Whenever he thought about it, he felt terrible. And so, at last, he came to a fateful decision. He decided not to think about it. ~John-Roger and Peter McWilliams
Question #47404 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Regarding Board Question #47324, a good resource to check out would be www.writingexcuses.com, which is a podcast put out by Brandon Sanderson (writer of the Mistborn books, as well as currently writing the last book in the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan's death, and also teaching at BYU), Howard Tayler (writer of Schlock Mercenary, a very popular webcomic), and Dan Wells (currently in the process of publishing a horror novel titled "I Am Not a Serial Killer"). The podcast is centered around helping people learn how better to write. Each week they give different tips on a different subject, and after a few episodes, they started ending with a writing prompt as well.

These guys know what they're talking about. Two of them have been able to quit their day jobs and make their living with their writing. Dan is currently in the process of making this jump. They're smart guys (contrary to their slogan "15 minutes long because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart!"), and they're entertaining to listen to. The episodes are divided according to topic on the website, and there are a few under the heading of "plot." Definitely worth a listen if you're looking for tips on how to write.

- Baggins, the (once again) literary audiophile

Question #47403 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear habiba,

In regards to Board Question #47311 Many of the seventy may use a similar exercise band too, because Elder Richard Hinckley was injured using one two years ago http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20050802/ai_n14827053.

- Rubber Band King

A: Dear King,

Sweet! Well, not that he was injured, that he was using an exercise band. I'm having fun picturing a general-authority-plane-workout-session.

Question #47391 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear Polly Esther,

It must have been a long day for you when you answered Board Question #47111, because you got the comforters mixed up. The first comforter is the Holy Ghost and the Second is Jesus Christ. The question you linked it to provided great information. Thanks for all of your good work. Keep it up!

A: Dear Ethel,

It was indeed. Of course I looked at it this morning and rolled my eyes at myself. Thank you for the correction.

With sincere humility,
-Polly Esther
Question #47376 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

In response to Board Question #47101 it was stated "Alcohol does not require a warning because it doesn't cause cancer." In reality alcohol has been shown to cause/contribute to esophageal, mouth/tongue, and throat cancers. It has also long been known to contribute to hepatocellular (liver) cancer. Additionally it has been loosely linked to breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers. There are multiple references to these studies and all are accepted as fact in the medical literature.

It was also stated that "alcohol has not been proven to have any long-term adverse affects unless abused." Mild to moderate alcohol use (non abusive use) has been proven to be linked to liver disease, gallstones, pancreatitis, osteoporosis, kidney dysfunction, diabetes, and dementia. All of this information can be found in the 17th edition of Harrison’s textbook of medicine.

There is no known absolute safe threshold of alcohol consumption and even small amounts over time can lead to significant health problems. It is less cut and dry than smoking, but it is still a problem nonetheless.


A: Dear CPTMD,

I don't want to detract from your comments, however, I would like to add some of my own. I have not, as of yet, read any accounts of alcohol causing cancer but have read several accounts of alcohol "contributing" to cancer, as you termed it. And along those lines, have you ever noticed that everything at one point or another has "caused cancer"? Anyways. The chemical effects of tobacco, etc., etc., can be diagrammatically put on paper (not by me) but nothing definitive has been solidly proven about alcohol (again, that I have read so far). I would like to say that the reason the FDA doesn't require warnings of health risks is that nothing has been solidly proven...but then you just need to bring up PhenPhen or something like it and that discredits that comment. I have not had the chance to peruse Harrison's textbook (though I will if I get the chance now) but to me "linked" and "cause" have very different meanings. If you are going to link an action with a consequence I want proof that the consequence is a direct result of that action and not that every person in the study happened to drink alcohol but also took PhenPhen or something and messed up their liver. Someone was trying to tell me the other day that they heard that asthma is not genetic and that I need to not eat any red meat or a whole list of other things or I am going to give my kids asthma. Hmmm. I dislike the gullible public and the people who prey on them.

Don't worry, I agree with you. I've seen first hand what alcohol can do to a liver and I believe warnings probably should be put on the labels. But considering how people love their booze, I doubt anyone will be able to come up with something as cut and dry as what they've proven tobacco can do to you to get people to listen or even care.

