quote of however-long-I-feel-like:

Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars.

Suppose we have.

Then all I can say is that, in any case, the made - up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones.

-Puddleglum, The Silver Chair

Sunday, September 27, 2009

this is how i feel.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

D: Domes II

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

D: Domes

Above: Congregational mosque at Isfahan in Iran. 
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Quote of the Week.

"How are you alive?!? Shouldn't you be dead somewhere? In a ditch?!?" 

-Reyna to Me. 

*Talking about how I've never had real maple syrup. Or how I've never had raspberries till this summer, or avocados, or blueberries, or pesto, or cherries, or a variety of non preservatived foods for that matter. 

"I'm a jew, I'm a jew! f*** f*** f***!"

-Reyna again. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

C: Counsel.

On how to interpret the spirit. 
  1. Make sure you approach Him with only one question. You can't go the Lord with a multitude of questions and expect one answer.
  2. Don't seek counsel from a butt load of people. They will try and persuade you. Only ask a few trusted people, and take their opinions as a part of research and not the answer to a prayer. 
  3. Answers don't come amongst distractions. Joseph went to the sacred grove, and Moses went to the top of the Mount. We need peace and serenity to feel the spirit, but we have to seek it out and find a place separate from our daily lives. 
  4. Be humble. Pure and simple. It takes a great deal of strength to be humble in a world where humility is view as a weakness. 
  5. Be patient. 
Harold B. Lee: "Sometimes you don't get an answer. Do what you want and the Lord will sustain you in it." 

L. Alvin Porter: "Learning to interpret the spirit is like learning a language. You aren't born into the world with the knowledge. It's also difficult because he speaks to everyone differently, and you can't be taught."


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

B: Buzzes.

Yes please.

A: Arabic

What are all those little squiggles? Well... 

"God is the Light of the Heaven and Earth. The parable of His Light, is, as it were, that of the niche containing a lamp: the lamp is [enclosed] in glass, the glass [shining] like a radiant star [a lamp] lit from a blessed tree – an olive tree that is neither of the east nor of the west – the oil whereof [is so bright that it] would well - nigh give light [of itself] even though fire had not touched it: light upon light! God guides onto His Light him that wills [to be guided]; and [to this end] God propounds parables unto men, since God [alone] has full knowledge of all things."

Guess what, it actually says something: 

"The water runs rapidly below the ships' bellies, screeching noisily against the tar and solid planks. They swim in it with their bows cutting through the gale. Though if an elephant was driven into it, he'd stop in fear. The masters may have to take them trough straits where the waves hit rapidly against the sides, rushing past them as a herd of camels may be rushed by an astute herder." 

It's gorgeous. Well, not when I speak it, but I love it. 

And now I'm coveting once more. A print of the first picture would be a dream. 

Friday, September 4, 2009

Quote of the Week.

"You can tell Heavenly Father you don't want children, you can tell him you're going to wait to have children, but no matter what, no matter how hard you ask, how hard you pray, you can't make Him give you children."

-Brother Byron Merrill

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Quote of the Week.

"Why? Because I want his wife to get hit by a bus? How is that bad?"


Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Happy September!

Let's see... Apartment is great, my room is kinda small (and a mess). The girls are great.

First day of classes was fun, a little overwhelming, but fun. 

Second day of Arabic is possibly going to kill me. But hey, it's what I live for, right?