If I had a zillion dollars, I would tie a dish rag to a stick, throw some luxury goods inside and head for the hills. In short, my dream in life is to be an adventurer/explorer/hobo but with a lot of money and a satellite phone. Sadly, I don’t get to live like this on a day to day basis and instead push glossy pages from 9 a.m. till god knows when five days a week. That’s why I just love having people in my life who are ready to jump off a cliff, break a law, or do something absurd at any hour of every day. Stacey is definitely one of them, which is why it’s so fun to Naked Thank with her. Another of these “go hard or go home” types is my lovable former intern, Georgia.
Georgia, who is currently a senior at GW, has had the very good idea of writing a book called “My Year on the Compound: A Badass’ Guide to the Fundamental Latter Day Saints.” I think this idea has best seller written all over it. Plus, Georgia really is genuinely interested in learning more about the Mormon faith, so I’m sure she would do a fantastic job. Of course this all means she would have to live on an FLDS compound for quite sometime, which might not go that smoothly for a city gal.
To make the transition from college student to FLDS member easier for Georgia, we decided to go to the Mormon Temple visitor’s center on one of the snowiest days of the year to learn more about the Latter Day Saints, who don’t really have much in common with the FLDS, but heck, have to start somewhere. We ended up getting an hour long tour from one of the missionaries from Uganda and watched a 17 minute movie about Mormonism in our own private theater.
But the very best part was when Georgia told Sister Ndgera that she was still searching for her religious identity and Sister Ndgera assured Georgia that God still loved her. We got a real kick out of that one. But Sister Ndgera was right, whether Georgia decides to become an LDS, FLDS, or another religion, God does still love her and so do I. Next up for us? Watching Olympic figure skating in actual skating costumes and hitting up Ladies Night at the local shooting range.