December 14, 2005

Discount Items

There are some thoughts hanging around that aren't good enough to make the majors as stand-alone posts but have spent enough time in double A ball to warrant a cup o' coffee. Though you can be the judge of that:
There wasn't anything like this when I lived in that dorm, and I went to a conservative Midwestern school. The poster also supplied condoms, which reportedly disappeared from the board quickly. What does it profit a man to prevent disease of his body while propagating disease of his soul?
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When I was a child of four or five, stereos were the size of small boxcars and I thought midgets performed inside. Now, with iPods, the midgets must be the Honey, I Shrunk the Kid size.
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I hope country singer Martina McBride is doing well despite having uncharacteristically recorded an album of cheatin', crying-in-your-beer songs. Ever since Springsteen divorced shortly after his "Tunnel of Love" cd came out, you have to wonder at the connection between an artist's personal and professional life.
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I wondered if I might be able to tell whether I was a Thomist or an Augustinian by how many times I've mentioned each on this blog. According to the Google search Aquinas won 36-33. I was relieved by the other results: Christ 127, Jesus 117, Mary 30 (after weeding out non-Blessed Mother "Marys"), John Paul II 24, John Henry Newman 24, Mother Teresa 21, Padre Pio 17, Fulton Sheen 15, Thomas More 13
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In a celebrity-obsessed culture it's odd that the foreigner is rarely seen as a natural celebrity. I see them so, even if it be an exercise in romanticism. I always want to ask the Hispanic roofers and fast food cashiers inappropriate questions like if they are legal, if not, how did they make it over the border, whether coyotes involved, did they swim the Rio Grande, what's it like to be Catlick in a Catholic culture...
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The pentential aspect of Advent is ably enforced by the proliferation of Christmas parties my wife drags me to.
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Posting what you dreamt last night is so bloggishly "jumping the shark" that is almost spectrally beautiful in its purity of shark jumping-ness. So...I dreamt last night that I was hiking and a gigantic white bear happened in my path and my instinct was to run but the only avenue of escape was uphill so I didn't move and the bear came up to me and...licked me. Like a dog would.
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Exercise in the morning and your metabolism will be higher throughout the day. Pray in the morning and your spiritual metabolism will be higher throughout the day.

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