And off we go-----
Popular recent memes have included:
- The Book Meme, done by Jeff, Dash, Songbird, reverendmother, NotShyChiRev, will smama, Beth, St. Inuksuk, and probably more of you that we didn't catch. If you already played it, let us know in the comments! and if you didn't...consider yourself tagged--and THEN let us know in the comments.
- Heavy Revvie started off with books but her meme went off in a different direction.
- Melissa at Mellanella filled out a meme (that also starts with books), but then apologized for it not being all that. It's ok--THIS NEWS is all that. Go congratulate her!
- Rainbow Pastor didn't do the meme, but still talks about books.
- Reverend Mommy wins the procrastination award for being tagged for this quickie letter meme back in June and propogating it now. But she's been busy, so we forgive her.
- And speaking of procrastination, Net's about finished. In fact, as Emily points out, procrastination can be very productive. Anyone else have things they have to wind up before summer ends?
Vacation's All I Ever Wanted:
Ah, the summer of 2006, with its crazy heat wave--lots of people just had to get away. Some have left their intarwebs (internet connections, that is) behind or just got back to them after being away.
- Jan, who's looking forward to ice cream for breakfast at beach week.
- Mindy and Bebo have run off to "The City of Fiberglass Cows," but not before finding out What Bumper Sticker Belongs On Your Car.
- Emily of Dancing With God learns how not to fly.
But others are wired no matter where they go.
- Calacirian tracked bumper stickers and vanity plates on her way to Vermont, and now that she's there, she's posting pretty pictures.
- LutheranChik sends a postcard from St. Ignace.
- Jo(e)'s back, but don't miss these breathtaking vacation photos, down the page a bit.
Some are just.. going. PamBG is afk through her move. Mibi is getting settled in after hers. Heck, I'm still unpacking and I've been here four months. But at least I'm getting a vacation soon, myself--one I've been looking for since I was about 6.
This Place Is Going to the Dogs (and Cats, and the Hideously Trenchant Children)
What would life be without our pets, nonhostile garden critters and those-who-call-us-mom-in-reverential-and/or-exasperated tones? Probably quieter. Contemplative Chaplain has a protacted conversation with Moses about his hopes for joining the NHL. Sue's cat provides evidence of why we say "God bless you" when someone sneezes. She knows something's afoot, and she doesn't like it—and she can see it coming before we can, now, apparently. St. Casserole's tabbies are totally pandering for birthday presents. (In case you missed it, check out their little dress-up party not too long ago.)
From the kid side, Songbird's mother-growing pains will resonate with any parent of a teenager (including me). You know how you tell your kids not to talk to strangers? It's harder when the strangers are annoying you, as shared by Journey Mama.
Overheard at Possible Water: the things kids say are priceless, and, at times, out of this world. I just worry when they start levitating. Or when they go, as in Pink Shoes' case, incandescent. Be sure to help Bad Alice with the theological exam she got the other night--from her six-year-old.
Fun With Lawnmowers, Sharpshooters, and PhotoShop
A short story told in three links:
Carmen mowed a labyrinth into her lawn a week or so ago.
But before you let Reverend Mommy come to your labyrinth, beware the cyclops. And its minions.
It's okay, though. Lorna will defend you.
In the meantime, here's something completely different-- and in need of a caption-- at Fresh-Cut Flowers.
That's Good For What Ales Ya
Sally, bless you a thousand times over for offering up the Beer Prayer. I suspect I might be able to talk DFH into a church wedding now with that one.
Word Games Are Really All About Math
Check out Reverend Mother's Fibonacci Poem.
Twerpette gives us the Dialectizer, a handy tool for the next time you get a hankerin' to read the RevGals in SwedishChefese. Bork! Bork! Bork!
Knit 1, Swap 4
Mary Beth shares an opportunity for knitters and swappers to BOTH knit and swap, inviting you to join The Procrastiknitter's Dishcloth Exchange. ("But HURRY!" she notes. "Deadline to join is Thursday, August 10!") She also went to knitting camp with mom and her 9-year-old niece.
Emily of Hazelnut Reflections shares Adventures in Harlotry--Yarn Harlotry, that is.
Speaking of knitting (or, well, not), haven't you played trivia with us yet? CathyKnits has the scoop on how much we rock!
RevGals Gone Wild
Last, but certainly not least--HeyJules shows us her wits.