Sunday, August 17, 2008


It's been a crazy few days, and as a consequence, I've neglected the blog, and you, dear reader, and for that I am sorry. My job has been redefined (actually, defined), and now I have actual responsibilities. Fortunately, I feel better about work, because I have a purpose. Unfortunately, I have less time for pissing around on the internet and finding crazy shit to comment on. Furthermore, two very good friends of mine got married on the Friday (pain in my ass), and we had to travel, and visit family, and I drank far too much wine, and it was just disruptive all around.

However, they did give me a little fodder. It was a Catholic wedding, longish (but not too bad), and the priest wandered around abit in his homily. At one point he was invoking St. Neil Armstrong, the patron saint of the space traveller and math nerd, but I can't remember the point.

And I don't know what the hell the newlyweds were thinking, but here is one of the readings from the ceremony:

1A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. 4His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. 5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Revelation, Chapter 12. The war in heaven. It's kind of appropriate, considering the topic we've been discussing, but I have no fucking idea what Satan has to do with their marriage. I'd like to think that he has little to do with mine, but I might be married to his sister.

However, that image of Satan kind of kicks ass.

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