April 4, Feast of St. Isidore, bishop and doctor; he mastered all branches of knowledge and was one of the most read scholars of the middle ages. Brother of St. Leander and personal friend of St. Gregory the Great, he is patron of computers, computer technicians, computer users, students, and the internet. And Everything to Someone!
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Today is our patron's feast day on EtS. That gets a whole take, don't you think? Happy Feast of St. Isidore! (See what Pope Benedict XVI has to say about St. Isidore.)
I wanted to do a little something to celebrate around here, but I'm feeling fatigued today. I've had some dizziness over the last week and a two nosebleeds yesterday, following the general symptoms of a bad cold the week before. Do you think it could be an ear infection? I've never had one before.
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- Two poems and three photographs were accepted for publication in my alma mater's literary magazine, Sandhill Review. Unfortunately, the Sandhill is only available as a hard copy.
- Rose Red Review accepted some photographs for the spring issue which goes live on April 22.
- Other submissions still in-progress are for Fairy Tale Review, Poetry Wales, and Dappled Things.
And if I can settle down and concentrate on writing again, there are several half-finished pieces I have that might be suitable elsewhere. (If you have a minute and you haven't already, check out my Publications page for links to previously published fiction and poetry.)
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I finished watching the three seasons of Portlandia available on Netflix, and the percentage of content on that show that is applicable to my life is eerie. Seriously, have I really never been to Oregon? Is Oregon like the Wales of the United States? I would wear practically everything Carrie Brownstein wears on that show, except for fleece vests and hiking shorts.
Does this mean I'm a hipster?
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The beginning of this is especially relevant:
Re-applying for deferment yet again. Gee, that Master's degree was so useful.
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Remember when education used to actually count for something? All you needed to do was get that Bachelor's degree, and you'd be putting a down payment on your own house in a few years! Am I the only one who thinks that spending all that time, money, and energy on education would have been better channeled toward tangible skills I could use for myself rather than a third-party company that gives me money so that I can buy those things I'd otherwise be making/using for myself?
It's funny because it's so true, and then it turns the joke on its head! And let's be honest, that would probably be me making furniture. :P
What? I know it's a joke . . . maybe.
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Or the backup plan of everybody: let's not deny that I've thought of this many times, with an abundance of chest-heaving sighs and rose-tinted glasses.
Event-planning, delivering groceries to the elderly, landscaping, making jewelry . . . it's a good thing I'm convicted of my writing vocation and am utterly focused (ha!) because that sounds like me and my wannabe-ness to a T. But with crocheting.
Told you Portlandia was scarily relevant.
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I made this little liturgical graphic for the month of April. Basically swiped from CatholicCulture.org. Feel free to pin and/or print. Combine with Haley's Feast and enjoy!
Looking forward to Eastertide and a heap of liturgical goodness! Now I'm going to go lie down and wait for the drunken feeling to subside. In the meantime, is there anything can I can offer up for you?
See Jen for more Quick Takes!