Friday the 13th: the Muse Roams Blogland.

Happy Friday the 13th to all of you. Friday is my blogging day, where I can sit back and read catch up on everyone's week. I thought it would be nice to share some of my faviortes with you today:

I have just come back from Roadchick's
Roadtrip, where I LMAO over her spewing pumpkin and Friday the 13th Follies. I'm down to the granny panties, but not desperate enough to do the Man Solution and turn things inside out (after first conducting a Sniff Test), at least as far as undergarments go. Better Half has brought only a few items up from the Dungeon Laundry Cell, so by my visual perspective of the upstairs closet, it would appear sniff tests might come into play this weekend. I'm certain (hoping, praying!) that there is more clean laundry downstairs.

Stopping by
To Love, Honor and Dismay, I saw an interesting article concerning "How not to ask your husband for help." Thank God for Better Half. I may have to motivate him from time to time, but he is not ashamed of running a vacuum or using cleaning liquids. I did crack up over Dr. Andrew's interview on Basil's Blog.

Paris Parfait has delighted my sense once again, and her photograph of La Giralda Cathedral takes my breath away!

I was shocked to hear that someone I knew passed away this week. Although JerryALT and I didn't chat often, I loved his insight into the Jewish faith. David Shelton gave a wonderful
tribute to him in his blog. David has ben working hard on his new book, The Rainbow Kingdom, and it is now available for preorders.

On that note, Michael sent me an autographed copy of his latest work, and I am working on a review of it for Amazon. If I can just get it completed, I will offer a copy to B&Noble. Michael's book can be found at your local book store, or you can order it
here. I will publish my review here once it is completed. Michael also mailed me a copy of his article, Kidnapped in Iraq, which is the story of peace activist James Loney and his partner, Dan. This atricle was published in the August 29, 2006 edition of The Advocate.

Lori~Flower had me grinning as she shared that mother's never cease to mother, even after we have left our roaring twenties. My mother would have done the same. Actually, now that I think about it, Mum never fails to give good advice at least once per phone call.

The Benedict Notes, by AnnieElf, set my heart soaring - the return of the Latin Mass. It's about time! I am probably one of the few people who really enjoys Latin, and the greatest beauty is hearing an entire Mass in that tongue. Many Americans will scorn it, to be certain, but they hardly have a say in it, especially as most of them don't bother to even learn what the Mass is about. They sit quietly and recite prayers and have no clue as to what they are supposed to be thinking as they pray. It is my opinion that the average American Catholic is a pod. Can you tell that I have never been a Vatican II fan? Annie's other blog has a lovely haiku about a blackbird, which I promptly printed.

Darren Naish had an interview on the BBC news, which I missed. He also explores the controversial origins of the family dog, and our views are very similar on that subject.

Finally (for today at least) I ended my reading with
Sunday Scribblings. This week's theme is #29 - If I could stop time. . . and I encourage all of you to check out their blog and post your own entry.

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Annie Jeffries said...

American Catholics as pods! What an image. LMAO. Quanah is in Steubenville this weekend though he is probably on his way home now. He and Erin have an engagement encounter at the University next month and home for the holy season in December. He thinks January might be a do-able time to finally say hello. School starts up at FSU around the 20th so probably shortly after that. That will be so cool you getting to meet Quanah and Erin.

Roadchick said...

The 'chick is glad that you enjoyed the pumpkin - feel free to "borrow" it. It came in an email so the 'chick is not sure who should get the credit.

American Catholics are pods, as a rule; however, it must be mentioned that the Church leaders tend to prefer them that way. The 'chick attended 4 years of Catholic high school and took religion classes for 4 years...and opened the "required" Bible...exactly once, to write her name in it. That being said, the Catholic Mass can be a lovely ritual if one is willing to immerse themselves within it.

sophie said...

Hurrah for the family dog.
(sitting snoozily at my feat
on a little round braided rug
sighing as i sip my tea)

Deb said...

Hi! I do stop by and read your blog quite often - even though I don't usually leave comments.... I always enjoy reading your daily (well, not quite daily - lol!) musings so much :0) Deb

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