Sunday, November 30, 2008

Le Livre de Mormon

I've started reading the Book of Mormon in French. Well, reading a verse in French, figuring out as much as I can, reading it in English, then reading it again in French. It takes me 20 minutes, give or take, to read a chapter. It's a little tedious, but I figure I'll be pretty well-versed on the Book of Mormon (in English and French) by the time I'm done.

I did come across one really interesting thing so far. 1 Nephi 1:9 is a verse talking about Lehi's vision. In it, he says that "he saw One descending out of the midst of Heaven." The One here (purposely capitalized) is referring to Christ. The French translation uses Être in place of One. This is interesting because être is a verb meaning to be. This goes even further because the first-person singular conjugation of être is je suis, or I am. This has to have some connection with one of Christ's titles being the Great I Am.

You learn something new every day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Home alone

So all of my roommates are at their respective homes for the Thanksgiving break, leaving me by myself in our apartment.

Which, is turning out, totally rocks.

Music without headphones, peeing with the bathroom door open, not feeling any obligation to converse with anyone.

Funny how I feel least lonely when I'm alone.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And there goes the semester...

I really don't want to let this thing die.


This semester has been eventful, to say the least. No longer a math major, but a philosophy major strongly considering a secondary major with linguistics. Why do the things I have to be interested in have very few employment opportunities?

President of BYU Vegetarians. Still not sure exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.

On a personal note, not completely sure if I'm as much of a romantic as I once was. Certain experiences and situations have made me realize love and romance is quite overrated.

2 more weeks left in the semester, then finals, then Christmas. We have the next 3 days off for Thanksgiving break, and I plan on catching up on everything I'm behind in. I'm eating Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt's house. I'm looking forward to seeing family I haven't seen in who knows how many years.

There's so much and so little.