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by Dravin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 225
Views: 19552

Re: What are you drinking right now?

I didn’t feel more relaxed and I actually felt tired haha... but that could have been the time. If you are already tired then some light drinking will tend to bring out your tiredness in the same way that relaxing on a nice comfy couch in a warm room when you are tired will make you sleepy. The cra...
by Dravin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm about to be officially "outed": NOM Crowd-Sourcing
Replies: 50
Views: 777

Re: I'm about to be officially "outed": NOM Crowd-Sourcing

I knew you would have a good retort RR! Unfortunately, this is one I can't miss due to any illness, unless I'm literally on my death-bed. I dunno, some ipecac syrup and a willingness to vomit on yourself just as you are about to leave the house (or better yet at the threshold to the temple) would p...
by Dravin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Coffee 101
Replies: 18
Views: 361

Re: Coffee 101

One question for everyone. Recommendations on cleaning a stainless steel carafe? Mine had been picking up a bit of a stain and normal washing methods are not helping it. Baking soda or vinegar in hot water soaks are traditional methods. If those don't work you can do a bit of a gentle scrub with an...
by Dravin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Have any GA's talked about a faith/truth crisis?

I would think for a GA to even admit that they had experienced a faith crisis would be like putting a damper on their "church progression". Kind of like, "Yeah, you made it through that bad spot but what were you doing there in the first place?" Yep. With the connection between sin and doubting any...
by Dravin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 225
Views: 19552

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Lagavulin 16. It's like having burnt ends on an old oily diesel fishing boat complete with a curmudgeonly old fisherman who smokes a pipe and wears an oilskin raincoat. I love it.
by Dravin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Shower thought: Are Mormons accostomed to day old baked goods?
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Shower thought: Are Mormons accostomed to day old baked goods?

Ah, but to bake/deliver on Sunday for not-LDS people, and insist on Saturday pick for postmos? It's really just her being butthurt that I'm not participating in church the way I "should" be. Is that the case? Was open on Sundays 2 months ago != is open on Sunday now (hours of operation do change), ...
by Dravin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Shower thought: Are Mormons accostomed to day old baked goods?
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Shower thought: Are Mormons accostomed to day old baked goods?

Does this baker really see day old pastry as how she wants her product to represent itself? Thoughts? I think it'd be silly to refuse a sale because you were aware the customer wasn't going to consume it that day. As a customer I would think it weird if a bakery insisted I had to eat the baked good...
by Dravin
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 86
Views: 2072

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

I think I mistakenly assumed that it was something like this: Every time you sin, you get a black mark by your name. The accumulate. Then, when you repent, those black-marks get some white-out. BUT!!!!!!! If you sin again, that white-out gets removed and the WHOLE SMATTERING OF BLACK MARKS COMES BA...
by Dravin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Support through the holidays
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Support through the holidays

I work retail, which has the benefit of making my stress job and not relationship related. Yay?
by Dravin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 225
Views: 19552

Re: What are you drinking right now?

I tried abt 3 drops before adding to the nog. Tonsils burned for 20 minutes. :shock: In the nog it was ok...tasted like nog and booze. Sipping whiskey neat takes some getting used to. But if you can drink 8oz of eggnog with or without booze that's a super rich drink on its own. :lol: I started with...
by Dravin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 86
Views: 2072

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

In my prior stake, ALL MEN were asked by the bishop and stake presidency both some additional questions: "When was the last time you looked at porn?" and "When was the last time you masterbated?" Even if you assume all men have at some point, plenty go periods after repenting without. I went years ...
by Dravin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 225
Views: 19552

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Dude, I sent Spouseman out for bourbon to try in our nog and about burned my throat off! Might stick to spiced rum. That surprises me actually, an ounce or two of bourbon spiked into a 8 oz glass of eggnog shouldn't be burning throats. At two ounces (assuming 80 proof) that only results in a 8% ABV...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Endure to the End
Replies: 24
Views: 681

Re: Endure to the End

I wouldn't be able to do it beyond some sort of short term waiting for shock to wear off situation. Those ultimatums would eventually be tested even if the consequence was possible divorce. Not that I would deliberately throw away my marriage, but a marriage with a prerequisite "You pretend to belie...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Jensen teaches Epistemology
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Elder Jensen teaches Epistemology

It's a crappy epistemology but I could almost respect it if they actually consistently applied it. Have one of those Lutheran students come back with: "I have observed through the holy scriptures that Mormonism is incompatible with the teachings of Jesus." "My life's experience has been that Mormoni...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Marriage Vows
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Marriage Vows

The "forsaking all others" would be the law of chastity in the endowment. The law of chastity as explained in the endowment is not to forsake all others. It's to only have relations with someone you are married to so leaves the door open for polygamous relationships, if the church reinstituted poly...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Why are callings kept 'secret' until announced?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Why are callings kept 'secret' until announced?

Also, by spilling the beans it kinda ruins the magic for the congregation (and not just the deliciousness for the person called). You see this when r/exmormon salivates over the thought of leaks of new apostolic appointments, the ability to announce beforehand, "It's gonna be Dave." tarnishes the my...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 225
Views: 19552

Re: What are you drinking right now?

Is there actually such a thing as store-bought eggnog that is actually worth spiking? I've never had homemade eggnog, so I don't have a frame of reference verses store bought options. I enjoy the store bought stuff well enough, not enough that if it was year round it would always be in the fridge b...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 86
Views: 2072

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

Another idea (which I stole from someone on this board): Maybe S.W. Kimball was asexual, and he just thought everyone else should think, act, walk, talk and (NOT!) have sex just like him. There is similar thinking out there concerning certain GAs comments about homosexuality being a choice. That th...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Save My Soul, brother TBM
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Save My Soul, brother TBM

The fun thing about the LDS concept about the line of authority is you don't have to excuse Joseph you have to excuse every single LDS prophet. So you can argue that Joseph didn't sleep with multiple women, but Brigham did so you still have to defend it as moral behavior. You can argue that Joseph d...
by Dravin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Came out to my mom
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Came out to my mom

My mom told my DW that I was under the influence of Satan and should go to the Bishop so he could exorcise the evil spirit from me :lol: I think the truly sad thing is the people who make those kind of comments don't see how completely and utterly insane they come across when they make them. It's j...