Sunday in Outer Blogness: Conference Edition!
You can learn a lot of interesting things from reading the Bloggernacle. For example, I learned that this very weekend is the weekend of the LDS semi-annual “General Conference”. So far the Bloggernacle’s coverage of this event has been pretty positive, which can mean one of three things: (1) the ‘nacclers are fishing to get mentioned (in a positive way) from the pulpit, (2) the G.A.’s have finally learned only to say stuff the ‘nacclers like, or (3) the good stuff is coming up. The Swearing Elders made some predictions about who would be announced as the new LDS Apostle: some of their guesses were clearly wrong (Steve Young), but their last one (“An older, White guy from the Quorum of the 70 with a Utah background and friends who are already GAs”) might be right…
Now let’s see what Outer Blogness is up to this fine conference weekend:
Wren had an absolutely gorgeous Saturday: brunch, then bird-watching at Lake Harriet. Andrew S is at a fencing tournament, but Mormonism follows him everywhere! John R contemplates how much expectations can impact happiness. Allison is watching snail porn (don’t ask, just go look), and Andee is making amazing cupcakes! Sterkwerks is feeling shallow for not wanting to join her LDS family for a mid-conference sandwich nosh, while Holly Noelle is enjoying a relaxing weekend sans conference. Emily Pearson is busy doing a happy dance about the great news: Gay marriage legal in Iowa! Craig-in-the-middle went to lunch with with some post-mo friends and — when it was done — noticed that (despite all their struggles with Mormonism) this time the subject didn’t come up even once! Chris C. Smith is back from Sunstone West, and tells the rest of us what we missed. And my little family went stargazing with local astronomers as part of the International Year of Astronomy!