Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy New Year

I celebrate the New Year in my regular fashion: Meet at the drinking club with friends and family at 2:30 to watch bowl games and drink beer. Afterward, I go home and meet the glare of my wife, who’s been … Continue reading

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Tuesday Miscellany

Alright, I’ll vomit now: “The French perfumer Etat Libre d’Orange introduced a product this year called Sécrétions Magnifiques that’s supposed to smell like a mix of blood, sweat and semen,” Herz said. “And the fashion designer Tom Ford has a … Continue reading

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0-16 Monday

Well, my Lions did it: 0-16. Unbelievable. The league is set up for parity, but the Lions have managed to be head-and-shoulders worse than anyone else in history (we can debate whether the 0-14 Buccaneers were worst, but surely we … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

“If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.” St. Augustine (Note: I saw this on the Internet; I haven’t verified it.) Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Post-25th Miscellany

People sometimes ask, “What’s it like to prepare Christmas for seven children?” My response: Ask my wife. I just have to pay for it all, which is a huge task of course, but it’s spread over the course of twelve … Continue reading

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Brews You Can Use

Light holiday blogging continues. Just this post from Tim J: I don’t want to catch anybody not drinking. A little Belloc exhortation on the evils of abstaining. “For who can be properly nourished, if indeed he be of human stock, … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

“For while all things were in quiet silence and the night was in the midst of her course, thy almighty word leapt down from heaven from thy royal throne.” Book of Wisdom. “[This] passage, brimming with the mystery of the … Continue reading

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Something for the Eve of Christmas Eve

Advent is a penitential season. It doesn’t get nearly the respect Lent does in this regard, but I try to do something. This year, I resolved to read all the daily entries in Francis Fernandez’ meditation series, In Conversation with … Continue reading

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Odd Sunday

A handful of unusual small things occurred Sunday. First, the temperature dropped to -8. I’m not sure I’ve seen the thermometer that low my entire adult life. Wind chill was at least -25 (it was -20 in the afternoon, when … Continue reading

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Something for Sunday Morning

If you have a God you understand, you have erected an idol. Benedict Groeschel, 12/13/2008 Podcast from Sunday Night Live (not a precise quote, but I got it very close). Bookmark it: | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Yes, I realize posting has been a bit lazy this week. I’ve been struggling with a cold/virus/bug/demon for almost six weeks now and this week it tipped me: ongoing fatigue reinforced by a new non-stop cough laid me out, plus … Continue reading

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1. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* 2. Isn’t making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming … Continue reading

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