- steen
Question #47346 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

This one is for Curious Physics Minor,

Last year I asked the board if they really thought Sara from Prison Break was dead (Board Question #44458). A sarcastic response was given by Curious Physics Minor saying something like this "Have you been watching prison break? Did you see her head in the box? You don't get much more dead than that" (i am paraphrasing). After reading the response I felt somewhat dumb for even asking.

Well now I ask you Curious Physics Minor have you been watching Prison Break? Sara doesn't look so dead anymore now does she. Next time maybe you won't be so smug with your answer.

Sincerely Vindicated!

A: Dear vin,

Yes, when you asked the question a reader responded with a link to a website quoting the producer or someone saying that due to popular demand they would be bringing Sara back. So she was supposed to be dead. And, honestly, the way this season is starting out is extremely weak, including bringing her back. We hear nothing about her after she dies, and then suddenly this season she's just hanging out in an apartment back in the states. And then all the remaining convicts except T-Bag all happen to get caught by the police within like 2 days of each other, despite being able to evade capture so dramatically for 3 seasons. I probably won't bother watching the rest of this season.

The concept was novel the first season, but since they got out it has kind of become just a prolonged 24, which was boring to watch about 3 seasons ago.

-Curious Physics Minor
Question #47345 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board (especially Polly Esther who misread my question),

As per Board Question #47245, I was not inquiring about conventional hybrids as your answer entailed. I am not interested in ever purchasing a conventional hybrid vehicle; they are far more expensive for very little payoff.

Plug-in hybrids, or "electric cars," however, are going to be well worth the $30,000+ that they cost! Most companies are claiming that these cars will be able to go at least 30-60 miles on electricity alone before relying on the backup gas tank; most people wouldn't utilize this tank on a normal day, so except for road trips no gas would be used AT ALL, only power from the battery.

So, as you can see, I am not asking about a 27 mpg hybrid, I am asking about a 0 mpg plug-in, the wave of the future! We are very excited about purchasing one of these in the future, and hope that there will be one available that will suit our growing family.

Now that you understand my question, do you know if any company is planning on making any plug-in hybrids larger than the ones that are easily found on the internet and publicly "in production," such as the Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius PHEV, the Ford Escape PHEV, or the F6DM?

- Aardvark

A: Dear Ethel,

Your question made me laugh; if I got it wrong the first time, why would you want me to be the one to try again? But try again I did.

From my searching the only full electric SUV I could find was the Spark-EV Zotye. Unfortunately, the business went under, as you can read from the link. I would keep an eye on Tesla motors though since they are the only company I know of to ship a full electric car (the Tesla Roadster).

I also support you fully in developing your own, because that would be awesome.

Sorry for any confusion,
-Polly Esther
Question #47343 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm a high school student, and I'm going to be competing in Congress debate during this school year. What are some good ideas for bills that one could give a speech in affirmation of, but which would be difficult for others to oppose? i.e. bills that don't have any good reasons that they shouldn't be passed into law.

- The Dart

A: Dear Pointy Projectile,

I don't know how it is where you're from, but when I did congressional debate in high school the point was not to pass your bill, but to distinguish yourself in argument. Because of this it was more profitable to propose a controversial bill and make it sound appealing through your insane rhetorical skills rather than proposing a shoo-in that requires no skill to pass.

Some topics I would suggest:

Pick a side in the white-space battle between the telecommunications industry and television stations, and propose a resolution on the best use of the unused spectrum. Your opponents will likely know little about the topic, and thus your well-researched arguments will remain unrebutted.

Propose something relating to the civil liberties infractions of the current presidency. It's easy to stir people up about torture or domestic spying.

Anything to do with copyright infringement and media piracy is sure to create a good debate among high school students.

--Gray Ghost

Question #47342 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I love my Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Sunblock Gel, but after rubbing it in to a point, something starts to rub off. Is this the sunscreen rubbing itself off thereby making it less effective, or is that dead skin (and if it is dead skin, would that also render it less effective)?

