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“You know I’m good with mouth to mouth resuscitation.”

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~Selena Gomez

PS.  I think that is one of the dumbest lyrics ever written, but I was driving a few days ago when it came on the radio and I immediately thought of this famous scene from “SandLot.”

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Embellishing and exaggerating one’s humanitarian, educational, philanthropic achievements…

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is NOT my cup of tea.

Figuratively or literally.

Let it be known that I DO think that Mr. Mortenson has done some excellent things.

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ImageCONTROVERSY.  OVERSHADOWS.  TALENT.

(click here for an explanation of this ubiquitous

[and sad!] sociological phenomenon)

Sigh.

If you fabricate your facts,

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~Ellie Graham (journalistic boss character from Runaway Bride)

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Oh, and this is tangential, but “Runaway Bride” is one of my favorite films EVER.  If you think it is a mindless chick flick, you are dead wrong!  There is so much thematic substance in it that can relate to everyone.  And I do mean everyone.  Plus it’s funny, clean, short, and has the cute and talented Ms. Julia Roberts!

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But BACK TO YOU (Mr. Greg Mortenson)

(and this applies to everyone else too!)

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Jacob 6:12

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Honest is whatcha gotta be

next time you write a book like “Three Cups of Tea”!

 

More to come on these issues (all of them!).

Much more.

PS.  Go count my references if ya wanna

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The gospel is GOOD NEWS!

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and don’t you dare ever forget that.

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I have responsibilities…

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but only because I choose to have responsibilities.

I believe in accepting legitimate criticism and also in getting out of my comfort zone, but if anyone ever tries to force or pressure me into anything in a manner or form with which I am not comfortable in any way at all…

I’M GONE!

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figuratively AND literally…

 But as is always the case, I am kind and civil about this.  Ain’t no James Dean, “rebel without a cause” thing going on here.  This is NOT me being selfish or evading (legitimate) responsibility in any way at all.

  I desire to work hard and stretch myself to serve others.

Still though.  The number 1 person on my list is ME!

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and for that I will NEVER apologize…

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READERS!

1) What responsibilities do you choose to have?

2) What is your LINE OF PROPRIETY when it comes to responsibility?

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“I don’t answer to ANYBODY.  And it’s a lovely, LOVELY feeling…”

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~John Mayer

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Self-Deprecating Humor…

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is a sign

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of confidence!

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But it works best

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when accompanied by true talent.

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“Self-deprecating humor is a powerful tool in that it can help demonstrate our humanity and bring comic relief,

but still we artists need to take ourselves seriously enough to produce good art.”

~KathBath

(more to come on this idea)

Oh and by the way, this has not been the first time

that I’ve compared myself to John Mayer (duh!).

AND IT WON’T BE THE LAST!

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Still waiting for that thunderbolt of blasphemy for the comparison.

Maybe it won’t be coming after all…

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Thanks for help on this one TC.  TC Wilkinson.  TC Williams…

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READERS:

1)  Do you use self-deprecating humor?  Why or why not?

2)  If you do use it, what are your experiences thus far?

3)  What are the appropriate limits to self-deprecating humor?

…..lineofproprietylineofproprietylineofproprietylineofpropriety…..

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I don’t love it when people watch R-rated movies, but I’ve watched a few in my life.

Back to the original topic as explicated in my title:  I have another great blog post brewin’ about the topic of Mormons /R-rated movies/ Katherine.  But for now, let me just say this:

LDS leaders have long counseled it’s members to be selective about their choice of media.  They have even specifically cautioned to avoid R-rated movies.  However, as always has been and always will be, individual agency is acknowledged and respectedJust be smart, ok?   

(queue less formal voice here:)

But just so you know, I made a deal with Aphrodite.  If any of my readers watch R-rated movies, within 10 days she will strike you with a thunderbolt of blasphemy.  Plus why do you need to watch films anyways?  I know a GREAT blog you can read for entertainment, spiritual nourishment, and ugly pictures of a beautiful girl…

Oh, and one final thought.  After reviewing the video (all good writers review their work), I realized I mentioned I’m not a scientist.  Which I’m not for the most part.  But I still like the song, particularly when Natasha sings it:

Also, I was right about Potassium.

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What are your priorities?

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“You love the Red Sox.  But have they ever loved you back?”

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                  Oh, and thanks to this girl for inspiring me in this post, and in my life.

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She’s a HUGE Red Sox fan (DUH!)

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and I wouldn’t be the person I am without her. Image

But MOST importantly, I wouldn’t have watched the movie without her.

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PS.  I have thought a lot about this idea of  hobbies/interests (ie Natasha Bedingfield) getting in the way of REAL life.  Check it stat: 

PPS.  In the end, Jimmy Fallon’s character gets his act together, gets the girl, gets to the game, AND the Sox win the 2004 World Series.  Every once in a while, EVERYONE WINS!  Take that, Curse of Bambino!

PPPS.  If my guy ever wanted to read about sports while I blogged on my Mac computer, that wouldn’t be the end of the world…

*blink and you might miss that there are 2 wedding dresses in this post.

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