January 17, 2009

5 Quick Takes Saturday - Vol 1

Introducing Quick Takes Saturday! This is inspired by a thing called "Quick Takes Friday" that Conversion Diary. my mom does it every week, and it looked like a fun thing to do, but all the people who do it are "older" (as in moms). Soooo... my mom suggested that I start doing my own version! If you want to do this on your blog as well, simply post about 5 random things on your blog every Saturday. They can be silly things, serious things, educational things, whatever! The handy dandy "schedule post" feature even allows you to write your post on, say Thursday and have it show up on Saturday if you won't be around to post it on Saturday morning. Now you have no excuse!

My sister got The Phantom of the Opera for Christmas (which reminds me, I've been wanting to do a review on that...) and when we watched it, I noticed how often Christine's name is mentioned. Soooo when we watched it again yesteday, I did a little survey to see how many times her name is mentioned and how many times specific people said it. Here are the results:
The Phantom: 15 times
Raoul: 18 times (and in four instances Raoul says "Christine, Christine!")
Everyone else: 19 times
Total: 43 times
43 times... well, if your name is Christine and you like hearing it said, watch the Phantom of the Opera!
I also marked down that the Phantom only speaks 7 lines. Yes, in the whole movie he only talks 7 times! All the rest of the what is it, 3 hour? movie, he is singing.

I also realized that the chandalier is listed in the auction at the begining as lot 666...

Good grief! I just walked down the hallway past our front door and discovered my sister scooping up snow - on the inside of the house! It's very windy outside, as always, and the snow has been blowing all over the place including inside our house. I knew the door was crooked (like everything else), so yeah, now we have snow blowing through the cracks. I thought it was awfully cold in here...

Today's saint is Saint Anthony of Egypt. From American Catholic.org:
The life of Anthony will remind many people of St. Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor” (Mark 10:21b), that he actually did just that with his large inheritance. He is different from Francis in that most of Anthony’s life was spent in solitude. He saw the world completely covered with snares, and gave the Church and the world the witness of solitary asceticism, great personal mortification and prayer. But no saint is antisocial, and Anthony drew many people to himself for spiritual healing and guidance.

At 54, he responded to many requests and founded a sort of monastery of scattered cells. Again like Francis, he had great fear of “stately buildings and well-laden tables.”

At 60, he hoped to be a martyr in the renewed Roman persecution of 311, fearlessly exposing himself to danger while giving moral and material support to those in prison. At 88, he was fighting the Arian heresy, that massive trauma from which it took the Church centuries to recover. “The mule kicking over the altar” denied the divinity of Christ.

Anthony is associated in art with a T-shaped cross, a pig and a book. The pig and the cross are symbols of his valiant warfare with the devil—the cross his constant means of power over evil spirits, the pig a symbol of the devil himself. The book recalls his preference for “the book of nature” over the printed word. Anthony died in solitude at 105.

It's been a while since I've posted any of my graphic art attemps, so here are some that I've done recently:
girls club motto
everafter 3
everafter 2
everafter 1
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Below is a Mr. Linky list if you'd like to add a link to your own 7 Quick Takes post. (1) Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your post and not your main blog URL. (2) Include a link back here.

I look forward to reading your posts!


  1. I like the sigs and avis that you made especially the Castaways one. =P

  2. I Love Phantom of the Opera it Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I would be quite interested to hear what you
    have to say about Phantom of the Opera. I have
    been meaning to write my own personal review on
    it. :-)


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