01 October 2016

Dairy Queen

My son and I went to Dairy Queen following the priesthood session of conference today, which is a pretty common tradition for local members. Our cashier asked us about all the men in suits that came in all at once. I mentioned that we all just came from the church. When she asked which church, I said, “The LDS Church”.

08 September 2016

Donating blood

While I was donating blood today, the phlebotomist drawing my blood asked if I had any plans for the evening. It just so happened that our stake is hosting a stake social tonight, so I mentioned that I was going to that. She asked a bit about it and a bit about the location.

31 March 2013

Meeting with client

I was meeting with a client, and she mentioned how she grew up among Mormons, and that a group of her friends (including some Mormons) often did things together.

13 March 2013

Talking religion in a job interview

I was interviewing for a position with a faith-based non-profit organization. Somehow we ended up discussing a play I am directing later this year about Mormon pioneers.

14 January 2013

Mormons and guns

My neighbour arrived home at the same time I did, and after talking a bit, the subject of various Mormon sects came up. We talked about that for a little while. We also talked about Mormons and guns.

07 January 2013

Early mornings

After favouriting a friend’s tweet, she asked me what I was doing up so early (it was before 5:30). I told her I was subbing this week. She asked what grades, so I told her it was a Seminary class composed of sophomores and juniors.

29 November 2012


Was talking to a classmate about being tired and mentioned I have been up at 5:00 every morning this week. When she asked why, I mentioned I was using the extra time to study and teach. When she asked what I taught, I told her I taught Seminary.