Feb 22, 2015

Our Lady of Gumballs...

Why yes, it is an Our Lady of Guadalupe gumball machine.

(Sadly, located at our local Dollar Tree, and not in the Cathedral foyer)

I haven't been this excited since I was five!
No gum, but did get two icons for 4 quarters.

Feb 18, 2015

ash wednesday matches

This morning I noticed on one of the countless "dating" apps I've downloaded, (ahem) there was "match" feature. Huh?
 I'd somehow never noticed this before.

Anyway, because I'm bored desperate, I started swiping. swiping past the shirtless bicep show-offs, past the "gaymers" (a word that pains my hands to write), past the "partnered".....way past the "married".

And suddenly I see the face of a guy I recognize.
No, not like that.
I recognize it as the friend of a friend of mine.

I know the face because I've seen this very picture in the paper...
murdered sometime last year.

Below his smiling face, the green and red buttons ask if I'd like to "meet" or "pass".
I'm not sure which.
I say a tiny prayer for him ....and push "pass"....
 onto someone who frankly needs the prayers even more.

(I'm talking a headless leather harness with a Taylor Swift reference, people. For realz)

Feb 8, 2015

"...laced with touch of the South"

The other day while browsing our local Dollar Tree, I happened upon this sight....just to the right of the rubbing alcohol and left of the plastic hand grenades

What do I see? Why It's a book by  none other than
"New York Times Bestselling Author" Wynonna Judd
(Yes, you did read that right.)
Opening it, I was assailed by her menacing author's photo.  She dares me to put it back, so I don't.  
I let the pages fall open to read this line of fine literature:    "'Hello, Destiny Hart,' he said in a whiskey -smooth voice laced with a touch of the South."

I mean now really, poor old Harper Lee can clearly forget about her little "comeback" now, right?  Here is Southern Literature at its finest right here.