Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Beginning of the End!

We begin our spring semester here at Harvard tomorrow! YAY!!! This will be the first day of my final semester here at this crazy, whack job place!

Among the weird things Harvard does differently, because, well, it's Harvard, is we don't actually choose our classes until after classes begin. I know, this sounds crazy...and it is. The idea is that you get to go to a variety of classes the first week (which is called Shopping Period) and learn about them, the requirements, etc. (I could go on a tirade about American Capitalist Consumer Culture, but that would make me sound like a Harvard student...and we can't have that!).

The idea of a Shopping Period sounds good in theory (article: Shopping Frenzy: An Honored Tradition). The problem, though, is that professors begin teaching on the first day of classes. The Shopping Period implies that if there are, say, two classes you are interested in that meet on Monday & Wednesday at 11 you should be able to attend one class on Monday and the other on Tuesday and then make an informed decision...sounds good, right? Well, in actuality, the professors begin teaching from day one...so that means you either miss day one of Class 2 or day two of Class 1 before you figure out which one you want. The system, IMHO, sounds great in theory but falls woefully short in reality.

Anyway, I've already mentioned I'm taking a class at Weston Jesuit School of Theology called Theology of Culture. At Harvard, I'm planning on taking a class on museums called Exhibiting Cultures, which promises trips to museums in New York and Boston (YAY! field trips in grad school!), and then I need two more classes and I'm split between three classes:
  • History of Harvard and Its Presidents (which is taught by Rev. Peter Gomes who is a friggin' Rock Star!)
  • African American Religious History-Part II (I took the first part last semester and really like the professor, Wallace Best)
  • Religion in America from 1865 to the 1970s (which is taught by Robert Orsi who've I've heard nothing but good stuff about)
So, all three of these classes meet tomorrow--amazingly at different times, so I'll actually be able to do the whole shopping thing--which means I should know which two of the three I'll be taking by tomorrow night.

But, by far, the best part of the new semester is that it is my last semester here!
F R E E D O M ! ! ! !

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner
Feast of St. Hyacintha of Mariscotti

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Sunday, January 28, 2007

iPod shuffle of the week...

1. Come and Fill My Heart. Avalon
2. Camille Sain-Saens. Tchaikovsky
3. Beautiful. Amy Grant
4. Be With You. Beyonce
5. Violin Concerto #1 in D. Paganini as played by Sarah Chang
6. Because of Who You Are. FFH
7. Carmina. Bond
8. Decision at Midnight. The Toasters
9. It's A Good Day. FFH
10. Real Emotions. Los Lonely Boys

The rules, for bloggers who want to play (biretta tip to Fr. Tucker):
Get your ipod or media-player of choice set the thing to shuffle, then post the first ten songs that come out. No cheating, no matter how stupid it makes you feel!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Oh Aquinas, you're such a joker...

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

"It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes."

St. Thomas Aquinas

So, in honor of his Saintliness...
via Reverend Fun
Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Labels: , , , , ,

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Obama Baracks My World!

Now, I know a lot of my conservative friends are going to ream me for supporting Barack Obama...but, seriously the only thing I disagree with him on is abortion.

Barack Obama (link to his issues):
  • opposes same-sex marriage (he does support same-sex civil unions);
  • opposes the death penalty;
  • opposes a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage;
  • favors allowing churches to provide welfare services;
  • favors searching for fossil fuel alternatives;
  • favors greater defense spending;
  • favors earned citizenship for immigrants.
Yes, he does have a 100% pro-abortion voting record, but I'm willing to have a sit down with him to discuss the horrors of abortion...barring that, I will continue to pray for his evangelization on this subject.

So, yes I fully endorse and support Senator Obama in his bid for the White House (campaign site):

Labels: , ,

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Story of my life...

From the site Reverend Fun, it really is fun so check it out!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Happy, Happy...Joy, Joy!!!

Happy, Happy...Joy, Joy!!
I'm Done With Finals!!!
Alas, I start my new semester with a class at Weston Jesuit School of Theology on Monday...and I need to start studying for my language exame, which I have to pass to graduate (luck and prayer will be tested to its limit!).

