Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas Presents

Sorry for anyone who got confused. I don't think the text came through for some reason.
Anyway, here's what that lost post was supposed to say.
Concerning what we got for Christmas!!!!
My List is on my blog, Ibid's Freaking Awesome Blog ( Now You Must Post! You too can list what you have received for Christmas, either from relatives, parents, or some random guy who wears red all the time.

Its up to you, psychopaths!!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Reply of Replies

PQ was close to it. My church that I was supposed to write my HIST 301 paper on (that’s the Art and Architecture class) was Santa Anastasia. So why Anastasia on Christmas? Well it is her feast day on December 25, although I think that Christmas was declared on that day before her feast. But anyway, Anastasia was a girl who was martyred in Sirmium, not Rome, where her Church is. In fact, her body isn't even in Rome, but rather is in Istanbul (formally Constantinople). So why the celebration on Christmas? As the Catholic Encyclopedia says, "This martyr enjoys the distinction, unique in the Roman liturgy, of having a special commemoration in the second Mass on Christmas day. This Mass was originally celebrated not in honor of the birth of Christ, but in commemoration of this martyr, and towards the end of the fifth century her name was also inserted in the Roman canon of the Mass." Traditionally, the second Mass on Christmas day is in her honor. Again, the Catholic Encyclopedia says: "The commemoration of St. Anastasia in the second Mass on Christmas day is the last remnant of the former prominence enjoyed by this saint and her church in the life of Christian Rome."
What is special about this saint and her church can not be summed up in one post, but I can give some info on it. Anastasia was killed and buried in Constantinople, and there she stays, but as with many saints a church was built in her honor, ironically or not, over the house belonging to a Christian woman apparently named (you guessed it) Anastasia, who had allowed her house to be used as a church in the early days. Weird. So they built the church there, and it like most of the other churches built over house churches was called a titular church. Those who were in charge of the titular church were the forerunners of our modern pastors, and titular churches were like modern parishes. Cardinals run these churches, and since it is said that he said Mass there, St. Jerome is called the first titular cardinal of Santa Anastasia (even though he was only a priest in real life). That is why he is pictured sometimes with a cardinal hat.
Anastasia is an important church in that it unites East and West, for it is where the Byzantine emperor used to attend Mass, and where a side chapel commemorates a New World saint. I wrote more on this in my paper, which I could gladly email you, if you really want. Its kinda 7 pages long.

So that’s the big deal on St. Anastasia, one of those martyrs that people just seem to pass over now a days.

Make Sense?

Monday, December 25, 2006

Its time. . .



Why do I post on such a saint you ask? Well, its quite simple. I was in Rome and ....

To view the rest of this explanation, please post a reply to the blog. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

An update!!!

Something needs to happen on this blog so I decided to happen.

I sit here at work right now with no current assignements and just the opportunity to serf the net. That's good, in a way. It means that I'm making money for doing something that I do anyway! Booyah! That is fun. It also means I have to find some real work to do or my employers will decide I'm unproductive. T'well.

Well, I do have something I could do. The company set up a wiki for a company knowledge base. I just introduced a nice crappy article on how to use the vi. Wiki's are fun.

Speaking of which, all you liberal arts students should go get an account on Wikipedia and make sure your favorite are properly represented. It's no good being a liberal arts student if it doesn't make you a know-it-all and a renaissance man/woman.

In other knews, I hear that the trad mass is now becoming permissable everywhere. This is horrible news and I'll tell you why! I never got to take advantage of the indult! I was in Italy the entire time and now going to an trad mass won't be special anymore! It won't be as elite! T'well, It's not like it matters in the long run.

In yet other news, my younger brother has come home from West Point for the break. He has a number of stories to tell and he yaks my ears off untill three in the morning. This is entirely unlike his pre-West Point self where getting him to speak was like sticking a hot coal up his anus. Very difficult and laden with guilt. Interesting note, he has the shiniest shoes in the service acadamy. This earns respect. There crazy up there.

Well that's about it. All you need to know. Goodbye. Go to Hell. And, God Bless.

