To cross the bookstore to go out the exit by the library, one had to pass through the chocolate department. In fact the chocolate department was right in the middle of the store, and all of the possible paths to go anywhere seemed to pass through it. A strong and irresistibly delicious smell of chocolate saturated the entire region of the candy counter. Amy's boyfriend Jake had joked that it was because Mormons aren't allowed any real drugs that they wildly overdo it on the minor ones that are allowed, like chocolate. This time I managed to escape the siren call of the chocolate counter without buying anything, but I wasn't always so lucky.
Walking out the door I passed a distribution stand for the school newspaper, the Daily Universe. The cover story was about a devotional that one of the General Authorities had given at BYU. I wished that I could instead pick up a copy of the more lively independent weekly, the Student Review, but unfortunately they were forbidden from distributing on campus at all. One had to go all the way out to the border of campus to one of the entrances to pick up a copy.
I headed to the Eyring Science Center. When I arrived, the class before mine still hadn't let out yet, so I milled around the entry area looking at the various displays in the display cases as I normally did while waiting. One of the displays was about Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television. Farnsworth was a source of pride to Mormons in general because, like the author Orson Scott Card, he was a Mormon who had produced something of value recognized outside of Mormon circles. Of course at the rate that the church was growing, there would certainly be many more such examples in the future.
Physics class eventually started, and after that I had Humanities. All in all, the rest of the day was pretty uneventful considering the secret of my strange hair.
In the evening I finished my homework early since I had some free time to get work done on Monday afternoons. I decided to go see if any of my friends were up to anything interesting.
Amy and Cindy's door was partially open, which was the signal that they weren't busy and that it would be okay to come in and join them. I came in and took a seat on the bed. They were talking about Amy's boyfriend Jake.
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