I went looking for flash-cards to quiz myself on Japanese letters (since if I don't quiz myself constantly I'll forget even the simple stuff) and failed to find any. So I came up with a really clever idea. I'd make my own. I figured I can manhandle MS Word enough to get stuff to print out back-to-back and cut it out and laminate it and -- gosh that would be way too much work, and I'm not skillful enough to cut things out smoothly enough to really work. Ok, so what I need to do is find something that is already "cut out"... something like ... BUSINESS CARDS. So I bought some (expensive) business card stock, and last night I printed the first 2 pages (Japanese letters on the first side, flip the stock over, and print the English) -- and I thought it looked pretty good... but then, before snapping them out, I set them down on my legs momentarily... and when I picked it back up again, I realized that the English-side-ink had rather run. So I set them, English-side-up to dry overnight. They sat for nearly 12 hours, and when I ran my fingers across them, they didn't seem to be running anymore. Ok. So I broke them out, shuffled them together, and quizzed myself a few times. And indeed, after a few rounds, the Clean Japanese Side of the cards was getting ink-smear from the touching Smeary English Sides. Feh. I didn't realize that the cards would only "take" ink on one side!
So my next option, I figure, is to find a similarly sized *sticker* so I can print the English side out on stickers to attach to the back of the Japanese printed business cards. Feh!
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