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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Not Friday... SUNDAY!!!

Today was the first Sunday where I recognized all of the songs we sang in Sacrament meeting. True story. We sing the most obscure hymns. (If you are curious, look up hymns 275, 217, & 229). I was sort of singing with the "pick a note, any note strategy." I think the lady picks obscure hymns on purpose though because she will sing the first verse out loud to us before so we know how it goes. Today it was a different lady that liked to pick what I like to refer to as "normal hymns." Just sayin.

Another highlight- I stopped to look at the pictures people were selling on Bayswater on the way home and an old man asked if I was Spanish and when I said no he said, "Greek?" "No" "Italian?" "Nope. American." Wanted to kiss old man. Made my day.

Had a fireside with Dean and Kathy Hughes tonight and it was really great. They were very encouraging and inspiring and they are such kind people.

Also, I love most things about London, but here are some I find odd. Or absolutely hate.

1.EVERYBODY smokes. Seriously. It is disgusting. Having people blow their smoke in my face, not my favorite and it happens at least once a day.
2. The faucets. Don't hate, but definitely don't understand. Instead of having the normal, one place where water comes out deal, they have two spout things. One for hot water to come out, one for cold water to come out. So if you want "warm" water you can't actually have it. So get over it. So pretty much you just choose hot or cold. Don't understand that. It is continuously perplexing to me. I even asked an American Cambridge student her opinion on it and she said it was the dumbest thing ever. But people are used to it here...

I know I will have more to add to this list, but there is a good starting point.
Going to Scotland for the next few days! Don't even worry, I will find an awesome kilt. ("It's not a dress, it's a kilt- Sicko!" Name that movie!)


  1. The Grinch! Bam. I miss our movie-quoting abilities... where's Cal when we need him?? Sounds like you are having a blast! Keep it up! :)

  2. Scotland! Look for MacKay tartan whilst there. Ok, you don't have to. Am I to understand you are a Sunday school teacher? So am I, although until camp is over I am having a little leave of absence. Sorry about the faucets, it's the little things in life that are the big things. I need to be more grateful, I had no idea.