In the classics, the background to the climax is just as important, and for me, just as entertaining. It holds no glimpse or hints to what the climax is going to be. I'm about 10% of the way into War and Peace (which is a significant accomplishment noting its 1455 pages). So far, all that has been written about are a couple of elite Russian families, their gossip, and high-class parties. However, the politics and "drama" that goes on is fascinating and hilarious. However, I still do not know where this is going. (Maybe I just haven't been so aware this time around).
Just an update on my life right now:
School starts tomorrow and I am soooo not ready for it. I have been in school since April 2010 non-stop. That is ridiculous and I'm never doing that again. Believe you me.
I'm teaching Gospel Doctrine in my ward and I looooove it. Seriously, it is the best calling ever. I love reading up on the lessons and studying the chapters, even if sometimes I procrastinate a little bit. (Like planning today's lesson at 12:00am).
I just got done with a week and a half of Freshman Mentoring Training/New Student Orientation. It wiped me out completely. I had to take two naps during NSO to keep myself alive, and I slept much of this weekend in preparation for school/work starting tomorrow. However, my students are AWESOME!
I've become really addicted to books over the summer, like ridiculously so. Some of Michael's friends came over last night wanting to go to Borders, and so for the second time in a week I got in the car and traveled to the 50-70% storewide sale. I came home with 7 books! I have like 15 I need to read still, I'm in the middle of like 4 series, and I'm reading War and Peace, but I can't stop buying! Especially when I got 7 for about 5 bucks each. If anyone wants to get me a birthday/Christmas/I love you present: I need a bookshelf. A big one. I have one that has two levels, but it is way too small for my books, let alone adding my roommates' books. Once I get the bookshelf: gift card to Barnes and Noble (because by that time, Borders will be out of business).
I've started playing soccer regularly again with Cy and it is AWESOME! Some days I am just terrible, some days I'm just plain awful, but it is a lot of fun.
My weird roommates finally moved out a couple of weeks ago, and Charlie and Michael moved in. Hallelujah. We already have had a lot of fun, including going to Borders, trying to find a cheap bookshelf, watching Jenn jump in the pool with clothes on (my shirt, btw), and more. This is going to be an awesome semester. Looove it.
Anyways, the pretty much my life. Kid History posted their 6th video today, so check it out.