7 Quick Takes Friday! (With Zombies and Girl Power)

It’s been twelve kinds of too long since I linked up with Jen for quick takes, so yay! #7 I have no idea if that phrase, “twelve kinds of too long”, is a legit phrase or not. I’ve never heard it. But I wrote it, and I like it, and I shall use it. #6 [Read More...]

Dear God, Thank You for the Internet

There are days when I am so grateful that the internet exists. Things like this make it worth sifting through the stupid. Here are my favorites from the Estately post: FLORIDA: Alligator Wrestling / Botox / Eyebrow Piercing / Hulk Hogan / Juviderm / Lice / Mazda Miata / MDMA / Obamacare / Stand Your [Read More...]

The Pentagon’s Counter-Zombie Dominance Plan

All ye naysayers, behold: Incredibly, the Defense Department has a response if zombies attacked and the armed forces had to eradicate flesh-eating walkers in order to “preserve the sanctity of human life” among all the “non-zombie humans.” Buried on the military’s secret computer network is an unclassified document, obtained by Foreign Policy, called “CONOP 8888.” [Read More...]

Being Lonely when You’re Never Alone

New Advent had a link to an article on BBC about how extreme isolation warps our minds, and it got me thinking about life as a stay-at-home mom. I’ve never met a SAHM who hasn’t recounted how at some point in her life as a mother, she would watch the clock in the afternoon, counting [Read More...]

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Friends

A few weeks ago, my best friend Meaghan came to visit for Sienna’s first communion. I haven’t seen Meg in five years. They live in Virginia and also have four small kids and a dog, and it’s just not that easy to fly halfway across the country when you’re in a seemingly endless cycle of [Read More...]

Desire, Lust, and Daisy Dukes

Lots of nuttiness and hysteria has ensued since my post yesterday, notably on Mark Shea’s wall. Also, other sides of the story have come to light, along with more than a few accusations about me picking one side of the story and running with it. Truth be told, I picked the story up immediately after [Read More...]

“Immodest” – the new Scarlet Letter

I came across a post today about a 17-year-old girl who was kicked out of her own prom because some of the fathers who were chaperoning insisted that she was causing the young men on the dance floor to have impure thoughts. It’s important to note that the requirement for the dress code was fingertip-length, [Read More...]

Whoops, someone poked a hole in the sun…

Today NASA found a strange dark square-shaped hole in the sun. Nope, not kidding. This is what NASA has to say about it: A coronal hole, almost square in its shape, is one of the most noticeable features on the Sun of late (May 5-7, 2014). A coronal hole is an area where high-speed solar [Read More...]

Hulk Mommy Contemplates Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is not my favorite holiday. Mother’s Day is the emotional equivalent of Valentine’s Day…try as I might to temper them, my expectations are through the roof, and when when my family fails to provide a string quartet and a cappuccino imported directly from Rome to wake me up, I get mad. Then, in [Read More...]

Let’s have a Black Mass…because education

Harvard Extension School is hosting a “reenactment” of a Black Mass for educational purposes, “to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.” The Anchoress has been in contact with those in charge of this, primarily to urge them not to use a Consecrated Host when the word was that they would be using [Read More...]