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CreepycookingHere’s what’s cooking at our house tonight… (shhh… it’s a surprise… don’t tell the sisters!)


Eyeballs, Veins and Pimples

The salad is staring at

Gnarled Witches Hands

The main course will really grab you!

Blue Brains

You were thinking of
missing this?

Dragon’s Blood Punch

Beware the dragon that’s missing his

Wormy Baked Apples

Do you even want to be the Early Bird?

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If you want to make any of it, here’s how:

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Copy, Paste, Answer – From Hazelnut Reflections via preacherbloggerprocratinator



1. smoked a cigar – no
2. crashed a friend’s car – no
3. stolen a car – no
4. been in love – yes
5. been dumped – yes
6. dumped someone – no
7. taken shots of alcohol – yes
8. been fired – no
9. been in a fist fight – do brothers count?  if so: duh!
10. snuck out of a/your house – yes
11. had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back- yes
12. been arrested – no
13. made out with a stranger – yes
14. gone on a blind date – yes
15. lied to a friend – yes
16. had a crush on a teacher- oh, yeah.
18. seen someone die – no
19. been on a plane – yes
20. thrown up in a bar – no
22. miss someone right now – yes
23. laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by – yes
24. made a snow angel – yes
25. played dress up – yes
26. cheated while playing a game – yes
27. been lonely – yes
28. fallen asleep at work/school – yes
29. used a fake id – no
30. felt an earthquake – yes
31. touched a snake – yes
32. run a red light – yes
33. had detention – yes
34. been in a car accident – yes
35. hated the way you look – yes
37. been lost – yes
38. been to the opposite side of the country – yes
39. felt like dying – yes
40. cried yourself to sleep – yes
41. played cops and robbers – yes (more like Charlies Angels)
42. karaoke – yes
43. done something you told yourself you wouldn’t – yes
44. laughed till some kind of beverage came out of your nose- yes
45. caught a snowflake on your tongue – yes
46. kissed in the rain – yes
47. sang in the shower – yes
48. made love in a park – no
49. had a dream that you married someone – yes
50. glued your hand to something – no
51. got your tongue stuck to a flag pole – no
52. worn the opposite sex’s clothes – yes
53. Been a cheerleader – yes
54. sat on a roof top – yes
55. talked on the phone all night – yes
56. ever too scared to watch scary movies alone – yes
57. played chicken fight – no
58. been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on – no
59. been told you’re hot by a complete stranger – no
60. broken a bone – yes
62. dipped snuff? – no
63. lived overseas – no
64. Ever passed out/fainted? – yes
65. blown bubbles in the wintertime – yes
66. slept in your car? – yes
67. given money to a stranger? – yes
68. forgot your birthday? – no
69. forgot your best friend’s birthday? – yes (and still deeply sorry!)
70. been in the presence of the Pope or the President? – yes
71. failed a test? – no
72. failed a class? – yes
73. accurately predicted a future event? – yes
74. slept overnight in a hospital without being a patient? – no
75. realized a dream? – yes

via revgalblog




A mixture of the deep and the shallow today, in honor of All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day—

1) Favorite Halloween Candy: candy corn
2) Least Favorite Halloween Candy: those icky circus peanuts
3) Best Costume Ever: Oh, it’s a tie between a very cute Sprite (with shiny sparkles and blue lace from an old bridesmaid dress), and "Witch and Famous"
4) Worst Costume Ever: Once I dressed as "confused," all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day… "I’m confused, isn’t it St. Patrick’s Day?"
A Saint you treasure (please feel free to use the definition of "Saint"
that is meaningful to you and to your faith tradition and life
experience): St. Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles.

Rosa_parks_2"As long as there is unemployment, war, crime and all things that go to
the infliction of man’s inhumanity to man, regardless — there is much
to be done, and people need to work together."

Rosa Parks, 1913-2005 – Rest in Peace

Ah, the meme… RevGalBlogs (which I just joined) has this for today…

  1. What was the last CD you purchased? – Kenny Chesney: Be As You Are, Songs From An Old Blue Chair
  2. Did you like it? – Yeah, it’s good.
  3. Is it the kind of music you would call your favorite? – Not really (I sort of accidentally bought it) though I do love Country Music, I’m a bigger fan these days of Contemporary Christian and of course, Christmas music holds the nearest dearest part of my musical heart.
  4. What was the first album (CD for you youngsters) you ever owned? – John Denver, Greatest Hits. (It was a Christmas gift the same year our Aunt Anne gave us all (6 brothers and sisters) matching navy blue T-shirts with our names on them (first name on front, last name on back) in fuzzy white letters.  Cute! (and can you say, "cheezy?")
  5. And what was your favorite cut from that recording? – Geez, all classics.  Loved to sing Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet Plane and Rocky Mountain High…(though at 11 I didn’t have a clue)
by Angelo Stagnaro

I was on the New York City subway, reading St. Teresa of Avila, when
four big, bad, loud kids entered my car. I expected trouble. What I
didn't expect was a lesson in Catholic creativity.
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I’ve had a hard time getting my thoughts to cohere around President Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers as a Supreme Court Justice.  There are lots of questions, lots of answers and for me, they just haven’t added up.  Joan Chittister has some thoughts on it which, I think, have helped me clarify not so much the issue as why the issue is an issue. 

Harriet Miers is simply a symbol of a far deeper question in
contemporary life, one which we all have a stake in resolving, one
which is tearing at the fabric of the democratic society we say we are
prepared to export.

And while it doesn’t answer the question for me, Chittister’s article does provide me with a frame in which to continue to struggle with the questions.  I like that.

You scored as Roman Catholic. You are Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesial authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship for you is mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the saints to intercede for you.

Roman Catholic


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan




Neo orthodox


Classical Liberal


Modern Liberal




Reformed Evangelical




What’s your theological worldview?
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via susan rose and higher plane

um, well, at least now I know.

Songs of Innocence, Introduction
You are ‘regularly metric verse’.  This can take
many forms, including heroic couplets, blank
verse, and other iambic pentameters, for
example.  It has not been used much since the
nineteenth century; modern poets tend to prefer
rhyme without meter, or even poetry with
neither rhyme nor meter.

You appreciate the beautiful things in life–the
joy of music, the color of leaves falling, the
rhythm of a heartbeat.  You see life itself as
a series of little poems.  The result (or is it
the cause?) is that you are pensive and often
melancholy.  You enjoy the company of other
people, but they find you unexcitable and
depressing.  Your problem is that regularly
metric verse has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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