March 15, 2013
7 quick takes
1 - From 6th grade - college I listened to a lot of records. My dad has a fantastic collection (including every Beatle album released in the US, all in great condition) and one of his Brit music compilation albums included this song. I hadn't heard it in a long time until I was watching the trailer for Warm Bodies.
As an aside, the comments on this video talk about how people found this song because of the movie. Someone commented that The Troggs were pretty underground until Warm Bodies used it. I don't think you can have several #1 songs in the 1960's, including Wild Thing (you know, "Wild Thing, I think I love you. But I want to know for sure...") and still be "underground" but maybe I misunderstand the definition.
2 - I lost 5lbs in one day! It's this new diet I'm on called the flu. Yesterday beginning at 3am I woke every hour, ran to the bathroom, stumbled back in bed, and fell back to sleep. It wasn't until 4pm that I was able to stop my dashes to the bathroom. Today I feel a lot better except that my body aches from lying in bed all day.
3 - Human Life International published an essay I wrote about JF called A Gift From Above. If you'd like to read it (Mom) you can click on over.
4 - I signed up for the "read the Catechism during the Year of Faith via email" thing but I have to confess I wasn't actually reading it until they switched to the YouCat version of the Catechism. It is so easy to read yet profound. For example:
Question 159: What is purgatory?
Purgatory, often imagined as a place, is actually a condition. Someone who dies in God’s grace (and therefore at peace with God and men) but who still needs purification before he can see God face to face is in purgatory.
5 - Pope Francis, you looked a little overwhelmed, maybe even awkward.
6 - I think I need to wrap this up. Our Netflix "Recently Watched" list is embarrassingly full of cartoons from yesterday and this morning. Plus I still feel a little cruddy from this flu thing.
7 - Thanks, Jen, for hosting!