smockmomma: September 2005 Archives

smocktwins update

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that's donovan on the left and davis at right

Students Day of Silent Solidarity

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"are you willing to give up your voice for a day for those who have none?"

speaking of birthdays...

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You Are 28 Years Old
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

please help the smock

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does anyone know of any quotes given by Popes or from the Church specifically on supporting Catholic education?


Note to smock: I bumped this to the top, 'cause I know what you need it for. I don't want it to get lost under my blatherings.

the exorcism of emily rose

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yes, i spent my birthday in a darkened theater watching the exorcism of emily rose. before i go any further, i want you to know i'm the biggest horror weenie this side of the mason-dixon line and that i was 34 (yes, that was just this year) before i could force myself to watch an edited for television version of the exorcist, which was TiVo'd so that i could fast forward and mute the blasted thing. oh, and i watched the majority of it from behind a pillow, too. i had absolutely no intention of seeing this movie until...

1. i saw a documentary on the discovery channel about exorcisms and they flashed a few scenes from this movie. tom wilkinson played the priest. smockdaddy said, "you'll see it. even if it's only because your buddy tom's in it." i've been a huge tom wilkinson fan since the full monty. then the next scene showed laura linney. i'm also inclined to see anything she's performing in, too. talk about star power.

2. fast forward and i hear from mamaT that there's a good article about the movie and (i hope it's okay to spill the beans about mamaT) she confessed she might like to see the movie. further reason to see the film as far as i'm concerned.

3. then i found out that several reviewers were whining because it was a courtroom drama masquerading as a horror flick. ooo, courtroom drama. i like that.

4. the twins nursed at six o'clock and we wanted to see a movie that i could see and still be home in time for their next feeding ... emily rose started at six thirty. viola!

tom wilkinson is endearing as father moore, laura linney is perfect as his attorney, and it was refreshing to see mary beth hurt as the judge. young jennifer carpenter made me care for her emily and then totally freaked me out. i truly expected to be hiding behind smockdaddy through the exorcism itself, but my "maternal" kicked in and i ended up crying the whole time for emily.

people looking for brainless shock n' gore fest are going to be terribly disappointed. i think the biggest problem was the film's marketing -- it's trying to draw in a horror crowd, totally underestimating the draw of the intelligent viewer. of course, it pulled in a huge profit within its first few weeks, so i guess they knew what they were doing.

smock's bottom line: this is an intelligent movie that expects its audience to be equally intelligent and asks only that the viewer be open to possibility of the supernatural. it's worth the full price of admission.

by the way, another good movie that you can see tom play a priest in is molokai: the story of father damien . he doesn't play a major role, but it's a good movie and is also based on a true story.

hellish news

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Washington, D.C. — “The National Abortion Federation is currently exhibiting a most disgusting twist on charitable giving,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. “In an expression of ‘deepest sympathy’ for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, this organization of abortion providers is seeking funding to offer free or reduced-cost abortions to women forced from their homes by Hurricane Katrina. How can anyone possibly suggest that a mother in distress could benefit by killing her preborn child?”

The National Abortion Federation is providing a list of abortion facilities in the nation that have offered free abortions — and asking for contributions to its referral hotline to defray costs for storm victims “who lack the resources to pay for the abortion care they need.”

read more: Group offers free abortions for hurricane survivors
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3 AM smockservation

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vacuuming looks much more fun and exciting on infomertials than in my house.

vanity, thy name is SMKMOM

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i cannot tell a lie, i love vanity plates. i've never had one, but ever since i was a wee lass i've wanted to own a pair. when i was in the fourth grade, i used to walk home from school and i passed this great looking car that had plates reading "I LUV UT". it took me forever to decipher the plates, making it seem all the more exotic, i'm sure; and, i thought it was the coolest thing in the world that this person had chosen their own message.

my mom's plate had some boring old number-letter combination that didn't mean anything. i had the notion that the poor shmo who banged out my mom's plates in his prison cell was a very boring criminal indeed. absolutely no imagination.

although i've toyed with the idea of getting plates ever since i can remember, i've never actually been able to justify shelling out the extra $40 bucks. my first car had plates with "XYZ" on them and i thought that was pretty cool for a plate i just got at random. my plates now read "Texas Truck" above the number which is redundant iffin' you ask me. of course, mamaT may beg to differ with her wittle VW bug. which, in my not-so humble opinion, just begs for a vanity plate. some cars are like that, you know, and VW bugs are definately vanity plate material.

so while i fantasize about getting vanity plates, i can't decide what i'd get if i decide to go for it. in the meantime, here's an interesting site about vanity plates.

ain't that the truth?

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A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer.

Suddenly, the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, the Lord said, "Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."

The man said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want."

The Lord said, "Your request is very materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that would honor and glorify me."

The man thought about it for a long time.

Finally he said, "Lord, I wish that I could understand my wife. I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, and how I can make a woman truly happy."

recent smocktwins photo

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donovan is on the left and davis is on the right.

2 television sets in two different rooms, tuned to the same kids' channel
a two year old in a good pair of running shoes

simply point out that dora (blue, mr. rogers, etc.) is on both television sets, sit back and watch the show.



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