Saturday, March 29, 2008

Squirrel wedding...


Two of my squirrels got married today.
Actually they mated without ceremony. Since they were born last summer, I regarded them as brothers. I fed them all winter and they often sun themselves on top of Our Lady's shrine outside my door. They are unique in that each has blond ears. Yesterday I saw them wrestling and chasing one another, although I was surprised brother squirrels would stay together like that. This morning I noticed the boys doing something else, and I finally realized they are not brothers at all - but one is male and one is female. The female is sitting on the roof of the shrine sunning herself as I write this.
"Tooweet! Tooweet!"

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Poetry Thursday is back!

Something so right.
.

They've got a wall in china,

Its a thousand miles long -

To keep out the foreigners they made it strong -

And I've got a wall around me

That you can't even see...
.

When something goes wrong

I'm the first to admit it -

.

And the last one to know.

When something goes right -

Well its likely to lose me,

Its apt to confuse me,

Because its such an unusual sight... - Paul Simon

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Amazing look-a-likes...







I think there is a striking resemblance between Margaret Sanger and Jim Caviezel. He should play her in the movie someone ought to do on her life.

For Elena...

Marie-Antoinette makes it to Le Grand Palais!

Elena of Tea At Trianon must be sent to Paris immediately!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I knew Joe was nuts...


Excessive emails and text are a sign of mental illness!
PEOPLE who send excessive texts and emails may have a mental illness, according to an article in a leading psychiatric journal.

As more people leave the office computer, only to log on as soon as they get home, the American Journal of Psychiatry has found addiction to text messaging and emailing could be another form of mental illness. - News.com


Yep - this confirms my suspicion that most bloggers, as well as Joe and Danielle are wacko.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The drive-time Diva...

Cathy of Alex on her way to work.

Blogs I think are over...

And why.

This one, AR1 - it has been for quite sometime.

Adrienne - The FBI finally caught up with this Mafiosa prima-donna!
Cafeteria is Closed - he didn't do well on the blog awards thing this year. Way too liberal and self-serving.

Sancte Pater - Arrested for defamation.

Roving Medievalist - Finally returned to the asylum.

Tom - He'll be offline after it's revealed he isn't really in Vegas.
Veritas Splendor - she's going into a monastery! Praise God!

Angela - Going back to Beauty School to be a manicurist.

St. Monica's - Hospitalized for post-partem after backing her car into Lake Como.

Psycho Home-schooling Mom - Very ugly clothes and Victorian ideals - verging on child abuse.

June Cleaver - Betty Ford.
Wild Reed - OMIGOSH! Dissident dish and he likes Marty Haugen?! Who knew gay men could have such bad taste?
Way of A Pilgrim - I think the pilgrim is dead.

Recovering Dissident - She's opening a dance school... after prison and rehab.

Jeron's blog : "You can call me Charlene" - What can I say?

Ray - His cover has been blown - he's been a double agent for the archdiocese.

Joanna Writes - Does anyone other than her nieces and nephews care? (I think they do.)

Crescat - No one bought the trad thing and she's pissed.
Athanasius - He posted his profile photo.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

How I spent my Easter...

After the Easter bunny left.

Holy Saturday I shoveled snow - well, I actually played in it. I did indeed clear the driveway and the sidewalks - I live on a corner, so it is a lot to shovel. I was careful to build up Ice Mountain and partially cover the rabbit house. Then I loaded it with the final bunch of plastic eggs filled with candy. All the candy has been picked up today. (After the snow melts, and the wood dries out, I intend to burn down the rabbit house - they won't need it any longer now that Easter is here.)
Anyway, I took a short nap, got up and prayed for awhile, then I showered and went to the grocery store. It was crowded - kind of. I noticed a lot of women with lists and they were buying things for Easter dinner. I kept running into 3 sisters who were obviously getting together for Easter - and cooking together. They were kind of fighting - the older sister wanted to buy much more bakery than the others. They actually got in my way several times. I smiled at the younger sister - obviously still single, who was very bored with the other two - she knew I knew.
Got home - put away groceries, cleaned up and headed out for the Easter Vigil which began at 7:30 PM. I got there early to spend time in Our Lady's chapel. The vigil went okay, a couple of things mixed up - but it was okay. I liked it. I was happy I went - it was nice to see the baptisms and confirmations - very edifying. I appreciate reverts and converts much better now. I was also happy to see other guys wearing jeans. I almost didn't stay after I saw a few guys in suits. But several husbands showed up in jeans, and so I felt more at home. I don't care what people say - I hate the big emphasis on dressing up. It is perhaps the most unfriendly thing about religious people, that they insist people dress a certain way.
Anyway - I got home, broke my fast with a drink and pizza and went to bed.
Today I got up and watched CBS Sunday Morning - I love that show. Although I can't remember what was on - except for Lenny Kravitz. He's a phony. He's not really a rock person - well he is - but he's total fashion, Madison Ave., a Bergdorf Blondes type of rock star. That's right - he is a phony.
So, then I checked out Drudge and posted a couple of things on the blog - they haven't shown up yet - they were videos and sometimes they don't post immediately. I had a huge breakfast and took another nap. I wanted to go to Walgreen's afterwards but decided against it.
I love going to Walgreen's on holidays - that's weird, isn't it. (Yeah, that's not a question.) It's kind of a lonely guy thing to do. I look at their DVD's, sometimes page through the magazines - sometimes they have really good Musak. Many times I listen to stuff I haven't heard for years. Once they seemed to be playing all Lisa Stansfield's hits - that was fun. The toys area is especially cool, in fact, Walgreen's is where I bought all of my Napoleon Dynamite talking pens. I once bought a princess crown there for my former boss. (I miss her!)
So anyway - I didn't go to Walgreen's because the cats and I decided to pray.
Later I did some more blog stuff and then it was time for 60 Minutes - I love that show. But I'm writing this. Gotta go!

It's Easter!

Lent is so over!

I'm so happy Lent is over. I love Lent, but I've wanted to write more silly, lightehearted things, but because it was Lent, my postings have been very serious; often dry, intellectual, and/or spiritual musings - yep! on all of my blogs - "no foolishness" has been the rule! No funny business for me during Lent. But now I can write about all the fun things I've been pondering, plans for the future, and all of that.


(Photo: "Peep Show" sent to me by my angel-nephew Todd.)




My Easter Lamb


Hoppy Easter!

Mad as a March hare I tell you!