Sunday in Outerblogness — Dark and Stormy Night Edition!
The intersection of Halloween, Hurricane Sandy and the upcoming Election Day made for one scary week in Outerblogness.
There were plenty of Halloween costumes, some cute and some sexy ones, and some that were just plain over the top!Add to that, there wereterrifying before and after hair-do’s and Halloween potlucks. Do you like scary music? Check out this version of the Primary Songbook. Even more alarming, do you really know who you’re sexting?
The devastation of Hurricane Sandy led some to reflect on condolence and others to reflect on preparedness. Some posted updates, others posted ideas forrelief, and there were opposingviews on themoralityof price gouging in the aftermath.
As for U.S. politics, it’s scary how polarized we’ve become. Also LDS conservatives may be frightened to learn that there arequitea few Mormons and Ex-Mormons who do not plan to vote for Romney. (Yikes!)
Then there’s that really scary subject, Mormon Culture. Folks are still blogging about the change in the missionary age requirement, and Runtu warned the sister missionaries to never “slap or poke an elder.” Steve is still waiting on a response, Mormon Coffee is still answering Mormons’ questions, Seth shared his thoughts on obedience, Invictus Pilgrim wrote about victimization, Foxy is thinking of reinventing herself, there was an identity crisis on Feminine Mormon Housewives, a scary chorister screw-up over on Mormon Mentality, some reflections on shunning and on Heavenly Father’s Plan on Ex-Mormon Mavens, an (always scary) talk assignment on Mormon Expressions, J. Seth wrote about an important UT fundraiser, and Flat Lander spent a frustrating evening trying to convince a terrified friend that the LDS Church isn’t going to kill him. (Double yikes!)
But it wasn’t all spookiness. Chanson reviewed Johnny Townsend’s new short story collection. Andrew S. reviewed Terryl Givens’Letter to a Doubter, Motley Vision reviewed Book of Mormon comicsand the works of Nephi Anderson, and Mormon Expositor reviewed an episode of The District.FAIR has put out a Book of Mormon verse by verse commentary and Kent Larsen is still working on his Mormon dictionary. Also, for those who are tired of the presidential election, here’s another place to cast your vote.
There were some joyfulcouples who celebrated theiranniversaries, thoughts on semantics, shout outs for NaBloPoMo, thoughts on Thanksgiving, and even a Christmas gift idea for the Mormon who has everything!
Also Chanson went to Paris this weekend and will hopefully write about it upon her return.
Awesome SiOB, Donna. It has been a surreal week, all things considered.
Chanson did leave me a great gig this week. 🙂
Excellent job, thanks!!
We had a really fun time in Paris! It was kind of rainy and cold, but there’s so much to see and do there that it wasn’t really a problem. Mostly we visited friends and went shopping for books in French.
Now I look forward to reading what everyone wrote this past scary week!
Paris is its most beautiful in the rain. Didn’t Woody Allen do a whole movie about that? 🙂
@5 Probably. I should watch that one. Call me lowbrow, but I actually think it’s nicer when I’m not damp and shivering under a gray sky… 😉