- Spella Dought

A: Dear Ethel,

It's not your skin, it's the gel. It received a lot of bad reviews because it tends to ball up and roll off like you describe. This understandably renders it less effective. I hope you got a good tan, though.

-Polly Esther
Question #47341 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have an HP laptop that was a 7-pin S-video cable outlet. I want to hook it up to my TV, which has a 4-pin S-video outlet. I went to the usual places like Best Buy,Radio Shack, etc. but no one could help me. Is there some type of adapter that I can put on the computer that I can hook my computer to my TV?

- Tangled in cords

A: Dear Tangled,

There are two possible solutions. According to Wikipedia, "Non-standard 7-pin mini-DIN connectors are used on laptops and video cards. The 7-pin socket accepts the 4-pin plug (unlike the standard 7-pin socket) and the S-video signals are available on the matching pins." However, as they also point out, some graphics cards only work with 7-pin connectors.

So depending on your laptop, you can possibly use a standard S-video cable (with four pins). You can definitely get an adapter (I'd suggest looking online; here's a start). I can't say if your laptop supports a standard 4-pin cable or not. (Saying it's an HP laptop is sort of like just saying you drive a Ford, and then asking a question about a specific part. There are too many models to be able to say without more details.) I recommend checking the manual for your computer; it should give enough details to let you figure this out. If you don't have a printed manual, you can also get it online from HP's site.

Good luck!

—Laser Jock
Question #47340 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is your current Gtalk status?

- Sharona

A: Dear Darleen,

I'm not actually online very often for chatting, but my current status is, "I have a... dwarf and I'm not afraid to use him! I want questions!"

Name that movie.

A: Dear Sharona ~

racka fracka flight canceled murmur murmur

That's right. Two flights to come home got canceled so I'm sitting in the Philly airport right now, expecting another 2.5-hour layover in Atlanta and not getting home until after 11 pm tonight. [sigh]

Dear Tropical Storm Hannah ~

You had very bad timing.

~ Dragon Lady
A: Dear,

It's "using her 90 daily minutes of internet." My landlord says we get internet again this week, though, and then I won't have to come do my stuff on the library ones. Gross.

-Uffish Thought
A: Dear Ethel,

"Can I run to you? Are you true to me? I'll do unto you as you do to me!"

Name that musical.

-Polly Esther
A: M-m-m-my Sharona-

Currently, it says: "Thank you Mario but our princess is in another castle."

This is, of course, in reference to the new Mountain Goats song by that (amazing) title, which can be listened to at the provided website. Hooray for new Mountain Goats music (and tour, which I've already mentioned. Remember? Everyone go to this concert)!

A: Dear Rose of:

For one thing, I would never call it "Gtalk." Always "google talk" or just "gmail."

Currently, it says "set status here," but my last one was "sigh;" the one before that--"it's so moist and tender;" and the one before that was "I don't want to be led into battle by a cookie that thinks it's a fruit." (For the latter, name that TV show!)

A: Dear my little pretty one, pretty one,

Interestingly enough, my brother and I both have Mountain Goats related statuses. Mine is from "This Year": "There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year, but I am going to make it through this year if it kills me."

It's pretty much my mantra these days.

A: Dear Sharona,

"dreamt she had to move to a Cantonese-speaking area of China"

- Katya
A: Dear you,

"The most hilarious computer hardware name ever: 'dongle'"

and before that was

"Mr T = Night Elf Mohawk = hilarity"

and before that was

"Not Ghaleon, dear Quark... MAGIC EMPEROR GHALEON! HAHAHAHA"

As you can see, I live a rich, fulfilling, and nerdy life.

A: Dear my,

Rad question. My status:

[Olympus] has a really strong underlying desire to work out a deal with the police: I'll be interviewed if you make sure the parking Fascists leave me alone for at least one (1) month.

Question #47339 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I've noticed that professional piano players' hands look about as normal as any other persons' hands. So when they practice piano for hours a day, they've got to be working muscles, so my question is what muscles are being used? Would they have 'ripped' fingers or 'ripped' forearms?

