Sunday, May 27, 2012

T-238 : 5/27s Past

On this day in my life:
  • 1997
    • I bemoaned the fact that only 3 Elders came to Personal Priesthood Interviews.  No doubt this was in my time as Elders Quorum President in the Hamilton, Montana Ward.  
    • I was also upset that someone named Joe came to fix my work computer, left before I thought to test it, and said he couldn't come back until the next day when I called him about it.
  • 1999
    • Went to the Stevensville Stake Seminary Graduation.  Noted that it was because Tara was Hamilton Ward Young Women President and that I was Stake Young Men Second Counselor.
  • 2001
    • Was responsible for refreshments at a Youth Fireside, "Shurtliff"
I've been a few places, a few positions, done a few things over the years.  It's good to reflect, don't you think?

T-239 : Sourdough Sacrament

Some snidge sneaked sourdough into the sacrament this Sunday!  (Say that three times fast!)  I'm used to the good ol' whole wheat or some pasty white bread.  This stuff had a serious after-bite!  I probably shouldn't worry as much about the taste as I should focus on the reason for the partaking of the cooked dough in the first place.  My natural man did notice it, though.  What's the most interesting thing you've ever had as sacrament "bread"?  I remember a brother we'd recently baptized in Japan secretly suggested to me that it would be nice to put peanut butter and jelly on each slice!  Twinkies, anyone?

T-240 : Journal Pile

How do you organize yours?  I obviously need help!  I had Tara help me locate these in some dresser drawers in our bedroom and pulled them out.  I've now got them organized chronologically and mean to review them each day at journaling time.  I'd like to find a way to perhaps digitize them or rebind them or both.  Are there any services/websites out there that would assist in this?  If not, perhaps this is my way to make my fortune.  I recall friends of mine in Montana suggesting a similar venture, hoping that I'd be the technical brains behind it.  I don't feel confident knowing all the resources available out there today that could bring this to pass.  But I know people and then know people.  If we all put our heads together perhaps we can come up with something.  Services like scanning, OCR, human typing of handwritten entries, security and confidentiality, rebinding in nice book form, etc.  What are your ideas?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

T-241 : Montana, Man!

 Fell off the journaling/blogging bandwagon some time back.  Jumped back on tonight.  Here's a new try, picking an item from "On this day..." stuff as a writing starter:

1864 - The Territory of Montana was organized. 

Montana been berry, berry good to me.  My wife is from there.  She was actually born in Murray, Utah, but moved to Montana when she was 5.  We moved up there in 1995 to pursue my teaching career and live near her parents.  We stayed there for 13.5 years as my career took some twists and turns before moving to Rexburg in January of 2009 to work in IT for BYU-Idaho.  My thoughts are turned back to the state today as Tara's parents just disembarked back toward their home this morning after having spent a couple of days with us to celebrate Jacob's high school graduation.  Also, a good friend of mine just texted me last night to say that he got a job working for Oracle/RightNow in Bozeman.  I'll share more details on that later after he formally accepts and tenders his resignation at his current job.  Go, Montana!