Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Too Much Giddiness

Blog compliments go straight to my head. Having been complimented only a week ago over at With a Grain of Salt, I was already a bit giddy. However, yesterday I received the best blog compliment ever. Ellen at Full Quiver Publishing has asked me to review her book Emily's Hope and she promised to send me... wait for it... a complimentary copy! I have made it. My blog has launched me into the dizzying echelons of fame and glory.

Best of all, the book is about the Church's teaching on sexuality and takes place partially in the Philly area. It is the zenith of my blog. The perfect apex of all that I aspire to do here.

Now, if only I can work on humility so that glory may be given to God.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

NFP Nutrition

An article in Newsweek which says that life begins at conception, that improving your diet and lifestyle can aid fertility, and that fertility problem increase for women as they get older. This article seems like it contains a lot of good information, I haven't finished it yet because it is so long. However, it does ratify CCL's approach of improving your diet to improve your fertility.

Other NFP Chapter Sites

It appears that an Iowa City chapter has posted a website. Here's a little prayer, and a link, so that many may be drawn to learn more about NFP.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Do Re Meme

I have been tagged at With a Grain of Salt and I couldn't be happier. I've been given a chance to talk about my favorite subject, me, in my favorite manner, quirky and silly. I know, I know, I have to work on the humility but I'm still giddy over the compliment that I have, "...a unique brand of humor." So here they are, eight silly things about me:

1. After five years of deep contemplation, I have just recently decided that my favorite movie is Clueless. With The Princess Bride as a close second. I swear. I'm decided. Entirely. Even though The Incredibles and The Sixth Sense were also close. Clueless, for sure.

2. I memorized all the words to "His Cheeseburger" by Mr. Lunt of VeggieTales fame in order to serenade my girlfriend. She became my wife.

3. I compulsively reset digital clocks after a power outage or daylight savings time. Even when the power has blinked off twice in five minutes. I have to reset those clocks. I also reset the clocks at work. What if someone needs to know the time and looks at the microwave and only sees a zero?

4. It is only with great difficulty that I can fall asleep without brushing my teeth. Even when I'm all snuggled up in bed and starting to doze off, as soon as I realize I haven't brushed my teeth, I feel uncomfortable. Try to guess the profession of my mother.

5. My best Scrabble Bingo (for non-players, that is when you use all seven tiles from your rack and get a 50 point bonus) was the word "NINETEEN" from a rack of EEINNNT on a triple word score. I also accomplished my lifetime dream of getting a fist turn Bingo. I think the word was "WARBLED" but sadly I don't remember.

6. My favorite mental word game is semordnilap. That is, words that spell a different word when reversed. My favorite is "deliver" and "reviled" but my proudest moment was shocking my dad at about age 10 with "wolf" and "flow." This is a great way to rack up extra points in Boggle.

7. One of my remaining lifelong dreams is to do Catholic Stand-Up comedy that is faithful to the Magesterium. I'm slowly building up a repertoire through this blog and in my journal so don't go stealing my ideas. I have a lot of work to do just to catch up to Jeff Miller.

8. In the winter, when I am inside for a while, my ears get really hot and my hands get really cold. I often balance this out by posing like a "Hear No Evil" monkey.

I tag everyone from my "Friend's Pages" sidebar, but I don't really expect any of them to do it. But they are still my friends.

Not Know? Yes!

The title of this post is a reference to a common phrase which Pop has taught his granddaughter. She will say, "No" to something and he will say, "Not no, yes!" In this case, I am applying it to this great story of another Catholic who entered the sacrament of marriage without being fully prepared. He did not know God's teaching on contraception even though he obviously knew about the teaching against abortion. He writes an excellent witness to life.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Old Spice

One of the most bizarre movie experiences of my life, second only to Eyes Wide Shut with my most conservative friend, was catching a 6pm showing of SpiceWorld with a bunch of my college buddies. Yes, I voluntarily attended. Yes, we were all surly, single dudes. Fortunately, we were gentlemanly enough not to respond to the "come hither" looks being sent our way by teenie-boppers, also known as jailbait.

What a long way I've come. The Spice Girls are on a reunion tour and trying desperately to ignore their current stations in life as mothers and re-capture their original careers as living Bratz dolls. I have learned that womanhood has little to do with gyrating hips, in S&M gear, in front of thousands of immature girls and boys. True womanhood is present in sweatsuited cleaning binges and long nights of nocturnal nursing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's Here!

I'm sure you have been waiting with baited breath, like me and my wife, for the release of the new Art of NFP by the Couple to Couple League. Well, it is now available to one and all with a special discount to current member of CCL. Buy it now before it hits the New York Times bestseller lists! It makes a perfect Christmas gift for all those contracepting Catholics that you know!

Nonna and Noel Nokids say, "You want her to observe her what?"

It's going to sell faster than The Golden Compass, so buy it today.

Aggie Nostic says, "I'm waiting for Pullman's next series where kind materialistic children assassinate the Buddha by standing on his respirator tube. But until then, I'm engrossed by The Art of NFP. oh wait did I say engrossed?"