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Monday, August 19, 2013

Better late....

Yeah that's a lie, but you know...TRADITIONS.  I needed to post the more memorable parts of summer term! (Mom, some of these will annoy you.)


  • MISSION CALL (if it wasn't already abundantly obvious...I'M GOIN' ON A MISSION, Y'ALL!)
  • Me: THAT is a TERRIBLE idea.....let's do it!
  • Mom (after a rather madcap day getting to the temple): Is THIS what your life is like all the time??  It's EXHAUSTING.
  • Me (to my FHE Program co-chair AKA FHE Grandpa):  Woah woah wait...you're taking Kaelin to Ward council with you?  YOU HAVE TWO WIVES.
    Kaelin: Does that make me his mistress?
  • Cassidy: My guitar smells like boy.  Not in a bad way...but it smells like boy.
  • Sean: Oh you hate that step?  Well then...*proceeds to do step about a million times in a row*
  • Jaimie: Wait...are we going to the native speaking TRC???
    Me: YEP...We gon' die.
  • Jaimie:  Aren't those the panels we use to tell the room to turn on the A/C?
    Me:  Yeah...why are there three of them?
    Jamie: Maybe the Elders get really nervous?
    Me: Heaven help them if they're going to South America.
  • Me (looking at Scott's "Alons-y Alonzo!" shirt):  I think you just became my best friend.
  • Sending my friends Ethan, Shannon, and Aannaliisa off on their missions

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Languages are COOL

So anyone who knows me at all knows that besides the restored gospel of Jesus Christ (you can see more about it and about me specifically here), I have three passions: Singing, Dancing (basically anything, though I do prefer partner dancing), and Languages.  It is a good week when I get to do something about all of those.

This week was a good week.

In my linguistics class, we talked about how in the Xincan (Sheen-kin) language when Jesus is tempted by the Devil he says that it is written that we must serve the Lord.  Sounds pretty standard, yes?  Well the thing is that the word used for we is actually the inclusive form of we meant to mean ALL of us including you rather than the exclusive form meaning all of us EXCEPT you.  So basically Christ informs the Devil that he too, despite being the enemy to all righteousness, he is obliged to worship the Lord God of Israel.  Cool, no?

I also got to have a nice long conversation in Spanish today where I was informed that I speak very well.  That's always gratifying.  (I know I am a long way from becoming fluent as a native speaker, but I'm not doing badly at all)

So that's my week in a nutshell.  (LOOK MOM, I BLOGGED!)