Five Favorite Things…

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... What? Don't judge. I like girly blather. In fact girly blather is one of my favorite things.1 - Girly BlatherI like pretty frocks, Downton Abbey, hirsute men who smoke pipes and have Scottish accents, and shoes. Ooooo, I love shoes. I like retro hairstyles and black eyeliner. And I love pinterest. In fact, I have a regular feature where I blubber on and on about some makeup product or the time I got my hair stuck in the typewriter at work. And other silly girlish prattle. I am … [Read more...]

The Crescat on Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier…

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... If you happen to tune in at 6 pm this evening you'll get to see my comments featured from this post regarding Melissa Harris-Perry's borg assimilation style approach to public education. I'm going to miss it, but it airs tonight at 6 p.m. EST.Update 4/10/13Oh my gosh. Did you see it? Cause I totally missed. If you blinked you probably missed it too. I was playing ball with my son. I heard it was about 32 minutes in and I was mentioned right after Sarah Palin and just before … [Read more...]

Emma, Emma, Emma…

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... Poor thing. Remember her famous quote on modesty.“I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me - dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do tha … [Read more...]

Tuesday Tunes In Scottish Brogue …

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... If it's possible to fall in love with the sound of a voice I would totally would marry Scott Hutchison's accent. I know Mumford & Sons is all the rage, but this band, in my lofty not so humble opinion, blows them out of the water and have been doing so for a lot longer. So there.Truth be told, if you stuck any man in a beard and gave him a Scottish accent I'd be instantly in love. Except Obama. And probably Michael Moore. Yes, definitely Michael Moore. There's just no cure for … [Read more...]

Cake Will Kill You. No Seriously, It Will KILL You…

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... Diets suck. They suck because they remind us there's a flaw in our physical well being. And being physically healthy is work. Sin sucks too for the same reason in that because of it we are reminded of the flaws our in own human nature. Sin effects our spiritual well being and makes us spiritually unhealthy. Not only that, being free from the grasp of sin is hard work too. Nothing is every easy. And if it tastes good and we are tempted it's probably horrible for us.You may have issues … [Read more...]

Shameless Begging, Such is a Mother’s Love…

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UPDATED: 3/25/13 @ 11:21 a.m.I have met my goal! You can stop donating now!I was able to share the exciting news with The Boy this morning that he is indeed going to camp. And first thing this morning I got in touch with the pack leader and let him know. You should have seen him, my son not the pack leader, all excited and jumping around. You guys made that possible. For that you have my sincerest most heartfelt thanks for your generosity. I am completely overwhelmed by the outpouring. … [Read more...]

Put A Pope On It …

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... You know how an establishment identifies itself as "hipster friendly"... they put a bird on it. The practice was popularized by the show Portlandia.Hipster 1: Oh my god, I LOVE your tote bag, where did you get it? Hipster 2: Oh this thing? I just bought it for $75 at Brooklyn Flea but it was so boring until I put a bird on it! Hipster 1: You should sell it on Etsy!You'll see them here in Charlotte and Asheville; hipster clothing and "thrift" stores with a bird decal in the store … [Read more...]

The “Libretto” For The Installation on Tuesday…

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... A link of interest for your consideration. Click on the image to view the entire pdf.H/T Elizabeth Scalia. … [Read more...]

Cardinal Mahony, Suddenly an Authority on Examples of Humility…

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... Someone needs point out the irony of him tweeting about church simplicity and humility. How much did that monolith the Taj Mahony cost your diocese, Mahony? #practicewhatutweetThe prices for some cathedral furnishings have also caused consternation. $5 million was budgeted for the altar, the main bronze doors cost $3 million, $2 million was budgeted for the wooden ambo (lectern) and $1 million for the tabernacle. $1 million was budgeted for the cathedra (bishop's chair), $250,000 … [Read more...]


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