Monday, July 17, 2006

Good afternoon. For those in Islamabad, Pakistan, good evening.... Anyway, as I left to lunch, I felt like I was being attacked by a swarm of butterflies. But they weren't there to attack at all! It was pretty cool walking with the little things. I just felt bad for all of those that wandered into traffic and smashed into my windshield.

Moving on, these past weeks have been pretty busy. My grandfather had bypass surgury a while back and there were some complications after the surgury, but he's now doing well back at home. He gave us quite a scare a couple of times, though.

Well, the District Convention is next weekend. And that reminds me of an experience that a circuit overseer told us last night, about one of this year's conventions. In one of these conventions, this experience was given. It started with a 12-year old child who was doing his/her magazine route and at the same time, inviting people to the convention. One of the people on that route, was this man and he asked the little tike about how the brothers get to go, being that they most likely have to work on Friday. Obviously, they ask for it in advance. And the little one added that if they weren't given the day, the brothers will just quit, to be able to attend the convention. Well, this man was kinda like "what?" So he asked if he can take his family to the convention. "Of course!" He ended up taking about 35 members of his family to the convtion, ALL 3 days! This happened up there in Austin, Texas, if I'm not mistaken. Well, that's all for now. You lovely people have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Today is the last day of the Pioneer School for one of my good friends. No doubt he and the other students benefited greatly from the teaching they received, plus having two excellent instructors. Myself and a few others went to serve the brothers and sisters lunch this past Wednesday. It turned out great, I think... I hope. We had fajitas (beef and chicken), borracho beans, rice, guacamole, tortillas de arena y maĆ­­z, and sista Garcia made the hottest chile I have ever tasted. It was fun.

"In other news", our District Convention is drawing near. Can't wait. I hear good things about this one. But then again, there are always good things about the program every year. I was with my grandparents the other day and they had the new book there on the table. I looked, and about a second and a quarter later, I turned with my hands covering my eyes, saying in a slow-motioned tone, "Noooooo!". All I got to see, really, was a part of the cover, so it's not that bad. I guess some don't mind seeing it before the convention, but I'd prefer waiting and seeing how the brother goes about presenting it. The drama, as always will be excellent. My cousin is going to be in the drama, so that'll be cool. And another of my cousins is having an interview. So that's a double-shot of coolness.

Well, I guess that's if for now. Have a wonderful afternoon and steer clear of the road-crossing dears.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Well, I'm back. Anyone miss me? ... Anyone? ... ? ... The singing gum did, I think. :o

Well, anyway, we had 2 grad parties this weekend. They were both good in their own ways. Of course, what makes a gathering a good one is the brothers. It's just that on Sunday there were more people dancing. It didn't keep us wondering what else to put on. And we got to put all the salsa and bachata and cumbia and merengue that we could muster. But that was the only difference. I got my dose of bachata and cumbia that I needed for the week. BOO-YAH!

Q: Why did Tarzan lose the chess game?
A: Because he was playing against Cheetah!]