My kisses are sort of limited to...well, female human things. -Claudio
Question #80333 posted on 12/19/2014 3:56 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I will be honest, I know next to nothing about Doctor Who, my three sisters however are absolute addicts. As usually they were discussing it and someone mentioned that whenever they travel to the U.S. in the series, they always go to Utah or Washington.... Why do you think that is? Don't get me wrong, Utah is great but why out of all the beautiful and famous parts of the U.S.A. would they pick Utah? Please enlighten me!

-Dr. Who???

A:

Dear Master,

I'm a little bit confused as to your question, and it started a bit of a conversation via flagettes on this question which I would show you, but there's some identity-sensitive information in there.

If you're talking about promotional stuff, like the Doctor Who world tour, then no, they don't go to Utah, but rather places like NYC where there's simply more people.

If you're talking about filming, then it actually makes sense, since Southern Utah is a hotspot for filming in general. It was probably the most affordable, most ideal spot for what they were shooting, and so they went with it. Being out of the way is probably also important, considering how big the show is.

I hope that answered it!

-Tally M.


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Question #80297 posted on 12/19/2014 12:38 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What texture should bread pudding be?

I've only had it once before my roommate recently made it, and it was more like an egg casserole than the dense, cake-ish dessert I thought I remembered it being.

My roommate is trying to improve her cooking skills and has asked for my help (since I'm pretty good at most types of dishes), but I don't know what to tell her for this recipie she's tried--or if my suggestions would even be correct!

-not a bread pudding fan

A:

Dear Not a fan, 

The top layer of it should be somewhat crispy, and the rest of it should be creamy with "pudding" soaked bread.

Sincerely,
The Soulful Ginger 


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Question #80305 posted on 12/19/2014 12:38 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

A friend and neighbor of mine recently lost her dad in a tragic accident. Several of the neighbors have decided to do a 12 Days of Christmas for her. Each family is taking one day and giving her a small gift (a movie, gingerbread house kit, etc.). I have been given the last day on Christmas Eve. I'd really like it to be something related to the Savior, but I'm not sure what.

Do you have any ideas for a $10-15 gift I could give her? I'm looking for something that will last from year to year and will be a meaningful reminder of both the Savior and her dad. She is a member of the church so anything related to temples would also be appropriate.

Thanks!
Skitch

A:

Dear Skitch,

Did you know the dad well, or the family? Do you know people who know him well? If so, get a bunch of stories together of memories of the father, maybe some pictures and a talk about grief and put it together in a book for the family. I can tell you from experience that will be better than anything else you can give them. 

Sincerely,
The Soulful Ginger 


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Question #80320 posted on 12/19/2014 12:38 a.m.
Q:

Dear Soulful Ginger,

What is different about a person after they have had their soul, er... acquired by another?

-The Inquisitor

A:

Dear Marsh, 

I wouldn't know, I simply acquire souls, I don't lose them.

Sincerely,
The Soulful Ginger  


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Question #80326 posted on 12/19/2014 12:38 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am trying to get digital copies of family history stories so that I can share the stories on Ancestry and Family Search. Usually, I scan or type the stories up myself. My aunt just gave me some books filled with family history stories. Some of these books are over fifty years old, and the binding is really old and delicate. If I scan each of the 300 pages, the binding will definitely fall apart. How can I scan these pages without damaging the binding?

-Lisette

A:

Dear Little Lis,

I don't have much experience with archiving things, but when we started trying to digitize my grandparents' huge collections of slides, we would project them onto a white screen and take a photo of them, and they turned out pretty well. I imagine a digital camera would work similarly for your project. You know how sometimes you take pictures of the pages in your textbook so that you don't have to carry it up to campus? Same principle, right? 

If you're around Provo, Tally recommends that you go to the family history part of the BYU library. It's a really cool place, and they have equipment to help you with just about anything you want to do.

Yours, &c.

Heidi Book


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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Question #80327 posted on 12/18/2014 10:26 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I applied for a second minor a little over a week ago and I haven't heard anything about it getting accepted and mymap hasn't been updated either. Do any of you know about how long it takes for a minor to be added to your information?