But, whatever...I'm done with finals and this is how I feel:
I call it: End of Finals Nirvana
Important Update 1.30.2007: I found the pic above doing a random google search, but a kind commenter has pointed out that it's done by Sam Brown who has a great blog called Exploding Dog. It really is cool, you should check it out!
Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
Feast of St. Fabian

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The coolest thing...

I've got one more final due tomorrow...YAY!!! I have about 6-7 more pages to go on it and then I'll be finished with the fall semester here.

But, there's no rest for the wicked holy (HA!)...while HDS doesn't start classes again until Jan. 31 I'm taking a class over at Weston Jesuit School of Theology and it starts on Monday. I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment. The class looks really interesting though:

ST 374~~Theology of Culture
Professor: Dominic Doyle
How does the study of culture, which integrates the various branches of inquiry into human meaning, challenge and invigorate theological reflection? Through lecture and discussion, this course explores how the rise of cultural studies transforms the nature and purpose of theology. Readings from authors such as: H. R. Niebuhr, Kathryn Tanner, Charles Taylor, Jon Sobrino, Aloysius Pieris, Benezet Bujo, Nicholas Boyle, William Cavanaugh, Robert Schreiter, and Judith Perkins.
In other cool news: I noticed this cool add on that lets you hover over a link on your blog and it brings a small window up that lets you see a preview of the site being linked to. After seeing it on several blogs I read I finally found the instructions for it here:

Mulier Fortis
Oh wow! I commented on the fact that several blogs hosted by Wordpress had the really snazzy ability to "see" another webpage by hovering the cursor over the link.

The Dúnadan has obviously been exploring, because he discovered how to do it too... and he was kind enough to put up the information for the rest of us (and gave me a mention in the process!)

The code can be found on the Snap.com website (and they tell you where it goes as well, so you don't need to be afraid of the big bad html beastie that lurks behind every template!!)I promise you, it's easy as pie... try hovering over some of my links, just to prove it!

Totally free, and oh so cool!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
Feast of St. Charles of Sezze

Labels: , , ,

Monday, January 15, 2007

100th Post, Finals and iPod Shuffle...

Wow, this is my 100th post! I feel like there should be some sort of party or something...but, I'm way too busy for that!

I'm right in the middle of finals here at HDS. I've got 20 and 25 page papers due on Wednesday and then a short 12 pager due on Friday. How many pages do I have done? Three! That's right, I said 3! So, as you can see I shouldn't be blogging right now...So, until later here's this weeks iPod shuffle...

1. In Not of. Avalon
2. Soonerfreak. Unknown artist
3. Nobody's Fool. Avril Lavigne
4. Love is Love. Culture Club
5. All Things New. Watermark
6. Mona. The Toasters
7. Cry Out to Jesus. Third Day
8. Inflame the Fire. John Michael Talbot
9. Everyone's Someone. The Newsboys
10. My Heart Belongs To You. Westbound Train

The Rules for anybody who wants to play:
Get your ipod or MP3 player of choice, select your whole music collection, set the thing to shuffle, then post the first ten songs that come out. No cheating, no matter how stupid it makes you feel! Thanks to
Fr. Jim for the idea!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Being an Alum is so cool!

It took me a bloody long time to finish college at the University of Oklahoma (link). I didn't even start college until I was 25, and then it took me another eight years to finally finish at 33 years old! Now I know there are plenty of other college students out there who are/were older than I was when I graduated, but it is still sooo bloody cool that I'm an alum.

I received my email Oklahoma Alumni Association (link) update today and it made my day to just think about the fact that I'm now an alum. I feel so blessed to have been able to not only attend such an absolutely fabulous educational institution, but also to be a graduate.

I worked so hard, for so long, and with so much adversity (again, not discounting others experiences) to have made the dream of a college degree a reality that sometimes it seems really surreal.

I learned so much while at OU and I had such a good time doing it, and above all I made the absolute best friends a guy could ask for!

Being an alum and reflecting on that just makes me really, really happy!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Labels: , ,

Monday, January 08, 2007

A Shepherd for Salt Lake!

