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Last night I went out with my visiting teaching companion and while we were catching up I mentioned "that stupid volcano." She didn't know what I was talking about. Wow. I wouldn't mind living in a world where "that stupid volcano" was not even on my radar, either literally or figuratively.

I was thinking about how to commemorate MoBob's impending "real American" status and I decided to contact the folks I knew at church who are somehow politically connected. I was able to score a congratulatory letter from Senator Reid and perhaps a letter from Secretary Clinton - hopefully MB's compelling immigrant story (and impeccable taste in spouses) and the fact that HRC visited his home province in 1999 will be convincing.

Jana Reiss nominated MB and myself to be interviewed for a feature on interfaith marriages on Patheos. I'm really curious how this will be presented - apparently our interview will be posted on the interfaith page and separately on the Mormon and Muslim pages.
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On April 21st, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC), dewgirl commented:
I first heard about it yesterday. It doesn't have a lot of impact in Wisconsin!
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On April 21st, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It's big on the local news here because of all the stranded passengers at the area airports - we were even ready to host someone if he couldn't get on a flight back to the UK tonight!
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On April 21st, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC), mysteena commented:
Ohh, I'm anxious to read the article. Very interesting!
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On April 21st, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'm curious as to what M will say!
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On April 21st, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC), mysteena replied:
Me too!
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On April 21st, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
Ooooh, this may explain why you were asking if B is my cousin.

And though I couldn't spell or pronounce the name of the volcano if my life depended on it, how does someone have no idea what is even going on?! I've been pretty much a slacker in following the news these days, but even I get the gist of what's going on here on planet Earth.
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On April 22nd, 2010 07:37 am (UTC), 13oct commented:
Wow. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be so unaware of what's happening around the world. But then, it could be that there isn't a lot of world news coverage where she lives. I've seen that first hand in some parts of the US while were there. *shrugs*
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On April 22nd, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I just don't understand how Esther can completely avoid such big news in the DC area - sure she turns on the TV and radio for something? I could see how this wouldn't be big news in Idaho, but here in DC?
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