Thursday, December 07, 2006




The Quia, Jerico, and CO are here in NY with the Peach.

They have enjoyed their stay and would like to share this with tthe 8oc.

Ciao for now


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

We are Back

I think that title says it all, but needless to say we are back in the country I belong in, one with less pushing and pickpockets, and more family and English.

We're home, fellow Romers. We're back, missed Americans. God's Blessings be on you all.


Monday, November 20, 2006

7 Brides for 7 Brothers

The Christendom Players
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Melanie D
Dr. Keats
Assistant Director
John J
Kieran D
Mary Grace A
Set Design and Creation
Mark M
David R
Matthew L
Stage Manager
Emma B
Masters of Light
Tyler A
Andrea C
Jenne L
Lissa S
Monica H
Stage Crew
Alex M
Catherine L
Richard S
Beth F
Gemma L
Make-up and Hair
Monica H
Lissa S
Annie S
Jessica R
Program Designer
Joseph P
Master of Sound
Brian G

Tim C (Benjamin) is a sophomore. In junior high, Tim appeared in Romeo and Juliet as Benvolio, one of that play’s few survivors. He loves singing, as well as playing basketball and tennis. He was one of the “Pimpernel League” in last year’s Scarlet Pimpernel. Finally, Tim would like to thank his mom, as well as his dad “for instilling the acting spirit.”
Chris D (Caleb) is a freshman at Christendom, hoping to be a Theology major. Chris had the leads in numerous high school plays, including The Front Page (Hildy Johnson), The Music Man (Harold Hill), and Julius Caesar (Cassius). During Spirit Week, Chris had the audacity to dress up, on “dress up day,” as Dr. Keats. “Revenge will be mine,” says Dr. Keats.
Kieran D (Frankincense), who is proudly part Huron, is a sophomore. At School, K.C. was involved in such shows as Much Ado About Nothing, My Fair Lady, and—yes—Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. As a freshman, he starred as Peter in The Cocktail Party and was on crew for “Pimpernel” and Midsummer Night’s Dream. K.C. also: has done much of the choreography for “Seven Brides”; has qualified for the world championships in Irish Dancing.
Thomas F (Lumberman), is a sophomore at Christendom and plans to major in Philosophy. After working on the stage crew for last year’s “Pimpernel” and a high school production of Arsenic and Old Lace, Tom is making his performing debut in Seven Brides as one of the town boys. Tom describes himself as “all sister’d out.”
Kak F (Dorcas), a self-described “star-gazer”, is a junior English major at Christendom. Past credits include Ismene in a high school production of Antigone and a lovely vocal performance during the Mirandum Pictures film, Chorus. Kak also plays the guitar and piano and loves hiking. She has future plans to hunt lions in Africa.
Brian G (Sound), a freshman, hopes to double major in Philosophy and English. Prior to Christendom, Brian has acted in Our Town (Mr. Webb) and the Gershwin musical, Crazy for You. He also stage managed a production of Oklahoma. Finally, Brian loves writing, particularly screenplays and other fiction.
Matthew H (Matt) is a sophomore, planning to major in English. “Seven Brides” is his first production for Christendom, but previously Matt acted in such plays as Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice (as Mr. Darcy), and Bells on Their Toes. Matt is active in Christendom activities: sports writer for The Rambler; basketball and rugby teams. He is also known for his love for quoting lines from movies.
Monica H (Costume Mistress) is a sophomore and leaning toward English as her major. Besides her work on costumes, Monica has also done some acting roles: in Belles on Their Toes (Mother) and Pride and Prejudice (Lady Lucas). Along with Lissa S, Monica did the amazing costumes for The Scarlet Pimpernel. She enjoys photography, sewing, baking, and cooking.
Lisa H (Townsgirl) A freshman, Lisa plans to major in History. While she has taken voice lessons in the past and given a voice recital, Lisa is actually making her stage debut in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. We hope she will appear in many more productions.
Dr. Keats (Producer) has been moderator of the Christendom Players since 1992. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the twenty-first major play he has produced at the college. He is also a co-founder of Mirandum Pictures and acted as executive producer for Chorus. Pat continues to work and pray for a Fine Arts Center—including a state-of-the-art theater—at Christendom.
Kyle K (Joel) is a freshman. He enjoys music, and plays both piano and the tin whistle. In Wisconsin, Kyle was involved in a group that performed numerous Shakespeare plays. With that group he acted in King Lear, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and Comedy of Errors.