The faithful in Salt Lake City finally have a shepherd! His Holiness has appointed Bishop John Charles Wester the new Bishop of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City has been without a shepherd for over a year, so this is truly wonderful news! (Diocese of Salt Lake City link)

The following statement was made Monday, January 8, 2007 at a press conference at the Diocese of Salt Lake City by Bishop John C. Wester (Link):

Standing before you today, I am filled with gratitude and awe at the prospect of my new ministry here in the Diocese of Salt Lake City, a diocese that encompasses the whole of this magnificent state of Utah. I thank God for the providential and loving grace that has beckoned me here and I pray that this same loving and gracious God will guide me as I become a servant leader in your midst as well as a fellow pilgrim of faith. I am profoundly grateful to our Holy Father for his trust in me and I am hopeful that I will be able to follow his example of selfless devotion to our Church. I also wish to express my growing gratitude to Monsignor Terry Fitzgerald for all he has done to welcome me, making my beginning here as pleasant and smooth as possible. And I am particularly grateful for the warm welcome you have given me today. As I prepare to begin my ministry of service in your midst, I look forward to forging friendships with you and all our sisters and brothers in Christ in the years ahead.

There can be no mistake about it: I am definitely the “new kid on the block!” I have a lot to learn and I therefore must be an attentive listener to you, the priests and deacons, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. As your bishop, my first obligation is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ “in season and out of season.” I can only do this effectively if I know you well and have a firm grasp of your priorities, concerns, dreams and plans. In a particular way, I wish to learn from our priests, my most important collaborators in my ministry as your bishop. With them, I hope to continue the excellent work of Archbishop Niederauer in promoting beautiful liturgies, sound faith education programs, loving and compassionate service to the poor, prudent stewardship of our resources, and parishes that flourish throughout the diocese.

So many ethnic groups make up the rich tapestry of this local Church. I look forward, therefore, to listening to and learning from people from all over the world who have made Utah their home. Utah is growing in leaps and bounds and our Church is the better for it as we welcome the stranger among us and grow ever richer as a multicultural church.

Me alegra que en la diócesis haya muchas personas que hablen español. He estado tratando de perfeccionar este bello idioma y espero que los hispanos de nuestra comunidad me ayuden a mejorarlo. De cualquier manera, sé que ustedes son muy pacientes y me apoyarán con sus oraciones del mismo modo como me inspiran con su fe vibrante. Tan solo el mes pasado, tuvimos una peregrinación de 12 millas en honor a nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Veo mi transferencia a Salt Lake City como una extensión de ese peregrinaje de fe en el cual soy guiado por el ejemplo de María y su intercesión por nosotros, sus queridos hijos.

(I am pleased that there are so many who speak Spanish in the diocese. I have been trying to master this beautiful language and I hope the Spanish speakers in our midst will be willing to tutor me in this regard! In any case, I have learned that you are very patient and I know you will support me with your prayers as you inspire me with your vibrant faith. Just last month we had a 12 mile pilgrimage in honor of our Lady of Guadalupe. I see my transfer to Salt Lake City as an extension of that pilgrimage of faith in which I am guided by Mary’s example and her intercession for us, her dear children.)

A wonderful relationship exists between this local Church and the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was deeply impressed by the fact that many leaders of the church attended Archbishop Niederauer’s installation in San Francisco last February and I look forward to building on the strong ties that the Archbishop and former bishops, as well as the catholic community, have developed over the years with our brothers and sisters. Indeed, I understand that there is a wonderful ecumenical and interfaith spirit in this diocese and I am eager to add to this dialogue even as I benefit from it.

As a fourth generation San Franciscan, I have deep roots in the city of Saint Francis and will always cherish my wonderful family, priest brothers and many friends in the City by the Bay. At the same time, I am proud of the many connections between San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Archbishop Alemany, the first bishop of San Francisco, was intimately involved with the affairs of this local Church in the mid to late 1800’s. And of course, Archbishop Niederauer was the eighth bishop here. And now I am privileged to become your ninth bishop as I embrace a new home, setting down roots in this City by the Lake. I am keenly conscious of the rich legacy that has been handed down through the preceding generations. In particular, these last twelve months have given me a glimpse into just how difficult it was for you to say goodbye to such a wonderful human being and bishop as George Niederauer. He is certainly an exemplary man of the Church and I wish to thank him today for his friendship and encouragement this past year, anticipating that I will be even more grateful to him in the years ahead as I benefit from his sound leadership in Salt Lake City for over eleven years.

