July 5, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday - Vol. 28

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I'm happy to report that we made it through the night. Every year after watching the legal 4th of July fireworks display, I always go to bed hoping and praying that people's illegal fireworks don't inadvertently start a fire. (And in addition to the fire risk, it really worries me whenever people let their children play with illegal fireworks. So dangerous!) This part of Texas is pretty much always at a high risk of wildfires. And don't even get me started about all the people to toss their cigarettes out of cars and start fires.
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We accidentally bought our daughter a pair of sinful shorts just a few days after I tweeted about the second commandment. Unknown to us at the time of purchase, the inside of the waistband of the shorts says "OMG" (with a peace symbol as the "O") upside down. Apparently, clothing manufacturers think it's in style for little girls to flip down the waistband of their shorts. To my daughter's credit, she and my wife covered it with markers and fabric paint.

Before: sinful shorts
After: holy shorts

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It was unusual to see a priest in the front row at daily Mass on Monday. It's wasn't at my home parish but one that's close to work. It turns out that he's the newly-assigned associate pastor and was observing from the pews on his first day. But I always thought a diocesan priest attending Mass at a church in his own diocese would be on the altar concelebrating. 

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After bursting my bubble, the school district has made restitution. The person who oversees the summer camp programs apologized and graciously issued a refund. Most importantly, she really appreciated the feedback and sounded very interested in improving the camp next year.

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Every once in a while, I pull up a classic cartoon or skit on the Internet (or on the amazing Roku), and my daughter thinks I'm a genius for finding something so funny. This week she's been wanting me to play Three Little Bops over and over. Though Bugs himself is not in it (and Mel Blanc's voice isn't in it either), this this one of the best cartoons from the original Bugs Bunny era. (Sorry, you may have to endure some advertisements attached to the video clip.)

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Check out our decoy phone. I hadn't seen it since our older daughter was little and we used to let her play with it instead of our real cell phones; but for some reason it turned up again this week. I think this was the phone I used in the year 2000 or maybe 2001. I was impressed at the time that it was sort of small enough to slip into a pocket.

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As a Florida native, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share this photo that was in the news this week. Maybe it's a subliminal message of the importance of going to college.

Photo Courtesy: WTLV
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