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28 September 2004
We few, we happy few
For a couple years now, a small group of us have been holding an occasional gathering to do a dramatic reading of various Shakespeare plays. It's been a lot of fun, and the reading of King Lear even brought about my jelly-pinched moniker. Doesn't require any acting--just the ability to read and speak.

One thing we've been lacking, however, is voices. Though it can be quite comical when someone ends up in a conversation with himself, there are often just too many roles in the Bard's plays for 5 or 6 people to manage. So, onward to the point! Knowing there are several bloggers in the DFW area (like, oh, I dunno, the ladies of
Summa Mamas and Princess Mommy), we're hoping we might be able to rope some others into the fun.

We're shooting for a once-a-month sort of thing, time and schedules permitting, of course. If anyone can't make one, there'll be others. Currently, we're holding one Saturday evening, October the 9th, and we'll be reading Henry V. Anyone interested, please leave a comment or email me or Flambeaux or StitchWitch, at whose home it'll be held so their little one can be free-range.
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27 September 2004
Along with several other members of our parish, Flambeaux took off today for Rome in order to attend the
Beatification of Karl of Austria. Oh, how I wish kashi and I could go! Sigh. Alas, the budget does not allow for even an important event like this. Still, when your parish priest is a longtime friend of the son (Otto) of the last emperor of Austria, who is about to be beatified, you really wanna be there. Also, there's that whole missing-out-on-the-Rome-semester-at-UD thing to contend with. But we shall go someday. May not be for a Beatification, but Italy's certainly in our future.

Here's wishing all the pilgrims headed to Rome a grand and safe journey.
Jelly Pinched Wolf   4:12 PM
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Jelly Pinched Wolf   1:02 PM
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Today's going to be a heavy blogging day, it would seem. Many things to post and not a whit of desire to work. Just don't expect much from me the rest of this week.

Two more friends from outside the blogosphere have managed to get themselves caught in its gravitational pull. A hearty welcome to
celogomama and Convivialdingo!
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Man on Fire
And I shall let his letter speak for itself. Beautiful.

KEATING: "Catholic Answers will not be intimidated!"

via Jeanetta of De Fidei Oboedientia
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23 September 2004
'Nother Request
I just found out a friend of ours, Stephanie, has been hospitalised for a reaction to an OTC medication a few days ago. No more details than that, alas. Please pray for her quick recovery, as well as for her husband Roger and their family. I know I'll be praying up a storm this day.
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22 September 2004
Please pray for my cousin, mother of three (the third being a recent arrival), who is currently suffering from a crushed disc in her lower back. My aunt is helping her out right now, but it's kinda in limbo as to whether my cousin's husband (stationed in Baghdad) will be released to come home to her. Prayers for his quick and safe return and her recovery are very welcome.
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21 September 2004
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
For those of you who've been following Stephen King's epic seven part story The Dark Tower, today is a monumental day. Begun 22 years ago when The Gunslinger hit the shelves, the story now comes to an end with Part VII, titled simply,
The Dark Tower, which is out and available today. kashi and I will be heading to Barnes and Noble (one of the evillest places in the world) this evening to spend a wee tad of my birthday money and obtain our copy.

King fan or not, if you have any love of good stories and haven't read them, I highly recommend these books. The series serves as a sort of nexus of all King's stories and worlds, and in the last several parts has become extremely (and beautifully) metafictional. Drawing inspiration from a number of sources, not the least of which are Browning's famous poem and Tolkien, the story stands apart from all King's other works (a good number of which are darned good--indeed, I would argue that King is something of a Charles Dickens for our time).

They're not short, so go now--check them out!
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20 September 2004
Cheers! (Take Two)
I have been remiss. I should have remembered, since it falls on the same below-mentioned day of my mom's birth, but alas, I forgot.

Happy Fourth Anniversary, Kiki and Laura (otherwise known as Lauki)! May this and all the rest of your years together be bright and blessed and filled with happiness!
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16 September 2004
Had planned on taking the week off from blogging, but I could not let today pass without wishing my mother a very Happy Birthday!

A very lovely day to you, Mom!
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09 September 2004
Quoth the Wolf
I've got tomorrow off, so you may have to wait until Monday for the answer. Unless, of course, someone guesses by five today...

A few words here about following people. People know they're being followed when they turn around and see someone following them. They can't tell they're being followed if you get there first.

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07 September 2004
Well, It Ain't Weevils, But...
At the risk of embarrassing her, I must share something kashi said a few days ago.

Attempting to describe the coolness of priests: "'Cause priests are like, awesome figures of ... awe!"
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Bit o' Fun
Found this over on
Ragemonkey. Enjoy!

You're a Cardassian!
You're a Cardassian! Intelligent and devious,
you're a bit of an enigma to those around you
and scientific to the core.

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02 September 2004
Movie Night
As mentioned in the below post, I've got a nice big list of movies I need to watch to refresh my memory (or watch for the first time, as in the case of Wait Until Dark, which was recommended by Stitchwitch's father). Well, since movies are always far more enjoyable in a group, here be an invitation.

Short notice, alas, but I'll be better about this in the future. We'll be watching Wes Craven's New Nightmare this Friday night at 8pm. Anyone out there in the area who's interested, please leave a comment or
email me--I'll need a rough count so we can make sure to have enough coffee on hand.

Fo those who don't know the movie, it's the seventh in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, though it's dramatically different from any of them--for one thing, it's not a slasher movie (sidenote: the Elm Street movies, bad as some of them were, have always in my opinion been the better of any of this sub-genre of horror; at the least, Freddy makes bad jokes and puns). Though there is some gore, it's surprisingly little (if memory serves, there's only one bad scene). In fact, critically, it was very well received. Craven decided to make a horror movie about horror movies, which eventually led to his making Scream. It's a truly interesting film that takes a look at what horror movies actually do, and how they affect those who make them and those who watch them. Even further than that, he plays with the nature of the story itself, using the fairy tale as his vehicle. Beyond being a good horror film, it's just a good film.

I realise some of you may have aversions to horror and suspense, but never fear. We'll be having occasional movie nights with non-horror movies as well. We'll make this as regular as we can, though every few weeks, or once a month seems the likeliest scenario.
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