September 27, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday - Vol. 40

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Gotta love a nun with a sense of humor. Last Saturday our family attended the grand opening/fundraising event for the Dominican Sisters of Mary's new convent in Georgetown, Texas. It also served as a good recruiting opportunity too. During the speeches, one of the sisters said, "We don't just want your money, we want your daughters!"
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There was a young comedian in the crowd. Near the end of the speeches and before the BBQ was served, the sisters sang a song. A boy who looked to be about ten happened to be standing next to us and said, "Enough singing, people are hungry out here."

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Have you ever been in the wrong place at the right time? Since we arrived a little late (even Google Maps GPS makes mistakes) to the Dominican Sisters' event, we had to stand outside the tent during the presentations. There was a big crowd, so we weren't the only ones who didn't get a seat. We figured when the food line opened up, we'd probably be among the last in line since all the people in the tent would get to go first. But suddenly when the speeches ended, the catering lady pointed right to us and said, "Let's start the serving line right here." 
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My daughters got their picture taken with their favorite sister. That would be Sister Elizabeth Ann. She has a great memory and always remembers my older daughter's name in the rare times when they've seen each other over the past couple of years.

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What happened to the good old days when you could toss a frozen dinner in the microwave and pull it out a few minutes later when it was done? Check out these ridiculous instructions for what should have been a simple kids' meal. Is all this really necessary?

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My older daughter has rattled off a zillion priceless quotes over the past seven years. The other night she said, "I don't have a headache, but by head hurts."

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About once a year I get this same junk mail postcard from a local plumber. I'm always tempted to call him and ask him when his worst plumber will be in my area. Maybe that would be cheaper!

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  1. #5. I think if people would use their brains and not just sue a company for lack of instructions when they get hurt by their own stupidity, a lot of paper and ink could be saved.

    #3 There is something in the Bible about the last becoming first... (Matthew 20:16) :)

  2. #1 " "We don't just want your money, we want your daughters!"

    Out of context that's creepy!

    1. Yikes! Hadn't thought of that. Thank goodness we were at a convent!