Friday, June 10, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday, Volume 32

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As much as it pained me, I removed the Feedjit (live, who-is-here-now, creeper feed) from my blog. I know it made some people uncomfortable, as much joy as it brought to me. Farewell, old friend!

I was in Denver this week and saw some weird things in rooms that don't tend to shock their inhabitants. Another thing I forgot to mention about these wacky bathrooms is that they had loud music playing in them at all times.

I decided I liked the music. It eliminated the awkward "I just saw you close the stall while I'm washing my hands so I'll get out of here as fast as possible" moments and I heard several songs that made me dance... in a bathroom.

The wedding was a BLAST! I have never had so much fun at a wedding (each wedding gets better and better, so maybe it's the fresh memories that make them so fun). The bride was beautiful, the groom was handsome, the bridesmaids wore purple Converse low-tops at the reception... a good time was had by all!
I don't own the rights.

I love that Sacrament!!

One thing struck me today when I learned that my kindergarten teacher's husband died. When a woman marries a man, she commits to him as well as to the pain that she will most likely feel when he's gone.

It's a beautiful sacrifice for Love. When you marry someone in your 20s, chances are you're many years away from that pain. However, it comes with the Sacrament and with the commitment.

The vocation of marriage became even more beautiful to me after realizing that.

Speaking of the vocation of marriage...

Kendra, aka The Nerdy Wife, wrote an open letter to her fiance. Check it out!

For those who are married, do you wish you had written a letter like this before you got married? Did you write a letter like this?

Remember the sniglets from several months ago?

Too Kool. Holla city!
My sister has another contribution to make. My father has always said, "bummer," or "bummer city" instead of "that is a disappointing outcome." To those who say, "that is a disappointing outcome," please consider substitution.

Christine started saying "holler," or "holla" instead of saying "that excites me." To those who said, "that excites me," please see above.

She combined them. When you really want to celebrate, but you can't start singing Kool and the Gang in the middle of class or a meeting, consider "holler city." If you're really cool, please advance to "holla city."

Did you know no words in the English language rhyme with the words angel, angst, breadth, bulb, depth, eighth, month, ninth, orange, purple, scalp or twelfth? Me either.

For more Did-you-knows, click here.


Thanks for your participation and comments on this week's Bright Maidens posts!

I think we maintained our cool (mine and Trista's are here; Julie is still getting settled back in the US!) when conquering the issues with Mr. Lindenman's article, "On Dating Nice Catholic Girls."

We'll keep you updated on the next post! In the mean time, read these:

Christine, "On Dating Nice Catholic Girls
Clare, "Naughty or Nice…"
Emily, "Dating and Stereotypes"
Ciska, "On Dating Nice Catholic Girls."
Mary, "Heck yes, I'm Catholic."


Kendra said...

Aww thanks so much for the shoutout! So very nice of you, and I'm glad you enjoyed the read!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

LOL -- "It eliminated the awkward 'I just saw you close the stall while I'm washing my hands so I'll get out of here as fast as possible' moments"

I was recently at a bed and breakfast and the bathrooms had these windows that opened up high (it was an old house) and you couldn't close them. I kept taking my iPhone in with me and playing Matt Maher songs really loud. ;)

Spence Ohana said...

#4 Nope never wrote a letter to my hubby like that before we got married (that was too cute though) but about 8 months after we were married our family was contestants on the Family Feud and when the host asked my hubby what the most difficult thing was about being newlyweds he answered, "um I don't know, probably living together." LOL

Anonymous said...

Okay let's try this again. I'm obviously not married but when I do I'm totally going to write one (thanks for the idea K :D ) and seriously? They put "don't fall in" in the bathrooms? Wow. Just, wow.

Anthony S. Layne said...

I can't call it a "sniglet" as such, but instead of calling the period between 10/31 and 1/1 "the holidays," or "the season", I call it "Thanksmas".

No rhyme for "purple". That explains the line in the old song "Dang Me": "Roses are red, violets are purple; Sugar's sweet, so's maple syrple."

Mary @ A Simple Twist Of Faith said...

#4, I never wrote a letter like that, however my husband and I spent two months talking to each other on the phone before he asked me out so frankly we had most of these conversations then...16 years later we finish each other sentences. I cannot imagine a day without him.

Christine Falk Dalessio said...

"When a woman marries a man, she commits to him as well as to the pain that she will most likely feel when he's gone."
When you are married, and you understand, more and more every day what it means, you feel the pain before he is gone....
and only the grace of the Sacrament gets you through.

(Christine Falk Dalessio - google giving me a rough time with signins)

loved this post. Holla city.

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