1. My, but there are a bunch of you out there! I continue to be bowled-over at your generosity with the donation button. Either God really doesn’t want me living in a train station just yet or hell just got WAY hotter for me. If it is the former, then it is all on you guys. If it is the latter, it is 100% on me, and you are my victims. I still worry. I worry.
It is still bizarre to be confronted with the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of you out there reading this stuff. Understand that every post has been written while standing, alone, in front of my desk (back in the old Lone Tree office) and now sitting at my desk in the Van Down By the River. I get these tremendously moving little messages appended to the donations that show up in my email box from PayPal, and it is almost impossible to comprehend how it is that such profound feeling could spring from me staring at my monitor and pounding on my keyboard in solitude. It is all very strange. While I can’t reply to everyone, just know that I see, and I hear. We will almost certainly never meet on this earth, but I’m waving back. Hello! Thank you! If I make it to heaven, we’ll meet there!
REMINDER! The next Tridentine Mass for my benefactors and supporters is coming up on November 29th at approximately 12:30pm EST. Mark your calendars!
2. By urgent and overwhelming request, The One About … THE SCIENCE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY has been posted just below and permanently on “The one about…” page.
3. Red beer is basically half beer, half tomato juice or V-8. You can sprinkle salt and pepper in it to make it extra-good. If you are ever near Sidney, Nebraska, stop in to Dude’s Steakhouse. I have eaten some SPECTACULAR meals there of Prime Rib and Red Beer. Sidney is a really cool town. It is the corporate headquarters of Cabela’s, and is thus … doing well. And, it can also thus be safely assumed that everyone in Sidney is packing at all times. Odds of being targeted in the “knockout game” in Sidney? Uh, yeah. That would be just below… ZERO.
4. I have decided that Tuesday will be podcast day. I have had a bit of a deep chest bug for the past several days and am hacking and rasping like Lucille Ball circa 1968 after chain smoking a pack of unfiltered Camels, but hopefully I’ll be in good voice on Tuesday. Even if I’m not, at least my voice will be lower in tone. Speaking of which, I have been playing with “Garage Band” on my MacBook Air, and I think I have the settings contorted enough so that I sound like Lauren Bacall in “To Have and Have Not”. Anybody got a match?