…I thought you might enjoy a little ice-cold psychological manipulation:
Ahhh…isn’t that nice? Here’s another one:
That’s right, just go ahead and put your foot right in. You’ll feel so much better.
Sure, and while you’re soaking your feet in ice, have another refreshing glass of ice water. And you know what’s really great? That piece of ice on the left three up from the bottom is actually a 25 carat diamond! And it’s ALL YOURS!!!
Well, hey! Looks like an early snow! Better bundle up.
There. I hope everyone feels better now. Have an excellent Independence Day, and while you’re shooting Roman Candle balls into your next door neighbor’s parchment-dry backyard, and keeping in mind that our country now bears almost no resemblance whatsoever to the country our Founding Fathers fought to establish, remember this: God made us free.
Fresh from his big win at the VMAs, the versatile Bieber took a little time to host the following explanation of the new Mass translation coming in November:
Word for Word [Edge] from Life Teen on Vimeo.
Well, anyway, whoever this kid is, the video is nicely done. Sometimes it’s just good to have everything put in really simple terms, with visual aids and stuff, by someone with extremely white teeth, don’t you think?
Sticklebats! I can't finish this book for OSV with all the confounded relatives hanging on the bell all day...
You read that post title right, people! Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, mistaking me for a writer, has asked me to write a book for them! I’m extremely honored and thrilled. Unfortunately, I am contractually bound to say nothing about the topic of the book, but it IS definitely about something and I have to turn in my work this Fall. So, pray for me, please—I mean really.
Item #2: Thank you to all of you nice people who have purchased my CD, Thumbwrestle. It gives me a lot of pleasure to keep producing music, even in my own humble, D.I.Y. way. Your support is encouraging, and it literally puts food in my multitudinous children’s mouths. I thank you on their behalf, since they aren’t supposed to talk with their mouths full.
Item #3: Speaking of CDs, I am waiting for a new batch to arrive, so you peeps who have purchased recently will have to wait an extra few days. I’m truly sorry about that, since ordinarily my middle name is Prompt. Not really…it’s Francis. Shut up.
Item #4: Finally, the book I’m writing for OSV is not Frontman, which I talk about here. I’m not sure what’s going on with that. What I’ve decided to do is write another Trilopost, similar to my How I Made Friends With the Devil Trilopost, but this one will be anecdotes from my days in Pain and how I found my way back to da Choich (that’s “the Church,” spoken like Jimmy Durante). Look for the first SUPER-exciting installment this Friday!
So there you have it: lots of big news and exciting stuff. God bless!
I picked this up from Truth Forward, who got it from Eric Sammons’ blog, who got it from YouTube, to where it was uploaded by somebody who knows somebody in Vietnam or something, I guess. The Author behind it all, though, is clearly God. Watch and be flattened by the power of selfless love.
A friend of the family
Three quick things:
1. I am writing this afternoon for Crisis Magazine on the subject of Halloween. Please do me a solid and go read my article, The Fun of Fear, and leave a comment! Thank you!
2. In the spirit of Halloweeneeness, I have penned a short but entertaining fiction story. I give it a “PG” rating for violence and crude humor, but nothing I wouldn’t let my cloistered oldest sister or her Mother Superior read.
3. Have an excellent Halloween and an outstanding All Saints Day!