Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Last night Diane and I went to FHE, even though one of our favorite shows was on, American Gladiators. I hadn't been since last August. Let me justify... I took a class falls semester that met on Mondays, spring semester we never knew what group we were in, and we tried several times to figure this out. For the activity we played two truths and a lie. I am horrible at this game. I can never really think of anything so I was thankful Diane was there. For the lie I put down that I am extremely outgoing. When the Bishop was reading the 2 truths and 1 lie, people had a hard time figuring out which one was the lie. When I told the group that I am usually a shy person, the two guys that we drove up with (Rodney and Tom) made the comment that they didn't think I was all that shy. They mentioned that I was outgoing and talkative on the ride up. Our bishop lives in Alpine. Those comments only made me want to get to know more people after FHE was over. I had courage, and I didn't have to fully rely on Diane to initiate conversation with people and have me tag along.
Rodney and Tom live a few townhouses down from us and seem to be really nice guys. Tom is from Georgia, and is a true southern guy. It's been a while since I have been around a true southern guy and was taken a little off guard. Rodney seems like a nice guy too. He is from the Northeast, which as Diane pointed out in the car I don't like Yankees, but I do; I don't discriminate. He gave a talk on Sunday. Of course it was on mother's and women. His talk was really great...but that's whats hard about talks on Mother's Day in a singles ward. Do you go over the top and talk about how great women are and how guys should treat them? Do you only talk about your mom and sound like a mommas boy? Do you skirt around the issue and read scriptures from the BOM and Bible? How do you give a talk, as a guy, on Mother's day and not make it sound like you are boasting yourself up for dating prospects?
We also had a housewarming party this weekend and it was themed a dip party. I made apple dip and it was a huge success! Our house remains clean. We are thinking of painting an accent wall, well just throwing the idea around. We are also getting used to the midnight train horns and traffic.
I am starting to miss having school. I am taking the summer off and trying to find something to fill my Saturdays. It's weird coming home at 5 and not having class or a paper due the next day. I have hopefully 3 semesters left.

1 comment:

Moffitt Mania said...

hey abbs!! You sound like you are having so much fun! I miss college life.....Did you buy a townhouse? I want to see pics.