Thank you!

I spent yesterday installing anti-virus and anti-spyware programs on Yorktown Mall's computer, and cleaning off all the tracking cookies and other malware they had. Fortunately, my Aunt pixie works there, and gave me a ticket to a free meal of teriyaki beef and shrimp on rice with green tea to drink at the Japanese restaurant in the food court (and it looked like the best place there), so I was able to have a nice lunch at my own little table next to a huge bank of windows looking at peaceful clouds floating across the sky, rather than the parking lot underneath.

Thank you Aunt Pixie!

NB: Those same innocent-looking clouds turned out to be very deceitful and wicked, because they later turned into rainclouds which made the traffic going home horrible.


See? This is what my Liberal Arts TAC Education is good for.

Antigone Quiz
"You answered 9 items out of 10 correctly.
Your score is 90%. Excellent job!"
I forgot that it was Tiresias, not Haemon, who made Creon see that he was wrong.

Jane Austen Quiz

"You answered 13 items out of 26 correctly.
Your score is 50%. You may want to practice more."
Not so hot. I've only read two of her books so far though.

Pride and Prejudice Quiz
"You answered 9 items out of 12 correctly.
Your score is 75%. Good job!"
Not bad. Didn't know the year it was published, the first 4 words of the book, or who paid ickham to marry Lydia.

Well, they were fun to take. More can be found here.


Really Cool Guardian Angel Prayer

O Holy Angel, attendant of my wretched soul and of mine afflicted life, forsake me not, a sinner, neither depart from me for mine inconstancy. Give no place to the evil demon to subdue me with the oppression of this mortal body; but take me by my wretched and outstretched hand, and lead me in the way of salvation.
Yea, O holy Angel of God, the guardian and protector of my hapless soul and body, forgive me all things whatsoever wherewith I have troubled thee, all the days of my life, and if I have sinned in anything this day.

Shelter me in this present night, and keep me from every affront of the enemy, lest I anger God by any sin; and intercede with the Lord in my behalf, that He might strengthen me in the fear of Him, and make me a worthy servant of His goodness. Amen.

Found in the comments on a Catholic blog.
Also, in an interesting twist, when I googled a phrase from it, the top hit was a Society of the Divine Word site, and I just delivered a computer to their International Headquarters in Techny, IL last week.


Pictures of My Frivolous Youth

Why do I love Logitech?

Because not only do they make awesome mice, like my MX1000,

but when it breaks, I call them, go through various test procedures for 10 minutes, and then they're like, "oh well, I guess it's broken. Here, how about we send you a brand-spanking new one? It comes complete with shiny box...

And don't worry about having to return the old one, we don't want it anyways."

That is why I love Logitech.


More Picasa Web Albums

Operation Bunny Rescue, which happened recently. (perhaps I can get Allison to type up a description of the events, as I missed to most exciting parts)

And The Battle of Belleau Wood, a diorama of a WWI battle I made for an eighth grade history project.

If you have GMail, feel free to log in and leave comments on the photos, or if not, just comment here, because I'm told that the little comments link right down there \/ is feeling lonely and depressed.

Pope + iPod = Rocking B16


Father David Vogel's Ordination

This is my first picture post using Google's Picasa Web Album's, and I highly reccomend the Picasa photo orgnatization software, along with the web album uploading, to anyone who wants an easy experience in organizing and posting their photos online.

Castles for sale!

It would be pretty awesome to live in a castle, but I think they're a bit out of my price range.

In the meantime...

Some cool and cute pictures of the Pope I've found.

"Pope Benedict doing his Goldfinger Oddjob imitation flicks off
his steel Zucchetto at a dissenting theologian heckling him."

"...did someone say, perogies?"

"[In a trip plagued with constant drenching rain...] A rainbow is seen in the sky as the Pope Benedict XVI pays his respect to the victims of the former Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, southern Poland May 28, 2006."

Thanks to The Curt Jester and The American Papist

Much joy and happiness

Google just came out with Picasa Web Albums, which looks like it will make uploading pictures to this blog in a nice format much easier for me (because I'm picky about the format, each photo post has generally taken me a few hours instead of the few minutes it should take.

There are only two catches, 1, it's still in test, so I'm awaiting my invitation, but as soon as I get it I'll try it out; and 2, you'll have to click a link I post here to an album I create there, but it has a very nice, clean, smooth, and fast interface, (see here for a demo album of cute puppy pictures) so I hope you, my loyal readers, won't mind.

And I do have 3 batches of photos to post, so expect updates soon (provided my request for an invitation goes through, which it should)