Friday, March 22, 2013
7 Quick Takes
1 - Van Morrison + The Chieftains = AWESOME! (I was going to post this last week for St. Patrick's Day but like I mentioned earlier I totally dropped the ball on that feast day.)
2 - Since I laugh at fart jokes, we should all be worried.
3 - I have this problem where I am always getting teeny tiny holes in my shirts, right on my belly. I have no idea how I'm doing this but I just got a new maternity t-shirt that I wanted to wear every other day for the next solid year and now it has two little snags. So...Question for people who sew and mend: can I save it?
4 - Bangs. Are they still in? Like, the look below, that's kinda classic and will always look good, right? Or is it just because she's pretty and wearing a nice scarf. Oye. I wish I was good at this fashion and style crap.
5 - Here's something I love about Jimmy Akin: he's never snarky. Here's another thing: when he writes he isn't trying to be clever - a sin many of us bloggers commit, trying to be clever not being clever. He also doesn't join in the he said / she said blog posts. Jimmy Akin just writes to inform and his posts usually (all that I can think of in recent history at least) seek to only do that. He's not jumping to conclusions, he gives the benefit of the doubt, he uses good sources and quotes, he's not being gossipy, he clarifies. For an example, read his latest column at the National Catholic Register.
6 - Regarding the use of the word 'crap' above. I say 'crap' and 'butt' and 'shoot' and think nothing of it. However, I've been told that 'crap' and 'shoot' are just as bad as 'shit' to a lot of people and that 'butt' is just as bad as 'ass'. Are you in this camp? While all of us can agree that 'f---' is definitely offensive and vulgar, it's interesting to me that some of the other words are up to discussion.
7 - My to-do list today is: dust, clean two spots on the carpet, put away laundry, bake banana bread, nap. The reward for doing all these things will be going to the Fish Fry at my parish tonight, with the additional bonus of my Grandpa paying for my family if we get there by 5:40pm. WE WILL NOT BE LATE!