Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sild on Katki



Meie tahame taeva minna
Selle suure seltsiga

Ei saa minna, sild on katki
Nõnda minna me ei saa

Millega me parandame?
Siidiga või niidiga

Hõbeda või kullaga
Selle selge mullaga

Sest meie tahame taeva minna
Selle suure seltsiga

Viimne laps saab kinni võetud
Kelle oma oled sa?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Testimony booster of the day

I swear, the number of Democrats/liberals/feminists (unbeknownst to the Elders* Quorum Presidency) I have been assigned to home teach  over the last two years is statistically significant. It's great.

* Is it just me, or does it feel like there should be an apostrophe there? Every time I write it, it just feels weird.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Resolved

I've been working on taking the word 'retarded' out of my vocabulary, but I've never been able to come up with a good (inoffensive) replacement... until now: 'daft.' If I can overcome the weird "are you British?" reactions, I think it would be a wonderful substitute.

What do you think? Feasible? Weird? Daft?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lip-reading

One time in high school, a friend of mine was trying to tell me something from across our history class. She was able to get my attention, but I had never become fluent (or anything near unto it) in lip-reading, the lingua franca of high school distance-speaking. She quickly realized I wasn't understanding, and shortened her message down to the most important word or two--still no comprehension on my part. She exaggerated the vowels, slowed it down, etc... Finally I just did an "Ohhhh! Got it!" face to get her to stop trying because it was hopeless.

That anecdote, writ large, is my life.