See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, June 26, 2009

I am the recipient of the Honest Scrap Award.



LarryD at A of A awarded me this... meme.
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The rules:
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I) Say "Thanks!" to the presenter of the award and provide a link to their blog. So, to Larry at Acts of the Apostasy: Thanks!!
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II) I am expected to share 10 honest things about myself. I don't know if there are 10 things left, I've spilled my guts about everything I think. But as Larry said, "in the spirit of the award, I will comply."
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Here goes:
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1) I love demerol and other prescription pain relievers - I don't have any and I don't use them, but when I've had surgery and stuff, I finished my prescriptions all up like a good boy! Now that we know Michael probably died from that, I'll be more careful if I ever have to take them again. Beer and Vicodin made a good cocktail, but I never did that again after someone told me cardiac arrest is a dangerous side affect. That was a long, long time ago BTW. Oh! And I only had Demerol once in the erly '80's. Versed is nice - I had that before surgery once. My generation will be easy to euthanize if you just offer us drugs first.
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2) I actually love to sing - I rarely do so in public however, but lately I have joined in when there are Catholic hymns at Mass. (I hate Protestant hymns.) When I was little I was embarrassed about singing and that kind of did me in for the rest of my life. I'm a closet singer now. The cats like it. We do the meow mix song every day at dinner time. I sing many songs in meow talk.
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3) This is a big one. My age. So anyway, I was tellin' the cats, kids are people too.
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4) I always wanted to be an author, but could never think of what to write. (I used part of Larry's answer here.)
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5) On that note - I always wanted to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, but I have never acted - except when I had a job - I used to pretend I actually worked.
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6) I've never been to Paris but I know a lot about it - I've been to the South of France however. If I could go anywhere right now I think I would go back to Italy. (I can't leave the cats however.)
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7) I feel I have failed as a parent. I've never had kids, but I know I would have failed if I had.
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8) My favorite foods are ribeye steak, pasta, eggplant, bread, mussels, organic salads, tempura, chocolate - but not all at once.
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9) When I was little I wanted to be a Franciscan priest, then I discovered the Carmelites and I wanted to be a Carmelite priest. My dad said no and wouldn't let me enter preparatory seminary - so he had me go to public high school, where I lost the faith. (I returned to the Church in 1972 - I knew I wasn't called to be a priest by then.)
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10) I regret everything. You know how people say they regret nothing? "I have no regrets." Whatever - I regret everything.
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So, this is how it ends:
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III) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
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In no specific order I award the following blogs:
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  • A) Tea at Trianon

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  • B) Vultus Christi

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  • C) Fr. Z

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  • D) Western Confucian

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  • E) Rorate Caeli

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  • F) Fr. Blake at St. Mary Magdalen

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  • G) Ken at Hallowed Ground (Despite the fact he retired - it was one of the very best.)

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IV) Inform those 7 that they've been awarded the 'Honest Scrap' Award.
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No, I won't inform them since these blogs are not in the habit of doing memes. I also don't want to show which blogs I awarded because everyone else will feel bad I did not award them.

8 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    Hmmmm. Did you deliberately nominate seven 'blogs that don't normally do memes so that nobody would actually to do it, thereby proving to both the nominated and the non-nominated that though you love us all differently, you also love us all equally? ;)

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  2. Carol3:44 PM

    No one should regret everything--unless it's the only scar we can one day show Him, after He shows us His.

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  3. I believe "relieved" is the proper expression.

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  4. Nicely done, Terry - I knew you would do it! But it seems I've hurt Angela's feelings...I hope she's ok. ;-)

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  5. Passed over again! Damn!

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