Friday, September 17, 2010

Tenemos Un Meaty-Meaty

You know that episode of Friends where Phoebe talks about lobsters? Well, long ago Bingham (my best friend and dearest mission companion) and I decided that we are like friend lobsters. Like, if we could be sealed to a friend for time and all eternity, Bing and I would be sealed to eachother.

And as wonderful as she is and as much as I love her, I am terrible at remembering her birthday! It is tomorrow, September 18th. She will be 30. Anyway, for years I’ve had it in my head that her birthday was October 18th and one year, I called her on October 19th and said, “Bing, I’m such a jack-ass. I forgot to call you on your birthday yesterday.” And she said, “No Judd. You are a jack-ass because you forgot to call me on my birthday a month ago.” And that’s my Bing.

So, in an attempt to redeem myself to her (I cannot blog everyone's birthday, but I owe it to Bing after all my birthday failings!), this post is to commemorate Bingham’s 30th birthday. I will follow the format set out by the primary for the birthday spotlight.

Name: Alicia Bingham Loor

Favorite Color: well, I’m not sure. That’s weird of me. But, she looks great in blue.

Favorite Food: Chifa, last time we lived together.

Favorite Thing To Do: Bing loves to be with her daughter, Evelyn, and her dog, Raya. She spends a lot of time caring for her family. She loves to read and is very, very intelligent. She also loves rugby because she is a total bad-A!

Favorite Place To Go: Bing likes to go to Ecuador. And any lake. She loves swimming (and water skiing).

Favorite Primary Song: Well, we didn’t do much primary together, but we did have to sing a lot of duets in Carapungo (every Sunday, as it were!).

Favorite Scripture Story: Bingham knows everything about the scriptures. If you make reference to some vague verse, she will be able to tell you exactly what book, chapter, and verse it is. She is amazing that way.

Something Fun For Others To Know: Bingham and I bonded our very first hour together when we somehow found out that our moms did the very same dances when we would go to Old Navy with them. She even re-enacted it for me, and it was flawless. Bingham has the ability to make anyone laugh about anything at all.

Bingaling, you are amazing. I love so much and am so thankful that you were born. Happy Birthday!


  1. I guess because this post is about ME, that I should comment and say, yes, I agree. I am the best person in the world. EVER.

    I mean, that's what you were trying to say in this post, correct? I mean, only good people would call their best friend an ass!

    So I thought I would clear up her "primary spotlight" of me and show you just how right Judd was:

    I love the color green, but I wear lots of blue eye shadow. . .because Judd told me I look good in it. Seriously, that's the only reason. And she taught me how to put it on. And I put it on everyday asking her if it was too much. She always said no, until that one day. I would like to know what I really looked like.

    She was dead on with my "favorite things to do", "favorite places to go" and "favorite food". I love LOVE LOOOOOVE chifa. I dream about it sometimes. Oh, chifa, why do you torment me so by only being available in Ecuador?

    She is wrong about the scriptures thing. Seriously, seriously wrong.

    And I would have to say that we bonded the first second we became comps and I picked her up from the Institute building. I knew that all the lies I had been told about her were false and I knew that we were going to have an amazing rocking time. And I was right. Carapungo duets, trash piles and Galapaguitos rocking time.

    Thank you for dedicating this post to me! And thank you for being such a great friend. I feel truly TRULY blessed that you call me your lobster. Many others more deserving want the title. But I'm holding on to it forever. BACK OFF MY LOBSTER TITLE!!

    Love you!!

    And for companionship study, I am going to read. . . this pen

  2. YAY! What a great post honoring the great Alicia! I want to be there if you guys ever DO get sealed together. :D Alicia, I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Lots of love!


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