His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio of our Holy Father in the United States, reminded me that on the shores of another large body of water, some 2000 years ago, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, called his first disciples. I cannot begin to explain the joy, excitement, and yes, even the trepidation that I now feel as I seek to follow this call of the Lord here in Utah, on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. I give thanks to our loving God for the Providence that has placed me on this path, in the direction of this great state, and I ask for your prayers as I prepare to take up my new ministry, dedicating myself to you as I begin a new chapter in my life.

In 1851, John Soule, an Indiana newspaperman, gave some sage advice that Horace Greeley made popular: “Go West, young man.” Well, this is not 1851, I’m not so sure how young I am anymore and I’m moving East, although only about 750 miles! You and I are beginning an exciting journey of faith together. I ask Saint Mary Magdalene to intercede on our behalf that we will receive God’s abundant blessings on this exciting pilgrimage. I am especially pleased that today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. This feast day marks the beginning of Christ’s public ministry in which He revealed the love and compassion of God. I pray that this same Christ will raise his arms of benediction over us all, just as the Father blessed Him with the power of the Holy Spirit, and that God’s love and compassion will guide our steps on the journey ahead.

Here's the story from Catholic News Agency (link):

New Salt Lake City Bishop called from service in San Francisco

Salt Lake City, Jan. 08, 2007 - The Press Office of the Holy See announced Monday morning that Pope Benedict XVI has named a new Bishop for the Diocese of Salt Lake City (
link), Utah. Bishop John Charles Wester, who is currently serving as an Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco will take the reigns of the Utah diocese. The diocese has been without a bishop for over a year.

The 56 year-old Bishop Wester was born in San Francisco and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese in 1976. After serving in various assignments around the diocese, including stints as a pastor and school administrator, Wester was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop in 1998.

Prior to Wester’s appointment, the previous Bishop of Salt Lake City was George Niederauer, the current Archbishop of San Francisco.

Bishop Wester said during a press conference today that he is filled with “gratitude and awe” at the prospect of his new ministry.

Noting his need to learn about the diocese, Wester said, “as your bishop, my first obligation is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ ‘in season and out of season.’ I can only do this effectively if I know you well and have a firm grasp of your priorities, concerns, dreams and plans. In a particular way, I wish to learn from our priests, my most important collaborators in my ministry as your bishop.”

“With (the priests),” he said, “I hope to continue the excellent work of Archbishop Niederauer in promoting beautiful liturgies, sound faith education programs, loving and compassionate service to the poor, prudent stewardship of our resources, and parishes that flourish throughout the diocese.”

The newly appointed bishop then briefly addressed the growing Hispanic population of the diocese in Spanish.

He also noted the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has Salt Lake City as its headquarters. “I look forward to building on the strong ties that the Archbishop (Niederauer) and former bishops, as well as the catholic community, have developed over the years with our brothers and sisters,” the bishop said.

In greeting Bishop Wester, Monsignor J. Terrence Fitzgerald, Diocesan Administrator of the Salt Lake City said, “we welcome you with the warm embrace of traditional Utah hospitality and pledge to you our loyal support.”

The Diocese of Salt Lake City which encompasses the entire state of Utah has approximately 180,000 Catholics, who are served by 85 priests, 70 permanent deacons, and 86 religious.

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Labels: , , ,

Sunday, January 07, 2007

iPod Shuffle of the Week

1. Happy. Amy Grant
2. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic. The Police
3. Tuxedo Junction. Glenn Miller
4. Pool Shark. The Toasters
5. Hongulmamatoya. The Bruce Lee Band
6. Position of Power. 50 Cent
7. Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man). Merle Haggard
8. Hope To Carry On. Caedmon's Call
9. Legacy. Nichole Nordeman
10. Friend For Life. Watermark

The rules, for bloggers who want to play (biretta tip to Fr. Tucker):
Get your ipod or media-player of choice set the thing to shuffle, then post the first ten songs that come out. No cheating, no matter how stupid it makes you feel!

Blogging is liable to be fairly light the next couple of weeks as we are in the midst of finals here at Harvard Divinity School. I've finished one paper (YAY!) but have four more to go (BOO!).

