Monday, March 27, 2006

Ahem...


WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL EVERYONE.

Friday, March 24, 2006

It wouldn't be the end of a break unless ...

That's right ladies and gentlement of 8-O'C, it's bonfire season! This Sunday, down at the river, probably starting around eight. (Just in case you guys did not get the email) If I get back before then I may go down at seven and start things up. If not ... well guys, it's in your hands to get things started. *winks* Bring some stories, some reminicences, yourself and your guardian angel and we'll have a great time of it. One fire, under one night sky, and all running for the same goal. See you there.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

College

I thought I'd tell you all about this. Both of my younger brothers are looking into college now. It seems odd because I used to be the college bound kid in the house. Not anymore. Harry got accepted to West Point and Brian left to visit Ave Maria College in Florida the day after I got back. The house I come back to is going to be empty soon. Weird.

God Bless.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

This Is For Bercy

You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!

Nota Bene

It is a bad idea to put fish oil in bread.

Pardonez-moi, c'est-il le blog?

Yes of course it is, and as we all know so well, a blog is for blogging on. So here it goes. I got home in one piece and nothing completely weird happened ... well except for the fact that the house that I returned to is not long to be ours. That's right, after spending more than twenty years in the same house we are finally moving out. We are most likely going to buy a new house right by my Aunt Brenda's, which means that everyone will be about five minutes walking distance from the college. (Which will be quite a lot of fun.) Nothing is finalized yet, we still need to find a buyer for the house, etc. and so any and all prayers that everything goes smoothly would be greatly appreciated. Everyone at home is doing really well, and it all looks like things are going to continue to go smoothly.
I just had a couple of questions for everybody. First, who would be interested in a party some Sunday after we get back, but before Easter break? Just an outdoor cookout under the stars, everyone chips in a little bit to the dinner and the entertainment and we see how everything turns out. The entertainment part may need a bit of explaining. I was thinking that anyone who wanted to could get a "party piece" together (a song, a poem, a couple of jokes, crazy acrobatics or a trained rabbit) either solo or with a couple of other people, and at some point in the evening people pull out their party pieces. (Could be one right after the other, or they could be scattered. I am not sure yet which it would be.) No one would be obliged to bring a party piece (money for food, or food however would not. Sorry, but I do not have enough to make this one fly on my own.) Interested? Think the party piece idea stinks? Just don't want to do the whole thing? Like the whole idea? Let me know.
Secondly, what do all of you know about the traditional Latin Rite and Quo Primum, et al.? Do you have an answer for the question "why do you follow the wishes of one pope when another, earlier pope has given commands to the contrary?" Just wondering. Well actually not; my brother Brendan has been looking into the traditional movement lately and we had some discussions when I got home. I realized that there was, and is, a large amount that I do not know. So I have been playing catch-up with him to understand the dispute. He is one amazing young man, and it can really burn to have him for a younger brother (in the best sense. You have to work hard just to keep up with him.) I just thought that I would spring the question on all of you both to introduce that little news item and to see what all of your takes on the issue are.
Thank you all for everything. Signing off for now, I remain yours faithfully in Christ's Love;
Sean "Captain Oblivious" V.

Right Now, I Win

So as of right now, I think I'm probably the most world traveled out of the lot of us. (Except for Ry of course, but he doesn't count.) And pretty soon, you guys are all going to show me up something feirce and my five countries will look like nothing. *shrug* So I figured I'd flaunt this while I could. :P I mean, PBJ Girl has been, like, everywhere in the US, so I figured I'd one up her. That would be an interesting competition. See who can go the most places first. *stroking chin thoughtfully*



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Monday, March 20, 2006

Y'all Ready for this?

Good news: Church reforms are on the way. No, not the same as with Vatican II; the plans are BXVI's for the post-synod Church. Remember that synod in Rome about the Eucharist last year? Well, not only are we here in the Rose house "getting so excited" but we're pretty darn crazy about this too. Basically, the Mass will be closer to how the Mass is at school, with more Latin, more chanting, and less dancing around the altar with Jesus Christ Superstar playing in the background. Well, just read the article.


Pope’s upcoming Apostolic Exhortation likely to call for increased liturgical solemnity, reintegration of Latin

Vatican City, Mar. 20, 2006 (CNA) - In June Pope Benedict XVI will receive the final proposal from the recent Synod of Bishops for the drafting of his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist. The commission of 12 cardinals and bishops from around the world, led by the secretary of the Synod of Bishops, Archbishop Nicola Eterovic, will meet in June to present the Holy Father a final proposal based on the 50 propositions that were made at the conclusion of last October's Synod.

