Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Conference birthdays

Please allow me to kvetch for a moment about general conference scheduling.

For those with birthdays during the first weeks of April and October (and the last days of March and September), weekend birthdays are consistently wrecked by general conference wiping out the first weekend of those months.

Further, for women with birthdays during the last week of September, Saturday birthdays are sucked away by general relief society meetings—and this affects guys with birthdays then, too, ’cause it means that their wives or girlfriends are swiped out of their lives if their birthday happens to fall on a Saturday.

So i guess what i’m wondering is why we don’t mix it up a little—show a little love to those of us with birthdays in the 23 September to 7 October and 31 March to 7 April spans every few years by letting us celebrate without guilt.


Heather the Mama Duk said...

See, now, I see it a totally different way. I am one of those who has a first week of April birthday and, oddly enough, I also have a child with a first week of October birthday.

And I love it.

Because it means I don't ever have to go to church on my birthday. (And I have been known to skip conference sessions... I mean you can always listen/watch/read later, right?)

Heather the Mama Duk said...

And, bonus, if you listen/read/watch later you can do just the talks and skip all those MoTab moments.

Juls said...

I wouldn't mind it. You can always watch conference online or record it and watch it later. Go celebrate, go out of town and do something fun. Or hey, celebrate longer than just that 1 weekend. :)

Sorry, I don't know you, just found you while blog hopping. Have a great birthday though!

John said...

While we're at it, let's move Christmas around a bit also. It sucks to be born on or near Christmas.

David B said...

The worst was when Jeanne was in a relief society presidency—i never had her anywhere around me for my birthdays.

But i like John’s (possibly tongue-in-cheek) suggestion—let’s move everything around! Make everything as movable as Easter—have holidays and general conferences and such follow a lunar calendar or something.