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
Feast of the Epiphany

Labels: , , , , ,

Friday, January 05, 2007


My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
The Very Reverend Scott the Somnolent of Great Leering
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Biretta tip to Happy Catholic.

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
12 day of Christmastide,
and Feast of St. John Neumann


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Oklahoma's newest Catholic Church...

Marietta, Oklahoma is the site of the newest Catholic Church in the State of Oklahoma and the first Catholic Church in Love County!

Here's the story:

Marietta's Faithful Dedicate New Church
Story Courtesy: The Sooner Catholic
Author: Eileen Dugan
Photographer: Mauro Yanez

Marietta, Oklahoma — Faithful Catholics in the area crowded into the new Good Shepherd Church for its dedication and the consecration of its altar on Dec. 2. Many more waited outside for their chance to view the first Catholic church ever built in Love County. Archbishop Eusebius Beltran, in his dedication homily, told the congregation, “The presence of this church building in Marietta will be a sign of faith for all people of this area. You, the members of this parish, are living signs of faith. It is your obligation to go out and bring back fallen away or lapsed Catholics and to invite and welcome your neighbors and friends and all people. Bring them to your beautiful church where they can learn about God and His goodness and His love.”

The archbishop served as principal celebrant and was joined by Fathers Thomas O’Toole, Juan Manual Guerrero, John Vrana, Louis Lamb, Stephen Bird, Donald Wolf and Robert Wood.

A mission of Saint Mary’s Church in Ardmore, where Father O’Toole serves as pastor and Father Guerrero as associate pastor, Good Shepherd has been a dream for many for numerous years. Father Vrana and Father Lamb are former pastors of Saint Mary’s, but it was Father Ernest Flusche, another former pastor, most credit with planting the idea of a new church in Marietta. Father Flusche, unable to attend the dedication Mass, started the mission in 1993, because “there was nothing in Marietta for the Catholic people”.

Now with the dedication of the new church, Father Flusche said, “I think it is historic for the Church of Oklahoma that one more county has a significant Catholic presence in the community.”

The largely Hispanic congregation in Marietta, working along side Father Guerrero, was successful in raising much of the money needed to build the new church. Father Flusche also helped with the fundraising, writing letters to all the pastors in the Archdiocese and asking them to contribute.

Father Flusche’s solicitations and the money raised by Father Guerreo and Good Shepherd’s parishioners, together with that pledged by the Archdiocese, paid for the construction of the new Good Shepherd Church.

A Spanish-mission style, Good Shepherd is adorned with a number of exquisitely designed stained-glass windows. These amazing windows were originally part of the chapel in the Marland Mansion in Ponca City. Before the wrecking ball demolished the historic structure, these windows were carefully removed from their frames, loaded onto a truck, and driven to Marietta. There, they were stored until they could be reconstructed and worked into the walls of the new Good Shepherd Church.

The largest of these windows, “Jesus, the Resurrected Christ”, is positioned over the altar of the church. Along the north and south walls, 14 smaller windows of stained glass depict the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, seven on each side. Father Flusche said these windows appear more like mosaics than traditional stained-glass because of the faceted cut of the glass. The effect of the sunlight filtering through the unusually cut, colored glass is breathtaking.

The late Archbishop Charles A. Salatka had once suggested that when a Catholic church was eventually built in Marietta it might be dedicated to Mary, Mother of Divine Love because Marietta means “Little Mary” and the town of Marietta is in Love County.

Another beautiful stained-glassed window depicts the Blessed Virgin. It was created by J. Francisco Guerrero in Guadalajara, Mexico. He personally brought it from Mexico to Marietta as his gift to the Good Shepherd congregation. Guerrero also provided the initial plans for the church. Francisco Gurerrero is Father Guerrero’s brother.

Father Juan Guerrero, assigned to Marietta, celebrated his 25th anniversary to the priesthood on September 30 of this year. This important mile stone, plus the dedication of Good Shepherd Church have, for Father Guerrero, made 2006 “my best year from God”.

He described the enthusiasm of his congregation for the new church as “amazing. “There were tears of happiness on their faces, and they were very grateful to have a church,” Father Guerrero said. “Now we need to work hard to build the ‘Church Alive’.

“Our dream was to build a temple [church] to God’s glory where we could have our faith,” Father said. “Jesus’ dream is to make our people into the Church Alive. The Church is not only the material building; for Jesus, the Church is also the fraternity among the people.

