Random

Ok, here are just some random things that I want to note that aren’t really long enough for separate posts:

1) Chuggington – This is a cartoon that comes on at 9:30 on Playhouse Disney.  The Kraft household watches it every morning.  Kraft himself would probably watch it without the Squeaker because he likes it so much.  O really likes it, too.  I stick her in the Exersaucer in front of the TV while I finish up cleaning the kitchen and do dishes after breakfast (although, the dishes I’m washing are probably from dinner the night before).  She will happily sit and watch the whole half hour of it.  And whenever she starts getting a little fussy, if we sing the theme song to her it will usually buy us some time before she melts down.  Awesome.  Don’t be surprised if you hear us around Austin singing that song.

2) Another theme song – Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?  This song is super catchy.  It’s been stuck in my head all week.  I can’t wait til O is old enough to appreciate this one.  It’s pretty cute.

3) There was a link to this blog – Feministe – in the Austin Statesmen right after SXSW.  It was the story of this woman trying to travel home from Austin.  Uh, absolute worst I’ve ever heard.  Give it a read and you’ll never complain at the airport again.  [I only read this for the story.  I have no idea what the rest of the blog is actually about.]

4) I’ve recently started reading the Commonweal blog.  I came across an interesting story they mentioned that I thought is worth quoting:

“During a frustrating argument with a Roman Catholic cardinal, Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly burst out: “Your Eminence, are you not aware that I have the power to destroy the Catholic Church?” The cardinal, the anecdote goes, responded ruefully: “Your majesty, we, the Catholic clergy, have done our best to destroy the church for the last 1,800 years. We have not succeeded, and neither will you.”

It’s good to remember, during the ongoing sex abuse scandal, that the Holy Spirit works toward reconciliation and healing in the wake of many horrible actions and crises the Church endures.

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