Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Utah Fall vs. Oklahoma Fall Weather

Sorry Utah, but you defintely lose this battle.

For all those who are traveling to General Conference in Salt Lake City, make sure you pack your thermals. As for me, I'm going to enjoy my t-shirts and horseback rides for another couple of months. Not to mention the beautiful greenery and trees that are all around me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It just made me smile

Languages can be goofy especially when the same word means something totally different in another language. For example, when we are embarassed by our language skills in Mexico we may want to claim we are"embarazada" only to figure out we just told everyone we're pregnant.

However, as odd as it may appear the word "fart" has many different meanings. While I was a missionary in Brazil, I encountred "fartou" meant "filled." I was sitting in a lesson with some people and we were talking about Christ instituting the sacrament among his disciples. While the topic was sacred, I must admit I got the inside giggles when I read, "They ate the bread and water" and "fartarm (were filled)."

So today, I refer you to one of my dear companion's blogs. She's living in Denmark right now and learning that "fart" means "speed" in danish. Who Knew? Check out some of the goofy signs she found there, they are good for a laugh.