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I fly to Boston tomorrow to attend the annual Exponent II retreat. I've never been, and I haven't been to Boston since college. I've been published in the Exponent II a couple of times, once on my *ahem* garments and the other time about my experience in Morocco. I'm looking forward to meeting the other participants. I'm curious also if my friend and I will be one of the few people under 40 and how many other people of color will be there. I still haven't figured out what it means to me personally to be a MoFem, especially of the dark and lovely variety.


Did you know that "Mormons in international relations" is a Googlenope? It is my second Googlenope ever. My first was "Republicans who compost." Regardless of its Googlenope status, I hope that people will show up to the Mormons in IR fall social I'm organizing for October 20th, at the same bar/resto on U St. that the French meet-up group has its events. I tooled around a bit on the @cal website and created two groups, Cal RPCVs (for alums who served in the Peace Corps) and Bears in International Relations. As of this morning there is a grand total of two members in each group, myself and a person who works at a think tank in DC.
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On September 24th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
I'm surprised about "Mormons in international relations" considering how many international relations majors there are at BYU.
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On September 24th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Me too!
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On September 24th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Hah, Republicans who compost - NOPE!

The retreat sounds really interesting, hope you tell us about your experience there as a dark and lovely MoFem.
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On September 24th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I hope I'm not the only one!
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On September 24th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
I hope you're not, too. That would be bizarre. I mean, likely, but still bizarre.
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On September 24th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
More like, "the only one with the time, the money, and the frequent flyer miles to attend."
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On September 24th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
Yes - that sounds about right. Bah.
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On September 25th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
your second Googlenope
If you enter - "Mormons in international relations" - you will get no hits (well, now you get one hit where a newspaper picked up your blog comment.) But if you enter - mormon "international relations" - instead, you get about 78,000 hits.
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On September 25th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
they carried zero hits until...

you posted them on this blog!
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On September 26th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC), nadyezhda commented:
:) Weird. I read this when you posted and then the Express picked it up!!
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On September 30th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I wonder how my post got picked up? It's not as if Mormons are *that* interesting or relevant to DC life!
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