-overzealous

A:

Dear overness,

This is just anecdotal evidence and possibly not even related to declaring a minor, but when I applied to do a double major it took three weeks for the petition to go through. Unless there's urgency in making the minor official, I wouldn't worry about it until after break. If you need it to happen soon (like if minor status is required for a class or something), go in and talk to the department. They'll be more than willing to help you.

Yours, &c.

Heidi Book


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Question #80325 posted on 12/18/2014 4:56 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Background: I found that the things I need to get done every day (dishes, exercise, scripture reading, etc) get done more regularly if I have a playlist of songs to remind me of what to do. So I made a video with songs that I have on Media Player and a caption of what to do during each song.

Because I don't always want to use my computer to listen, I've been trying to upload my video, as a private video, to YouTube so I can watch it on my phone. It is on there only for me to use, like I would on my computer. However, YouTube says that the content is not available on mobile devices.

Questions: How does YouTube determine so quickly if a movie has copyrighted material or not? Is there any other way I can save my video online and watch it on my phone easily? Something other than Google play - If I use that, it will open in the middle of YouTube videos, so I can't use it on my phone.

-Miss Frazzled, trying to get a bit more order in her life

A:

Dear Wade,

YouTube has a copyright tool called Content ID that "scans" videos for copyright music, images, etc. If you want to abandon YouTube, you might want to try Vimeo, a video storage service that touts itself as having "powerful privacy controls." However, you may not need to abandon YouTube. I recommend this video on copyright. You can go to your YouTube video managers and find your video and see it will say something like "This video may not be available in all countries." Click that link, click "Acknowledge," then click "Dispute." YouTube will give you a few options of why this should not be blocked on mobile devices and you can select something like "Fair use" or "I own the CD" or whatever is applicable since you are using it for personal use. I'm not an expert on copyright law but I assume that since it's a private video and you own the songs it should be a legal use of the content since it would have zero impact on the profits of the owner of the content. After you submit the dispute it should let you play on mobile devices (assuming you are logged in, since it is a private video).

Also, if you have a phone that can watch video you probably have a phone that will let you store video on it. You may want to try that instead.

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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Question #80324 posted on 12/18/2014 3:50 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do they have devotionals during finals week or during Christmas break?

-A BYU Student

A:

Dear Guacamole Guacamayo,

No. Don't worry, thoughyou can still get your devotional fix during the break here.

--Ardilla Feroz 


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Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What's your favorite gift you're giving this year?

-Satirical Lenny

A:

Dear Lenny,

I'm giving my little sister an I-Spy book, even though she's almost fifteen. When she was in first grade she would always bring those books home from the library at school and every night before bed we would do them together. I never let her win, but she loved getting the attention from her big sister and she loved snuggling with me to do them. I found one last book that we never did and I want to do it one last time with her before she gets too old. 

#concordesactuallyasoftie

-Concorde

A:

Dear Nine,

I already gave it, but I'm going to talk about it anyways.

My friend is a huge Brandon Sanderson fan, and my aunt happens to live in his (Brandon Sanderson's) ward. So, I borrowed my friend's copy of Mistborn and proceeded to give it to my aunt to have it signed. When I got it from her on Thanksgiving, he'd not only signed it, but also given him a signed hardback copy of the third book in the series, which apparently never happens. (If he happens to be reading this, I'm super grateful and I'm really hoping no one expects you do this on a regular basis because I certainly don't.)

Anyways, my friend said it was his favorite book-related gift he's ever gotten, and it was definitely the one I was most excited to give.

-Tally M.

A:

Dear Satirical Lenny,

I want it to be a surprise, so assuming she doesn't read this, I'm planning on giving my girlfriend an emerald and diamond tiara, a 13th century Kamakura katana, and the autographed deluxe edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

La-ahrairahif you're reading this, don't worry. I'll make sure to get you something else instead.