“Everyone is doing all they can to get more people involved in the lay ministry of the Church: hospitality, lectors, altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, keeping up the church building, and helping the poor. We want to help Jesus’ dream come true, by serving the Church and each other. This is our faith, our commitment as Christians,” Father Guerrero said.

Father Guerrero said several years before the demolition of the Marland Mansion, from where the stained glassed windows came, he had had an opportunity to pray in the chapel there. “It was very awesome to see the stained-glass,” Father Guerrero said he recalls. “I was praying there and said to God, ‘If I build a church some day, I would like to have beautiful stained-glass in it like this.’”

Father Guerrero said he believes his prayer was answered. Apparently, so too were the prayers of many others in Love County.

Left: Fr. Guerrero (L) and Archbishop Beltran (R) pray at the altar of Good Shepherd Church.

Link: Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
11th day of Christmastide,
and Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Theological Humor...

I don't know how many people will get this, but theological humor is something highly valued here at Harvard Divinity School. In that spirit here is one that I was laughing out loud at...

Rahner, Kung and Benedict meet St. Peter:

Karl Rahner, Hans Kung and Pope Benedict XVI all die on the same day, and go to meet St. Peter to know their fate.St. Peter approaches the three of them, and tells them that he will interview each of them to discuss their views on various issues.

He then points at Rahner and says "Karl! In my office..." After 4 hours, the door opens, and Rahner comes stumbling out of St. Peter's office. He is highly distraught, and is mumbling things like "Oh God, that was the hardest thing I've ever done! How could I have been so wrong! So sorry...never knew..." He stumbles off into Heaven, a testament to the mercy of Our God.

St. Peter follows him out, and sticks his finger in Kung's direction and "Hans! You're next..." After 8 hours, the door opens, and Kung comes out, barely able to stand. He is near collapse with weakness and a crushed spirit. He , too, is mumbling things like "Oh God, that was the hardest thing I've ever done! How could I have been so wrong! So sorry...never knew..." He stumbles off into Heaven, a testament to the mercy of Our God.

Lastly, St. Peter, emerging from his office, says to Pope Benedict XVI, "Joseph, your turn." TWELVE HOURS LATER, St. Peter stumbles out the door, apparently exhausted, saying "Oh God, that's the hardest thing I've ever done..."

Biretta tip to A Catholic Londener.

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
10th day of Christmastide,
and Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus!

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Congrats Boise State!

OMG! This was one of the best football games I've ever witnessed!

I'm not even all that upset about my beloved Oklahoma Sooners losing the game.

Boise State EARNED this win!

Congratulations Broncos!
Boise State University Broncos
2006 WAC Champions
2007 Fiesta Bowl Champions

As soon as I can find the final 2 point conversion play on Youtube I'll post it...it was amazing! A well-earned victory!

Again, Congratulations Broncos!

Labels: , , , ,

Monday, January 01, 2007

All music is from Pachelbel...

Remember that scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding where her dad believes that all language is derived from Greek...I mean ALL language, he even finds how the word 'kimono' is derived from Greek?

Well, this guy proves that all music is derived from Pachelbel's Canon in D; you know that classical song that is played at every bloody wedding you've ever been to. This is hilarious!

Funny 'cause it's true!
(biretta tip vita mea)

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Happy New Year! & iPod shuffle of the week...

Happy New Year!

iPod shuffle of the week (biretta tip Fr. Tucker):

1. God Follower. Steven Curtis Chapman
2. Shaken. Rachel Lampa
3. Straight. Cozad (powwow song)
4. I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight. Toby Keith
5. Victory Song. Earl Bullhead (powwow song)
6. Shake It Up. Greyhorse Singers (powwow song)
7. Not Enough. Mustard Plug
8. Okinawa Bluez. Tha Tribe (powwow song)
9. Everything. By the Tree
10. Lay It Down. Nichole Nordeman

The rules, for bloggers who want to play:
Get your ipod or media-player of choice set the thing to shuffle, then post the first ten songs that come out. No cheating, no matter how stupid it makes you feel!

Thanks Be to God and Happy New Year!
8th day of Christmastide,
and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Labels: ,