- Amateur Piano Player

A: Dear Amateur,

Speaking from hours and hours of personal experience, let me assure you that pianists get plenty of exercise for their forearms. The muscles that control your fingers are actually located mostly in your forearm. Look near your elbow as you wiggle your fingers if doubt me; you'll see a strong rippling effect as the muscles expand and contract. In addition, motion of the wrist is also controlled by muscles in the forearm.

In general, though, the muscles involved in fine-motor skills such as playing the piano are composed of slow-twitch tissue. Slow-twitch muscle tissue uses oxygen more effectively and does not wear out as quickly, but it also releases energy at a slower rate. The fast-twitch muscle tissue associated with weightlifters and boxers is much bulkier than the corresponding slow-twitch tissue, so you won't see "ripped" muscles on pianists. Instead, you'll see very toned forearms, much like the average-sized-but-toned thighs of a long-distance biker or the solid-but-not-bulging muscles of a swimmer like Michael Phelps.

Question #47337 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I LOVE the tomato basil soup that is served on occasion in the cafeteria of the Provo Temple. Is there a way you fine folks can get that recipe for me or is it top secret?

- lover of soup

A: Dear Soup Lover,

OK, here's the deal. I talked to someone in the cafeteria, and they don't use a recipe. In fact, there are two people who make this soup and they make it differently from each other. Further, it will completely vary based upon the day. So, here are the approximate proportions and ingredients, so you can experiment for yourself.

Oh, and by the way, I got the proportions to make about 25 gallons of soup. So...you're really going to have to play with it.

1 portion canned cheese (Cheese Whiz. Seriously, I checked)
2 portions tomato paste
Add water (she had no idea, just "to a certain point on the pot")
Add flour, cornstarch, and milk to achieve thickness desired
Add basil, salt, and other spices to taste.

So...yeah, that's what she told me. I actually really admire people that cook like this. It takes experience and guts.

Oh, and the other cook adds in a portion of diced tomatoes. So, the first one is smooth, the second is chunky. Both are completely ad-libbed.


Good luck on your soup! Practice makes perfect!

Question #47336 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My roommates and I really enjoy watching DVDs on the weekends. However, I have one minor problem. I don't watch PG-13 movies. Last year, my (former) roommate got offended because she thought I thought I was 'better' than her for not watching PG-13 movies, which isn't the case at all. Also, I think I annoyed her because she felt like she'd be excluding me if she did choose to watch a PG-13, but I honestly don't mind doing something else sometimes. I'd prefer to avoid this kind of tension this year. Is there a way to explain my choice to my roommates without sounding uppity or offending people? Also, is it silly to not watch these movies, if they aren't really bad (should I rethink my decision)?

A: Dear Dai Dickins,

I grew up not watching PG-13 movies. The ones I watch now are a select few (like Pirates. Gotta have my Jack Sparrow). Just tell your roommates that it's nothing against them or their choice of movies, but you've decided not to watch PG-13 movies for personal reasons and it's OK if they still want to watch them, you won't think any less of them. But, you know, don't quote me on it. Put it into your own words.

If you're happy and not playing the "Holier than Thou" card (that is a bad, bad card to play), then I see no reason why you should lower your standards. But if there are some movies out there that you think you want to see (Pirates!!!), maybe find out why they are rated PG-13 and make an informed decision on whether or not to watch it?

A: Dear Disney,

You can't sound preachy if you don't say why you're not watching the movie, so I'd actually recommend non-commitally saying you'd rather do homework or read a book instead of watching a movie tonight with them. After this happens a few times, you can explain that you don't (usually) watch PG-13 movies, but by then they'll be used to the fact that you sometimes don't watch movies with them, and it's no skin off of anyone's noses.

To answer your second question, I would encourage you not to lower your standards to include things which "aren't that bad" but to broaden your horizons to actively including things which "are that good." You may still end up making some of the same case-by-case decisions, but actively seeking the good ("virtuous, lovely," etc.) is a better long-term philosophy.

- Katya
Question #47335 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What would you do with $10 million?

The quickly fading,
Curious Cat

A: Dear Ethel,

I would pay 1 million dollars in tithing, give a further 8 million away for charity, and spend the rest of my life working and use the 1 million for retirement. I would also go see my bishop and repent for playing the lottery.

