Friday, August 19, 2011


This was part of a post on Provo's mayor's blog advertising a community health fair. Can you spot the irony?

Monday, August 08, 2011

Rules, because this blog is boring

  1. Go where you're invited. Steve doesn't believe in this life philosophy, so I've become lax, but I think it's a good rule. This last Saturday I was invited to two events, each of which I did not have much interest in attending, so I didn't go to either. On Sunday I learned that both hosts had had low attendance and felt bad about it and it made me feel horrible. When I was about 8 my mom had a Tupperware party and no one came and she was hurt; even though it was a dumb Tupperware party, she took it personally. So even when I get invited to dumb jewelry parties,  I think it's a good idea to make an effort to show up because people are more important than me not being slightly inconvenienced. 
  2. Pay attention to the things you think about while falling asleep/when you wake up for whatever reason/first thing in the morning. Your (my) brain has usually had a chance to filter out the unimportant stuff and whatever is left often provides clarity and new perspective. This is what I thought about this morning when Calvin woke up at 5 AM:
  • Make extra sure there isn't a child behind the monster Tahoe when backing up, every time.
  • Don't put anyone on the spot in future RS lessons.
  • Buy a ticket to North Carolina, baby.

Emily out.