Anthony (aka Tony) K (Daniel), is a sophomore who hopes to double major in Political Science and Philosophy. Last year, Tony appeared in two major Christendom productions—Scarlet Pimpernel and Midsummer Night’s Dream (as Egeus). Tony’s high school productions included Henry V and Julius Caesar. Interests include downhill skiing, hockey, soccer, and acting
Trevor K (Ephraim) is a sophmore. Trevor is leaning toward Philosophy as a major. In “Pimpernel,” Trevor played Farleigh—often a fop, occasionally a fighter. His favorite activities include Madrigal Choir, rugby, soccer, and Ultimate Frisbee.
Julianna K (Alice), Older siblings Jennie and Joshua attended Christendom. Having made her stage appearance as an angel in a Nativity play, Julianna debuted at Christendom in Scarlet Pimpernel. She enjoys playing sports, rooting for the Cardinals and Angels (baseball teams), and goofing around with her pug dog, Stubby.
Gemma L (Stage Crew), a freshman. She is leaning toward majoring in Classics. While in high school Gemma appeared in The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Princess and the Pauper. Interests include clarinet, tennis, and drawing illustrations.
Matthew L (Pianist, Assistant Musical Director) is a freshman, plans on majoring in Theology. Matt has served as assistant organist at church and has studied piano for twelve years. Other interests include martial arts and basketball—Matt is on the Christendom basketball team.
Jenne L (Lights) is a junior at Christendom, majoring in Philosophy. Jenne has a strong interest in both theater and film. Last year she was in the stage crew for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and she is currently directing a film called The Freshman, to be shown at the Christendom film festival this spring. She has also: appeared as a reporter in the film Chorus; acted as the matchmaker in a production of Fiddler on the Roof; co-directed several short films at her high school.
Chris P (Carl) is a sophomore and emphatically plans to major in History. Although making his Christendom debut in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Chris has previously acted in such plays as Arsenic and Old Lace and Shall We Join the Ladies. Chris is also on the Christendom soccer team.
Tyler A (Lights) is a freshman, hoping to major in either Philosophy or English. Although “Seven Brides” is Tyler’s first theatrical production, he has a strong interest in the arts—particularly Film—and plans to get involved in Film Production. Tyler is also experienced in Photography.
Matthew A (Adam), a sophomore at Christendom, is leaning toward a Philosophy major. A veteran of many shows in high school (She Stoops to Conquer, Pajama Game Annie Get Your Gun, etc.), Matt played a lead role as the villain in last year’s Scarlet Pimpernel. He is actually a great guy! Matt wishes to thank “Our Lord, Our Lady, family, and friends.”
Mary Grace A (Liza) is a sophomore, headed for a career in Nursing. She loves to sing, studied dance for five years, and appeared in Scarlet Pimpernel last year. “I’d like to thank God and my parents, and also to John for being in the play and being so supportive.”
James B (Gideon) is a transfer and is leaning toward a Philosophy major. Keen on gardening, especially potatoes and carrots, James has appeared in only one other show: a family production of Proclaim the Miracle. “Seven Brides” marks his first appearance as a Christendom Player.
Shelagh B (Ruth) is a freshman at Christendom. She has appeared in many musicals, such as Wizard of Oz, Brigadoon, Godspell, Annie, and The Sound of Music. Shelagh has sung in choirs and taken voice lessons; makes her Christendom debut in “Seven Brides”; and wishes to especially thank Mel, John, and Dr. Keats.
Emma B (Stage Manager) is our ever cheerful and efficient stage manager. A sophomore who will major in History. “Seven Brides” marks her first time as a “techie,” but Emma has acted before in such plays as Oliver and The Music Man. She is also an editor and contributor to Christendom’s newspaper, The Rambler.
Bridget R (Milly), is a freshman at Christendom who previously studied Music at Shenandoah University. Bridget attributes much of her love of music and the arts, as well as her desire to come to Christendom, to watching the Christendom plays over the years. She has appeared in two other plays—Anne of Green Gables ( Mrs. Lynde) and The Wolf of Gabbio (as the snobby Belladonna).
Jessica R (Mrs. Perkins) Jessica is leaning toward a major in either History or Political Science, but also hopes to study Medicine in the future. “Seven Brides” is only her second play, her first being The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Other interests include Dance, Spanish, and football.