Now if it was granted by inheritance or me finding out that by some off-chance I'm an heiress...well, I've always wanted to own a castle in Scotland. I'm sure 10 million dollars could buy me a title of some sort and the plane needed for the flight (like I'm getting to my castle in coach. No way).

If only.

-Polly Esther
A: Dear Polly,

If you got your $10 million from lottery playing, I'm sorry but you ain't payin' no tithing with that money.

Dear Curious Cat,

Oh, my, my, my . . . $10 million? Well, you didn't include any fun but frustrating little conditions (e.g., "only on yourself," "must spend 10,000 a day or lose it all," "can only buy things in person," "can't tell your family," "you have to store it mostly as coins, construct an enormous 'money bin' and go swimming in it every day," etc.), so with the expectation that I can spend this money however I would like, here are some ways:

- Perhaps I'll buy a mountain. And have my face carved into it. Or just build a cabin on it. A cabin built in the shape of my face.
- I will donate money to BYU and become catered to and get good seats to the BYU football games. And have a building named after me (the Rating Pending Doctorate of Foreign and International Relations Building, or the RaPiD FIRe Building! Awesome!)
- I will have a kick awesome home-theater. You will be invited, but you have to take your shoes off if you lay down on the leather sofas.
- I will go to all of, but not limited to, the following places: Rome, Venice, Milan, Geneva, Sydney, Paris, all over England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, Africa (probably South Africa and Kenya), Norway, Brazil, Japan, Ukraine and Austria.
- You had better believe that a heap o' cash is going to be invested and the proceeds of the interest will be supporting schools all over South America and Africa. All over!
- Money for kids' missions and college.
- Wave runners. ("They say money can't buy happiness. I say lies. Money buys a wave runner. Have you ever seen anyone sad on a wave runner?")
- Money to church for churchy type things (they know what they're doing)
- $500 to whoever writes this glorious of gloriousness. It is choice to me.
- Be a good person.
- Be nice to friends.
- Not change who I am but if I do, totally watch a movie where the main character "forgets what's important" and "loses their focus" but then has a "change of heart" and "rallies their friends together" and "totally beats the other, arrogant sports team that were so cocky they thought they would win!" (Don't you LOVE those movies! It's a surprise every time!)
- Take care of my mom (this one is real. No jokes here.)
- Buy some top of the line photography equipment.
- Support the arts. (Just the ones that I like. Probably not much going to "modern art." And can we do away with marching bands please?)
- Have a good life, do a lot of good, and hopefully die knowing that I couldn't have done more for other people.

- Rating Pending (who would trade all of the marching bands in the world for all the DVDs of Ducktales)
A: Dear CC:

I would pay for all school expenses outright, go on a mission, not worry about getting a job in grad school, have a very exciting year (or two, or three) abroad, and save the rest to make my family life that much more comfortable.

Question #47334 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear Rating Pending,

Why don't you make a board forum account?

- Gio's Arch Nemesis, 361

A: Dear Archie,

I feel like I really don't have a good answer for this. (Whoa. Just typing those words makes me shudder. I can only hope that the Editors do not descend upon me, talons poised to rend my flesh.)

The number one reason is that, while I knew that the Board forum existed, and that many writers participate, I simply did not know where to find it or how to get there (insert joke about social events, obtaining a personality here). Besides an occasional link on the inter-writer network, I didn't really ever go to the forum and never really thought to bother. A little too out of the way for a lazy guy like me. The times that I did go, I would usually find myself in the middle of a string of replies, inside jokes and references that I didn't understand and didn't want to take the time to read.

The second answer is that in reading forum threads, and the few that I've participated in, I find that I generally spend far too much time thinking about and composing my responses. The Board itself really takes up enough of my time as it is, what with the reading, responding and misspelling that I do.

