Monday, March 31, 2008

Linkity Links

Today I will share with you some miscellaneous web sites I've encountered lately. Enjoy your surf!

If you ever doubted that a television ad could make you think about something important (and I certainly would have scoffed at such an idea), this awesome commercial might very well change your mind. So, what's your excuse?

The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks shows everyday examples of overuse of this punctuation mark. Some of the captions are quite humorous.

Celestial Seasons Coloring Pages are line drawings of the illustrations on their boxes of tea. You can print them out to color or whatever. It's ostensibly for kids, but only a big "kid" would probably get into coloring these.

I'm not a math type. I thought this math game would stress me out, but I had to try it anyway -- if only to prove how unmathly I am. Surprise! It was fun, and apparently I'm not as dumb as I used to be.

The Life Expectancy Calculator will estimate the age you will live to, based on your answers to questions about your habits, etc.

At Haagen Dazs's Help the Honeybees you can learn about the honeybee crisis (happening now in the USA) as well as create and send your own animated bee.


The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time has a description of exactly what the name says. Just in time for tomorrow!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is risen!

Happy Easter!

In the Eastern church, the traditional greeting during the Easter season is "Christ is risen!" To which the other person replies, "He is risen indeed!" Wouldn't it be fabulous if people would respond in that way when they hear that greeting today?

he is risen
The original of this image (sans text) came from .

I found a couple of pages of lists of this Paschal greeting in many different languages; look here and here.

And look here for my post on Easter two years ago. I'd forgotten all about that beautiful Via Matrix service.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

In honor of this day, a couple of shots I took a few years ago of the famous (at least locally) and very traditional Good Friday events in Iztapalapa, a section of Mexico City.



And this is the link to my Good Friday post two years ago.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palm Sunday 2008

Palm Sunday hosanna

Happy Palm Sunday! Dh Eddie and I went to church this morning, of course, and are ready for all the special events of Holy Week. I love this time of year! One of the things I really, really love about being Catholic is the wonderful build-up to Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday, all through Lent, intensifying during Holy Week and peaking at the Triduum. Christmas is, of course, a larger commercial and folk festival, but I thoroughly enjoy the solemnity and devotions of Holy Week and Easter, the most important time, liturgically, in the Church.

I wrote and posted pictures about this day a couple of years ago, too. We were living in Mexico City at the time. Have a look: