Monthly Archives: December, 2006


Fr. Bill suggested that I continue my example of strong faith for my siblings while I’m at home. I’m not quite a daily communicant, since even on campus, I can never manage Saturday morning Mass, but he says I am. The problem is that my family doesn’t see that. My mom and my grandma know I’m into church, but Courtney and Ryan don’t really know that side of me. So I decided to take some more concrete steps. I decided to turn my thoughts into action. I’ve been praying and dropping hints for a while, but I need to act.

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Single and Almost Holy

I’m catching up now on Rocco Palmo’s Almost Holy column on BustedHalo. I’m still not interested in his regular blog; I can barely keep up with the information I have coming in now. Some of his columns, though, are so intriguing.

For example, instead of whining about not having a girlfriend, he mused on the great examples of faith, love, and sacrifice he sees in his own life. I can understand that. Having been single for two years now, I do sometimes wonder. I should be discerning a call to something, right? Whatever my relationship vocation is, I should be figuring that out now, and if it’s marriage, this is the perfect time to start. Then again, having this time to myself has been a blessing. I’m amazed all my friends put up with me during my histrionics and constant stress last semester. I don’t think a guy who was more than a friend would have made it. I’m young; I’ve got time.

Saving Humanity

You paid attention during 97% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don’t get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

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“Thank you for scoring highly on this quiz, there is sweet hope for the future. If you did not score high, please join the Volunteer for Human Extinction Movement.”

(via Pondering the Word)

Christmas, Actually

This semester sucked. It was so bad, I couldn’t even blog. This ensures that I won’t remember a lot about this semester; I already don’t.

Post-semester time, however, is quite lovely. SpikeTV bought the rights to Star Trek: Voyager earlier this year to air beginning in 2007. It must be close enough, because they had a marathon last week. The first episode of Voyager I’ve seen in four years was that great two-parter where the Alien Race of the Week (the Hirogen) took over the ship and forced the whole crew to fight an unsafe holodeck version of WWII. I was elated. Then Andrew watched Joan of Arcadia with me while he killed time before heading out for the break.

Then I was even more elated because WE HAVE THE TITLE OF THE LAST HARRY POTTER BOOK! Continue Reading

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