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It’s So Cool that…

It is so cool to be Mormon that popular TV and books shows are starting to throw in references about Mormons.  In October the New York Times wrote about how hip it is now to be a Mormon.  A recent episode of CSI had a rookie FBI agent who was a BYU graduate.  Elizabethe was reading a book where a character was compared to a Mormon Missionary.  And, with two and possibly a 3rd LDS candidate for the U.S. President I suspect we will hear more references.

I’ve got to admit, I enjoy the T.V. show Psych.  It’s stupid, I know.  But, so was Get Smart, Young Dr. Frankenstein, Napoleon Dynamite and many other movies and T.V. shows.

So, I’m watching Psych and Gus, Lassiter and Shawn’s dad walk in to a dance club.  With no mistake for identifying what they were wearing, two blond-haired, good-looking girls walk into the club wearing gray BYU t-shirts.  The blue oval behind the big “Y” were wearing.

BYU Shirt

Back when I was in high school, we had quite a lot of LDS students at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, California.  Some of the “coolest” kids in the school were Mormons.  (I don’t include myself as being in the “cool” crowd in high school.  I was definitely a band-geek.)  Among the cool Mormon kids were home-coming queens, student body presidents, starters on the football team, and many more.  Yet, in 1971 had you told me, “In 40 years you’ll see people in TV shows wearing BYU t-shirts”, I would have scoffed at the idea.  Had you told me there were several LDS candidates running for office, I probably would have scoffed at that too.

Regardless of public opinion, I’ve always found it “cool” to be a Mormon.


Bruce, John, Mark and myself got together for a barbershop practice tonight.  We’re singing in Sacrament Meeting on Sunday.  It’s sure fun singing acapella.

Second Day of Conference (and last for me)

Today was another day.  I went to hear a couple of speakers, and then cruised the tradeshow.  I handed out a few of my letters regarding speaking, and then decided to head home.

I don’t stick around for Sunday conferences.  To me, Sunday is a sacred day for attending church (and  no, I don’t believe there are many exceptions, and I do not believe one can be “spiritual” without being “religious” too.  The two hand in hand.)

So I headed out NY-5 for a while, got bored with it and hopped in I-90 and got off and picked up NY-31 westbound.  There is enough for my book idea on 31.  More than enough.  It will be fun putting it together.  I’ve got all sorts of ideas bouncing around and it is time to create a business plan around it.  I owe Matthew Jordan Smith the credit for the book idea, and Ken Sklute the credit for what the book will be about.

Beardsley Castle along NY-31

VW Bug atop Smoke Stack

Old Barn on NY-31

George Washington Statue in Clyde, NY, NY-31

Down by the Old Mill Stream


Brigham Young’s New York Home

I got home around 7:30pm.  I’m exhausted.  Right now, I’m copying my CF and SD cards to my Drobo.  It might take a while before some photos are posted.

Here’s a picture of the mansion as it looked as I pulled in…

Beckwith Mansion, March 27th, 2010