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The Sad Tale of the Drying Rack (Or The Time My Husband Dumped Me) April 9, 2014

Filed under: Marriage Mayhem — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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When I was in college, I was like most: young and naïve. I was wholly against alcohol, loud noises, and all things that belonged in a party. Unfortunately, I was also a performance major as was my boyfriend. We would go to IHOP, watch movies, and do all sorts of college freshman things. And considering that my best friend was Mormon, we were all moving at the very same speed.

Then my boyfriend was cast in a show. Songs for a New World to be exact. It was a very small cast performing in a show about life experiences. My boyfriend was the youngest in the cast, so they all lovingly took him under their wing. But their wing involved scary things like alcohol. (more…)

 

Ag(r)ave Mistake February 17, 2014

Filed under: Tales of Humanity's Imperfections — meganorussell @ 8:30 pm
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Last week, I had the opportunity to go with a friend to an open house at a Latter Day Saints (Mormon) temple. I’m not the most reverent person, and religion has never really been my thing, but who am I to turn down an interesting cultural experience? So, my husband and I went with our dear friend. We sat down and watched the little history film, and then our friend told us the fun little fact that each LDS temple pulls in design elements from the surrounding landscape and culture. Since this temple was built in the Arizona desert, the motif for the temple was the agave plant. (more…)