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The linguistic genius of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

In October 2008, Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) gave an address entitled “Come What May and Love it” in Mormon General Conference.  It caught on like wild-fire.  The address has to do with not only accepting unforeseen circumstances, but also finding JOY in them.  Best part is when he mentions how his daughter’s blind-date went awry.  The address itself is fantastic to say the least, but I think the REAL genius is in the title/catch-phrase.  You see, Elder Wirthlin took a familiar phrase:

AND MADE IT HIS OWN!

(Read the talk here)

And thus he single-handedly spawned many a kitchen plaque and Pinterest Meme…

So that’s the key to making something do so well!  Do a phrase twist!  Take an idiom/cliche that everyone knows well, and add your own unique spin to it!  That way, “that original feeling [will] never [go] away“!

I’ve tried this tactic before; on this blog even!  Here are a few of my examples.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, but it’s NOT Godliness.

Twitter/Jitter-Bug.

Blog is made for Katherine, and NOT Katherine for Blog.

One is sexy dark chocolate, and the other flaxen gold.

Lessons Plans are made for teachers, and NOT teachers for lesson plans.

(oh yah, and the Biebz has been known to do it, too.  Here’s one example:  The grass ain’t always greener on the other side, it’s green where you water it.)

Of course, I’ll never be able to do it as well as Elder Wirthlin.  Come to think of it, his wife was an English major if I remember correctly.  He probz got it all from her.  And so I guess it looks like my future husband will be an apostle then…TBOB! (thunderbolt of blasphemy)…

PS.  In case you are wondering, this post alone contains ideas inspired by the following:  Elder Wirthlin, Natasha Bedingfield, BYU, Moulin Rouge, Twitter, The Book of Luke in the New Testament, Justin Bieber, Pinterest, and blasphemy/sacrilege.  Well done, Katherine.  Well.  Done.  🙂

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I made a meme!

Imageand I have more in the works.  Stay tuned, ya’ll!

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The REAL reason Mormons get married so young….

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TO MAKE ALL OUR PINTEREST WEDDING DREAMS COME TRUE!

get your mind out of the gutter, pervs….

PS.  This is NOT my wedding board; that information is too sacred to share.  Plus, mine is WAAAAAAAAY better…

runaway bride!

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Enough detail to be vulnerable, refreshing, and honest…..

but not enough to be inappropriate, vulgar, or insensitive.  That is my approach when it comes to this blog.  And to my life.  That is one of the reasons that I love (and hate) that little HBO show that shall be not be named.  That is (one of the reasons) why pornography is terrible (random tangent but true none-the-less).  That is how I strive to be.  It can be a fine line to walk,   Image

and all I can do is my very best.  I know I speak the truth on here, but I also know what to put in, and what to leave out, both about my life and others’. Remember, part of the 3 fold description of this blog is “human.”  That’s what I’m going for here, folks….I’m not afraid to put a hideous picture of myself on this blog (and there are plenty, aren’t there?)  Just so long as I can put pretty pictures up too.  According to Pinterest, Marilyn Monroe said that your clothes should be tight enough to show you’re a woman, but loose enough to show you’re a lady.

I want my blog to show that I’m a woman, and a lady.  And a Mormon.  The sum total of my experiences and beliefs make up Katherine.  I wish to celebrate the diversity of my identity and experience.  And in my 25 years, I’ve found that to be one of the trademarks of a great writer.  Now, I may not be the next Willa Cather (we got the whole Kath/Cath thing going on, though)  but believe it or not, I do put some time/ effort/ energy/ prayers/ tears/ laughter/ love into this lil’ blog.  In the end though, please simply disregard everything I’ve written previously because it all really just comes down to that Webby and what I think voters are looking for 🙂

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