Beating the Tuesday Blues

Rainy, rainy, rainy here in the sunshine state. The nickname for Florida is clearly a lie. It is like we are in that other hemisphere, the one where it’s cold in the summer and warm in the winter, except here, it’s warm and sticky all the time, but the sun doesn’t shine in the summer [Read More...]

Them That Seek

Last week was glorious. Borja, Charlotte’s godfather, came to visit for the first time in six years and it was awesome. Actually, it was the best week I’ve had in months. There was beach-going, park-going, whiskey-drinking, and countless hilarity-inducing renditions of “Let it Go.” But more than anything, there was my friend, just hanging out [Read More...]

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...]