It’s Not You. It’s Me. I Just Need Some Space: 2 Semesters of a Blogging Break...

Aug 25, 2012 by

Hi! Thanks so much for reading this blog. I appreciate that someone actually reads it! I started this venture a few years ago. For a while there it was a billboard in the desert. Then BAM! The Mormon Moment happened and there was much more to say. Er, write. And lots more interested people. I’ve been trying to get it to be a billboard in the city. Right now it’s hanging out somewhere in the suburbs. But, I’m about to stall its momentum. You see, blogging is a lot of work. You have to think up stuff and then compose that stuff into some readable form. Some people can crank out substantial content like it’s no big deal. Good for them. It takes me a bit. When I started this project I was working...

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Holy Mega FB Thread, Batman! Reaction to SLTrib Article...

Aug 19, 2012 by

The Salt Lake Tribune published an article Friday with bullet point suggestions to involve women more fully in the operations of the Church. Currently, only men hold the priesthood. Some women, such as many of the authors of the blog Feminist Mormon Housewives,  insist that women should be ordained to the priesthood just as men. They cite a great deal of historical evidence where women early in the Church administered ordinances and operated the Relief Society women’s organization as a completely independent entity. It was only in the 1950s  with the implementation of “correlation” that the Relief Society was moved as a subordinate to the First Presidency of the Church. Before correlation, the general Relief Society presidency made final decisions for leading the women of the Church. Now, they need approval from the First...

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Channeling the Duchess: Kate Middleton and the Modesty Trend...

Aug 15, 2012 by

I got this dress for $20 at TJ Maxx when I returned from Florence. I planned to buy a dress in Italy, but couldn’t find anything I wanted to bring home with me that wasn’t 1,000 euros or more. When my roommate saw me wearing it, she said I was “channeling the Duchess of Cambridge.” I was terribly flattered.:)   Kate Middleton is the epitome of a woman with class. I’m in an intense lace phase as evidenced by one of my Pinterest boards  and she stars in it quite a bit. There’s her creme lace dress, along with her blue lace dress.  It isn’t just in lace where she looks fabulous. There’s this lovely golden dress as an evening gown and this springy yellow dress during the day. And I absolutely want to wear this military...

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Fancy Meeting You Here

Aug 15, 2012 by

Last post of pics from Florence. What are the odds? My roommate told me that her bud Alex and I would be in Italy at the same time. I’m friends with Alex too. We’ve known each other for over 3 years and up until a few months ago, he was roommates with one of my close childhood friends. A client with his architecture firm would be bringing him and his colleagues to Italy to evaluate materials for a building project. This client was also courting his firm in hopes to secure future projects. This means there were lots of fancy meals and posh accommodations awaiting him in Italy. Sometimes life is tough. Once we both arrived, over email we realized we wouldn’t be able to meet up as we thought. My free days were...

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Pending Zombie Apocalypse? You Better Befriend a Mormon...

Jul 3, 2012 by

Friday Chief Justice Roberts upset the weather gods with his healthcare decision surprise. Kidding, kidding.  The timing and wrath of Zeus of the severe storm that pelted the DC Metro area at least makes me smirk about it.  Check out the Capital Weather Gang’s pic of the action. As I was coming home for the evening on Friday, my date had to swerve to miss fallen limbs in the road. I might have screamed a little. I lost electricity just for one day, but others are still without it. The Washington Post is currently hosting a contest to name the derecho storm that pounced so quickly. It seems we’re setting a tradition for naming storms as we did in 2010 with Snowmaggeddon and Snowpacalypse  My fav is in the lead: Derechosaurus Wrecks My friend, @kgaglione,  prefers...

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