Greg R (Preacher) is a senior at Christendom. Greg will graduate as a Philosophy major and plans to attend seminary. Thus it is appropriate from him to play our preacher! He has acted before, appearing in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Macbeth.
Annie S (Martha) is a sophomore. Annie is leaning toward English, Political Science, and History as possible majors. Before making her Christendom debut in “Pimpernel,” Annie also participated in such Seton productions as Pride and Prejudice, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. An accomplished Irish dancer, Annie also enjoys teaching dance.
Lissa S (Costume Mistress) is once again collaborating with Monica on our costumes, after their remarkable work with Scarlet Pimpernel. A sophomore at Christendom, Lissa plans to major in History. She gives many thanks to her mom for teaching her to sew. (We would like to thank Mrs. Small for that also!)
John S (Lumberman) is a sophomore who plans to major in History. A soft-spoken, friendly guy with a great sense of humor, John enjoys playing the guitar and helped out with last year’s Scarlet Pimpernel. He says, “Thank you, Mary Grace!” for encouraging him to make his acting debut in “Seven Brides.”
Catherine T (Mrs. Bixby), known for her hearty laugh, is a Classics major with an impressive dramatic background. In her first year at Christendom, Catherine appeared memorably in Scarlet Pimpernel, the Mystery Dinner Theater (as evil Nazi woman), and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Productions elsewhere include Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, The Matchmaker, and Chesterton’s The Surprise. Catherine is an editor and contributor to The Rambler, as well as a member of the Legion of Mary and the American Chesterton Society.
Matt V (Jeb), a freshman, first learned about Christendom through the 2004 and 2005 summer programs. Matt leans toward Philosophy and English as possible majors. Making his Christendom debut in “Seven Brides,” he also appeared in Juliet and Her Romeo (as Romeo) and as Thorin in The Hobbit. Matt enjoys such diverse activities as soccer, drawing, and writing screenplays.
Megan V(Sarah) is a junior majoring in Theology at Christendom. Megan debuted as a Christendom Player in Les Miserables two years ago. But before that she appeared in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and studied Dance in various forms: ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, hip-hop. Megan gives special thanks to her parents, her sister Angela, and Ed.
Andrea C (Lights) is a transfer. She will definitely major in History. In high school, Andrea worked on lighting for Anything Goes, another musical. She enjoys swimming and horseback riding.
Alex M (Stage Crew) is a sophomore and plans to major in Theology. Alex has acted before, in The Madwoman of Chaillot, and he also plays on the Christendom baseball team.
Julian A (Mr. Bixby), a senior at Christendom, is enjoying the role of the complex, angst-filled Mr. Bixby. Indeed, Julian thinks that Bixby, despite having only one or two lines, may be his most satisfying role yet. “More satisfying,” we ask, “than past leads such as Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Laertes in Hamlet, or Sir Robert in An Ideal Husband?”
“Absolutely,” says Julian. “Those guys were pikers compared to Bixby.”
John J (Assistant Director) His first-ever major play was Hamlet, in which he played . . . uh, Hamlet! Last spring he played Lysander, as a Clark Kent lookalike, in Midsummer Night’s Dream. When not studying Philosophy, John finds time to found and edit The Rambler, write essays and short plays, provide coffee for stressed-out colleagues, and spend quality time with a certain lovely, blonde-haired Christendom co-ed.
Elizabeth C (Moving Prop), a junior at Christendom, is majoring in Theology. Liz has helped out with past Players productions by selling tickets. Liz enjoys swing dancing, listening to all kinds of music, and powder puff football.
Rachel W (Townsgirl) is a transfer student, now in her first semester at Christendom. She has been involved in many high school productions, including: My Fair Lady, The Music Man, and Pride and Prejudice (in which she played Jane Bennet). Rachel enjoys volleyball and swing dancing.
Beth F (Stage Crew), a sophomore, made her Christendom debut last year in The Scarlet Pimpernel. For that show, Beth was a whirlwind of activity, both as a performer and on the stage crew. Beth has sung in her high school choir and loves to participate in musical events at the college. She also enjoys dancing, art, reading . . . and strawberry twizzlers.

