I Have A Dilemma, and I Need Your Help

Hey y’all. So I have a dilemma, well two actually but we’ll get there.

First off, tonight I was playing church ball as usual and my back kept getting ran into so it hurt obviously. I thought I would be fine, but apparently I wasn’t because I got hit one more time and I was automatically on the floor bawling my eyes out. Don’t you just love crying in front of people? So now I’m stuck in bed praying that it doesn’t stay this way and reverse literally everything that has been cured after a year and a half of being in pain. And my dad was apparently calling me a wuss or whatever, so that was great. Yay for supportive parents. At least my brother is a sweetheart though, he put my shoes on for me, helped me put my warm-ups on over my shorts,and helped me get into the truck. A lady in the ward got me ice too which was very nice. Man I’m so bitter right now it’s kind of funny, I’m actually laughing.

Anyways, besides that totally chill and not frustrating thing, I have a concurrent (college) political science project due on Saturday that I completely forgot about. Long story short, I have a survey thing that I need people to take and I thought who better than the blogging peeps? So can you PLEASE take the survey it will take like 2 minutes max.

I’m begging you. Like, literally begging you. If you do it I will love you forever and ever, I really will.

Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/forms/iCADpXmKsiWnocC33

Love y’all- Aspen AKA The Author

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A Mormon’s Review of the Book 0f Mormon Soundtrack: Part One

Hey y’all! So the other day I was talking to some peeps and that Book of Mormon musical came up. A few bloggers have told me about it and so I decided that I just needed to listen to the songs already. I thought it’d be funny to review the songs and make a post of my reactions. And please just understand that these songs are just jokes and not the actual truth of the church, so take that as you will.

Here we go!

First song, “Hello!”   I mean it’s pretty accurate starting off… then it just get’s funny . Not much to say about this one, but it’s really fun to listen to. Now every time I say Book of Mormon I’m going to be singing it in my head.

Second song, “Two by Two”  This song starts with talking about where one guy wants to go on his mission and right off the bat I started laughing. We have this joke in the church that you’ll get sent to the one place that you don’t want to go. My friends mom was okay with anything but South America and got sent to Brazil. After that I mean even if they are joking, mission’s are very important, but I can definitely laugh at it.

And I wish this is how people received mission calls, you really just open a letter that tells you where your’re going. And the chances of you going with someone you know is basically impossible.

The “soldiers of the army of the Church” part just reminds me of this song we really sing that starts with “And we are as the army of Helaman…” so I’m going to be singing that all day now…

Third song, “You and Me (But Mostly Me)”   “I wanna be the Mormon who changed all of mankind” actually really makes sense in our culture somewhat, not the church itself but just people looking to go on missions. We all want to be super powerful and get a lot done, but it does sound crazy when you put it this way.

And the part that mentions being 19 to go on a mission is now incorrect technically, now boys can leave when they’re 18 (I’m convinced that’s why the hot guy population in Utah has decreased) and girls when they’re 19 instead of 21 now.

In my head I’m envisioning an Elder missionary (the one who has been in the area/ on their mission the longest) singing this to his new companion.

Fourth song, “Hasa Diga Eebowai”  Okay well right off I clearly do not support what the saying actually means xD

Ah, the Lion King’s reference. Well this song gets pretty graphic really fast but it’s not even a two minutes in and I’m already bored…

I can totally see some missionaries going somewhere foreign and hearing about all this stuff they have no idea about. It happens quite frequently actually, they come back with some pretty great stories.

Fifth song, “Turn It Off”   The beginning of this song with the whole no emotion thing reminds me of my dad sometimes xD The main part of this song that I don’t understand at all is how the first part with the no emotion got associated with the church at all…

The 2nd part I get, but this isn’t how I want to address that, so no comment… If you really want to know then you can private message me.

And I had to comment on the Utah Jazz part, because for the first time in forever they actually don’t totally suck. When I was younger they were so bad though.

Sixth song, “I Am Here For You”  Can I please start saying “Tomorrow’s a latter day?” I don’t really have anything else to say about this, it’s pretty short.

