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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    You serious Clark?
    Serious as a heart attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    Lebowski came up that way and drove home through Rockland.

    They do have grass tennis courts at Kasota Park!
    #godscountry
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    I am like manna from heaven for this dying board.

    Also, I'm not going to Church this Sunday. Really looking forward to not going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    I am like manna from heaven for this dying board.

    Also, I'm not going to Church this Sunday. Really looking forward to not going.
    You should totally take a 6 month break from not going to church and go to church. Also, any good vacation plans this upcoming year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    I am like manna from heaven for this dying board.
    Exactly. We're sick to death of you.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Exactly. We're sick to death of you.
    Says a man with 24,166 completely forgettable posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    You should totally take a 6 month break from not going to church and go to church. Also, any good vacation plans this upcoming year?
    I already tried taking breaks from not going to church by going to church, and every time I did it I realized that I had made a terrible mistake by going back to church.

    The beauty of a vacation-from-Mormonism experiment is that it can be repeated if necessary.

    In any case, if anyone here is reading this and hasn't yet taken a 6-month vacation from Church, I implore you to give it a try. I bear my testimony to you that it's worth it to not go to Church. Life is SO GOOD without church.

    While you're at it, you could also try a bonus experiment: see what it feels like to instead donate your tithing money to a charity or non-profit that transparently reports what is actually done with your money. Or donate directly to a cause or an individual where you can measure the outcome. See how that feels compared to tithing.

    No judgment if you go back to Church. Just saying that you deserve a break! You've earned it!!! Think of everything you'll accomplish with those extra Church-free hours! Most importantly, you may find new ways to become friends with new people who have more diverse backgrounds, which will enrich your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    I already tried taking breaks from not going to church by going to church, and every time I did it I realized that I had made a terrible mistake by going back to church.

    The beauty of a vacation-from-Mormonism experiment is that it can be repeated if necessary.

    In any case, if anyone here is reading this and hasn't yet taken a 6-month vacation from Church, I implore you to give it a try. I bear my testimony to you that it's worth it to not go to Church. Life is SO GOOD without church.

    While you're at it, you could also try a bonus experiment: see what it feels like to instead donate your tithing money to a charity or non-profit that transparently reports what is actually done with your money. Or donate directly to a cause or an individual where you can measure the outcome. See how that feels compared to tithing.

    No judgment if you go back to Church. Just saying that you deserve a break! You've earned it!!! Think of everything you'll accomplish with those extra Church-free hours! Most importantly, you may find new ways to become friends with new people who have more diverse backgrounds, which will enrich your life.
    Nobody cares.

    Healthy people that leave go on with their lives. You've got issues. Good luck with that.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    Says a man with 24,166 completely forgettable posts.
    That's SU's schtick. Come to think of it, so is the rest of your act.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Also, I saw this today and thought of you and Cardiac.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Nobody cares.

    Healthy people that leave go on with their lives. You've got issues. Good luck with that.
    I had good experience with leaving and just want to share that with my friends. Not saying that leaving is for everyone. Just saying it's worth a try.

    I think it's difficult for most people to entertain the thought of leaving. You sort of have to contemplate it before giving it a try, so I guess I'm just planting seeds for now.

    SeattleUte planted seeds a long time ago. He once sent me a message telling me that I was well on my way to leaving, and I told him he was totally wrong and that I would never leave. But he was right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    We will be visiting the thriving metropolis of Burley later today.

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    I've got to say, Burley was spectacular.

    At first, I didn't think we'd get to spend much time there. But then my wife started craving a slice of pumpkin pie and strongly suggested that we stop at Perkins. I dropped her off with a couple of our kids so she could get a slice to go while I refueled.

    When I returned, they had not yet emerged from the establishment, so we went in to assist them in their departure. Our arrival was greeted with another strong suggestion that we just sit down and eat dinner there. Eventually, the Mrs. tired of waiting for someone to take our order, so we visited another Burley landmark I had never been to before - Arby's.

    Really a very fulfilling visit to Burley. One of my longest stays there ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Nobody cares.

    Healthy people that leave go on with their lives. You've got issues. Good luck with that.
    Also, it's pretty obvious that someone cares. The last thread started in the Foyer was by Grapevine ~2 weeks ago, and no one replied even though Grape is a gosh damn genius with savant-like capacity for relaying biographical information about general authorities! The real tragedy of Cougarboard is that good people like Grapevine were silenced. The tragedy of Cougarstadium is that a lot of people either ignore or dismiss the best posts or spew tens of thousands of posts full of mindless banter.

    This forum is DEAD without people like me. I write a single post about taking a break from Mormonism, and the place explodes with discussion. You guys need me but don't want to admit it.
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    Currently in LaJolla for Thanksgiving/soccer tournament. We won't attend church on Sunday but I may swing by the SD temple to visit my uncle who is in the temple presidency.

    Normandy/Paris in the spring

    GTNP/Yellowstone in the summer. Island Park/Henry's Fork in there sometime as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I've got to say, Burley was spectacular.

    At first, I didn't think we'd get to spend much time there. But then my wife started craving a slice of pumpkin pie and strongly suggested that we stop at Perkins. I dropped her off with a couple of our kids so she could get a slice to go while I refueled.

    When I returned, they had not yet emerged from the establishment, so we went in to assist them in their departure. Our arrival was greeted with another strong suggestion that we just sit down and eat dinner there. Eventually, the Mrs. tired of waiting for someone to take our order, so we visited another Burley landmark I had never been to before - Arby's.

