The youth in our stake put on a... thing? I don't know what it was exactly. Maybe a pageant? In honor of Joseph Smith's 200th birthday. I asked Mom if it might be a little early, since he was born on December 23rd, but she said her sister's stake in Alabama had already done their thing in honor of Joseph Smith's 200th birthday. I'm still a little confused, but what can I do?
So we went to go see the thing because Sarah was in it. She was in one of the dance numbers and she got to sing a solo in one of the songs. It was actually really good, but I didn't want to admit it because I was already in a bad mood from various things going on, and because part of those various things involved us being there an hour and a half early, during which time we saw the youth rehearse their entrance and exit, and I had issues with the director's decision on how the youth were to dress for this performance. And that was a run-on sentence.
Anyway, for some reason, most of the girls were wearing modern clothes with pioneer-style aprons over them, which really made me wonder why they couldn't have figured a way to get pioneer dresses for all the girls, especially because some of the girls were in fact wearing pioneer dresses. And most of the boys had their ties tied on funny to make it look more nineteenth century. It wasn't working for me. But the music was really good, and they all performed pretty well, so overall it was a good show.
There was also this woman there who sat next to us because that's where there were two empty seats. When she walked by us, she said that she didn't know us, so we introduced ourselves, and then she asked us if we go to church. My first instinct was to say no, and in fact I did, and Athena added that we were apostate, but fortunately(?) Mom had distracted her enough by that time that she didn't hear us. We do wonder what her reaction would have been. But dude, just because she doesn't know us, her first assumption is that we don't go to church? What kind of psycho logic is that? Then she sat next to Athena and seemed to have no concept of personal space, so we continued to be annoyed with her for the rest of the night. She just reminded me of...well, of Steve. And I could go off about people like her forever, but fortunately for you all the Daily Show starts in five minutes, so I'll cut myself off.
It really was a good show, though we wish they had included a Japanese flag in their parade of flags at the end. And tonight I'm thankful for good shows, Fantasmic!, Remember (the current fireworks show at Disneyland), Believe (a previous fireworks show at Disneyland), and Mickey Mouse.