-El-ahrairah

A:

Dear kiwano,

I want to give a lot of gifts to people this year but I'm kind of broke, so chances are the only gift I will give is the extra-sharp white Tillamook cheddar destined for my brother-in-law. Frankly, I'm just pleased I know something he might actually enjoy. As for everyone else, well... I'm sorry. I'll give you a big box of the same thing I've given at the last ten or so wedding receptions I've attended: nothing.

--Ardilla Broke


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Question #80322 posted on 12/18/2014 2:32 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My dear, kind brother hacked into my computer and now whenever I open up chrome there are two tabs: the normal one and Zombo.com. So now I get to hear a strange voice and weird music whenever I want to use the internet. I wouldn't mind too much, but I'm worried I'll forget to turn my sound down and open a window up in class and, well...there go all my chances at getting an A or a date. How can I fix it? Is it just a bookmark thing?
Thanks!

-The slightly technologically-incompetent Goose Girl

P.S. Who can recognize a good prank when she sees one. Nice one, bro :)

A:

Dear Goose Girl,

Zombo.com is indeed a great website; your dear, kind brother was probably thinking it would increase your chances of getting an A and a date. Unless I'm wrong, and I'm never wrong, you're using Chrome and can easily follow the steps below to carefree, zomboless life:

  1. Click on the ≡ button in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on "Settings."
  3. Go to the "On Startup" section.
  4. Make sure the "Open a specific page or set of pages" option is selected.
  5. Click on "Set pages."
  6. Move your mouse to the right of zombo.com and click on the "X" that appears.
  7. Click on "OK."
  8. Buy your brother a nice Christmas present to thank him for inadvertently teaching you how to work The Google.

Merry Christmas!

-El-ahrairah


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Question #80319 posted on 12/18/2014 2:20 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How do you achieve greatness?

-The Inquisitor

A:

Dear Wade,

I've spent a while thinking about how to answer this but I think it really all comes down to one word, three syllables: confidence.

-M.O.D.A.Q.

A:

Dear Inquisitor,

In my opinion, greatness has two parts: self-mastery and service.

Self-mastery

Richard G. Scott said:

Worthy character will strengthen your capacity to obediently respond to the direction of the Spirit. Righteous character is what you are becoming. It is more important than what you own, what you have learned, or what goals you have accomplished. It allows you to be trusted. Righteous character provides the foundation of spiritual strength. It enables you in times of trial and testing to make difficult, extremely important decisions correctly even when they seem overpowering.

So greatness involves becoming your best self. Not necessarily with attributes the world values, but that God values and that you should value. This half of greatness can be extended and enhanced by the second half, which is

Service

Unfortunately, that sounds really cheesy to me. But I firmly believe that true happiness comes from helping others be happy in a vicious cycle of love and joy. In 1 Nephi 11, Nephi learns that the love of God "is the most desirable above all things" and "the most joyous to the soul." This isn't just receiving God's love, it's experiencing it by loving others.

Conclusion

These two attributes don't necessarily bring worldwide fame, respect, or money (at least not in this life), but they do bring the respect and love of those that matter most—God, yourself, and likely family and friends. And eventually they bring "greatness" in every meaning of the word.

Merry Christmas!

-El-ahrairah

A:

Querida Inquisitor,

It all starts in Ollivander's wand shop in Diagon Alley. From Garrick Ollivander himself in a conversation with everyone's favourite scarface,

 The wand chooses the wizard, remember... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great. 

Word from the wise: do yourself a favor and skip the whole Horcrux thing. Your life will feel more complete.

--Ardilla Feroz


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Question #80285 posted on 12/17/2014 11:50 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

All the good and bad things about Christmas come from the traditions we all have. Most of the bad comes in the form of Christmas music (see Board Question #80213). Why can't we come up with new Christmas music that isn't just about Christmas? How do we change the typical radio songs that are covers of covers of covers of Jingle Bells? What would/will you do to change the repetitive nature of Christmas and turn it into a unique time of year while still maintaining the basics like maybe a Christmas tree?

