I volunteered to help inspect our mission's cars this morning during a mission conference. Overall, the cars were in good shape, although sisters' vehicles were invariably cleaner and in better shape than elders'. While inspecting a sisters' car, I turned on the radio and was amused to hear a CD of some rockin' instrumentals. The first one up was, appropriately enough, the theme from Mission Impossible. The CD was a violation of mission rules, but the sisters' secret remained safe with me. They got a full pass.
Sister missionaries. I tell you...Well, one of the creepy web-winged mammals recently awakened a "sister missionary," and now she and her roommates are undergoing "appropriate preventative treatment for rabies," LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed Wednesday.
In addition, just to be cautious, 600 other female LDS missionaries — housed in a once-vacant building on the south side of the MTC campus near Brigham Young University — have been moved to nearby areas so pest-control experts can address the bat infestation.
I told him he was a goddamn Nazi Stormtrooper.
New program for missionaries to help them adjust after the mission:
PTSD therapy for missionaries?
"If there is one thing I am, it's always right." -Ted Nugent.
"I honestly believe saying someone is a smart lawyer is damning with faint praise. The smartest people become engineers and scientists." -SU.
"I never preached in Texas, but I have preached in places as wicked..." -Brigham Young.
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP" -Leonard Nimoy's final tweet.
Personally, the wait or delay between communications got somewhat frustrating for me as a parent. Universities have deadlines to reapply and get into campus housing, etc. Finally, the my-plan gave my son the "excuse" to devote time to getting readmitted to college, determine semester schedules (course requirements tend to change over time) and try to set up an internship or other work opportunity before the semester starts. Universities and employers outside the Mormon West often don't realize how cut-off missionaries are from the outside world and many (most?) missionaries don't feel they have the freedom to devote time to establishing their plans once their mission ends. Like most things in the missionary world, a program has to be set up so a missionary knows it is officially sanctioned.
“Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game. In the deed the glory.”
That's a pretty good idea. I know I had about a month long lapse of empty space between coming home and going to school, in which I binged on tv, music, and junk food, effectively corroding away most of the good habits I had developed.
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Not that, sickos.