Friday, June 29, 2007
Yeah, add Coast Guard to the long list of hats I have to wear as a mother. Where was his mother? Oh, she was the one squealing and giving her father a heart attack.
May I suggest the pretty little net that most civilized people use when transferring fish? I'm sure it won't break the bank.
The excitement over, and the fish doing whatever it is that fish do, we settled back to admire his new digs.
Stay tuned for the serialized adventures of Splaish, and his new girlfriend, Splish, who is currently a little undone by the whole experience. They are living in separate homes until the courting period is over and she is introduced into the condo....
That countdown to the right of this blog has been counting down to his ordination in the morning. I'm sure it's been an incredible journey for him. It's a pretty irreversible commitment that he's making, and so, the lengthy process of discernment comes to an end, and in less than 24 hours he'll be starting a whole new one.
LOL, isn't that life? We get out of one pickle in time to jump into a whole new pickle.
I am confident that he will do his best. Best wishes and always, always, prayers.
Check out these Men in Black.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Yeah, give the guy some traffic, post a comment or 10, give him some love. Anybody with a name long enough to get two nicknames deserves the attention.
After all, his name is Wenceslao.
Don't ever make a snide comment about my name.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Well, hell, anything past 7:30 pm is late for me....
I digress--we were discussing crass comments. Those of you easily offended, or too curious to back away, here's the story, unedited: we tend to call breasts around here, well, breasts. Not boobies, not ya-yas, and certainly not that other word that interestingly enough offends the eldest to the point of anger. Strange issues, but I'm digressing again.
Anyway, vocabulary now being established, we can move to the scenario this evening. Those of you who know the three women in this household may have delicately, if discretely noticed that we are not wanting in the breast area. Oh sure, delightful when the ladies are young, but I...sorry...I do seem to go off on tangents today....
Anyway, back to the story at hand. Being an affectionate family, we do tend to hug an awful lot. The physics of the situation require a bit of forethought in order to execute a hug that actually resembles a hug, instead of one of those awkward "kindof" hugs, and as a result the middle one and I have taken to calling a position, top or bottom, for the placement of ...well, I think you get the picture. What can I say? It entertains us, and serves a practical purpose after all.
Today, as the tallest went to hug the shortest, I heard from afar that there was no need to call it.
"I have the Alpha-breasts. I'm always on top."
You can't say I didn't warn you.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Oh, and pay close attention to the Holy Land Paparazzi. Ha!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
There was a lovely article on Greg and Jennifer (from Rosary Army) in the Rockdale Citizen this weekend, and I even got a little mention in there--it's pretty amazing to see the attention we're getting for That Catholic Show, and it's especially fun to be so behind the scenes that I retain anonymity--I don't think I could hide my disappointment if somebody trashed the show, but that anonymity has gotten me some very nice comments! Awesome!
And so, I posted a Monday Musings over at the HQ page of Rosary Army, and wonder at the internet's role in evangelization, plus give a plug to SQPN. Here's a blurb from today's post:
Those diligent monks who copied and illustrated Bibles and other tomes were theAnyway, that's part of what I'm doing lately that has occupied what's left of my free time. Maybe I'll be adding some new stuff here in the next few weeks.
first Xerox machines. The epistles, especially from St. Paul, were the first mass mailings, intended for a large group as he reached out to newly-formed Christian communities. Can you imagine what Paul would do today with an email address book? Bishop Fulton Sheen, too, used the communications medium of his day to reach millions of people, first with a weekly radio broadcast in the 1930’s, and later with two long-running television shows, in the 1950’s and then again in the 1960’s. He even won an Emmy!
It’s no surprise that our beloved Pope John Paul II should declare that we “enter into this modern and ever more replete communications network with realism and confidence … convinced that, if it is used with competence and conscientious responsibility, it can offer useful opportunities for spreading the Gospel message.”
