Friday, April 1, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday, Volume 22

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Head colds are for losers. This loser's "How to survive a month-long cold:"

Look at creative pictures a fun dad took of his giggly daughters.

Rights belong to Jason Lee

Don't miss the one about baby pooping faces.

Overdose on Vitamin C, H2O and echinacea because two weeks from now, you're expected to be perky, smiling, and looking well-rested.

The theme was ARrrgh Matey! meets Luck O' the Irish
I'm a bridesmaid in two weeks! Another good friend of mine is getting married in about two months, so when I saw the title for this post, "It's about the Experience: A Post that Will Probably Be Uninteresting to Those Not Planning Weddings," I was paradoxically intrigued.

This young bride dated her now-husband for 5 years before they got married. They also waited until their wedding day for their first kiss.... whoa. That takes some serious commitment...

She's a Catholic blogger, but she has some interesting disagreements with some of the teachings of the Church. I disagree with her on many points, but if you can't read something you disagree with, you have a hard time getting along with new people.

Avoid staying up until 1:00am to finish a post about when God V8-smacked you in the forehead.

In a cloudy state of mind, attempt to do a write-up about how two saints picked you and are now making your worst faults abundantly clear to you. Proceed to confession and Mass.

Reminder: next week's Bright Maiden's post is about our "issues with the Church." Scandalous? Perhaps.

Watch The Sound of Music for the 470th time with someone who has never seen it before. Launch a thorough Child Services investigation into said person's childhood, looking for other instances of child abuse or neglect.
(I don't own the rights)
Additionally, realize that you no longer want to fast forward through "Something Good" because it's adorable instead of "ew gross, stop kissing."

Get your blood boiling by reading baby "feminists" grace the world with their misinterpretations and conclusion-jumping.  

This blog written by self-proclaimed "feminists" at my alma mater makes me laugh and angers me at the same time. The writer misconstrued the Catholic Campus Ministry's man-treat that was held last weekend frightfully.

Preview: "Tell me what, is an unmanly world? One with women in it?"
The Man-treat's poster and catalyst for feminist rage

Good grief.

The school newspaper and the blog writer failed to do their homework. The man-treat was to talk to men about an epidemic amongst young men: pornography addiction. Pornography objectifies women; if the newspaper or this blogger had asked questions instead of jumping to conclusions, they might have understood and applauded the effort of this retreat.

Beware: if you click, you will be tempted to comment. Remember to remain composed, unlike one of the male, Catholic commenters who reduced himself to insulting.

Spend way too many hours cleaning out your inbox... and then admit it to the world. Five thousand unsorted emails are now neatly tucked away in folders. I have totally clean inboxes... until you comment...

Nerd alert!


Kevin said...

I don't know who could have possibly grown up without watching the Sound of Music. It's got to be the best movie of all time, right?

And good call to clean our your inbox. I hear it's a sure way to reduce stress, and hm, make you feel better. I wonder who came up with that idea?

Homeboy McCoy said...

I haven't seen The Sound of Music.

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

Wow, a month-long head cold. Ouch! And I am SO impressed by your email sorting skillz. I really, really need to do that too.

Thanks for participating!

Debbie said...

#6- Good grief, to quote Charlie Brown. Your comment was well written.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry about your cold! #6 - ridiculous.

I love the baby pictures in #1. Hope you feel better soon!

Julie Robison said...

Obsessed with the pooping pictures. TMI? I meant the baby's cute face!

Confession was awesome this week. The priest forgave me before I was finished, which made me realize I was grasping for the nitty-gritty and he had no time for that. I felt oddly relieved. (No pun intended! Bahaha.)

The Sound of Music brings clarity to life, EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH IT. It is my mom's favorite movie, so I have also seen it many, many times. I do not think that is why I am named Julie.

I would seriously pay you to clean out my inbox. It is redonkulous!

Marc Cardaronella said...

Afraid to say I've done the staying up late to finish a blog post way more often than is good for me.

And, Sound of Music, come on! Everyone has to see that! Did you know that NO ONE in Austria has seen it? It's virtually unknown! I was blown away by that one.

Cassi@FromaCatholicDaughter said...

I just started reading your blog this week and I am, needless to say, In.Love.

not a minx, a moron, or a parasite said...

Baby faces always make me feel better! *squee*

@Marc,That is hilarious that Austrians don't know about the Sound of Music!

Louise said...

I was horrified years ago when my boyfriend (now husband) revealed he had never seen The Sound of Music! I did not understand how that was even possible.
I am delighted to have discovered your blog, along with those of the other Bright Maidens. Keep up the excellent blogging! God bless!

Liesl said...

OK... I AM SICK TOO!!! Seriously, what is making its way through VA right now?!?

Love your list though. My favorite - The Sound of Music, of course. Seriously. I have told people that my name is from that movie and they admit that they've never seen it - it's just awful. How can you LIVE?!?

Elizabeth said...

IKR, Kevin, IKR...

Homeboy- "Get thee to a nunnery!" I highly recommend it!

Thanks, Jen! The "email sorting skills" are really just an indulgence of OCD.

Debbie- thank you!! I have the hardest time maintaining patience with people like that...

Sarah- Thank you! Yes... I know. These kids take one college course and suddenly they know everything. I know I have been there before.

Julie- Obviously you're shaping up well! Absolutely, if you see any movie, the Sound of Music is it.

Marc- Oh me too. I have gotten significantly less sleep since I started this blog in October. BUT I LOVE IT!! Wow! Austrians are missing out.

Cassi- You made my day. :D

Trista- Me too!! Babies make the world better, literally and on a daily basis.

Louise- Thank you so much! We plugged your feedback about Bright Maidens here.

Liesl- I don't know, but it's rotten!! Everyone I know is sick. SUMMER, where are you?!? Agh I'm learning about more and more people deprived of the Sound of Music. So sad. Homeboy, you need to see it!

vitaconsecrata said...

I haven't seen Sound of Music either. *hangs head in shame*
I didn't know you had a cold too! We're like - Catholic Cold Twins...or something of the sort.
I think I need more - drugs...or rest...or something. :p

vitaconsecrata said...

p.s. Your little word verification for today was kiech - which reminded me of quiche. Now I want some quiche.
Just one more reason why word verifications are not good! LOL.

Nhat Nguyen said...

oh tell me about it!!! (#6).

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