Tuesday, January 7, 2014

False Prophet, Viagra Ads, etc.

While it's tough to articulate a reason, some photos look like Viagra ads.


I read False Prophet, by Donna Banta, this weekend. it follows a story previously told in The Girls from Fourth Ward. and  set in the fictional bay area community of Abbottsville. Lietenant Matt Ryan keeps getting lucky interms of happening upon crimes among the community's borderline-unsavory LDS population.  
My favorite part of False Prophet was when the lieutenant borrowed a jailed bishiop's temple recommend to go inside the Oakland temple and retrieve the contents of a locker maintained by the deceased.  The entire book was delightful.  I recommend it to everyone.

I'm back in my own bed tonight. Utah isn't the most exciting place on the planet when you are barred from participating in winter sports. I plan to return in a month and to do the trip properly at that time. my friend Alyssa will travel with me if she gets the OK from her doctor. It all depends upon the state of her hairline-fractured pelvis. Poor thing.

A woman whose son married into my pseudouncle's family was arriving for church at the same time the pseudorelatives and I. I causually commented that they looked as tough they had just stepped out of a Viagra commercial.  Pseudouncle had just taken a drink of water from a bottle in his car, and my editorial comment caused him to spit out his water, which very nearly hit the dress of the viagra lady. She didn't understand what was so funny. i considered telling her but thought better of it.

Belated Happy New Year.




6 comments:

  1. That picture is awesome! I'm so happy for them. Also, I'm so happy you liked the book. Thanks for the mention. :)

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    1. You're welcome. Is a sequel on the horizon? My interest was piqued by Carrie's indication that she might be willing to revisit answers to the lieutenant's earlier questions pertaining to Bishop Loomis' death.

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  2. I naturally thought that life in Utah was one, saccharine, happy happy, drug commercial.

    I know a lot of girls who have gastroparesis that live in Utah; Salt Lake, St. George, & Draper. They're all very well off, their fathers' are (from my understanding) high ranking in the LDS church. The one girl's brothers have played football for BYU. I find them intriguing, their disease process all sort of plays out the same way, meaning they all end up fighting to go to Ohio for gastric pacemaker surgery.

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    1. Becca, I'm fascinated by Utah life, so I'd love to hear more about thses girls. The fathers are most likely high ranking LOCAL LDS officials, as the LDS church is somewhat of a gerontocracy, and people the ages of our parents haven't been on the planet long enough to reach high general authority status, although it's not impossible. More likely they're in the boat I inhabit in that regard, which is that our grandfathers are high-ranking LDS officials at the general level. In Utah even more than in California, to even be a bishop, much less a stake president (the rough ecclesiastical equivalent to a Catholic bishop), a man needs to be a financial success, so the girls are probably not embellishing in the least if they say that their parents are wealthy.

      There is a pill for everything in Utah.

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  3. Utah is fertile territory for fun novel ideas…

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  4. I suspect that inside almost every home in Utah County resides a novel that has yet to be written.

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