Live, love, laugh, dance…

Have you ever tried to use two languages at the same time?

Well, that can be quite fun with people who also speak both languages. The use of words gets incredibly creative and sentences can turn out very funny.

But in cases when I have to act as a translator/interpreter between Slovenian-speaking and English-speaking person, well, that gets me in trouble sometimes.

The other day we were at the hall doing some work and discussing some options when I had a strong urge to explain something to Ed. So I’m looking at him, speaking with all the passion that arises in me when I talk about the things that feel really important at that moment. He looked a little bit confused but he just stood there, waiting.

Lojze and Nežka, sitting across from me were laughing so hard they haven’t been able to stop me.

Finally I paused to take a breath and realized that everyone around me is cracking up. I had to have quite an expression on my face, saying, “What on earth is so funny??”

Once the two traitors stopped laughing, they explained that I spoke Slovenian all the time – to Ed who doesn’t understand a word. Good thing noone took a video of that… lol
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It’s one of those days – some are thrilled to celebrate it while others think it plain sucks… lol (pardon my language). If you’re one of the lucky ones that will get to spend a romantic day with your sweetheart, enjoy it more than ever before in your life!

If, on the other hand, nobody will bring you flowers and invite you to dinner, have yourself the best sweethearts’ holiday anyway. Go to your favorite spot. It doesn’t matter if that’s inside your home or some place with a nice view, and have fun imagining anything your heart desires. Dreams can easily be better than reality, especially if you add some faith…

A heart that loves
is always young.
~ Greek proverb

And if you have nothing better to do, listen to this fun polka by Ansambel Poet (Ensemble Poet) – Rad bil bi tvoj poet (I’d Like To Be Your Poet)
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Or – if you’re in more romantic mood – here’s a daydreaming waltz story: Ansambel POSAVSKIH 5 – GRADOVI V OBLAKIH (Castles in the Sky)
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Slovenian-American Club – Suncoast Dance and Party Center

Upcoming events

To find out about the hotel discounts during your stay in Spring Hill for one of our events, go to:
Good news: Discounts and more!
and then click on “Hotel discounts” in the List of Contents.

Past events

Make sure you visit the page about this past Sunday dance with Frank Moravcik Orchestra below – whether you’ve been there or not. It was a blast  and it seems like every next event is getting better and better. I wish you would all come to our upcoming dances – and have the best time ever!

About the bands

At the last dance I heard that some people thought “Frank Moravcik” on the schedule meant a one-man-band. It is my fault to not specifically state that was a band and not just a single musician. I’ll do my best to be more precise from now on. But for all of those who don’t know the names on our schedule, here’s an explanation:

All of the bands that play at our club are at least 3-piece groups of musicians with lots of experience in entertaining around the country. If there’s one thing the Slovenian-American Club in Spring Hill is well known for – it would be good selection of bands that play great music.

And when people keep telling me over and over again how much fun they always have at our place – that’s just the nicest music to my ears… 🙂

About the campsite

First – if you plan on coming to our Spring Festival with your motorhome, make sure you call for reservation first. Please don’t just drive in – we might not have an empty slot.

Also, some information I wasn’t completely sure about before but I checked with our hall manager Jim today so here it is.

The campsite behind the hall building is a grassy area with electrical hookups only. You can fill your water tank at the pavilion but you can’t dump anything and there are no showers. Bathrooms are inside the hall – but only when the hall is opened for events.

Last but not least, we take donations for camping, no price is set.

Good music with fun videos

Here’s a story of one feisty Slovenian lady, titled OSTALA SI ZDAJ SAMA (Now You’re Left Alone) by IGOR IN ZLATI ZVOKI ensemble and singer DOMEN KUMER.
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This second video is by ZAKA PA NE (Why not) ensemble and the song is called – HIŠNI RED (House Rules). I don’t think any further explanation is necessary. The visual message seems quite clear to me… 😉
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The last funny polka I came across recently is the phone conversation – friendly advice from one (married) guy to another (single one). The married one is praising the pleasures of having a family while the bachelor knows and enjoys all the advantage of his unmarried life and not putting cart before the horse. DOMEN KUMER and WERNER – NAJPREJ ŠTALCA, POL PA KRAVCA (Cart First, Then the Horse):
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Najprej štalca
pol pa kravca.
Nihče prepričat me ne more.
Najprej štalca
pol pa kravca.
Še prej pa žur
vsak dan do zore…

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Till next time

May you live, love, laugh and dance, for real or/and in your dreams, be happy and keep looking for more things to appreciate – everywhere you go, anything you do. Every day can be a Valentine’s Day – or Christmas – if we choose to make it feel that way. Your choice!

Hope to see you around often, and keep bringing your smiles, they brighten up the place.

From my heart,
Daria
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About the author

Daria

Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!

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Ruth Read - February 14, 2012

Beautiful Post. Please, you will have to speak English to me! LOL!!! I guess we are lucky this Post is in English.

Have a wonderful day! LOL!!!

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    Daria - February 14, 2012

    Actually, Ruth, you’re more lucky that there’s anything in Slovenian on there… LOL
    The Slovenian lyrics were added for those who would want to sing along to a fun tune, that’s all.

    You. too, my dear friend, have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 🙂

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lydia l - February 14, 2012

I WISH YOU ,DARIA A VERY BLESSED VALENTINE!!

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Nada - February 15, 2012

Hi Daria,
I hope you had nice Valentine’s day! flowers and all!! I work in elections so I have been pritty busy. Not much time to visit internet. Last night the pizza I order for take home was not there when I went to pick it up. They gave it to somebody else. The owner was nice to make up for their mistake and is giving me free pizza. Can you guess what is for dinner tonight? Have a good day!

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    Daria - February 15, 2012

    Always good to hear from you, Nada! You’re one fun lady… 🙂

    Unlike you, I haven’t moved away from my computer for the last three days and I get so into whatever I’m putting together that I forget the rest of the world even exists. I’m ‘in the zone’ and don’t want to get out of it until I’m done.

    Enjoy your pizza, it has to be extra tasty after all the troubles it caused you. I’ll just make something quick for dinner – so I can get back to my creative work as soon as possible!

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