Saturday, September 30, 2006

John Bosco Youth Day, 'Ante Lunch'

Today was John Bosco Youth Day!!!! It was AWESOME!!!!!! The day started with some music from Martin Doman. Then after a brief formal welcome, we had more music and games: Simon says and Consequences. That was followed by a talk by Fr. Stan Fortuna. It was really cool, his talk was about, well many different things. It was mainly about how so many people are bored in Mass and about the different meanings of the word bored (with some help from "Brother Webster"), which was much more interesting than it sounds. But he branched off in several places and so it was a really cool talk.

Next came some more music from Martin Doman. Some of it was just for fun, but some of his music was actually pretty neat, on the other hand almost any song can be made to fit that description, when sung by 2000 people. Do you know that feeling??? when so many people are singing together and I don't know how to describe it but it is awesome.

It was followed by a brief confession talk, which in turn was followed by a even briefer confession skit. Next was a Stations of the Cross presentation in the form of a video. Holy Hill has a set of outdoor, lifesize Stations of the Cross, so the video (made by my uncle) took us through the stations, with meditations read by the excellent voice of my grandfather. Next came more music and two brief talks, one by a nun and one by a seminarian. Since this post is already quite long I won't go into their talks in detail, but I just wanted to share something that the nun told us. She told us about one time when she was walking in a garden or some such and she looked at one leaf, and was startled by the brightness of it, she looked again and saw it was simply a dew drop, but the sun shone on it and made it glow like the sun, and that it was we should be, we should be the dew, reflecting the radiance of God.
Next was lunch and the talks following it which I will cover in my next post.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I'm Pro-Life!

(I've been learning the wide possiblities of Paint Shop Pro, and thoroughly enjoying it.)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tagged AGAIN!!!!!!!

The Map Guy started a geography meme and he tagged me.

1. A Place You've Visited and Your Favorite Thing there
Vicksburg, and the battlefield tour. It was a really cool tour (even though we didn't finish it being cramped for time) which included a tour of one of the Ironclads, The Cairo.

2. A Country You'd Like to Visit and Why
The british Isles. I know this isn't just one country but on a trip you would almost certainly go to both Ireland and England. Anyways I have dozens of reasons to visit these places, a big reason would be to visit so many historical sites. And of course the scenery is beautiful.

3. A Place From History You'd Like to Visit and Why
American Revolution. I don't have a specific reason, I just think it would be an interesting time. (I do have a lot of other times I would like to visit.)
4. A Place You Know a Lot About
5. A Place You'd Like to Learn More About
6. A Fictional Place You'd Like to Visit
Middle Earth. Sorry Gus I know you did the same thing, but I would of have done it regardless.

Tag five people: GilbertGirl, Jenny, Dr. Thursday, Monkey and mystical_rose_84

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Tagged again

This time for the five things meme by Margaret:

Five things in our freezer:
1. a tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream
2. a tub of blackberry frozen custard (We usually don't have so much ice cream in our freezer)
3. ice cubes
4. frozen veggies
5. two boxes of waffles

Five things in my closet
1. Hardshoes (for irish dance)
2. Many seldom used scrapbooking materials
3. clothes
4. a spare purse
5. numerous boxes for storing assorted junk

Five things in my car
Since I don't have a car, I'll just say our car
1. five rows of seats
2. a broken tape/cd player
3. an old video tape player
4. a road atlas
5. and a wild conglomeration of other items

Five interesting things in my backpack
The only backpack I use on a regular basis probably doesn't have five things in it, and they ceratinly aren't interesting, so I will use the typical backpack for staying overnight with friends
1. at least two books
2. my iPOD
3. a movie
4. a Su Doku book
5. at least five pens/pencils

Five people I tag
1. Jenny
2. The Map Guy
3. mystical rose 84
4. monkey
5. coyote

Sunday, September 17, 2006

My perfect major is...

... journalism, at least according to the 'What is you Perfect major?' quiz, even though dance came out equal. Here are my complete results:

You are an aspiring journalist, and you should major in journalism! Like me, you are passionate about writing and expressing yourself, and you want the world to understand your beliefs through writing.