You could also say (remember how I said I didn't have a good answer? What I meant was, I have about six moderately lame answers), that I have not had good experiences with other forums in the past. All that is wrong in our society can be summed up by a response from sk8trboyz89 that says (for example), "rating pending iz lame!!! fantatsic 4 is teh best movie EVA!!!!! scarlet is hott!" (Important Note: I don't think that's the kind of dialogue that goes on in the Board forum. But if anyone registers the name sk8trboyz89, I request they be summarily open-handed slapped into oblivion).

So, there you go. I don't really have a good reason. If a formal invitation were submitted, and my services (such as they are) were required, then I could see myself showing up in the ol' forum. In fact, maybe you should go there right now and see if I just wrote something there!!! (I'm just joshing you. I didn't.)

- Rating Pending (who luvs 2 reed teh coments on youtube videos 4 spellng and gramar suggesions! Peace!!!)

- Rating Pending (who luvs 2 reed tet coments on youtube videos 4 spellng and gramar suggesions! Peace!!!)(And when people double post comments/replies)
Question #47330 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Are there any sources that explain the difference between the testimony and/or witness of an everyday member and the testimony of a member of a Quorum of Seventy, or a member of the Twelve, or even the First Presidency? If you have an opinion on this subject, what is it? Thanks!

Sarcastic White

A: Dear Sarcastic,

According to lds.org, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are "chosen as special witnesses of Christ to all the world."

My understanding of this is that the Quorum of the Twelve are specially called to publicly testify of Christ to the whole world. However, I don't think that this means their testimonies are automatically better or more important than that of an "everyday member." Indeed, I would think that there are many times when the private testimony of a close friend could be far more powerful than the public testimony of a Church leader.

Along the same lines, full-time missionaries are specially called to do missionary work, but that doesn't mean that individual members in private life don't have important missionary contributions to make, too.

- Katya
A: Dear Sarcastic White-

I went and dug out the ol' Gospel Principles class manual, since I knew it said something about this. In Chapter 22, Gifts of the Spirit, pg. 145, it references Doctrine and Covenants 46:13 and talks about "the Gift of Knowing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." It says "This has been the gift of prophets and apostles who have been called as special witnesses of Jesus Christ. However, others are also given this gift." Given that believing the testimony of others is a legitimate gift, though, I'd wager not everyone has this first gift. It could play a large role in what makes the witness of apostles and prophets so "special."

Question #47328 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear Humble Master,

Do you think that when the Captain America movie comes out in 2011, that Stephen Colbert will have permitted the studio to borrow Capt's shield that is up on Colbert's wall?

-A watcher of Colbert.

A: Dear Colbert Watcher

Absolutely. Colbert and Marvel have a great relationship. Colbert has had Joe Quesada, Marvel's editor-in-chief on his show several times, and Marvel gave Colbert Cap's shield following the death of Captain America. Furthermore, Colbert is still running for president in the Marvel universe. They're tight, so it shouldn't be an issue (incidentally, you can briefly see Captain America's shield on Tony Stark's workbench in the Iron Man movie).

-Humble Master
Question #47314 posted on 09/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Every week Winter semester I went to the temple on Thursdays around 2. I grew to love the temple workers down in the baptistry during that time period. It's not that others aren't great as well, I've just grown attached to them--especially the older, but very sweet, man who always does baptisms around 2-4ish (once again, Thursday). I'd like to continue going to the temple at this same time, but this year I might have to have a class then (yay for schedule kinks). I'd at least like to see my cute-old-man-friend still. Does he work another shift? If so, when?

-Loves to see the Temple

A: Dear Loves to see the Temple,

I live within a 5 minute walking distance to the Provo Temple (I assume you are referring to the Provo Temple and not the Timpanogos) and was going to walk over to check out the Thursday shift. However, it seems like you may have asked this question on a Thursday and it will be Thursday when this question posts. I could wait yet another day but I will be at a funeral and this question is over hours just waiting for Thursday anyway. Besides, do you realize how many cute old men work at the temple in the afternoons? I remember a man from when I went Tuesdays at 11 two years ago. For all I know, it's the same guy. I propose you go to the temple as soon as you have time and inquire about your cute-old-man-friend yourself. That way, not only will you have gone to the temple but you will get better information than I can give you.

Hope your schedule's worked out.

- steen