Thursday, February 9, 2012

Politics, Schmolitics

Last Friday I went to a political rally for Ron Paul.  He was here in Pahrump!  Can you believe it?  I am not necessarily that interested in voting for Ron Paul, but he was campaigning for the vote in Nye County and other medium size counties in the state, since he knew he wouldn’t get the vote in the larger counties.  And he won Nye County by a landslide, so I guess his campaigning worked.  Anyway, he was the only one that was coming to Nye County, so I decided that I’d go to his rally just to see what it was like.

Unfortunately, even though Ron Paul won in Nye County, he didn’t really give Nye County the much in return.  He had scheduled his venue to open at 12pm and to speak at 1pm.  As I said before, I’m not that much of a fan of Ron Paul’s, so I decided that I would show up right before he spoke and not worry about getting a good seat or anything.  Well, when I got there at about 5 minutes to 1, he was already speaking.  It turns out that he found out about something else going on in Vegas that he wanted to get back for, so he started speaking early.  I heard him for about 5 minutes, and then he left.

Oh well.  He wasn’t really campaigning for my vote anyway.  Dave and I were gone the next day so we couldn’t caucus.  But that sounds like an interesting experience, and I’d like to do that sometime in the future.

The reason we were gone on the day of the caucus was because we went to a wedding!  Dave and I went to Utah for his parents’ wedding…their remarriage.  It is so awkward to say that without explaining it for people who don’t already know that his parents were divorced.  But, now that we have that out of the way, it was a good wedding.  They were married in Denise’s father’s house by an LDS bishop.  It was a simple ceremony, with half of their children there and Denise’s brother Jon and his wife.  Her father said a few words first, and then the bishop said a few words and married them.  It was good to be there and witness this step that they are taking to start a new life together.  I hope that they are happy and that they work hard to overcome the problems that caused their divorce.

Dave was also able to schedule a job interview in Utah the Tuesday after that, so we stayed in Utah for several days and got to hang out with family every day.  It is so good to see family members!  It would be so wonderful to live closer to family again.  We don’t know yet about this job and if it will work out, but Dave is definitely going to keep looking and applying for jobs in Utah (and Nevada, once he passes the Bar exam).

So, all in all, it was a good weekend!


  1. So if you moved to Utah, would he have to take the bar again?

    I didn't even think you could get married by a bishop! I just assumed everyone got married in the temple. That's awesome that his parents are getting remarried, though. It must be strange for Dave!

  2. He's already taken the bar in Utah (he did it this summer). If we move to Utah, it would mean that his current study for the Nevada bar is kind of wasted, but oh well.

    Yes, bishops can perform marriages. And since Denise and Geoff were already sealed in the temple, they didn't need to do it again.