Frj82’s Blog

March 26, 2009

Happy Days

Today is a good Happy Days day.  The sky is grey, the air is cold, I have my jacket on inside my office, baseball season is still a week and a half away, and the United States lost in the World Baseball Classic Final Four.  Well, nobody cares about that one.  But here are a few things that caught my eye or crossed my path over the last few days.  As usual, I probably am much more passionate about each thing than anyone else in the world.  Oh well.  As the goblin says “It’s a secret to everybody.”  And if you know what I am talking about there, you were made for this blog.

There is a website called Not only is it legit, it is LEGIT.  Seriously, an article I read on cnn today told me so.  I grew up a block away from the homeless shelter and wondered if I would have thought of that if there were internets when I was that  young (well, that everyone knew about)

I can’t wait for the whole twitter thing to die.  And it will…mark my 140 character set of words, this stupid “technology” will be passé within the year.

Although I won’t talk about it too much, is online, the official website of the Polish National Catholic Church’s Youth Convocation in 2010.  The 3rd meeting took place this past week at St. Stephen’s Parish in Reading, PA.  Nice place, the priest there is a down-to-earth guy (except for the Steelers love– don’t worry, now that the NFL has changed a few rules, their propensity for cheap hits will ensure title #7 to happen sometime next century), and the people there are awesome.  The highlight of the meeting was the monkey bread.  Before moving to Scranton, my family had monkey bread every Christmas Day morning.  Buttery, cinnamonny, sugary biscuits baked in a bundt pan, my eyes lit up like bottle rockets as soon as I walked in the church hall.  By the noon the next day, after I was allowed to take it home, it was all gone.  Not one of my finest nutritional conquests.

President Barack Obama is roughly 100 days into his presidency.  He has seen the economy swirl around the toilet bowl, had cabinet members act like idiots, AIG spit in his face and we all found out he prefers video game bowling to real bowling.  To celebrate his centennial, he has correctly picked 14 out of the sweet 16!  All by using practically the most CONSERVATIVE approach possible in picking games.   Of course, he wasn’t man enough to accept my invite to the bracket-pick-em group made by me.  Right now, I have a comfortable lead despite having one less team.  Never mind the name (I tend to honor passed leaders), it is officially a dogfight (NOT a catfight) between myself and Mr. President.

Finally, as if the city of Detroit didn’t have enough problems already, they are the only team playing on Good Friday during the hours (12-3) that are regarded holy as they are when Jesus was hanging on the cross in crucifixion.  From what I understand, Detroit isn’t nearly as Catholic as it used to be (or Christian, for that matter), but the fact that you are the only team in Major League Baseball playing at 1pm that day?  And saying Detroit nights are too cold to have a game?  What about Baltimore nights?  Cleveland late afternoons?  I can’t imagine Chicago is that much warmer than Detroit on an early April evening…but apparently they are much tougher.  If us Catholics believed in karma, us Catholics would think Detroit would be keeping the cellar occupied all year long.

Finally, having spoken about a sociological issue, technological issue, cinnamonological issue, bracketological issue, and a sports/illogical issue, I leave all with a comical issue.  Or a joke,

A farmer lived alone in the Irish countryside except for a pet dog named Chep he had for a long time. The dog finally died and hewent to the parish priest, saying “Father, the dog is dead. Could you possibly be saying a Mass for the poor creature?”

Father Patrick told the farmer “No, we can’t have services for an animal in the church, but I’ll tell you what, there’s a new denomination down the road apiece, and no telling what they believe in, but maybe they’ll do something for the animal.”

The farmer said “I’ll go right now. By the way, do you think $50,000 is enough to donate for the service?”

Father Patrick replied “Why didn’t you tell me the dog was Catholic.”


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