Christmas heresy

A:

Dear Ice Warriors,

There are a couple problems inherent in the popularizing of original Christmas music, the biggest of which is the short time in which a song must become popular. Most of the time, Christmas music is only played for at most, two months out of the year. Even if a completely original song tops the charts, that doesn't mean that it'll be there again the next year. A song has to be really good to be remembered year after year and enter Christmas music canon.

The other problem is that there are three options to sing about regarding the season: the religious elements (the birth of the Savior), the secular elements (Santa Claus, shopping, decorating), or feelings (loneliness or togetherness). In the case of the very last, Christmas is often an incidental feature exacerbating already present feelings (particularly when it comes to not having someone to love). In the case of the first, there's only so many ways to retell the Christmas story, and so it takes a while for a particularly good rendition to become a part of the religious classics. (I'm personally hoping Hallelujah stays around.) And well, we keep coming up with secular songs, but once again, it has to start to mean something to a large number of people in order to really catch on. XKCD looks at this in one of its comics, demonstrating how our most popular Christmas songs are those that were listened to by the baby boomers in their childhood, meaning that they passed them on to their children because of the nostalgic attachment. 

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Anyways, the long story short of my answer is that people are trying to create new popular Christmas songs that are original and not just covers. In fact, most Christmas albums released contain at least one or two original songs in addition to the covers. One thing that I've been doing to find those originals is by using Spotify playlists (under the Holidays section in Browse).

You don't have to listen to the radio. Find other ways to enjoy the Christmas season and Christmas music.

-Tally M.

A:

Dear Christmas,

For what it's worth, Jenny Jordan Frogley and David Osmond came out with a brand-new Christmas song that sounds amazing a few years ago. It's called Joy To Everyone This Christmas. I hope that's the kind of thing you're looking for.

-Squirrel

A:

Dear Hearsay,

Christmas music is so obviously self-referential, even I couldn't come up with a decent joke.

>Meta Knight


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Question #80318 posted on 12/17/2014 10:44 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is it true that all people snore at a certain cycle of sleep?

-My Name Here

A:

Dear Wade,

Not all people snore, so it's not true that all people snore at a certain cycle of sleep. Additionally, among those who do snore the point where throat muscles relax enough to vibrate during respiration varies from person to person.

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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Question #80316 posted on 12/17/2014 8:14 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If you go through the temple during your life and then die as a member in good standing, do you have to be buried in your temple clothes? Do you have to have your funeral at the church building or with a bishop/church leader presiding? Or can you have whatever type of funeral/memorial service you'd like (assuming it's not at a church building)?

-Mormon funerals are weird

A:

Dear Wade,

Being buried in temple clothing is not required, but strongly encouraged when possible. As far as where, if the funeral is held in a Church building then the bishop conducts. If it is not held in a Church building the bishop need not conduct. Of course you can choose to hold the funeral wherever and however you may want but it's encouraged to maintain "a spirit of reverence, dignity, and solemnity" and keep the service centered on the gospel, specifically on the Atonement and Resurrection of Christ. You can read more about funeral policies in the handbook.

-M.O.D.A.Q.


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Question #80317 posted on 12/17/2014 8:14 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Who would I need to talk to about trying to get another on/off ramp to I-15 built? Does UDOT have some kind of suggestion box or place for feedback?

-it's me

A:

Dear Spartacus,

Try contacting them here. Be sure to leave your contact information so they can get back to you. What you are describing probably costs millions of dollars, so don't be too crestfallen if they brush you off. I wish you luck, though.

--Ardilla Feroz 


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Question #80263 posted on 12/17/2014 4:50 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

How do you REALLY know if you like someone or if you're just content to be with them? I mean, they're a really great person- they would make a fabulous spouse and parent and there are no personality or character flaws that I couldn't live with, but I don't know if I actually really truly love this person. And they love me, so I don't know if I'm just feeling pressured to love them back or if I just simply am trying to force something that isn't there. I oscillate between "I really like this person" and "I like being single just as much as I like dating you, so I don't know."

We get along fine and I keep waiting to feel like this person is my best friend, but I just can't think well right now- I'm having trouble knowing what's real and what might not be.

