very sweet. But with all that animal activity at home no wonder you like getting out into the quiet now and again.
I, in turn, told you about the time when I had two dogs and a cat that I brought home so it wouldn't get hurt on a winter road. That was more than I could handle in the long term though.
So that's a little bit more of an expanded summary of what we've done so far, and I hope that this proves to be useful to you. Let me know in the WhatsApp thread and we will continue this very shortly. I hope you have a great weekend.