Are you a hip Mormon?

The New York Times wrote an article about “Mormon fashion” that has landed in my inbox, twitter and facebook feed for the last two days so I figured I’d take a second and tell all of you, yes, I’ve seen it and no, I wasn’t approached about it. I know what you’re thinking: Did you say Mormon fashion? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Listen, I’ve been to BYU’s campus lately and it’s a pretty stylish place. Sure, you’ve still got the classic socks and Tevas combination or girls in french braids down to her knees but I went to NYU and I’m pretty sure there were kids in my classes who hadn’t showered since they’d left their parent’s estate in Connecticut. So I’m not really sure what this article is trying to get at. Is it hard to dress hip and be a Mormon? I don’t know, I’m not hip. I shop at the GAP and 2nd hand clothing makes me gag.  There are a few things in the article (which you can read here) I don’t exactly agree with. For example, asking someone who doesn’t follow my faith about my faith gives off the impression that my beliefs are strange or weird. But I don’t really want to get into that stuff because that isn’t fun. Plus, my hope is that the more we talk about my faith, the less weird it will become to the rest of the population? What? Am I being too optimistic?  I copied and pasted the last bit of the article below and included my own section, “WHAT JKJ SAYS” so those of you...

JKJ’s Halloween Costumes 2011

I hate dressing up. But if I were going to dress up for Halloween, here are this year’s options: Sexy Hillary Clinton – I know, adding the sexy is a bit redundant. Just wait until you see me in my pants suit.  Meow! Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony – This will only work if my roommate agrees to be one of them. We’ll be promoting their new (fake) talk show, “Knox and Anthony: Not Guilty?” Basically, on this day time talk show that will air against Anderson (how will you choose?!?!), they explain why guilty people are actually NOT guilty. They would know! Sidebar: The last time my roommate and I dressed up for Halloween together our costume was extremely under-appreciated.  You don’t get more creative than a Costco Sample Lady (me) and her 2nd Life Avatar (my roommate).  How is that not like the top five  greatest costume pairing ever? Occupy Wall Street protestor: This one is pretty easy but requires that I don’t shower and sleep outside starting now. Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation: I can’t do this one because I don’t have time to grow my mustache. What do you think? Love,...

The Costco: It’s so hot right now.

(Photos from my little brother’s facebook album “Costco Trip 2007”) BYU’s newspaper, The Daily Universe, tried to convince their readers last week that Costco is a fun and cheap date. (You can read the article here.) And while I don’t totally disagree with The Universe’s stance on this VERY important issue, I have a few things I’d like to add. Let us begin. From the article: Your source for buying in bulk is also a hot date spot. What that sentence forgot to say was… Your source for buying in bulk is also a hot date spot…for couples who are married or have been dating for so long that the man has seen the girl without makeup on and/or crying. They are so comfortable with each other, the husband or boyfriend has come to grips with the fact that his wife or girlfriend actually poops. (That’s a tough barrier to cross and I applaud all couples who make it that far.) From the article: Alex Hodgen, also a former BYU student, especially enjoys the sample demos, which are different every day and end at 6 p.m., when it comes to walking around Costco. The samples end at 6 PM? I did not know that. NOW THAT IS QUALITY JOURNALISM. From the article: Along with the food choices and free samples, students can also look at the engagement rings in the jewelry case, watch a movie on 3-D televisions, take silly pictures with the cameras on display and relax in massage chairs. What romantic comedy are BYU students living in?  I feel like I just read a scene description from...

WHY CAN’T I BE THIS LUCKY?

Why couldn’t I star in this commercial?  I performed at amusement parks! I love lip syncing! I wear lots of vests! I am made for this! I haven’t been this upset since High School Musical filmed in Utah AFTER I moved away. #cruelworld Love,...

Make out, Marry, Murder – 10.18.11

@msieczkowski Luke Duke, Bo Duke, Boss Hogg Make Out: Luke Duke Marry: Bo Duke Murder:Boss Hogg Dukes of Hazard? Yeah, never seen it. Sorry. @hanniabej Gael Garcia Bernal, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem Make Out:Antonio Banderas Marry: Javier Bardem Murder:Gael Garcia Bernal OMG, Javier is a hhhhotttiiiieeee. Except in No Country for Old Men. That was a sick and twisted movie. I can look past that though and see him for the truly beautiful man that he is. @runslikebadger childhood joy edition: Oscar, Grover, Fozzie Make Out: Oscar Marry: Fozzie Murder:Grover Wakawakawakawaka! @thegreatsilence MarkMarkMark Edition: Mark Wahlberg, Marc Maron, Mark Hamill Make Out: Marc Maron Marry: Mark Wahlberg Murder:Mark Hamill Um, this was easy. @fakeplastictune Radiohead, The Beatles, Coldplay all in that order! Make Out: Radiohead Marry: Beatles Murder:Coldplay Did I answer that right? @iamnamedanna Kurt Bestor, Donny Osmond, Kirby Heyborne #famousmormons Make Out: Donny Osmond Marry: Kirby Heyborne Murder:Kurt Bestor This one was a little awkward since I have met all of these people. But Kirby is the youngest and hippest. I went to high school with Donny’s kids. And Kurt Bestor wrote that Prayer of the Children song that I’ve seen sung and signed far too many times. @shaynebuddiez Indiana Jones, Han Solo, or Cowboys & Aliens Harrison Ford (I don’t know that character’s name, sorry) Make Out: Han Solo Marry: Indiana Jones Murder:Old Harrison This also seemed like an obvious choice. From Chandler Chow: My elementary school crushes: Chandler Chow, Andrew Low, Kasey Murdock Make Out:Andrew Marry: Kasey Murder: Chandler Muwahahah! Chandler, come on, did you really think I’d tell the world that I wanted to marry...