-February Feelings

A:

Dear you,

Apologies in advance. I started writing this and it just kind of got really long. Hopefully it's at least useful. When I started my answer, all Tally had was a comment about love including choice; I agree and offer my thoughts.

People Do Not Portray Falling In Love Accurately And This Makes Us Worry That We're Not In Love

I think it is completely normal that you are oscillating between really liking someone and shying away from really liking them. As I've dated Boyfriend (Man, Certainly?), I've had days where I like him, days where I wondered why we're still dating even though there's nothing really wrong (we've both had times in the past where we've considered calling it off), and days where I'm completely crazy about him. 

The problem here is that society expects "being in love" to be a binary state: either you are (and it's great!) or you're not (and you should break up/not date them). For a lot of us, I don't think that's how it works.

Especially for someone as cautious in relationships as I am, falling for someone can be much more gradual. It reminds me of those workout charts for people who are learning to run. On the first day you will walk two minutes and then run one minute, then repeat. On the fifth day, you will walk one minute and run one minute, then repeat. On the tenth day, you will walk thirty seconds and then run one minute, then repeat. On the thirtieth day, you will run straight through. The point is that sometimes in relationships we walk forward, sometimes we sprint forward, and sometimes we may be standing still or even feeling like the day was a step backward. That's fine. It's okay to be in love a little bit after one really good date and then gradually feel like that more often around someone. Try to look at the trajectory rather than the way you feel at one particular instant. 

Do you feel like moving forward with this person most of the time? Are the days when you don't like him less common than the days you do? (A quick aside: it's also worth considering the reasons for why you don't like him. Sometimes it's just because we just aren't madly in love all the time; that's fine. If it's because of things that he does, the way he treats you, or something like that, it's probably worth further consideration). 

To Date or Not To Date: Framing the Question Correctly

I'd like to point out that although comparing being single with being in a relationship can be a helpful metric, it's also a comparison of apples to oranges. For those of us who want to end up in a relationship, it's important to realize that some of the benefits of singleness are probably a necessary sacrifice for any worthwhile relationship. Single people can stay out late and party on a whim. People in a relationship might get called in because their SO had a terrible day and needs a cuddle or word of comfort. Single people can flirt with whomever they want. People in a relationship are generally restricted to flirting with their SO, which may be an adjustment for the flirtatious among us even if we enjoy flirting with that particular person. To an extent, this is a good, better, best problem: being in a relationship will involve sacrificing good things as the opportunity for better or best things. If we pass on a relationship because we expect it to be better than being single all of the time or even in all ways, we may miss something amazing. 

Insta-Best Friends: Another Way We Misconstrue Good Relationships

I don't know about you, but my best friends are my family. This is partially the product of having moved around as I grew up, but these are the people I know the best, trust the most, and love the most deeply. I've known them for 22 years. It would be utterly unfair (and probably actually unhealthy) of me to expect Boyfriend to be able to quickly make his way that deeply into my life. We've been exclusive for almost 6 months, and I still don't know him anywhere near as well as I know some of my friends or family. And you know what? That's fine.

When we're told to marry our best friend, I think that's a bit of an oversimplification. It can lead to the inference that the right person will simply morph into our "best friend," hopefully on a convenient Provo timescale of maybe a year or even less. Think about that. That's not entirely reasonable. A more helpful formulation is probably "choose your love; love your choice." Look at the person you're dating. Get to know them. Are they someone you WANT to be best friends with? If yes, then start acting like it. When that quote says to love your choice, love is a verb: an action that you take. Loving someone is more than just having a warm happy butterfly feeling around them; it involves learning about them, sacrificing for them, serving them, and teaching yourself to want the best for them and help them and be helped by them. Date someone to find out if they're who you want to be your best friend, and then start to become that with each other.

Escaping From Teen Novels: You Get To Pick Who You Fall In Love With

So, I have a weak spot for YA novels, particularly YA dystopias (although my reading has fallen off significantly since law school and Boyfriend. Go figure). These stories show you the heartwrenching drama of a "strong female protagonist" who finds herself torn by Heartless Fate between two guys (or one guy and some abstract concept, or whatever). 

