February 6, 2015

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 107 (Delicious sharing, cheesy ranch, chocolate nuggets and more)

ONE: I like to read some of the bogus blog comments that get snagged by my spam filter. This one really cracked me up, typos included:

"Great site. Lots of helpful information here. I'm sending it to a few buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you on your sweat!"

Maybe "sharing in delicious" is one of those cool sayings that kids say like "awesome sauce." And it was nice of the person to thank my sweat.

TWO: During the announcements at the end of Mass on Sunday, the priest introduced his mother who waved from a pew all the way in the back of the church. When my family stopped to say hi to the priest and his mom after Mass I said, "Father Craig, you work here. You can get your mom a better seat!" It turns out that she works a job where she was on call and needed easy access to the door if she needed to duck out and answer her phone.

THREE: I can relate to that. When I was first exploring the Catholic church about 12-years ago, I worked for a law enforcement agency and had frequent on-call duties on many weekends. It was very stressful sitting in Mass knowing that I might have to run out the door to answer an urgent call and possibly have to leave. It happened a lot.

FOUR: Last week I mentioned the yogurt that was still on the shelf at Target almost one month past its expiration date. About a week later we needed to buy yogurt again. To the store's credit, there was nothing expired on the shelf. However, the first couple of packs of yogurt I saw were only one day ahead of their expiration date.

FIVE: You can slap either some ranch dressing or cheese on just about any food and some kids will eat it. But I hadn't thought of trying both until my two-year-old asked for some ranch on her macaroni and cheese. What will she ask for next, chocolate syrup on her chicken nuggets?

SIX: I'm always exited when the Super Bowl ends because it means there's just a few weeks to go until the start of spring training. Baseball has always been far more appealing to me.

SEVEN: Please check out my latest post for Austin Catholic New Media over here as I unveil plans for the prototype church cry room of the future.

EPILOGUE: For more Quick Takes, visit This Ain't The Lyceum.


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