Wednesday, April 04, 2007

cougars dont cut corners


i just looked down on my floor and i liked how my scripture case matched my shoes. i was going to write a long blog about the scriptures i read last night. it was going to involve how i sometimes think of king benjamin and his son mosiah and alma and alma the younger all going to dinner and talking about their lives. you have the kings who from what i can tell were straight arrows their whole lives and then you have the judges who totally had rock-n-roll lifestyles and then reformed. anyway, i imagine they had good conversations with their various backgrounds and skill sets. but i am not going to write about that anymore.

instead, i am going to write about how dick cheney was invited to BYU university to speak at commencement. apparently some students are protesting. there are many things i love/like about BYU (i love the campus, i liked devotionals, i love the 5th floor of the library, i liked most of my professors, i like the clubs, i love that i walked through the national anthem and if people looked at my funny i would think i could be canadian (im not), i loved how you could pray in class, i liked a lot of the people i met there, i love the school colors, i liked that they kept letting me in etc.) but i didnt like how everyone had to avoid anything that looked like an opinion that may be extreme or just different or have anything about your appearance that doesnt make you look all american or that you cant question the school's policies or be ok with naked statutes in the art museum or gay people on campus or against the Iraq war or think maybe 9-11 was a set up or think maybe you want to work and have children but you cant because BYU doesnt offer women maternity leave... if you are a student and any or these things or think any of these things or voice any of these things you might not be able to take a test but if you are a professor you can kiss that teaching contract goodbye with a letter that says something like try UVSC or some other "public" university sucka. i dont know. i hope that is what the letter says.

all those things are beside the point. i think it would be fun to go listen to dick cheney talk. because what if he makes a really funny joke about shooting his friend in the head? or makes some off handing remark about his involvement in that whole iraq "situation". i bet dick cheney has a pretty good sense of humor but people dont give him a chance because he is always doing this with his face. anyway, i would go to his speech. too bad i am not graduating this year.

9 comments:

OldEnough said...

too bad i am graduating this year. you can go in my spot. i should maybe care about this more...

natali said...

i figured you were graduating this year. that comment was totally for you.

natali said...

and by comment i mean post.

Tim & Breena said...

I'm glad you blog about dick, maybe you should include this pic, too... is he smirking at me?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Richard_Cheney_2005_official_portrait.jpg
this the one staring down at me in every federal office building i enter

ck said...

remember one time when the family statue with the dad and mom holding the little girl's hand was under huge dispute because the dad isn't wearing a ring on his wedding finger? give it a rest people - his fingers are just swollen because of the heat so his ring won't fit

natali said...

besides i find that mormon men often dont wear their ring. its just cuz. so really its an accurate portrayal of life.

Anonymous said...

You stole that scripture case from my friend. I live with him and he hates you for stealing from him.

Colls said...

i love how nat likes to match her bedroom floor objects, stolen or not.

natali said...

my bishop doesnt think dick cheney would be funny. its hard being a minority on this matter. but i am fighting for it.