Fortunately, this isn't generally how it works in real life.

When I was in Young Women's, one of my leaders gave us excellent advice that I'm still realizing the value of. She told us to be careful of who we chose to date because we would marry someone we dated. Taking one step back from that, we'll also fall in love with one of the people we choose to date. The great thing about not being in the Hunger Games or some caste system or a bachelorette-style competition to win one man is that we get to pick who we are with. We get asked out, evaluate how we feel about the situation, and get to choose whether to say yes or no. We go on the date and get to decide whether or not we'd say yes again. Eventually, we get to decide whether we let him take our hand or kiss us goodnight or whether we go on Christmas vacation with his family. These are all things that we get to choose, and each decision can walk us a little further down the path of falling in love or can take us away from that person if we think that's better. While we can't choose everything, we get to choose our actions and those have a great effect on whether we fall and who we fall for.

People Who Love You Care About How You Feel

You say your boyfriend loves you. I've been in a situation where someone told me they loved me before I was ready to hear it, and that can be stressful because if you care about them at all, there's pressure to reciprocate before you're ready. A few thoughts here.

1. Highly Scientific Data from Match.com as reported by Marie Claire indicates that men may actually fall in love faster than women. It's okay if you're not where he is yet, or even if you're afraid to get where he is. Are you willing to keep moving forward and see what happens?

2. It can be awkward or difficult to have conversations about how a relationship is going, but it can be really helpful for some couples. One of the reasons Boyfriend and I have been able to survive our differences is that we communicate about things like fears or concerns. Thinking through (or even writing out) a script or list of bullet points can be a helpful way to determine what you need to communicate to someone if you get nervous like I do. Make it clear that you're bringing it up because you care about doing what's right for the both of you and you want his help to make sure you're both making the right decisions.

3. People who love us respect the way we feel. It may be a little hard to hear that someone isn't moving quite as fast as you or that they're still trying to figure things out, but someone who really loves you will want you to be as sure of them as they are of you. Love requires us to want what's best for the one we love, not just to want them. This includes wanting them to feel comfortable with things like the pace of the relationship and the level of affection (physical and verbal) shown. 

Concluding Thoughts

Finally, remember that God is always there to listen and advise us as we struggle with the difficulties of learning about relationships and love. Christ is our ultimate example of love, and his Atonement covers all of the pain and fear we face. Prayer, scripture study, temple attendance, and priesthood blessings can all be powerful tools as we make decisions we don't (and maybe never would) feel entirely prepared for. It can be really difficult not to have a point of reference for where we are, but that doesn't mean we're in a bad place. Be patient with yourself and trust those who love you to do likewise.

Feel free to email me if you want to talk.

Love,

~Anne, Certainly

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Dear Rose,

You have absolutely no idea how many times I've deleted and rewritten this answer.

How do you know if you like someone or if you're just content to be with them? First of all, I don't think these two choices are incompatible, but the crux of your question seems to be wondering if you actually like this guy (because I'm assuming you're a girl—if not, I apologize) or if you're just going with it for the sake of going with it. When it comes down to it, it matters what you decide, not what happens to you. Like Anne mentions, contrary to popular belief, you do have a lot of control over your feelings for people. Especially when it comes to love. Infatuation is a bit of a different story, but love is very much something you choose.

If you've made that choice to love him, then keep acting on that choice. Things will eventually work out, even if you decide that marrying him isn't the best choice.

-Tally M.


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Question #80224 posted on 12/17/2014 4:50 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I've been working lately to understand and feel God's love for me personally. There are various ways I'm doing this (temple attendance, prayer, etc.) but I'd love some suggestions about how to focus my scripture study more on this. I know the scriptures are full of examples of God's love for mankind collectively, and for specific individuals as well, but I'm trying to focus on my own relationship with him. Any ideas?

Thanks!
Dorothy

A:

Dear Doctor,

I was going to primarily suggest prayer, but since you're asking more about scripture study, I tried to think of things that could help you better apply them to your life. I think one possible solution would be when you're reading the scriptures and finding those examples, be pondering about times when you've been in similar situations and how you've seen God's love for you in your particular circumstance. Application to your life is one of the most important things to do while studying, and I'm sure if you take the time to study, ponder, and pray to have those experiences brought to your remembrance, you will be able to feel God's love for you as an individual.

