It has taken me 6 hours to finish a translation of a document that's only 15 pages. But in that 6 hours, I did so many other productive things!
This is my musing of the evening: I think that language teaching is the only career that people believe they can do successfully without any training. WHY?! People don't think they can become doctors without officially learning about the human body. People don't think they can become mechanics without studying and learning how a car works. People understand that, just because you have a body, you don't know enough to be a doctor. They generally understand that, just because they drive a car, they don't know enough to fix one. So the same is true for language! Just because you speak a language, it doesn't mean you can teach it!
Okay. I'll get off my high horse and go back to my translation now. Até mais!