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Website coming along

I feel like I’m finally getting this website looking like something I wouldn’t be embarrassed to show someone else. It has taken several hours to figure out the .info and .tpl files. Thank heaven I already knew some CSS. At one point I was stumped and finally realized I was missin a ‘;’ at the end of a line in the CSS. Too many hours staring at the screen, I guess. I’ve heard the claim before from other software, notably phpBB: “don’t hack the source — theme in the templates”, but that’s hooey, however, Drupal really has made it possible to theme your website without hacking any source. I’m extremely impressed with the power I have to control content, define…

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What Moves Mormons During Emergencies

What Moves Mormons During Emergencies – SALT LAKE CITY | 11 Aug 2008 | After recent severe storms in Ruidoso, New Mexico, Mormon missionaries joined with local Latter-day Saints to help residents deal with the damage. After a day spent diverting and damming overflowing rivers, volunteers helped victims move out of flooded and damaged homes. They removed mud (up to three and a half feet deep) and water-logged goods and furniture from homes. [LDS.org News and Press Releases] Best quote from this article: “Mormons are able to respond to emergencies quickly because they balance closely knit relationships and communication channels with a strong desire to take their religion out of their chapels into the community.” That really is it in…

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Not Christian Enough

I got another one of those weird Christian emails today; you know the ones: “Jesus kills people who mocked him (like John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe)” or “America is God’s Special Chosen Country” or “In God We Trust missing from US dollar coin” or “crazy liberals are taking prayer out of schools” or “lunatic goverment officials threatening Touched by an Angel”. I hate those emails. First off, they come from a friend you love and respect: a fellow Christian. They’re full of unreliable (at best) propaganda or lying tripe (at worst). Then they try to guilt you by saying something like “send this on and get 45 prayers” or “email if you love Jesus” or “pass this on because you…

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MoFash08 – Stake Modest Fashion show

The Santa Monica Stake staged it’s first “MoFash: The Modest Fashion Show” on May 3, 2008. Deciding to meet the challenge of modest dress head on, leaders held the event at a Church-owned ball field staged as an outdoor runway. The professional and amateur models over 60 several modest outfits ranging from swim to sporty. Donated items were received from over 20 companies. Over 500 people attended the event coordinated by Jill Newel, director of the event. Sunshine Wright and Sarah Schaub acted as stylist and design coordinator to help with makeup and clothing choices. With only a limited budget and a small, but talented committee, Santa Monica Stake was able to put on a fantastic show and build community…

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Weightloss failure

I guess I should post about the attempt at losing weight…. I started working out, and almost immediately my hands started bothering me. A way lot. I stopped sleeping and decided to go to the dr, but by the time that I realized it was my hands hurting, we were practically en route to S. Korea. So anyway. Failed at that. I did go to the dr about my hands. My symptoms this time are more like ulnar tunnel syndrome than carpal tunnel: mostly in my pinky and ring finger. I got a referral to a neurologist to try to get some help, though, and some Celebrex to help the pain. The trip to Korea was good — I wrote…

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Is woman with cloned pups the ’77 kidnapper of LDS missionary?

Is woman with cloned pups the ’77 kidnapper of LDS missionary? – A former beauty queen whose obsession with an LDS Church missionary made international tabloid headlines 30 years ago appears to be the same woman who had her dog cloned in South Korea this week. [Deseret News LDS Feed] The link above has got to be the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Crazy Mormon Dog-Cloning Dominatrix! Ha!