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My absolute favorite musical: The Pirates of Penzance

Last year, my friend Liz and I spent many conversations gushing over our favorite movie musical adaptation, the 1983 HBO version of “The Pirates of Penzance.” We talked about how lame it was to watch it on VHS, which prompted my Christmas shopping quest of 2008: to find a DVD copy as her Christmas gift. […]

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Tweeting on a Jet Plane

Tipped off by Someday. Brilliant!

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Twelve Utah Christmases

On my first Utah Christmas, my true love gave to mePopcorn popping on the apricot tree On my second Utah Christmas, my true love gave to meTwo years on a missionAnd the Smart family on my TV On my third Utah Christmas, my true love gave to meThree Degrees of GloryTwo years in AustraliaAnd a […]

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London: Coming Home

We packed up our suitcases and checked out of our hotel around 10 am. We spent a little time in the Business Centre checking flight loads again, and coming up with more contingencies. We got a breakfast croissant at the kiosk in the Tube station, made with delicious ham and emmental cheese. We scrounged together […]

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London: Day Three

Saturday was our “touristy” day. We had a lot to see, and only one day to do it in. We grabbed breakfast and lunch from Tesco, and headed for the Tube. We started at Buckingham Palace. We arrived 45 minutes before the Changing of the Guards. After about 10 minutes, the crowds were so unruly […]

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London: Day Two

This is the map to the Underground. If only more cities had a system this organized… The tube kept us from having to drive around and make sense of all the roundabouts and people driving on the other side of the road. I probably would have killed us if I just drove out onto the […]

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London: Day One

Emma picked us up and we drove back to her village. Her children Harry and Jack were getting ready for school. I brought a bunch of American candy for her family (Mike and Ikes, Fruit Roll Ups, Sugar Babies, Dots, Hershey Kisses, US KitKat) as well as the Great Harvest Popeye Bread. Emma offered me […]

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London: En Route

Since our trip to London has so many details and pictures I want to post, I figured that I would split if up into sections so it won’t take so long to post about the trip. Now for part one: Getting there! I spent the evening before I left frantically packing. I went to the […]

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London: The Short Story

Cheers! It’s me blogging from London! Just a quick list of what Taylor and I have done in the London area:Met up with my bloggy friend Emma (twice)Piccadilly CircusHyde Park (including Princess Diana memorial fountain)Harrod’sScience MuseumBuckingham PalaceBig Ben (Houses of Parliament)Westminster AbbeySt. Paul’s Cathedral (all 600 stairs to the top!)Tate ModernThames River CruiseTrafalgar SquareLOTS of […]

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A Little General Conference Humor…

Hope you enjoyed these Puns of Perdition. If these photos don’t make sense, you’re probably not LDS. Photos courtesy of My Religious Blog

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