Rusty was in my neck of the woods last weekend, so we got together at my place with Silus and a random John for some fine talk, fine treats, and to solve the world’s problems. You’ll be glad to know that we’ve got it all figured out. The answer is 42.
Rusty, John and I even took an ill-advised mountain bike ride near Timpanogos the following day with some of Rusty’s more hardcore friends, who promptly left us in the dust. When John’s chain broke, the day reached perfection. Ok, it really was fun, despite the mechanical issues and getting torched by Rusty’s homies, but next time, I want to choose the trail.
I thought I would share with you some of the things I learned from this get-together. The first thing is the thing I always learn whenever I get together in real life with people I have come to know in the nacle: I really like the people here. They really are smart, fun, amazing, good people, and I’m glad I know them. The second thing is that we should really get together more often. This meeting also reinforced the idea that this place is important to me, and you are all important to me. I wish we could have a meeting once a month where we all get together at my place, have a BBQ, a dance contest, a bike ride, a bakeoff, whatever. Just so we get to hang out together. But mostly I want to make sure we continue to associate here.
Also, some news: I have a new calling. After years upon years teaching sunday school (which I mostly loved) and elders quorum (which I always loved), I have been called to be a ward missionary. This is a calling I’ve never had before, so I could use your advice about how to go about it. My impression is that this used to be a stake calling, and it has recently been placed under the ward category. I’ll be working with the full-time missionaries (sisters, in our case) and several other ward missionaries, along with our ward mission leader, who is a great guy and my previous bishop. It sounds like fun, so let me know if you have any advice or stories to help me out.
And thanks, as always, for hanging out with me here.