Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bishop's Candy Jar

It might be worth it to ward hop just to sample the various treats on various bishops' desks.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Missionary Splits

Man, I wish this is what they meant by missionary splits as a missionary!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Baby Blessing Fail

I'm sure this has happened somewhere in the Church.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Missionary Culture

For some missionaries serving in far away places, the only cultural thing of interest in a new area is the number of American fast food chains.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mormon Mother's Day Excuse

The previous stake I lived in consistently had stake conference on the first weekend of May. That meant that fast Sunday was moved every year to the second Sunday of May which, as you know, is Mother's Day. The poor Stake Presidency got a lot of flack for that. What I didn't know then, but do know now is that the Stake Presidency has no say in when stake conference is held. That comes from Church headquarters.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Bike Hair

I remember what a pain it was to deal with bike hair as an Elder, I can't begin to imagine how horrible it must be for the Sisters.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 Summer Movie Preview

Tomorrow Avengers: Age of Ultron premières marking the beginning of a very promising summer movie season.* But it’s not the movies I want to see that I want to write about today, instead it’s a movie series I doubt I’ll ever watch.

What is the deal with the Fast and the Furious?

In case you haven’t heard, the seventh Fast and Furious movie, which came out last month, has already made over $1 billion worldwide! It’s now the fifth largest grossing movie of all time! And it’s about a bunch of meatheads who drive cars fast!**

What is wrong with moviegoers? This movie has made more than Raiders of the Lost Ark, more than The Empire Strikes Back, more than The Singles Ward. Again it’s about a bunch of meatheads who drive cars fast!

The thing is, I now wonder if I should watch it. Is it worth my time? And do I have to watch the first six (!) movies in the series before I watch number seven? Surely, some of my readers have seen this movie. I’d love your feedback.

*Here’s the list of movies I’m excited to see this summer (in no particular order): Avengers, Jurassic World, Tommorowland, Inside Out, Ant-Man, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Fantastic Four.

**I imagine every line of dialog in the Fast and Furious movies ends in an explanation point!