According to a Vatican source, the commission will approve “a proposal and a plan for liturgical reform,” which will be made public in the Apostolic Exhortation that the Holy Father will tentatively issue in October.

The Vatican source said that the exhortation would include an invitation to greater use of Latin in the daily prayer of the Church and in the Mass—with the exception of the Liturgy of the Word—as well as in large public and international Masses.

The document would also encourage a greater use of Gregorian chant and classical polyphonic music; the gradual elimination of the use of songs whose music or lyrics are secular in origin, as well as the elimination of instruments that are “inadequate for liturgical use,” such as the electric guitar or drums, although it is not likely that specific instruments will be mentioned.

Lastly, the Pope is expected to call for “more decorum and liturgical sobriety in the celebration of the Eucharist, excluding dance and, as much as possible, applause.”


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I'm Going To Grandma's House And I'm Packing . . .

An apple, a blanket, and camel, a dust buster, the Ebola virus, a face mask, Gandhi, a harpsichord, an iguana, a jackalope, a kazoo, a lymph node, Megan B., a narcissist, the optative subjunctive, a popsicle, Quizznos, raisins, sandstone, a triptych, a uvula, a velocipede, Wilson (from Castaway), Xanadu, your mom, and a zig zag stitch. I shall explain. I, indeed, was not going to my grandmother's house, nor anywhere near it. I was on my way to PBJ Girl's house for Spring Break. We were somewhere in the middle of the seven or so hour drive and needed something to amuse ourselves. So we broke out the good ol' alphabet car games. Peachy was driving, Zack was asleep, and Ange woke up occasionally to suggest strange things to take to grandma's. It was a pretty uneventful trip, until Peach got some beef jerky. And opened it. In the car. On a Friday. During Lent. Granted it was St. Patrick's Day and there were plenty of dispensation to go around, but none of us were really for taking the bishops up on that. So the five hungry travelers smelled beef jerky for awhile. It really wasn't that bad, I just enjoy teasing Peach. :)

Anyway, we went our separate ways and us girls made it to our destination quite safely and not too starved. (Don't worry, we had nice hot clam chowder waiting for us.) Since then, PBJ Girl and I have been watching old movies, lifting weights, trying on hoop skirts and formal dresses, making fun of turtles, cooking ( & eating!) yummy foods, doing 15 minute fling boogies, realizing we couldn't be American citizens if we weren't already, and generally being crazy and having a good time. Break has been good to us so far. I hope all is going well with everyone and their families. Good night and God bless!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Home again home again, jiggidy jig


It occured to me to welcome everyone home. (To your own homes) I hope y'all's breaks have begun as smoothly as mine has. Can't wait to hear back from y'all.

God Bless.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

non-american historian

You Failed the US Citizenship Test

Oops, you only got 6 out of 10 right!

Monday, March 13, 2006

new girl on the block

so, yeah, this is the first time i've ever blogged. this is the first time i've ever been part of a group like this. this is the first time in a long time that i've had more than one good friend, in a close area, each of them friends with each other, and all of them friends with me. it's awesome. now i suppose i should explain that statement: although, most of you know that i was homeschooled, and because of that my friends lived very far away and apart from each other. college is really great. so many people all in the same location. hmm, not quite the same location, but, ahh! never mind! i'm going off on tangents, like Bersnak, and Way, and lots of other profs. actually, i think this entire post was a tangent. but oh well, it is my first post and so i had to say something, no matter how insignificant it is. God bless you all and thanks for letting me into your circle.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Aha!

That's Our lemon smiley! From Dean's! Blah!

I'm not mad, really. I actually thought the picture would be worse than it was. I'm just wondering why the lemon face Maria and I made is now called "Murphy" and is on the blog as a contributor... so confused.

Just to update you all, I would like to inform you all, again, that I am still alive, and yes, indeed, am still enrolled. Dr. Rice was actually in question of that earlier today. It was quite comical. So, I'm alive and kicking. AND THE KEYBOARD JUST WENT WACKO ON ME>>> THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PERIOD> AND THAT> CRAP> UM> I"LL GO NOW> BYE>