Me: I love you.
Her: Are you talking to me?
Her: Are you going to stop putting your milk glasses in the fridge.
Her: Then your love means nothing.
Such is life.
What's on my mind?
Me: I love you.
One thing I love to tell my students during ACT/SAT prep is that for the purpose of the SAT/ACT "they" cannot function as a plural pronoun. But for the purpose of actual, you know, language it's perfectly fine. It's nice to know that I'm completely right.
[Via Daring Fireball and Julia's Blog]
I don't know about you, but I actually get my mail quite nicely every day, even if I've moved recently!
Jim's already posted on this, but I have been having tons of fun with John Dyer's automated reader's GNT/Hebrew Bible. It doesn't work all that well from my iPhone, but if it did, I could stop carrying around the UBS GNT I bought at SBL/ETS last year.
My company has engaged in their yearly ritual to shamelessly gin up a bunch of press with their Princeton Review college rankings.
Speaking of which, need to take the GRE? Why don't you sign up for some private tutoring with me!
Kevin of New Epistles has left Blogger for the greener pastures of Wordpress. Is there no decency anymore?
On the other hand, am I a Luddite? Is this like when I refused for so long to get a mac, before succumbing and realizing how much I'd missed all those years toiling through with PCs?
P.S. That's some serious decision making.
Thinking of this makes me want to read the book all over again.
One of the nice things about going to the midnight Harry Potter was seeing on the big screen the trailer for Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are. Since then, I've been unable to get Arcade Fire's Wake Up out of my head. So, I've watched this about 30 times since then:
The other day, I popped in The Royal Tenenbaums while waiting for my wife to finish up something or other. That opening credit sequence gets me every time. I wish I could have watched the whole thing. I say this en route to noting that Wes Anderson has a stop-motion animated film coming out called The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Now, I'm the last person that needs to be sold on a Wes Anderson film, but if I did need to be sold, this would do it:
It's a stop-motion animation film based on a story by Roald Dahl. The main character is voiced by George Clooney, with Michael Gambon, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Anjelica Huston, Brian Cox, Roman Coppola, Jarvis Cocker, and Mario Batali providing some of the other voices.The only drawback is that Noah Baumbach co-wrote the screenplay, and he's not been a good omen (in my opinion) for Wes Anderson films.
But if you want a step-by-step process to see if yours is, check out this Brandon Wason post. I think #3 is by far the most egregious violation of the blogger's code of honor:
Truncated RSS. Most blogging software packages allow the administrator to post their RSS feeds as summaries instead of displaying the entire content of the post. This usually just means that they show the first fifty words or so of the post. As far as I understand it, by truncating posts in the RSS feed the blogger is forcing their reader to visit their site. This, of course, is great for the blogger, but a tad annoying for people reading their blog through RSS aggregators. Perhaps their is a legitimate reason for syndicating your blog posts in a mutilated form. I just don’t know of one.
Mark Goodacre's twitter feed makes me want to know more about it.
i just clicked on one of those "forgot password" links and it sent me my hint. i guess past tim thought it would be really funny to make the hint "no." joke's on me now!
Are you interested in ancient manuscripts of the NT?
Do you have the skills it takes to recognize what Greek text is on a manuscript page?
Are you looking for a wonderful project where you can volunteer your time for a very worthwhile cause?
If YES to all of the above, please read on.
I've been fortunate enough to work on a couple CSNTM expeditions, and to take Dan Wallace's textual criticism class. I can say for certain that if you want to test out your Greek reading skills, try reading through actual manuscripts. It adds a whole magnitude of difficulty (enjoyably so, in my opinion) to the process.
[Related: Wallace corrects some common myths in the media about Codex Sinaiticus, via ETC and Steve Runge]
Is there anyone out there who knows much about, or where I could find, the Coptic OT/LXX?
JT displays a tired prejudice against the word/concept/practitioners (it's hard to know which):
I'm thankful Wakeman is at least honest enough to admit that she wants to be #1 in her life, and I pray that she and other feminists (and others!) would be captured by the great and glorious gospel that sets us free from bondage to ourselves.I'm not sure why JT categorically assumes feminists to be without the gospel. And I don't see why feminists should be in some especial need for the gospel such that they get called out above and beyond how even "others" need the gospel.
From a gmail chat while we sit a few feet away from each other:me:
I haven't checked my page in forever, and apparently it hasn't checked mine! Here's the latest "top tags":
I have no idea where the giant "IPOD" tag is coming from.
Celucien Joseph over at Christ, My Righteousness has posted an interesting topic, naming the top ten biblioblogs he reads on a regular basis (I wasn’t mentioned — sigh . . . . . jk). This got me thinking on the same question. There is a consistent group of blogs that I do check daily. I am going to be, however, a bit more selective (and biblical!). And so, here are the seven blogs that I not only check but also actually read most often (in no particular order).I assume John chose seven because it's the biblical number of perfection. I'll go him one better with EIGHT!
Jim West: De rigueur.
Nick Norelli: My first biblioblogging friend, I won a Hebrew Bible (unrelated to this recent discussion) off him, and I've been reading ever since.
Nijay Gupta: As I am currently contemplating applying for PhD programs this fall, Nijay's sober posts have been an unbelievable resource. I hear he also posts occasionally on some guy named Paul.
ΕΝ ΕΦΕΣΩ: Some day I'll understand what Mike writes about. Until then I'll just enjoy reading and completely getting lost in Y2 hyperbatons.
Ancient Hebrew Poetry: Ditto.
Exploring Our Matrix: For the LOST references alone, it would be worth a read, but I also enjoy James's thoughts on the host of issues he posts about. He's also one of the few who've remained true to Blogspot.
Clayboy: Doug Chaplin is back, and I am reading once more.
That's the seven, but the fact is I could have just as easily included ETC, April DeConick's Forbidden Gospels, or Chris Heard's Higgaion. You, dear reader?