Look, I know I'm not the best Mormon ever. But the key point is, I think, that I'm also not the worst.
But I'm curious about something. I mentioned the other day to a friend that I have certain rules when it comes to church attendance. I can stay home if it has the word "conference" in it. I can stay home if I'm on vacation -- and since my new home is Austin, "vacation" includes time spent back in Salt Lake City or Kaysville. And I can stay home roughly once every other month or so, just for a personal break.
The first two habits were instilled to me by my parents, though I am sure they will deny this. The third was suggested by my first RA in college, who said that she made it a habit to skip one class a week on principle. Since she was a physics major on scholarship, I trusted her advice and it worked out fairly well. I have merely extended this principle to all other areas of my life.
In general, this means that my church attendance hovers around a comfy 82%: a B-minus, if you will.
However, my friend was SHOCKED and APPALLED at this admission. Really, you would have thought I said that I don't like frilly aprons that cost more than dresses.
Anyone else out there in BlogLand have a special church rule they use to maintain sanity?