Saturday, March 31, 2012
Non-Spiritual Conference Observations- Saturday
What a great day! Fabulous talks! So much to think about. So much to discuss! But before I can really spend time processing the depth and importance of what was said, I need to clear my head of some "less spiritual" observations from today's sessions.
I know this will reenforce that I am very shallow, but I will now cling to the words of Elder Scott when he said, "A good sense of humor helps revelation."
• I am surprised that the people sitting on the stand aren't constantly sneezing. With all of those flowers I expect to see the Nasonex bee flying around.
• I have yet to see a camera angle to prove or disprove that there are drink holders on the podium chairs.
• Boldest tie: Elder Uchtdorf. (Of course)
• Favorite tie: Elder Cook. I liked the subtlety of the lavender. Wait, I mean periwinkle. No, wisteria.
• My 10 year-old son thought Elder Baxter sounded like a viking. He's watched "How to Train Your Dragon" too many times. I just kept hearing Craig Ferguson.
• A lot of the Brethren have retained seriously good hair.
• Sister Esplin from the Primary Presidency was seriously color coordinated. Her dress matched the flowers perfectly. Makes sense.
• I wonder what the Pope thinks when he learns he got quoted by an LDS apostle?
• "And it came to pass..." would be translated by today's generation as "Um. OK. So then..."
• Brethren from foreign countries do an amazing job to speak English. But if you listen closely, you'll notice that the longer their talks progress, the stronger the accent becomes. Perhaps that's why they always get assigned the short talks.
• The idea that people on the other side of the veil can see me is slightly disconcerting.
• Who is Elder Archuletta, and why did they wait until the end to show him?
• Praise to the Man is an incredibly powerful experience. Usually. (I'll repent for that one later.)
OK. Now that I have cleared that our of my system. I can prepare for Priesthood session.
Have a great evening!
Labels: General Confeence