Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday Odds and Ends

This is kind of funny. I failed to register online for tomorrow's 10-Miler and so have to drive down to Cary this afternoon to register in person. I NEVER forget to register online for a race. But there's a silver living. The running store that's hosting the packet pickup is only about a mile away from one of my favorite Ethiopian restaurants. 😉

Earlier today I did some weight training at the Y. 

I did strength training long before I got involved in running. I still use some of my old routines. Nowadays, though, I'm concentrating more on using weights to complement my running. I also spent part of my morning at the local German Baptist bakery doing a deep dive into 1 John 3. 

Here the tense of the infinitive in verse 9 is rendered nicely by The Living Bible (and completely missed by your more literal translations):

The person who has been born into God's family does not make a practice of sinning, because now God's life is in him; so he can't keep on sinning, for this new life has been born into him and controls him -- he has been born again.

I don't know about you, but there are TONS of people today arguing about verbal aspect, but at the end of the day, if aspect doesn't affect translation, what good is it? 

Finally (for now), what do you do when you accidentally put a drop of ear wax remover in your eye instead of eye drops? You make awful sounds. The bottle sizes are identical. That's a mistake I hope never to do again.