1 - I'm a little embarrassed to tell you that I had never heard this song before it was on Glee. I think it's fabulous, hope you do too!
2 - Despite my better judgement I have started watching The Walking Dead. I actually started it a long time ago, had to stop during the first 15 minutes and then left it alone for a long time. I'm not sure why but I decided to go back to it again. I got through the first 3 episodes, didn't sleep very well, and so returned to the island (that's code for "I started watching Lost again."). But tonight, while I did dishes, I watched another zombie-full episode. Travis will be forced to come to bed at the same time as me tonight.
|And you are stupid to watch zombie shows right before bed, Bonnie!|
3 - Watching The Walking Dead wouldn't have been hard 15 years ago, or even 20 years ago when I thrilled in being scared. I think two things have changed that for me #1 - I have become more aware of how real creepy, evil things are around us. #2 - I have become a mother. To combine #1 and #2 with an example: When my kids have nightmares I am sure to mark their foreheads and beds with the sign of the cross, say the St. Michael prayer, and to speak aloud the Name of Jesus.
4 - I told a friend - her oldest is in his early 20's - about how the zombie show has me worried about a possible zombie apocalypse and how horrible it would be if my kids turned into zombies or if I turned into zombies or if we had to live in a boarded up house fighting off zombies all the time. And my friend looked off into the distance and sincerely said, "I think I can honestly say that I have never had that fear before."
5 - Enough about zombies! Let me tell you something that happened with our phone:
To begin I must tell you this simple fact - we are poor. In an effort to cut expenses and not go on food stamps we decided to get rid of one of our cell phones. We have a home phone for emergency purposes and Travis and I decided that we could share a cell phone and ask people to call us on the landline more often. So to make a long story short, we're saving over $30 a month, but we both still have cell phones and a better plan than we had before!
6 - Today I'm speaking at the Catholic Press Association Midwest Regional Conference. Woo-hoo! They asked me to speak for about 15 minutes... I'm gonna try my best to keep it at that!
7 - Here's a few links I loved this past week:
Simcha Fisher's "Much Ado About Vocations"
Edmund Mitchell's "All Hipsters Eventually Become Catholic"
Sam Harris' "On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God"