Monthly Archives: April 2008

Li’l Andy-Roo’s Blog

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Andrew is growing up so fast. In no time he has gone from a little, helpless baby, to an independent, goal achieving, genius child. He recently started his own blog so that he could “more effectively disseminate [his] social and political views to a wider audience.” I’m so proud of him.

Spring, Walking, and Teeth

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Sometime last week, with both Easter and General Conference having come and gone, I was starting to worry that maybe the warmer weather would never come. But happily it did, and I can now ride my bike to school without 3 coats on. I was amazed that in a matter of just a couple of… Read more »

Mormon Culture and Jargon: Mormon Missionaries (Part 2)

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(This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Read part 1 here.) The mission administrative organization has its own complex and highly developed jargon. First of all, each mission, which consists of anywhere from 20 to 200 (or sometimes more) missionaries, is located geographically within an ‘area’, consisting of many missions, which are overseen… Read more »

Mormon Culture and Jargon: Mormon Missionaries (Part 1)

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(This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Read part 2 here.) Variation in language occurs constantly and continuously throughout our society, and for each of us, whether we realize it or not, it is a daily experience. Social groups have dialects, jargon, and slang that oftentimes transcend geographical boundaries and provide cohesion among… Read more »

Jim and Pam

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Thanks to my sister, I am addicted to The Office. It’s practically the only TV show Scott and I watch (and we’ve seen every episode at least 5 times). It’s hilarious. Anyway, I think it is so cute that Jim and Pam are together. I was afraid the writers would drag their “just friends” relationship… Read more »