Thursday, April 14

Play Catch Up

[Play Catch Up]

It's been a busy few weeks.

Last week I was working a lot preparing for a few off-site events and attempting to get ahead enough to take off a few days.

Last weekend / this week I went to Graceland and Mud Island. I visited the Theater of Contemplation.

Since I've been back, I've done basically nothing but semi-successfully work out some bugs on my computer, watch the colorful mind-numbing machine [including, embarrassingly enough, Timecop: The Berlin Decision and Revelations], and crochet a long-overdue present.

I haven't even fully unpacked.

Tomorrow, I get to go to work and try to play catch up.

I wish I could just lounge for the rest of the week.

Saturday, April 2

Non Habemus Papam

[Non Habemus Papam]

Yes, gentle readers, currently, the office of the Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God is vacant.

This is affecting me more than anticipated, largely because I so closely identify my Catholic upbringing with my father who died when I was seventeen. This deluge of memories is heartwrenching: learning to say my prayers kneeling at the side of my bed as a very small girl, learning to say the rosary, attending Mass each Sunday, First Act of Contrition, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, weddings and funerals, baptisms and last rites.

Euchre | Pickle Soup | Your Taxi

[Euchre | Pickle Soup | Your Taxi]

I went out for beers after work today even though I didn't work at the office. We played Euchre, and although it had been years since I last played, my teammate and I took two outta three.

Then, I took a taxi home. My driver was speaking Polish, and I asked him about it. We talked about my long-deceased Polish Grandma and about Polish food. He was terribly sweet. He recommended that I go to Andrzej Grill and try the [and I'm pretty sure I got this right] pickle soup. I don't know about that, but I'm fully willing to try beet salad with horseradish, the pork chops, the stuffed potato pancakes and the pierogis.

Speaking of taxis, Google has a new tool that makes me wish I had always-on always-available mobile internet access.

[Yeah, I know that I'm failing miserably in the segue department.]

Time for bed.