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And Hump Day Passes Gracefully

My mechanic came through. The truck is running, it was less than I was fearing, he replaced another part which needed it basically labor-for-free, and, with Ganesha's great blessing, I won't take her back to Stanley's for a long while.

I could use a new oven mitt.

Eventually I'll catch up with my pictures.

This is how an automatic dishwasher works:

Steve Martin is still a funny guy.

I have gifts mostly wrapped now, a couple that need to be packed up and mailed, and we haven't done our major baking yet, although I whipped out a quick batch of fudge which the folks at work say is pretty awesome.

I somehow thought my car insurance was due at the end of December, not November. Oops. Fortunately, I have a grace period and I'll pay on Friday when the paycheck arrives. And speaking of insurance, since we reached the end of Barb's AAA "free" tows, I have to try and get a receipt for the $50 charge so I can submit it under my own Emergency Road Service. That's what the coverage is for, after all.

One of the girls at work is Eastern Orthodox, and one of their Christmas fast periods begins today, which means she won't be able to eat meat until, I THINK, the end of their Lent (I have to look this up so I know when her fast periods are -- they're lengthy and startlingly restrictive). I made the mistake of simply calling her "Catholic" in front of a western (Hispanic) Catholic woman, who snapped, "She's not Catholic!" Um... Well, yes, she is. Just more so. But I was smart enough not to argue the point.

And speaking of Catholic, the uptight idiot (he replaced the heartless jerk who used to be Bishop here) who heads the Phoenix Dioceses is threatening to take away the "Catholic" status from St. Joseph's Hospital because a woman received an abortion to SAVE HER LIFE, as the pregnancy would have killed her if she'd remained so. It's so nice when Christians remember to be Christian. Feh.

I naturally had more impressive thoughts but I can't remember any of them.

I desperately want to see The King's Speech. I like it when an obvious Oscar contender actually looks GOOD, not just carefully crafted to win Oscars (The Tree of Life).


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Dec. 16th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
The truck is running, it was less than I was fearing,


It's so nice when Christians remember to be Christian. Feh.

What an ass. As I've often said, I'd like a lot of Christians better if they actually followed Christianity the way Christ preached it.
Dec. 16th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the Phoenix Dioceses replaced the heartless Bishop with a brainless one (you can follow the pun from there).

I'd love to find the nitwit who decided to make abortion procedures a focal point for the Catholic church and hit him on his head. I'm fairly certain there's nothing about abortion in any of the original teachings...
Dec. 16th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
ew dog tongue. great pic

and then the Catholic church wonders why they lose members in droves...

eta - duh, and i'm glad the truck is running and for less than feared

Edited at 2010-12-16 05:33 am (UTC)
Dec. 16th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, he does that BEFORE we run the wash cycle...! :D

Yeah, even Sean Patrick is dubious about them these days (of course, I think he's more of a spiritualist who follows ritual).

I was trying to take the pessimistic view this time, so I was pleasantly surprised instead of sadly disappointed.
Dec. 16th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
there's no point in lickin when they're clean I suppose.

That would surprise me of Sean Patrick. SUlien is probably still church going but having his doubts, poor thing

that's sometimes the best approach to take
Dec. 17th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)

Yeah, Sean Patrick has had doubts for some years, especially after niece (Matt's little sister) Tara came out -- he's not happy about a church that's not inclusive. Of course, for most of his life he's managed to seek out congregations that accept him, and along with him, his somewhat liberal ideas (and his gay niece). He HAS been banished from some churches by priests who didn't want vampires around.

Dec. 17th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
well yes I can definitely see him getting banished
Dec. 17th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
The real insult was, it was the church in O'Connor, and he'd been one of the first babies Christened there...!

Dec. 17th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
ouch poor Sean Patrick
Dec. 17th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
I've never finished that story; I started to write bits and pieces, of how it was when SP came back to Texas after fifty years in Europe.

Some mention of it appears in Long Way Home.
Dec. 17th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
oh cool
Dec. 16th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Craig could have a blast with that oven mitt. *g*

Hurray for the truck. My fingers are crossed it will keep going for a good long while now. And I hope God sends down lightning to strike that bishop. Just appalling.
Dec. 17th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
Very frequently when ThinkGeek carries something, it is the Best Ever of that thing (like their pizza cutters, among other things)...

*fingers crossed* I need to get a Ganesha to sit on my dashboard with Confucius... (And Homer.)

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