I mean not giving up is always a good thing, you can make a difference, yayy

Seventh song,“All American Prophet”  FINALLY, I’m so excited for this song. Let’s see how many Joseph Smith jokes it makes. Well I can’t say I’ve ever heard him called the blonde-haired, blue-eyed, voice of God.

Okay well I mean yes Joseph did speak to God and Jesus, but I’m really disappointed I didn’t hear a joke about his age. (He was 14 btw)

And I hate to get technical, but there’s actually 3 more parts (The Book of Mormon, Pearl of Price, and Doctrine and Covenants)

The joke about him finding the golden plates in the Hill Cumorah was pretty good. Ah , good old Angel Moroni. I mean he is pretty important, he’s on the top of all of the temples.

And paradise= Zion=Utah which  is why all of the pioneers came here! Good old, Salt Lake City. (That’s where I live too, just in case you didn’t know)  Too bad Joseph never made it. I’m assuming you guys haven’t heard the story of how he was martyred, it’s actually really interesting.

Ahahha! Big Mormon families! So true, not even going to lie. I mean not every Mormon has a big family, but a lot do.

Eight song, “Sal Tlay Ka Siti”  Well this is clearly supposed to be Salt Lake City, and I’m definitely saying it the other way now. Okay so we do have waterfalls, unfortunately no unicorns as far as I know…

*Me during a job interview* “Yes, I come from a village in Ooh-tah”

Oh yes, the goat meat here is great… and the Red Cross has flour? What? We got some great Red Cross buildings, but if you’re looking for food, the Road Home is probably a better option.

Man, I really wish SLC was as great as she thinks it is… it’s a great place to live but I haven’t seen very many golden thatched roofs…

Ninth song, Man Up”  I think my dad wrote the first part of this song. He definitely wrote it. Although it is very catchy, I’m going to have to start singing this to myself.

Well, maybe don’t just always follow the white boy.. I’ve done that before, it doesn’t always lead to salvation. Just saying.

And where did Orlando come into this whole thing? Does he just really like Florida?

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Well, that’s it for part one! I hope you guys enjoyed it! Comment down below if you want to see the part two. I had a lot of fun writing this actually, I got a good laugh out of it. Just to mention again, just because I’m laughing at or making fun of it doesn’t mean it agrees with the churches standards, beliefs, etc.

Love y’all! -Aspen AKA The Author

P.S. I’m pretty sure that Joseph Smith was more of a dirty blonde…

 

Epiphanies and Prom

Hey y’all! So Happy Valentines Day, I hope you had a good one. I had a good time, we had my favorite food for dinner (7-Up chicken) and my dad bought me my own pie (my favorite-double lemon cream obviously) and we went and watched Split (which if you know me, then you know I’m fascinated by serial killers)

I guess that’s enough of that, another topic of discussion is that I got asked to prom.

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I put a picture but it says, “It’d be so sweet if you’d go to prom with me” with a bunch of candy conversation hearts that had letters of his name on them. One of my good friends that I’ve known since 7th grade asked me which is really cool, and I’m excited to go! I am just stuck in finding an idea on how to respond… if you have any ideas please comment them down below. And shout out to Sav for the other ideas, I’m still considering the fortune cookie one.

That night while I was driving home from dropping Lauren off at home, Ryann and I were just laughing because she called that I would get asked legit the first week of school and I denied it up and down, but here we are xD (She claims she has Aspen senses)

Are any of you going to prom or any version of it? If not, have you been in the past or would you like to go?

I’m gonna head to bed, I’ve been exhausted lately. Goodnighttt.

Love y’all! -Aspen AKA The Author

My Week In Pictures

Hey y’all! So this is a random arrangement of pictures that I’ve taken over the past month or so. I’ve spent a lot of time with my cousins which is great, we all had a sleepover this past weekend for Olivia’s birthday and it was so much fun. We had a talent show that was hilarious and ate a ton of junk and laughed for hours. I took a lot of pictures of the kids, and the puppy.

One of my friends, Emily, got surgery too so we brought her some stuff afterwards to let her know we care 🙂

Other than that, the scenery has been beautiful lately and I’ve got a bunch of cute handouts from church. So there’s also some pictures of that.

 

 

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I hope y’all enjoyed some of these pictures! Have a good week!

Love y’all! – Aspen AKA The Author