This being the internet, I took out last names and places of origin. I hope you guys enjoy. I mean, it's not the play, but pretty much the best I can do right now. (Pictures pending.)

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

New Blog

Wanted to let you all know that Maria and I now have a blog for keeping track of everything that is going on with our engagement and wedding plans. I'll put the link on the side bar probably later on today, but for the time being, here is the link:

Thursday, November 02, 2006



So yeah, if everything goes right...Tomorrow bright and early Anne Therese, Andrew, and I are off on a road trip. We are getting in a car and going. Not totally sure where;-) but that's part of the adventure.

Singing and signing out
the quia

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Skyline and Spelunker's

Some of us went up to Skyline after our midterms and papers to have a lets hang out at Skyline and not write papers or study for midterms party.

Here's Carducci reading the story that I wrote to Mary Beth out loud. I'm sending it to her (Mary Beth, that is) soonly, ask her if you can read it, it's weird.

Ah, the Powell look.

PQ and CO, you guys should recognize the guy next to PBJ Girl.

The guys decided to climb trees. They got up there without too much trouble.

Their lives flashed before my eyes when it was time to come down.

I don't remember what sent my crying to PBJ Girl. Maybe the thought of taking the boys to the hospital. I don't know.

Carducci and Joe left us to go eat with Colin and Sarah. So we showed them. We took pictures of our faces by ourselves.

AND our feet. So ha!

And of course Spelunker's. I got much of my custard on my shirt and hands. PBJ Girl thought that'd make a great picture.

And then we played on the little bridge thingy.

I don't remember what he was doing, but he deserved it.


And there was bowling. I've found that bowling is a lot of fun when one bowls with people who are worse than one's self. Alex won and I came in second. I don't know what happened to the score after that.

PBJ Girls loves her bowling ball.

Ed is sooooo gangsta.

And so am I. Oh look at me, I'm Alex! I'm so cool!

Except when I get two gutter balls right in a row.

Ange, on the other hand, is the form of coolness.

And PBJ Girl and Alex think they work for Jack Bauer. . .

I'll leave you to figure out this picture.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Spirit Week

Ah, Spirit Week

The first day was, of course, class colors. I wore a combo of purple and orange. The next day was dress like a famous person day. I went as Dr. Strickland.

Ange dresed like Geoff, so we got a picture together of her as Geoff and me as her. It was kind of creepy, because she woke me up that morning. That was almost as freaky as the day Alex walked into my room while I was taking a nap.

Here we have Ed and his. . . mom? Megan dressed up as Mrs. Burns. I'm still trying to figure out if that's a compliment or

When I think of dressing up like an old person, I think about Adrienne. :)

And the red hat society. Lizzie kept trying to get everyone to sign up for bingo. It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

Carducci had a freshman to dress up. This is what she made her wear, the entire outfit, including the hat and necklace came from my closet. Ang made AJ & TJ's younger sister, Jennie, wear my pink footie pjs. I find it funny that when people want to dress up someone strangely, they come to me. *shrugh* :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Da Pope.

We all just saw the Pope today at the wednesday audience. We touched him. Sam traded skull caps with him. I gave him an orange soda (appearantly it's his favorite drink.) Was pretty cool.

