Thursday, July 15, 2010

7 Quick Takes

It wasn't a good idea to check on my daughter before PT on Thursday. Next thing I knew she was awake demanding food, drink and TV, but I had to leave so that meant waking up Hephzibah. This might not sound like a big deal but I had to leave just before 6 AM.
I have been reading The Count of Monte Cristo with my wife, we take turns picking books to read together, and even though its an abridged version it feels like the book that never ends. Don't get me wrong; I am enjoying the book, but I never seem to have the time to make a dent in it. I am definitely enjoying it more than The Gospel According to Biff. Each page of that was more painful/blasphemous than the page before it.
If you want to sound smart (or perhaps annoying) you always start saying welkin instead of sky. They mean the same thing, but no one obviously says welkin anymore.
I just got done writing a nine page paper. Its amazing how being told that you have to do something makes it not fun anymore. I would have studied the Battle of Cowpens for fun, but being told to do it and write a paper killed the fun factor.
I posted a trivia question about a month ago: What is the only country in the world without a Latin Rite Catholic diocese? The answer is Eritrea. There are eparchies, but no dioceses. Don't ask me how I know these things.
I posted another Saint Quiz about a month ago. No one has yet answered it. The saint portrayed was St Maron. He is the namesake for the Maronite rite.
I bought the book "Pope-Pourri". I like a lot of the trivia and history in it, but the author seems to spend an inordinate amount of space on Papal scandal, statistics on how many priests are in favor of married clergy and statistics on how many nuns are in favor of women priesthood. I wish that I hadn't bought it.

God bless all who read my ramblings,


Rachel said...

You remind me that "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" was originally "Hark, How All the Welkin Rings". Normally I prefer the original words of a hymn, but in this case I think it was a wise change. :)

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

I did not know that. I agree it was a change for the better, but it is cool to learn that.