Saturday, September 16, 2006

Wash for Life

Today is the Wash for Life. In case you haven't heard about it, youth goups across the country are holding car washes today to benifit local pregnecy care centers.
Good Luck to everyone involved!!!!!!! (I wish I was, hopefully there'll be another next year).

Friday, September 15, 2006

A Kate Story

Last night Kate found a belt (one that you tie rather than buckle) that I had made, and a similar dialouge to this followed:

Kate: What's that?
Me: A belt (and I modeled it for her)
Kate: (Giggling) that's a funny belt.
Me: (slightly offended that my handiwork was not satisfactory) No it isn't, here I'll show you (I produced a another of the same style)
Kate: Well the ones that God makes look different.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Picture Summer Toes

This series might take longer than I thought, but anyways here are my winners from picture summer toes. I chose two winners and two runners up this time, There were too many good pictures to choose less:

Winner 1: Toes Aglow
Winner 2: Summertime
Runner-Up 1: tahoe.feet
Runner-UP 2: Summer Toes

And there you have that set. I'm sorry I don't have why I like them but I'm trying not to take to long posting this.

Friday, September 08, 2006

1 year ago today....

..... this blog was created. Unfortunatly I don't have a great post prepared like Dr. Thursday did for his blogg's anniversary. ( And please do read his post, it is really cool)
I have had a wonderful time on the blogosphere, meeting people, mostly Chestertonians who got me more and more interested in Chesterton. One of the most fun thing about blogs (second to meeting people) is getting comments. Here are some of my favorite that I got on this blog:

from Dr. Thursday on my Languages post:

I have completely forgotten to check your blogg - I
forgot all about it! And what a good posting, too. Well, it is still here and I
can comment on it.First, I think it is good for you to study even a made-up
language. Did you know that I have studied perhaps five or more made-up
languages? They are the ones I use(or have used) to program computers! And even
more fun - like Tolkien, I have studied the "inner workings" of how languages
are put together - at least those computer languages! But this is part of what
one must learn in order to study Language - I mean the "science of words" which
is called "philology" (that is what Tolkien studied and taught). That is
different from studying Languages, which is what you indicate by your list.Here
is the list I would like to study, and why:
1. Latin (to read the Aeneid, and the Vulgate
2. Greek (to read Homer, and the New Testament in its
most ancient form available)
3. Hebrew (to read the Old Testament, but especially
the Psalms)
4. Italian (to read Dante)
But these are VAST projects, and at present I do not
expect to go very far at all. At least I can read tiny bits of the first two -
much more Latin than Greek. But someday I will have to spend some time to learn
the Hebrew letters...If I have some time, perhaps I will get to tell a little
about how "language" works over on my blogg. I already started to hint about it
when I wrote about "chirality" - did you read that? I will see what I can

I liked this set of comments on my ChesterTeens post too (I left mine out cause it was boring)

From Sheila:
I am very sad. I just turned 20. So I guess it's no use begging to be let into
ChesterTeens?Well, I got a link on the sidebar at least. I'm not sure how you
heard of me, but I feel special anyway, like some kind of celebrity --
especially after Regina Doman and Dr. Thursday and before the Holy Whapping.

From Dr. Thursday:
Well, Sheila, this is the perfect time for this quote:
"Being a child is not a disease. Even remaining a child is not a disease;
don't you sometimes wish we could all remain children?"[GKC Four Faultless
Felons (Dover) 39]
And I would have also begged to be admitted but I stopped being 19 a little
while ago. Hee hee.

And yet another from Dr. Thursday on my Co-op adventures post

This is excellent! I will forward this idea to the Faculty for Chesterton
University. There is no reason that college kids can't be having just as much
fun. The idea could be readily extended to other disciplines - definitely a way
of getting more laughter into one's education!

So that's about it, thanks to everyone who reads this blog for commenting and making my first year of bloggiong so enjoyable, I look forward to more.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I love this quote

School's starting here and I thought this quote was appropriate:

Daybreak is a never ending glory, getting out of bed is a never ending nuisance.