I've been reembracing my past recently. The days of Aaron McRoy, Dan Kirk, Mylissa Wood, etc. are resurfacing in different forms. I've passed the line of just "going to church" and moved into the realm of "hanging out with Mormons". What a difference 3 days make. Does any of this sound familiar? Bonfires that end at 11, mud football games, dances where people step around like 5 year olds and their mouths are either wide open as if to say "I'm so crazy with my awesome dance moves" or they are sporting the white man's overbite, large scale eating of pastas, cheap pastries, and ice cream, not to mention card playing and ping pong.
I love mormon fun.
So I was invited to dinner the other night where they were serving spaghetti. I pulled the cook to the side and quietly asked her if the sauce had meat in it, to which she robustly responded "no! there's no meat in the sauce. are you vegetarian?" And of course, 8 heads swing my way to wait for the answer. And the questions/comments ensued. "Why are you a vegetarian?" "Do you eat fish?" "I've never met a vegetarian before". It was actually rather hilarious.
But, hilarious or not, I hate attracting attention to myself on matters which I prefer not to discuss out in the open. Being asked what you believe and your reasons for your creeds and ethos is a very personal thing that not many people TRULY care to hear. So I give the readers digest version, which is a cheat for me and the listener. Basically unless you're ready to discuss political and relgious views, don't ask somebody why they have the beliefs they do.
I picked more raspberries last night. The jam is coming, but I have to figure out first how to get all the bugs and worms out of the fruit.
This guy I work with has let me borrow his Kona cruiser to ride around town for the next couple of weeks while he is in California. It's such a nice pedal bike! Last night I cruised over to the grocery store, backpack in tow, and packed it full of food and drink. It was so heavy, the ride back was a little rough, but I felt great about being self-reliant, as well as environmentally conscious. I love communities that are small enough to ride bikes around.
I will try to take more pictures of cool things and post them. I forget sometimes that I have an awesome camera that was born to capture my lifes moments. Thus, I will take advantage and keep it close by my side. Maybe I'll even develop shutter finger.