Saturday, October 28, 2006


Okay, okay, a REAL post.

A few weeks ago, in my British Letters class, we were reading The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. If anyone has ever read it, they will then be familiar with, "the general prologue", which is a colorful biography of all the characters in the book. The entire book is in rhyme, and is about a group of pilgrims traveling to visit the bones of St. Thomas Becket. Someone suggests that they have a storytelling contest to make the journey less boring. So these people of extremely differing characters (you'll find if you read the prologue) tell interesting stories. One of our homework assignments was to compose a "general prologue" for ourselves. Mine was as follows:

In our troupe with us was a sister,
And from this journey she got many a-blister.
Of sisters she had four, and brothers had she one.
And when she grew old, she became a nun.
At least that is what I have heard of her,
But they may be rumours, as it were.
She had deep knowledge of the language of Latin.
And her tunic was composed of a fine satin.
Many a-tall tree could she climb,
And she didn't care if she be covered in grime.
With the Church she was quite lovesick,
For if it chanced she'd burn many a-heretic.
That is all I have to say myself;
If you want more, you should ask her yourself!

In that class we just finished reading How the Reformation Happened by Hilaire Belloc. Tedious to read, and I probably wouldn't have read it on my on accord, but, when all's said and done, I'm glad I did. It's ultimately a Catholic view of the Protestant Reformation ... quite interesting. For that book I'm writing an argumentative essay with the question: What means are acceptable for fighting heresy? Should be good (I hope).

I saw a "60 minutes" commercial the other day advertising an interview with Charlie Weis and how he uses profane language during games. I mean really ... is this the best they've got? A football coach swearing at a ref's call? Pathetic. One of their advertisments featured something about how the "Preists aren't going to want to hear that"...They obviously don't know some of the Priests at Notre Dame ;-) It amused me.

I just saw The Prestige ... talk about weird. Relatively clean, though, I must say. But just weird, with a very twisting plot. Huh. Don't think I'd buy it, but I kind of liked it.

And now to leave you with a few random and bizarre quotes that people have said recently.

"You can't outrun a Medusa, but you can outrun a Chameleon...Words to use for life."- Grant

"My resurrected body is gonna be better than your resurrected body."- Holly

"Hic, not to be confused with...Hic"- Magister

I told you it was going to be random!

Next week I should be able to publish my returned Latin composition ;-)


Are you happy, Magister?

Monday, October 02, 2006

3 memes and a side of fries, coming right up....

Okay...Well I've recently been tagged for 3 different memes. Must be popular...Here goes!

Tag from Katie:
Supposedly if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. There are 163 movies on the list, bold the ones you've seen and italicize the ones you've seen part of.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pirates of the Caribbean
Boondock Saints
Fight Club
Starsky and Hutch
Neverending Story
Blazing Saddles
Airplane! (is Airport or Airplane the spoof?)
The Princess Bride
Anchor Man: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
Napoleon Dynamite
Saw II
White Noise
White Oleander
Anger Management
50 First Dates
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Scream 2
Scream 3
Scary Movie
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 4
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
American Pie Band Camp
Harry Potter
Harry Potter 2
Harry Potter 3
Harry Potter 4
Resident Evil I
Resident Evil 2
The Wedding Singer
Little Black Book
The Village
Lilo & Stitch
Finding Nemo
Finding Neverland
The Grinch
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
White Chicks
Butterfly Effect
13 Going on 30
i Robot
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Universal Soldier
Lemony Snicket's: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Along Came Polly
Deep Impact
Never Been Kissed
Meet The Parents
Meet the Fockers
Eight Crazy Nights
Joe Dirt
King Kong
A Cinderella Story
The Terminal
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Passport to Paris
Dumb & Dumber
Dumber & Dumberer
Final Destination 1
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
The Ring
The Ring 2
Surviving X-MAS
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
Practical Magic
Ghost Ship
From Hell
Secret Window
I Am Sam..
The Whole Nine Yards
The Day After Tomorrow
Child's Play
Seed of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Ten Things I Hate About You
Just Married
Nightmare on Elm Street
Sixteen Candles
Remember the Titans
Coach Carter
The Grudge
The Mask
Son Of The Mask
Bad Boys 2
Joy Ride
Lucky Number Slevin
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Twelve
Lone Star
Predator I
Predator II
The Fog
Ice Age
Ice age 2 The Meltdown
Independence Day
A Bronx Tale
Darkness Falls
Children of the Corn
My Boss' Daughter
Maid in Manhattan
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
War of the Worlds (if they mean the old one)
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
Best Bet
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
She's All That
Calendar Girls
Mars Attacks
Event Horizon
Ever After
Forrest Gump
Big Trouble in Little China Town
The Terminator
The Terminator 2
The Terminator 3
X Men 2
Spider-Man 2

Sky High
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers 2
Catch Me If You Can
The Others
Freaky Friday
Reign of Fire
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions 2
The Hot Chick
Shrek Shrek 2
Old School
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

A Walk to Remember
The 40-year-old-virgin

I'll tag anyone who wants to do it.
It's too bad they don't have any old movies on there. Those are the good ones.

A tag from Ria:
Five things in our freezer:
1. Wax seals
2. Ice
3. Chapstick
4. Way over-ripe bananas (for banana bread of course!)
5. Lots of tomatoes

Five things in my closet
1. A box of winter clothes
2. Lots of shoes (most of which I inherited from sisters)
3. A box of old cassettes from my childhood
4. The video camera (it's usually in the living room, but that's being re-floored)
5. A cash box (no cash though...darn)

Five things in my car
Not really my car.
1. Gasoline (unleaded...none of that ethanol crap)
2. A car-kit (you know, one of those cassettes with the funky cord that you hook up to your CD player)
3. Garbage
4. A map
5. An umbrella

Five interesting things in my backpack
Ha! I don't carry interesting things in my back-pack...It's just 50 pounds of school books. How about my oversized purse instead.
1. The Manual of Prayers
2. A half-finished Rosary
3. Matches
4. My firearm safety card
5. A house key

Five people I tag
1. Katie 2. Holly 3. Emily 4. Thursday 5. Anyone else

Another Ria:
A geography meme...
1. A Place You've Visited and Your Favorite Thing there
Notre Dame, Indiana. The basilica of course! (And the football).

2. A Country You'd Like to Visit and Why
Rome, and the Vatican while I'm at it. Why? Isn't it obvious.

3. A Place From History You'd Like to Visit and Why
medieval Europe. Because it's cool. Knights, beautiful churches, lords & ladies...*sigh*

4. A Place You Know a Lot About

Minnesota...Very creative, I know.

5. A Place You'd Like to Learn More About

The Sandwich Isles. Not really, that's just a cool name.

6. A Fictional Place You'd Like to Visit

Narnia. When I had first heard the stories as a little kid, I used to dream of going to Narnia and having adventures with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Middle Earth definitely gets second though.

I tag anyone else who has had the patience to read all of these!

Congratulations! You made it to the bottom! I promise there will be a real post soon!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

This is your Birthday song; it isn't very long....

Happy Birthday Em!!!!!!