Sunday, May 29, 2011

oh call my name; you know my name (and in your love everything will change)

Today during church I came up with a new calling just perfect for singles wards. I was surveying some of the gentlemen in my ward who just have trouble dating. I think it was the talks during sacrament meeting that brought the idea to mind, then during Sunday School I wrote it down.

(During combined RS/EQ we had an Institute teacher come give a lesson on marriage, which would've been an awesome coincidence if I hadn't known for a while that would be the topic, since I'm all in-the-know now and everything.)

Here it is.

Suggested Calling:

Relationship Status Coordinator(s)
  • Keep tabs on ward members and their romances.
  • Organize and update lists of single sisters (and brethren?) for the EQ (and RS?) to use in their dating endeavors.
  • Suggest girls for each brother to ask out (not setting up or matchmaking, necessarily, just making names available). Again, if girls want to know what brethren are available, their names can also be suggested.
  • Encourage regular, casual dating
*Note: A Stake Coordinator may be useful in those areas where most YSAs know people outside the ward and want to branch out, or if dating within the ward has lost its luster.

Please let this be a real calling somewhere. If not, maybe I'll bring this up to the bishop in ward council next week. Maybe I can supplement my current calling with this. It's all about loving and caring for the girls, right?

Title text: "Nothing Without You" ~ Vienna Teng

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I can trace all my books [April 2011]

I read hardly anything this month. It's not that I was particularly busy (though I might have been), it's that it was a really slow library month. Also there was that book that I spent a couple days reading, but didn't have the heart to finish when, halfway through, I figured out the twist. (Actually that happened more than once this month, but at least one of the times I kept reading to make sure I was right.)

So, 12 books. Here's the rundown:

58. Entwined by Heather Dixon
59. Peasant Queen by Cheri Chelsey
60. Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
61. Treason at Lisson Grove by Anne Perry
62. Red Glove by Holly Black
63. Murder Afloat by Jane Leslie Conley
64. Virals by Kathy Reichs
65. No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko
66. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
67. Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
68. My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison
69. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

I finally read less! This is the absolute least number of books I've read in over a year. Yay me?

half-smiles as if to say

I'll get to the booklist in a bit, but first I have a joke to tell. I hope the set-up required doesn't make it not funny any more.

So Kyra and Kevin had been at a party where they played the ever-popular game, "In the manner of the Adverb."
Kyra: I'd never seen Kevin wash his hair suavely before.
Leslie: I prefer Equate.*
Everyone else: *silence*
Leslie: Sorry, that was kind of an off-brand joke.
Everyone else: *still silence*
Leslie: Well, I think it's hilarious.

*I didn't actually say that, but it was close. Last night, as I was still considering the joke hilarious, I thought of so many better lines I could say (that don't make much sense, but jokes in our family often don't). "I'd Equate that with shampooing his hair." "Wouldn't you rather he Equate that than Suave it?" Oh goodness. Such fun.

Title text: "Whatever You Want"