Friday, May 29, 2009

RIP Truman Madsen (1926-2009)

Right before I got married, Truman Madsen was my stake president; he gave me my marriage recommend interview. He had me come to his house, a beautiful pad up on the hill west of the stadium, for the interview since he "didn't like conducting interviews in someone else's office."

My recommend interview consisted of two 'questions:'

1. I assume you were truthful in the interview you had with your bishop for this recommend, correct?

2. Bear me your testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

We talked at length after that about what I should expect of married life and why it was important not to quibble over money. Only the eternal stuff mattered.

He was a decent and kind man and I'm saddened by his death.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Limón Mandarina / Rangpur Lime

So, my favorite lemon/lime in the world, the limón mandarina, is impossible to find in the States. I can´t recall ever seeing it. I believe it may be called a Mandarin lime or a Rangpur lime, but the photos I´ve seen of those don´t correspond to what I know.

It has the freshest lime taste you can imagine and is a perfect palatte cleanser.