Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Fluff: Women's Edition


First a digression (Can you digress before you even begin a conversation?):

This morning at 7:15am as I was rushing off to work, my phone rang. Normally, this doesn’t happen. I mean, who calls someone that early on a work day?

I assumed that it was a family member. Maybe some kind of an emergency.

But, here’s what happened:

ME: Hello?

CALLER: Hi, Liz?

ME: Yes…

CALLER: It’s me, your visiting teaching supervisor.

ME: What?

CALLER: Did you do your visiting teaching last month?

ME: What?

CALLER: Your visiting teaching, did you do it?

ME: Uh, yes…

CALLER: Thanks. Bye.

What in the world?
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Okay, with that out of the way, on to some fluff.

Actually, today’s not that fluffy. I should really say, now, on to some interesting news.

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In honor of International Women’s Day tomorrow, I thought I would post things about women.

To begin, one of the things that made me love President Hinckley was his wife, Marjorie. Didn't you just adore her? I loved being able to get to know her through her books and talks. And I think it made me understand President Hinckley better (and vise versa). I can’t remember another prophet’s wife I’ve known so well. Maybe Emma?

And I think that’s a shame. A man doesn’t get to be a prophet on his own! I think we should know more about the women in their lives. So, to support that idea, here’s a link to an article on Frances Monson. I don’t know if she’ll be as visible as Sister Hinckley (It doesn’t seem to be her style, which is okay.), but we should at least honor her by learning a little about her life. Don’t you think?

Oh, and connected to this idea, here’s a fantastic blog that’s dedicated to LDS Women’s History. Yay!

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Here’s something you can peruse that will make you feel all know-y about some famous women who were the first to do something.

Sadly, I had only heard of about half of them.

How about you?

Maybe we should form some kind of “Woman of the Month” club where every month one of us chooses a woman we should know about and writes up a little post on her.

Anyone interested?

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You know, I think I’ll end with a link that definitely counts as fluff (and has to do with women).

Just when you think that the genre of “Rock Opera” can’t get any worse, you read something like this.

How desperate are we, people? I mean, come on! I couldn’t stand hearing about it (over and over again) when the whole thing happened in the first place!

I can’t imagine ever desiring to go to see this. Can you?

Wait. I take that back. I could go if I had a certain group of friends with me (you know who you are) and we were going to mock it.

That would be tons of fun! I’ll keep you posted if it comes to L.A.
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Have a great weekend! And tomorrow, remember how blessed we are to be women who are free to choose how we live.

So many of our fellow sisters here on earth don’t have that same opportunity…

4 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm just going to assume that I'm in that group of friends and say that I'm totally in for the Tonya Harding Rock Opera. That sounds awesome!

Laura said...

I'm in on the rock opera too! It is just asking, begging for mockery!

Woman of the Month club, or even Person of the Month club sounds fun. I've been thinking about picking some random biography or autobiography every month or so. It's so interesting to read about other people and their experiences and how they dealt with it. I'm in.

Mr. Hall said...

I guess that I can't be a part of the Womens' club, but I don't have any reservations in crashing it!!! :)

Empress of Venus said...

Good grief, that is one dedicated visiting teaching person. Perhaps she was following Daylight Savings time early.