Saturday, August 26, 2006

People Who Need People

Living far away from almost everyone I care about is pretty much the suckiest thing ever. I don't really have a peer group here. I went to a stake YSA FHE activity a couple weeks ago. Not my thing; nobody there I could relate to. Just a lot of frenetic young people. I felt like 26 was much too old to be included.

I'm very much looking forward to the start of fall institute. Apparently, earlier in the year, YSA reps asked some of the older (over 25) singles why they did not attend FHE or Institute. The main reason given was that those activities are exactly what I experienced--they're full of 18-year-olds. Not that 18YOs are bad, but they're loud, and require extra patience. Thus, the idea of a 25-40 Institute class was born. The summer class ended right before I arrived (actually, the night after; but unsurprisingly, I wasn't there) and the class has not yet restarted. I think it does next week--or maybe the week after that. Anyway, soon. That will be nice. And maybe I'll even have home teachers sometime. That would also be a plus.

Even better, I'll be in Utah next weekend. I'm very pleased about this.

Oh, and "WNBA sucks."


At 12:27 AM, August 28, 2006, Blogger Tolkien Boy said...

Utah's good for a weekend, I think.

At 12:37 PM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Peter said...

I found my summer experiences in Ohio similarly unfun. For whatever reason, the kids that stay at home don't measure up to my expectations for worthy company. They were, just as you said, 18 years old or losers.

At 11:58 AM, September 03, 2006, Blogger Terrah said...

When I get bored in the seemingly endless process of online graduate school applications, I search

But it goes beyond that. I search for signs of intelligent life.

Helas, your blog.

And helas, my sympathy, empathy and apathy (hey, it works) for all things YSA.

Heck, we'll throw "atrophy" in there too.

Factioning oneself with YSA -- either nominally or otherwise -- in a town where BYU-Idaho and her student wards reign supreme is no easy task ...

... especially when "SA"s in your branch aren't so "Y" anymore, and the branch as a whole merits such gems as the one I've recounted below.

In other words, I feel your pain all too well.

Hang in there. :)

And keep writing.

* * *

schooled on sunday

The place: Sunday School in the Rexburg 21st Branch.

The demographic: forty-three single 20- to 37-year-olds

The lesson: David & Bath-sheba.

The teacher's question: "What causes people to commit sexual sin?"

The class response: " ...< ... ... ... ...> ..."

"And now behold, it came to pass that all the people of the land did hear these sayings, and did witness of it. And after these sayings there was silence in the land for the space of many hours ... " - 3 Nephi 10:1


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