Monday, March 10, 2008

Carnival of stories!!!

It looks like I'm not the only one out there who has stories to tell about BYU, both true and fictional.

Beanie-cap Tom has posted his own tales of lost love at BYU (and he followed up with another love story from his youth). And then -- this is an oldie, but not to be missed -- Sister Mary Lisa's misadventures in friendship, love, and lust getting knocked-up at BYU.

Leaving BYU a bit, Ninja writer C. V. Rick has some new Mormon childhood adventures for you in Apartheid Billy. Then, if you'd rather read Mormon lit fiction instead of memoirs, Sideon has up a new episode of Season of Truth. On the other hand, if you like funny memoirs but you prefer Jewish ones instead of Mormon, check out The Exterminator's bus cruise with his grandma!!!

(Sorry if I've missed any. Feel free to link to other stories -- true or invented -- in the comments.)

Then on to the real carnival: the 16th Humanist Symposium!!! This one is full of insights on facing the void and starts with a tale of the life of a classical musician. The next one will be hosted by our good friends at Mind on Fire, so be sure to gather up your best humanist insights within the next few weeks and submit them here!!! :D

10 comments:

C. L. Hanson said...

I knew it, I missed one!!! FTA has written a story of her family reading the Book of Mormon and having family prayer...

the chaplain said...

Thanks for some great links.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Chaplain!!!

Glad you liked them!!! :D

CV Rick said...

Thanks for the linking . . .

There's a lot of great stuff out here on the internets.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey C. V. Rick!!!

No problem -- I'm looking forward to reading the rest of "Apartheid Billy"!!

sideon said...

Chanson - thanks for the link love. "Carnival of Stories" is a great idea.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Sideon!!!

No problem -- thanks for posting a fun story!!! :D

C. L. Hanson said...

I can't remember whether I linked to the 86th Carnival of the Godless or not... Anyway, there's a bunch of amusing stuff there, as usual. :D

Eric Robeck said...

Unfortunately, I was still somewhat orthodox during my stay at BYU, so I missed a few opportunities to misbehave...

For what it's worth, however, during spring term 2001 I pinched a few pennies by refusing to rent an apartment for the term, in clear violation of policy. Instead, I camped on the hill between the President's House and the Smith Fieldhouse on the west side of campus, just above the canal that snakes around campus.

It was a fabulous time. In order to reduce my visible footprint, I bought only a sleeping bag, pad and tarp. I slept under the stars on a narrow terrace halfway up the forested hillside. When it rained, I pulled the tarp over my bed; when it was dry, I slept on top. In the morning I'd creep through the bushes until I could be sure campus police wasn't coming by, then I'd jump out onto the sidewalk. (I'm sure I startled a few students, however!) I bathed (occasionally) in the Richards Building gym showers and cooked breakfast on a camp stove in the back of my '86 Suzuki Samurai.

Was it worth the money I saved? You decide!

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Eric!!!

Absolutely -- that's a great adventure!!! Worth the story alone, and the money you saved was the icing on the cake!! :D

As I recall, my old boyfriend Steve used to shower in the gym locker room too, since he didn't have a proper shower in his motor home.