-Tally M.

A:

Dear Dorothy,

It's an old piece of advice, but putting your name in the scriptures really does help. Any lesson the scriptures hold about God's love for mankind or God's love for someone else applies to you equally, because "all are alike unto God." Putting your name in there helps you to really see it in a personal context.

Also, the Spirit is one of the most important ways to get something specific out of your scripture study. If you pray, tell God you want to learn more about His love for you in the scriptures, and then listen to the promptings of the Spirit, I promise that you will draw connections from scriptures that might not even seem to have anything to do with the topic.

-Zedability


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Question #80315 posted on 12/17/2014 12:50 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm not a fan of watching sports so it was kind of uncomfortable for me when I was asked to a BYU basketball game for a date. I liked the guy and I wanted to be around him so I said sure. Then at the game, I didn't know how to act. During live sports on a date, are you supposed to talk during the game? Talk about sports? What you'd normally talk about? Or are you not supposed to really talk at all, like at the movies? I don't know the etiquette so I tried asking a few questions to my date during the game but he seemed really into the game so for the rest of the time I pretended to be into it. I know you'll tell me that I should be upfront to the guy before we even go on a date stating that I'm not into sports, but I'd still like the etiquette on this type of situation (for curiosity's sake).

Thank you

-Claire16

A:

Dear Hart,

I'm not really a sports person, but for a faster-paced game like basketball you would probably just watch the game and feign interest, matching your general comments and emotions roughly to the people around you. Dead boring slower sports like football and baseball would probably have more conversation peppered in there. It sounds like you already did a good job of blending into the situation, since I daresay the sort of boys who invite girls to athletic events on dates are also the same ones who are very invested in the outcome of the game and probably just want someone to watch it with them to affirm group cohesiveness, camaraderie, and pack mentality.

If you're looking for some potential things to say or do during a sporting event, try a couple of these old standbys:

  • "Oh, can you believe that call?!?" Use when people are yelling things at that guy in the zebra stripes. Don't worry, it's not like he actually has any feelings.
  • "Whoosh, Cecil!" Best by date: April 2014
  • "Look at that pass!" Whenever something flies really far and someone else catches it, use this phrase.
  • "Dee-Fense!Dee-Fense!" Shout this only if other people are saying it too.
  • "Number __!" There's no reason never not to yell this phrase.
  • "COSMO IS THE BEST." This one happens to be true. He is the best. Anything Cosmo does will probably be the only thing of interest you see all night, unless you are lucky enough to witness a public breakup (not yours, I hope).
  • "NEEEEEAAAOOOOOOO!!!!" Similar to the previous situation, but used when the outrage around you seem to indicate a Bad Person caught the Flying Thing instead.
  • "It's only half-time!" This statement is useful as it can easily be mistaken by die-hard fans as an appropriate aphorism of hope when in reality it is a cry out for help. Just don't be surprised when two or three "minutes" at the end of the game balloon and swell into several hours. It should be noted this lengthened distortion of time is also achievable on public transportation in the proximity of a particularly pungent stranger.
  • "Warm up the bus!" A considerate, crowd-sourced gesture to make visiting players feel welcome in your hospitable home. 
  • "Take those envelopes to Steve!" This will demonstrate that just like a megalomaniacal office tyrant, you mean business.
  • Wordless screaming. This is most effective when other people are also screaming. At this time it is permissible and encouraged to grab someone by their biceps and scream into their face like an adolescent howler monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew.
  • Slapping people in the face. If the wordless, excited screaming is particularly widespread, it is widely recognized as a temporary suspension of societal norms. Take advantage of this mass amnesia-like state to do things you'd normally avoid, like kissing your date full on the mouth, conversing with distant relatives, eating candy off the ground, and filing your taxes on April 16th.

Happy sportsing,

--Ardilla Feroz 


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