Monday, May 21, 2012

Suppertime With Some Select Attendees

"My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company."

"You are mistaken," said he gently, "that is not good company, that is the best."

The invitations have been sent. The place cards have been set. It's time for my dream dinner party!

For this hypothetical banquet, I was limited to ten guests, hence the delay in posting. After much agonizing and a little help from Amanda, Drew, and Matt, the company has finally been decided. All invited were chosen with the goal of quality conversation in mind.

1. Jane Austen

2. Winston Churchill

3. The Doctor

4. John Green

5. Ashton Kutcher

6. Kylie

7. Marilyn Monroe

8. Thomas S. Monson

9. Sarahbeth

10. Patrick Stewart

Dinner will be a traditional twelve-course meal. I may never have another opportunity to actually utilize the knowledge that you start with the outermost fork, so this seems like as good a time as any to go all out.

Listening to: Invincible
Reading: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


33. Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good, ye shall also reap good for your reward.

34. Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail.

35. Behold, I do not condemn you; go your ways and sin no more; perform with soberness the work which I have commanded you.

36. Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not.

37. Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Amen

Doctrine and Covenants 6:33-37

Listening to: "Teenage Dream" by Boyce Avenue
Reading: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson