in about two or three weeks i will get a white envelope in the mail. it will be from the city i was born in, the state capital of utah, and the headquarters of my crazy religion. it will say, on the nice church letterhead, something like this:dear sister, you are hereby called to serve in the such and such mission, in such and such city, country, for a period of 18 months, leaving behind all other personal affairs. you will report to the missionary training center on wednesday, such and such a date, 2007. etc, etc. sincerely, the first presidency and quorum of the twelve apostles of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints. and that means, that on such and such a date, i will disappear from life as i currently know it; give up such privileges as wearing trousers, watching movies, talking to complete strangers on the internet, and going for walks by myself; and instead take up a diet of scripture, service, and teaching, possibly learning a foreign language. it's going to be weird. the decision to do this hasn't been exactly easy, though it wasn't exactly hard either. i guess mostly my going on this mission is just the thing that happens next. i'm anxious. i'm a little frightened. i don't know what will happen to me while i'm wearing that little black name tag, representing this church. i don't know where i will go. but it is only eighteen months, anyway. i'll survive, i'm sure. i started a whole thread for this topic because it is traditional to take a moment and present a guess to the missionary-to-be about which of the 300+ world-wide missions he or she might be called to serve in. and so i open the field for anyone here who might care to throw out a prediction. there is a list of all the currently operating missions in the church, if you like. i'll let you all know when the white envelope shows up and what it has to tell me.