Husband and I attended the young married activity on Friday night. I'm not going to lie, it was a rather odd collection of people - people that you may never put together under any other circumstance. You've gotta love the Mormons! Here are further stories from the evening:
1. The activity was billed as a barbecue. Although it had rained heavily all day, we figured we would at least get a pan burger. What we didn't know is that they'd put a vegetarian in charge of the food. Don't get me wrong, I love the vegetarians. I'm all for them living any lifestyle they wish. However, the vegetarians shouldn't be in charge of the food in what is typically considered to be a carnivorous activity. So, instead of a hunk of meat, we got soyburgers that had been boiled in water. By the time we got there, the burgers were saturated with the water and made for a soggy, soggy bun. Even two slices of cheese couldn't resurrect them. The sides included jello with cottage cheese in it and lentils and rice. I thought I was in hell. Because hell = a meatless barbecue. No offense, but where's the beef (and the macaroni and cheese)?
2. If you are a Mormon who has lived in southeast Texas your entire life, chances are you've dated and broken up with at least one other Mormon who also still lives in southeast Texas. The young married activities are a reunion of these people - who are now married to other people. I had to get the skinny from Husband on who had dated and broken up with who and why so-and-so wasn't talking to so-and-so. Nothing like a little helping of awkwardness at the church party!
3. The hostess of the party and I got to talking about massage school about halfway through the evening. I told her I'd work on her feet if she'd bring me some lotion. Much to my delight, she brought out her KY massage oil. I almost choked on my soyburger. I have no idea why, but anything with the letters "KY" on it still cracks me up. What cracked me up even more was that the back stated that the oil was for "intimate massage". I called Husband over from clear across the room to show him...and then I showed him again and again and laughed just as heartily as I did when I first saw it. Then, I sat it right in the middle of the table...so all the other Mormons could enjoy it, too.