April 30, 2006

Theological Worldviews

Well, this is certainly accurate. I wasn't surprised to learn I scored as a Roman Catholic, but was more interested to see the other rankings.

You scored as Roman Catholic. You are Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesial authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship for you is mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the saints to intercede for you.

Roman Catholic


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Neo orthodox




Modern Liberal


Classical Liberal




Reformed Evangelical




What's your theological worldview?
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April 24, 2006

Bark in the Park

Yesterday, Archi-Sapper and I took Miss Maggie to Zephyr Stadium to see the New Orleans Zephyrs play a game. Dogs were allowed as the SPCA was hosting Bark in the Park, where folks could sit on the levee (the one that actually survived the storm) with their dogs and half of the ticket sales were donated to the SPCA to help them rebuild. We had a great time (I have the sunburn to prove it) and even unwittingly got our picture in the paper. I didn't realize it until I started getting e-mails this morning from friends saying they'd seen the photo. I was having a good day until I saw the picture. Naturally, the only time the local paper takes my picture, I'm hunched over with the world's worst posture and I resemble an 80 year old who's still carrying around a few extra pounds (I suppose I'd be the only pregnant 80 year old around).

I was hoping to hit Jazzfest this weekend, but that will largely depend on whether the red layers of my face have peeled off by then. I'm definitely ready to roam the fairgrounds and stuff myself with all of the great food (and I think I've finally gotten to the bottom of the whole, "Why am I gaining weight?" question).

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April 15, 2006


At this time of year, people are always asking me what my Easter plans are and the question always takes me off guard. This is because on Easter Sunday itself, I'm a slacker. For the past few years, Archi-Sapper and I have served as adult altar servers in our churches' Triduum services (Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil). After we wrap things up around 10:30 or 11:00 on Saturday night, I'm done. The only tradition we broke this year was Thursday night dinner. We usually get together with a group of people who call themselves the "Holy Week Freaks" for a loud dinner after Thursday Mass. This year we were both tired and Archi-Sapper had to get up early Friday morning, so we got some fast food and headed home instead.

The only other Easter weekend excitement for us has been Archi-Sapper's shopping spree yesterday. He announced yesterday that he needed new pants, and if he is willing to admit he needs them, that usually means that whatever he's been wearing might not even be fit to be recycled as a cloth to use for washing the car. So, we headed over to the mall and $500 later, he emerged with four pairs of pants, one pair of jeans, three dress shirts, four polo shirts, a new brown leather belt and a jacket. He was shocked at the price but I was ecstatic that he was willing to buy new clothes that fit him perfectly and are in good condition. (He's not exactly the type to be fussy about having super-nice clothes. His mother, bless her, tried to throw away a pair of his Tevas when he was in college because they belonged in a landfill and stunk to high heaven. He retrieved them from the garbage and was elated to discover that the duct tape that was holding them together was still intact.) If he's like this in his early 30's, I can only imagine how much fun I'm going to have trying to dress him when he's in his 60's.

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April 10, 2006

The Highlights

I have (finally) returned from my annual pilgrimage to Phoenix. The highlights:

  • Best mode of transportation to Phoenix from southeast Louisiana? By car, naturally. Of course I had plane tickets, and naturally, I chickened out and didn't use them. I was actually feeling pretty good about the whole flying thing. I was planning to drive to Dallas, meet up with mom and fly to Phoenix. This might've actually worked, had there not been a freak hailstorm combined wth 60 mph winds and driving rain on the day we were scheduled to leave. Why do these things always happen to me? The next time I try to fly somewhere, I will not be surprised if a plague of locusts descends upon my chosen departure city.
  • Best way to pass the time while sitting in the car for 17 hours each way (from Dallas to Phoenix, that is)? XM Satellite Radio. Not only was it great to have about 10 million channels of uninterrupted music to choose from, but I could also listen to the Weather Channel, CNN, the BBC and E! for hours upon hours of True Hollywood Story. Although it might've pushed my brain toward total atrophy, after 10 hours in the car, I was close to that, anyway.
  • Least fun thing to drive through that you normally don't encounter when your typical drive takes you through Louisiana? A dust storm! I kid you not. Fortunately, it wasn't bad, I just wasn't expecting it. Those crazy unpredictable deserts! When I told Archi-Sapper about it, he got all excited and said, "Oh, I know! We drove through these awful dust storms in Iraq and we would be totally blinded, and then...." at which point I wanted to say, "Uh, hon? When it comes to "stuff I've lived through" stories? You totally win."
  • Best thing about Phoenix? The weather, the mountains, the gorgeous dry climate, the restaurants, the fabulous resorts where I stayed.....um, pretty much all of it.
  • Coolest Thing I Did While There? I moderated a panel discussion regarding legal ethics for lawyers in my field. Despite the fact that I had been planning this, along with my fabulous panelists, for the past 10 months, I was nervous. I needn't have worried, though. The panel was a huge hit and I even told a mildly humorous story during the presentation which got a lot of laughs.
  • Two Things I Did Most Often in Phoenix? Drank my body weight in bottled water and applied copious amounts of Carmex lip balm. As soon as we got to Arizona, I swear I no longer had any moisture in my body.

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April 02, 2006


I love this commercial. I think the copycat should be Staples' official spokescat.

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