    Really a very fulfilling visit to Burley. One of my longest stays there ever.

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    I've tried the Arby's in Burley. Never tried the Perkins. We usually stop at the Wendy's in Jerome when passing through. Often we take a stroll through the WalMart to get the blood going in our legs before we're off again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    I had good experience with leaving and just want to share that with my friends. Not saying that leaving is for everyone. Just saying it's worth a try.

    I think it's difficult for most people to entertain the thought of leaving. You sort of have to contemplate it before giving it a try, so I guess I'm just planting seeds for now.

    SeattleUte planted seeds a long time ago. He once sent me a message telling me that I was well on my way to leaving, and I told him he was totally wrong and that I would never leave. But he was right!
    I'm glad you're in a place of greater happiness. A lot of the LDS folks I know are fine with telling inactive members how beneficial church attendance is, inviting them to attend, etc. but would get bothered if the roles were reversed like what you are doing. If someone is fine with sharing a "I found this thing that makes me happier, you should try it!" message with others, I think they should be fine with others doing the same thing, even if they don't agree with the message.
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    For vacation plans, I have an overnighter to San Diego coming up on December 23.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I've got to say, Burley was spectacular.

    At first, I didn't think we'd get to spend much time there. But then my wife started craving a slice of pumpkin pie and strongly suggested that we stop at Perkins. I dropped her off with a couple of our kids so she could get a slice to go while I refueled.

    When I returned, they had not yet emerged from the establishment, so we went in to assist them in their departure. Our arrival was greeted with another strong suggestion that we just sit down and eat dinner there. Eventually, the Mrs. tired of waiting for someone to take our order, so we visited another Burley landmark I had never been to before - Arby's.

    Really a very fulfilling visit to Burley. One of my longest stays there ever.

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    This is funny... exit 208 in Burley is a great stop on a trip from Portland to Provo. We've eaten at the Perkins, Arby's, McDonalds, Burger King, Denny's and the Subway inside the Chevron Station. Before getting married and having kids, I even once stopped and played nine holes at the dinky little golf course. Back in the 60's and early 70's there was even a blue roofed Stucky's Travel Center at the exit, and I may have gotten an Indian Headdress with dyed chicken feathers to match my little beaded belt.

    I much prefer the byway of Malta to the hustle and bustle of Burley. At post mission BYU, my roommate was from Burley and I went home with him on a couple of weekends for calving season, and the annual cattle auction. It didn't hurt that his 18 yo sister was gorgeous and full of life as she pulled a newborn from the loins of a Heifer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    SeattleUte planted seeds a long time ago. He once sent me a message telling me that I was well on my way to leaving, and I told him he was totally wrong and that I would never leave. But he was right!
    SUwish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    Also, it's pretty obvious that someone cares. The last thread started in the Foyer was by Grapevine ~2 weeks ago, and no one replied even though Grape is a gosh damn genius with savant-like capacity for relaying biographical information about general authorities! The real tragedy of Cougarboard is that good people like Grapevine were silenced. The tragedy of Cougarstadium is that a lot of people either ignore or dismiss the best posts or spew tens of thousands of posts full of mindless banter.

    This forum is DEAD without people like me. I write a single post about taking a break from Mormonism, and the place explodes with discussion. You guys need me but don't want to admit it.
    Lol. Whatever you say.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    Also, it's pretty obvious that someone cares. The last thread started in the Foyer was by Grapevine ~2 weeks ago, and no one replied even though Grape is a gosh damn genius with savant-like capacity for relaying biographical information about general authorities! The real tragedy of Cougarboard is that good people like Grapevine were silenced. The tragedy of Cougarstadium is that a lot of people either ignore or dismiss the best posts or spew tens of thousands of posts full of mindless banter.

    This forum is DEAD without people like me. I write a single post about taking a break from Mormonism, and the place explodes with discussion. You guys need me but don't want to admit it.
    Don't ever leave, but do try to become less monotone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Don't ever leave, but do try to become less monotone.
    If he left, this board would crumble in a matter of days.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    If he left, this board would crumble in a matter of days.
    The board is dying a slow death. It is.

    Lebowski--can you provide data on traffic to this board over the last however many years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    The board is dying a slow death. It is.

    Lebowski--can you provide data on traffic to this board over the last however many years?
    No! Don't do it, Lebowski! Don't show him the data on traffic over the last however many years. He'll use this information as a weapon I just know it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    No! Don't do it, Lebowski! Don't show him the data on traffic over the last however many years. He'll use this information as a weapon I just know it!
    Gallows humor.

    How was that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    No! Don't do it, Lebowski! Don't show him the data on traffic over the last however many years. He'll use this information as a weapon I just know it!
    I have the data, but I will never reveal it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Pleasepostphotos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I have the data, but I will never reveal it!
    Probably bad for revenue.

    In any case, my conscience is clear. I have paid my cougarstadium tithing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I have the data, but I will never reveal it!
    This is right.

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    We did Naples, FL last spring break and we loved it so much we're doing it again this year.

    Planning another trip in August for our anniversary. Can't decide where to go. Initially it was NYC, easy travel by train, use points to stay at the Park Hyatt and take in a bunch of shows and food. But I'm leaning somewhere tropical so we're talking Caribbean or Mexico. While trying to sell my wife on sand versus Hamilton she threw out Iceland.
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