Thursday, March 13, 2014

No Free Ice Cream Today

There are times when I leave work so brain-dead that I can't do more than eat dinner and do the dishes afterwards.  Today is one of those days.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

If you are Catholic

Then I want you to go read another one of Ann Barnhardt's spot-on posts about Pope Francis and Cardinal Dolan.

And if you are Catholic, I am begging you to find a local chapel that offers the Tridentine Mass.  Go see what the Catholic Church threw away after Vatican II.  Go see the true Catholic Mass as it's supposed to be offered.  Find a church affiliated with the Priestly Society of Saint Peter, or Priestly Society of Christ the King, or the Society of Pope Pius X.

I don't think that most modern Catholics understand what has been lost.  I know that I didn't understand until I went to a Tridentine Mass and saw it with my own eyes.  I have learned more about the Catholic faith in the past year than I did in the previous decades leading up to this. 

I'll expound more on this after the workday is done.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

They told me it couldn't be done

They told me I was insane.  But I showed them!  I showed them ALL!


Actually, it needs a few tweaks before it's ready to go.  Flavor is OK, salt is there, smoke is awesome, but a lot of the spices I put in there just got lost.  So we need to dial back on a few things, change an ingredient, and give it another try.

No pictures.  Maybe next time, when it's perfect.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Well, yes....

....Even the mice are better in Idaho.

Still wouldn't stop me from having a barn cat to keep 'em out of the hay.

The neighbor has an orange tree

That is as old as his house.  And these houses were build in the late 40's, early 50's.  I've never had oranges this good or this juicy.  The flavor is better than any other oranges I've had, and I can get gallons of juice from one picking session.  I have no idea what kind of oranges they are, just that it's a tree that hasn't been messed with genetically all that much.  It might be a hybrid, but it's far too old to really be GMO.

So with that being said, anyone want some seeds?  I set a bunch out to dry after my last juicing session, but realized that I probably won't be anywhere I can plant an orange tree after this tour.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Things what cause me to pray

The Demise of the American Dream in Two Charts.

 I pray that I make it back to friendly territory before the shooting starts.  I pray for my friends and family to be safe.  And I pray that this country wakes the hell up.

But God doesn't always answer prayers the way that we want.  And an ever-growing majority of this country has turned away from God, so they no longer have any claim to his blessings.  When you tell God to leave you alone, he does.

Sorry for the dark thoughts on a Sunday.  Maybe it's because it's Lent, and I've got repentance on my mind.

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