Can’t a girl even walk down the street anymore…

I will use this purse in a threatening manner

... I totally lost my shit today.I was walking to my car after work when I passed a young lady walking her dog - not an uncommon occurrence since my office is in a semi-residential neighborhood with a lot of foot traffic.What was uncommon about this incident was that this particular woman was also being sexually harassed by a man standing on the corner obscenely gesturing and yelling sexually explicit comments directed at her.She kept her head down and walked faster but it looked … [Read more...]

Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly – Berkeley, CA …

Oooooooo Holy now

... I really enjoyed Joseph Susanka's Lenten Music series. I hope he follows it up with an Easter Music Series. The Catholic Church really has so much sensory beauty to enjoy - art, music, architecture etc.Hmm. This gives me the idea to start an Easter series of my own, beginning with yesterday's post, titled "Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly."I keep going back to the 1:55 mark to watch that one guy prance across the frame. It's so magical and fills me with hearty laughter. … [Read more...]

Happy Easter y’all…

get it out of my eyes and ears

... My Easter gift to you all. Because I am a giver.There was a time when I seriously considered moving to Seattle. Emphasis on was.I know, I know. Easter mass is long, and crowded, and you have to park miles away and get there an hour early to camp out in the pews because of the Chreasters. But just know, somewhere in Seattle someone suffered infinitely more.They should be giving out golden tickets to heaven for making it through that liturgy. … [Read more...]

All stocked up over here…

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... The city is shut down. All is silent and still. Nothing stirs but the gentle sounds of falling snow and sleet as it blankets the streets with ice. Beautiful, precious ice. The kind of ice that strikes fear in hearts all across the south. The fear that can mean only one thing.Snow day.I've got all the provisions I need to get me through the next day or so. Come at me, snow. … [Read more...]

Did someone say “snow”…

Mother of God, we're all gonna die.

... As is typical in the South, someone said the "S" word and now that state's on high alert.They've salted the roads, gotten school children's hopes up, and sent grocery shoppers in a panic... all for the possibility of one inch of snow. You read that right. One inch of snow. One inch.Not so tough now, cowboy. … [Read more...]

Every.Single.Cotton.Pickin.Time…

rear view mirror horror

... I can't be the only one who's constantly jumping at the reflection of the backseat headrests in their car's rear-view mirror. … [Read more...]

All Stocked Up On Crazy Over Here, Thanks…

aint nobody got time for demons

... Deep, dark fears. Everyone's got them. Animator Fran Krause takes those fears and illustrates them for his web comic, Deep Dark Fears.In the spirit of irrational fears, cause Lord knows I got a million, here's my number #1 fear -- reflective surfaces... because that's how the demons get in.I hate reflections in windows at night, mirrors, and as an added precaution I had all the artwork in my home framed in non-reflective, glare free, museum quality glass. … [Read more...]

Oh, you’re still single. Let me fix that …

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... Thanksgiving is next week. You know what that means.Single ladies, brace yourselves. Annoyingly intrusive questions about your personal life are coming to a Thanksgiving dinner table near you.You can grimly smile and nod through another holiday get together or you can proactively shut them up once and for all.Introducing... Rent an ex-felon boyfriend.It's Thanksgiving. Want to skip that long, insulting conversation about how you're still single? About how your … [Read more...]

I Hate Corn…

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... Specifically, I hate corn fields.I've talked about my Mirkwood, those tangled dark woods that menacingly exist at the edge of my land and where even the dog is afraid to venture in too deeply.I've talked about the insane wildlife that prowls the grounds under the cover of night -- The Chupracabras, the coyotes, the demonic deer, disgusting bugs, and tormenting birds that chirp and screech all night. And the toads. When it rains it's the plague of frogs.Now I have a new menace … [Read more...]


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