Archive for August 2009

Just for Laughs

August 23, 2009

OK, enough with the cute pictures of dogs and cats with hilarious captions and the grousing about my medical problems. It’s time for this blog to regain the moral and intellectual high ground with . . . superhero parody videos! Yeah, that’s it! That’s the ticket! I blundered across this yesterday on YouTube and thought it was hilarious.

To be perfectly honest, I always did think Wonder Woman was a little bit on the lame side. Glad somebody else thinks so too.

Two Blogs Go Black

August 21, 2009

Two giants of the Catholic blogosphere, Amy Welborn and Dawn Eden, have decided to bring their blogs to an end. I’ll let them explain why. I’m sure they had good reasons, but I will miss both of them.

Third-rate hacks like me are still available, however. 🙂

Dawn announced she was going on a permanent blogging vacation almost a month ago, but I kept checking back every so often in the forlorn hope that perhaps she had reconsidered her decision. No such luck.

As for Amy, I hadn’t checked on her blog in a while, and was surprised to find during a quick visit to her site that she had decided to call it quits.

We’ll miss you, ladies. Be well, and God bless you both. Thank you for all you have done to make the internet a saner, more humane, more Christlike place.

Pax vobiscum.

Cheezeburger of Teh Day

August 18, 2009

funny pictures of dogs with captions
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Cheezeburger of Teh Day

August 10, 2009

cute pictures of puppies with captions
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Sign Her Up for the Schola Cantorum!

August 6, 2009

Tangle (formerly called GodTube, I think) sent me this video, and I thought it was too cute not to share. Yes, she is singing the version of The Lord’s Prayer found in the King James Bible, which means she’s probably not Catholic, but hey, she’s only two! Things could change.

Makes you think, doesn’t it? Have you said your prayers today? Even more importantly, have you made sure your kids have said their prayers today?

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

August 4, 2009

A member of my Legion of Mary group very graciously presented me with a George Foreman Grill recently (on my birthday no less) and last night and today I finally had a chance to try it out. I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “grill,” I start thinking, “hamburgers,” and the instruction book just happened to include a recipe for “George Foreman Power Burgers” (with your choice of vegetables and seasoned bread crumbs added to the meat) that I just had to try. I bought just over a pound of ground chuck and a white onion and made the bread crumbs myself. I followed the cooking directions and last night produced two rather tasty burgers with all the fixin’s (cheese, lettuce, ketchup, mustard, pickles), a very satisfying, if somewhat messy meal. I just had another plain burger for lunch, and cooked and froze the remaining meat in a rather oversized patty that I’ll reheat later, either in the microwave or the toaster oven.

My only complaint about the whole process is that the plastic spatula provided and recommended for use with the grill is pretty darn useless. Using it is like trying to flip your burger with a credit card. Otherwise, I’m looking forward to grilling all sorts of goodies. Now, I have the option of being able to prepare a slow-cooked meal in my new crock pot, or to cook something fairly quickly on the grill. Recipes and tips will be gratefully accepted.

Mass Appeal

August 2, 2009

I went to Mass today for the first time in several weeks after a long illness. I’m still not fully recovered, but I consider the fact that I felt well enough to go to church an encouraging sign. More news as it becomes available and events warrant. That is all.