People get really crazy over this. People were throwing children over the barrier at the Pope. Basically, everyone crowds around the entrance before it opens. Then, they press their way through, violently. There is no mercy. I was knocked over and I'm pretty agile. Rand was elbowed in the stomach. The Akers were accused of hating retarded people. The Swiss guard were strict but wer generally friendly. They picked up the children I mentioned earlier and returned them to the crowd.

It was crazy, but we touched the Pope. (I'm totally cool with walking over a few nuns.) Benedetto was very friendly. Oh, and in case there was any question, it's not a camera trick, his hair really is that white.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Back in town

I stopped by and decided that it is well past time for me to post on here. I'm been a loser for that, sorry guys.

So, brief summary of all that has been going on, even though you all pretty much know.

I have transferred out of Christendom, and am now attending ITT Tech in Chantilly for an A.A. in Computer Networking Systems which puts me in the direction of a B.S. in Information Systems Security. School is great--they're night classes and a very relaxed environment. What's cool is that pretty much everyone that is there wants to learn, so it isn't just like your standard public university or college where you have a load of good-for-nothing slackers.

I have also started working full-time, and am prepping to upgrade some of the software systems I work with. It's a great, fun job doing stuff I love to do and it is promising to be pretty secure for some time.

Because of job and school, I've moved out to Centreville and am now living with MikeE, Eric and Pat. Lots of fun with plenty of digital entertainment and equipment. All four of us have DS's. If you don't know what that is, check it out on Nintnendo's website ;)

As for me and Maria, we are doing fantastically. It is a little difficult not getting to see her everyday like I was used to, but it works wince we're both so busy anyhow.

Well, I probably should be getting off, seeing as I am at work. Later!

Friday, October 06, 2006

A New Blog in the bloggersphere


Just go there. You'll see.

Monday, September 25, 2006


Alex, Ang, Meg & I went to the Baltimore Zoo to see the penguins. We saw many other things in the process.

Like Sydney! It was good to see my old roommate again. How I've missed you, Syd. :D

And this Artic Fox. It was sick with something, so it wasn't so up on getting it's picture taken. I don't blame it.

Aren't they cute?

The rhinos weren't too interested in us either.

According to Meg, this animal had a lot of zoop zoop. (The antlers. Their curlly.)

The snowy owl was pretty awesome. It made me think of Hedwig. :)

And now I've finally seen those spoonbilled whatsits that go scoop scoop. These were from Africa.

And finally there were penguins! We took way more pictures, but I figure y'all just aren't that interested and I don't want to take the time to upload all of them. (There are a LOT!)

And what trip would be complete without silly pictures? Meg took a picture of Ang and Alex and I felt sad that we didn't get a picture.

And here's another one! (He wasn't actually sleeping, I'm not sure what happened.)

I took this on the way there to make sure the batteries were in the camera properly. (Confusing story about CD player batteries dying. So I gave them the batteries from my camera, well Laura's camera. And the batteries were actually Little Mon's. And then they, that is Meg, gave me their, that is Meg's family, digital camera batteries. Uffda.) Alex doesn't normally look that weird.

I thought this was hilarious and just had to get a picture. Doesn't this look like the best photo?

Us going through the "jungle."

Gotta love the "Hey, Meg! Alex! Look here!" pictures. Hehe!

Alex shouldn't be a hairstylist. Nope. Just doesn't work out so well.

The Dancing Part of "Baseball and Dancing"

Italian Night dinner. Here are the lucky ducks (haha) that got to sit at the head table. I'm sure you guys are just absolutely laughing at our feeble attempts to be Italian.

And then. . . THE DANCE!

Roommates! (Wow, eight of them.)

Carducci and I were thinking about editing Peach, CO, and PQ into the picture for our traditional Italian Night picture, but decided it'd be too much work.

Not entirely sure what Alex is doing, it was supposed to be a nice picture of PBJ Girl and Ed. :P

Just kidding Alex, here, have a picture with me. :)

You bums that went right to Rome haven't met Cynthia, but she's awesome. You'll love her.

A very cute Colin and Sarah.

Ang and Geoff are cute, too, but don't tell them I said that. He he!

And it doesn't get much cuter than these four!