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The term is over and while I can't exactly say I have a bunch of free time on my hands, it does release me from the teaching and grading duties, so I hope to be able to pursue some writing over the course of the next couple of weeks. I've really neglected any significant posts here even though there were more than a few bloggable moments (such a cheesy thing to say, sorry).
Anyway, let's look at some really cool stuff that is happening around here. First, take a look at the countdown on the right side of this entry. Jaime will be ordained in 16 days. Sixteen days! How great is that? Yay, Jaime!
Next, of course, is the exciting release of Season One of That Catholic Show. It's available on YouTube, so you definitely should check it out. I'm working on a couple of scripts now, and it's the most writing fun I've had in a while. We'll be filming a scene this afternoon, so if you want to be in an episode, we sure could use the "extras."
Check out the links:
Episode One: Sit, Stand, and Kneel
Episode Two: Candles and Light
Episode Three: Night of the Living Catechism
Episode Four: Charity and Mercy
We've started painting the deck in the back yard, and that has turned into a mission. It's finally raining around here--not enough, but things are wet. Can't paint a wet deck. Sheesh. Yet another unfinished home project. I'm going to give it another try this evening, since it won't get dark for a while (unless of course, we get another thunder storm).
This weather reminds me of the way things were in Miami--a brief and violent thunder shower in the middle of the afternoon that soaked everything, and then--voila, out comes the sun and everything is back to the oppresive searing heat and sun of summer. Sometimes I get nostalgic about that, so I take a stroll down the produce aisle at Publix. There's no lightening, and the thunder is always the same, but I appreciate the light misting.
Well, that's all for the moment. I gotta go to a faculty meeting. I'm sure there's nothing significant to be said there; I suspect it's a headcount to make us come to work. Tee-hee.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Off to work. That right headlight seems a little weak. How come I never noticed that?
See that stack of papers in my arms? Those are final exams that I still need to grade.
Check it out! I used up all the ink. All of it. I usually lose the pen before that happens. It was a long and tedious session, believe me.
I think McDonald's might have been healthier than this Philly Cheese Grease in a bun ready to soak up any grease that might have escaped my arteries. It was good.
Wanted to include The Boy in my pictures. We had a nice chat about fishing and letting his little cousin beat on him. I had a conversation simultaneously with a few other people, including Jennifer--the caricature on my computer is actually her. In the shameless plug department, you should go check out That Catholic Show.
Look Ma, no hands. I promise I was at a stop light.
The obligatory commute. Isn't my neighborhood green?
These lovely ladies put up with my abuse and never threw me out. That is the championship VBS team of all time. Wah-Hoo!
Job applications or something. I dunno. She seemed happy enough to pose.
This isn't a secret at all, but I am always intrigued by the turtles that perch on this log in the middle of our lake. Doesn't it look like a gator?
Saturday, June 09, 2007
If you're not familiar with what I'm doing today, go check out Rosary Army. Click on the litle video picture and you'll see us working!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Anyway, poor little rich girl went to jail, got out of jail, and seems to be headed back to jail.
Whatever ever happened to celebrities who had talent?
Even George Hamilton, lately known for his freaky orange skin and apparently nothing else, has a pretty decent filmography. What does Paris have? Nothing more than the media's attention.
I'll throw in the towel if she ever gets her own square on Hollywood Squares.
update: She was sent back to jail screaming and crying. Read the circus here.
Anyway, here I am in "that" now, and getting just a bit agitated by the looming deadline and the unfinished stack of papers. Oh, plus I collected term papers today. That was my fault, lousy timing and all that, but I still have to do it.
Naturally, there is a multitude of other stuff that requires my attention, so here I am...blogging instead of doing it. Ah, the joy of passive-aggressive procrastination.
You can't make me do it. You can't make me do anything.
I'm going to play Spider Solitaire.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
As my brother Danny would say, "I got nuthin."
And so, it is nuthin that I share with you today. Perhaps we can revel in that?
Monday, June 04, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Feel free to make a literal translation of it.