Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Future Orthodox

My sister has joked that when Virgil gets ordained, my little two-year-old nephew B will be Virgil's "first customer" for baptism. I have been praying to St. Panteleimon (whose name Virgil tentatively translated as "Lion-Heart") for him since I found out he hasn't been baptized. I think he is already showing a tendency to Orthodoxy because he kisses nearly everything.

Update: "Panteleimon" means "All-merciful:" the saint was given the name "Pantaleon" (meaning "In all things like a lion") by his parents, but he changed it later to "Panteleimon" when he became a Christian.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion

I got my announcement (1:40 into this segment) saying I still love Virgil after a whole four months of marriage read aloud by Garrison Keillor this evening when we went to see the show live. I'm in love with Minnesota.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Wedding Pictures

I was rather worried about going to see my cute nephews without clearing out the memory cards for the camera, but I hadn't been able to download from the camera to a computer. I needed to find the installation cd for the camera. *Obviously* that would be in the glove compartment.

After a few hours of playing with online photo hosting (What's up, yahoo photos? Why won't you upload for me?), I decided on flickr for our wedding photos.

Friday, November 19, 2004

My Hero

I dreamed that I was an athletic person with a job. So, obviously, I wore "sporty" things to the office, then changed. Elisabeth was kind enough to drive me to my job, but then as she drove away I realized she had my work clothes in her car, and I had no way to contact her. Then I ran into my husband on the escalator. He'd followed me because he missed me. So I decided to skip work and stay with my husband. It would have been a nice dream except that suddenly I was at work, working in my "sporty" clothes without him. *sigh* But he missed me and came to get me. (Also, he's super fast and Elisabeth drives an SUV as big as a tank.)

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

This post is so wrong.

Virgin Mary Cheese Sandwich on eBay

I read some of the listing to my husband: "[T]his item is not intended for consumption," to which he replied, "No food products should give you tuberculosis."

I knew what I was getting into when we got married, didn't I?

John Kerry amuses me in a good way.

"Senator Kerry, why do you think you lost the election?"

"Well, I didn't get enough votes."

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Topics to Discuss Before Marriage: Sports Affiliations

"Sometimes my enemies have forks fly at them."
- Elisabeth, having heard her husband didn't like the Cowboys.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Not-Quite Remorse

"Are these brownies edible? Because, well, I ate some."

Tuesday, November 02, 2004


I like that, in MSNBC's election coverage, they footnote GWB as the incumbent. If you didn't know that, you probably won't know what "incumbent" means.

Monday, November 01, 2004


Every November, I ponder. Should I or shouldn't I? Or, really, will I or won't I? But what to write?

Also, Anthony was terribly wicked and lent me the first in the Wheel of Time series. I'm almost ready for the second book - maybe by the time I get home. Yum.