Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"Grab the nearest book" blog thing

I just saw this on my mom's blog, and thought I'd try it out.

Here's the instructions:
Grab the nearest book.
1. Open it to page 161.
2. Find the fifth full sentence.
3. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.
4. Don’t search around looking for the coolest book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

What I saw was "Basil of Cesarea", which my dad was using for his translations.
Here it is:
A short letter to Modestus (no, I don't know who that is either) is worth quoting in full: Basil displayed deference, gaurded his own reputation as a patron, and showed how totally interwoven were the worlds of private interest and public administration, for all the careful distinctions preserved between justice and friendship.

Kind of strange, but you get the idea.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

So, this week we (Zac, my grandparents, and me) went to the coast. We stayed in their 5th wheel, which is something like an RV on steroids. We were right next to the bay, and we went to the beach quite a bit. We went to the old lighthouse and the Octopus Tree, which is pretty wierd looking. It was really nice to be with my grandparents, because they rarely ever come here. It was a pretty good start to the week.