Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rapture Day Activities

It's almost here! So I think I'm going to list off various things that we could do. Feel free to join in.

We could listen to DMB songs that fit the theme. Or the obligatory...


Look at Photoshopped pictures that will haunt you for the next few hours, five months or billions of years.

Listen to uplifting musicals.


We could hope that we're part of the group that isn't raptured, because then we won't miss out on HP 7.2 this July! But since I'm Mormon, I'm pretty sure that I'll get to see the movie.

There are some silly t-shirts that we could buy.

I was talking with Wendy today, and we decided that since other days/holidays like Rapture Day, get commercialized, we should start the trend. So I think we should get our loved ones Rapture Day gifts.

Wendy and I also realized that Christmas has reindeer and manger animals and Easter has bunnies and baby chicks, Rapture Day needs animals: Fire-breathing Dragons and post-Rapture Day gets stinky skunks à la brimstone.

So many things to be getting a massage, which is what I'll be doing.
What else could we do? Ideas?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Not Wise in Someone's Eyes...

I saw this picture on and thought that the scripture behind his head was sort of ironic because they're part of a group that claims to have a secret knowledge based on obscure numerology. I guess that by sharing this supposed great knowledge it takes down the irony by a notch--a small notch.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Remembering a realization

Tonight while we were at my grandma's watching videos, I was reminded of a realization that I had one day near the end of 7.5 month stint in my first mission area.

I was walking up a hill that I had walked up I can't tell you how many times previously when something crossed my mind. I thought back on this man that we'd taught months earlier, Rivaildo, who'd ditched us on discussion #5 and how much we'd hurt because of it. And then I thought of the girls that had just crossed to the other side of the street when they saw me coming. (I was quite the known quantity after 7 months.)
I realized that we'd get totally bummed after losing someone that we'd been teaching for a while, but we'd chuckle over the ones who'd cross the street (what else you gonna do?). Heavenly Father, however, would be sad over the ones who'd crossed the street because they'd lost out on an opportunity.
I also realized in that moment that since obviously not everyone was going to get baptized, it was my job to make sure that every time I talked with someone, they would feel hope for their future and heavenly love.

Anyway, that just popped into my mind tonight, so I thought I'd share the story.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Facebook Rule

Link to Rush Limba/ugh/ and you get blocked for a month.

I'm still ironing out the details, but this plan seems like it's headed in the right direction.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Friend in Alabama

I have an excellent friend who lives in Tuscaloosa. Their house was hit pretty hard in the tornado.

She wrote an FAQ blog post about it. The line that gets me is "I picked up all the pictures I could find because I just can't leave a picture of my baby boy in all that rubble."

The reason why I post this is because at the bottom of her entry she has a couple of links. One is to a fund that friends set up to help them out right now. There's a link to the right of my blog's homepage.

If you want to donate to the Alabama Red Cross in general right now, here's a link. Since the storms hit over a wide swath of the south, here's a link to donate to the Red Cross in general.