A little of what the Thompson's are up to.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Let me preface this by saying that I am in no way political, to start with I can't vote, I know who the candidates are of course but not much else. Yes this is probably naive of me but I just wasn't raised in a household that talked politics. Anyway, for May our book club book was A Thousand Splendid Suns, it follows the lives of 2 Afghan women and spans 30 years. I know the war right now is a hot topic and I have been pretty indifferent, I am sure there are plenty of good arguments for or against but if you do have strong views against the war maybe you should read this book, the life it paints of the people that live there, and by that I mean THE PEOPLE, not the ones in power the ones just like you and me, for them the war is making a difference for the better. I would also recommend getting this one on CD, the narrator Atossa Leoni does a remarkable job.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My new thing

Glad to see people haven't given up on me so as a reward two posts in two days!! Woo-hoo!!

So my new thing is Hell's Kitchen, love it, love it, love it and as with all good things TV it began in Britain. Gordon Ramsey may have a bit of a potty mouth but if you check out some of his other shows (I checked them out on you tube) he is actually a nice guy. This clip is pretty cool, I don't have cable so if I'm like the last person to see it I apologise, anyway, Gordon Ramsey in his show F-Word (very aptly named) went to a prison to show them how to cook up some leftovers, challenged an inmate to an onion chopping race and was left eating the inmates dust. Pretty cool as he actually offered the inmate a job when he gets out.

Monday, May 19, 2008


So I'm getting pretty lousy at this and adding to it is the fact that I can't get my camera to sync to the computer anymore. When I finally get my pictures I'll post some of Sara's super cute haircut. Also, something cool happened today - I am a convert to the church and I don't necessarily keep in contact with the missionaries that baptized me except I do try and send a Christmas card and update each year, however, my card to Elder Yost has been coming back the last few times and out of the blue today he called to give me his new address. Kinda threw me off and I really didn't know what to say but it was kinda cool. Maybe I should send him a note because I really do have fond memories of that time in my life, I did have a friend who introduced me to the gospel and asked if I'd like to listen to the missionaries, so they didn't exactly tract me out but I definitely felt of their spirit as they taught me and they really did teach me the restored gospel and play a huge part in my conversion. Anyway, I've never been a missionary so I'm not really sure how bothered they are to stay in contact with the people they help convert but I try just so they know that they did make a difference in my life.
P.S. I hope that everyone hasn't given up on me and stopped checking my blog.