Jennifer Fulwiler hosts the 7 Quick Takes, and once again, I join everybody else on the Internet.
So I’ve been trying to get myself onto a sleep schedule that is more amenable to family life, and more amenable to jobs that make you show up to work before noon. I have been doing this with reasonable success this week, but for whatever reason, today I feel like I’ve been hit with a truck. Bring. On. The coffee.
And don’t talk to me if you see me online after 11:30pm EST. Make me go to bed.
One of the positive parts about moving back to Michigan is HOCKEY! I’m a big hockey fan in a region that loves it, and the last championship tournament of the CCHA is this weekend in downtown Detroit. I had paragraphs of information I could present about the situation, but I’ll save that for tomorrow’s post. Suffice to say, Notre Dame is playing Ohio State in the conference semi-finals tomorrow, and I get to go. If they win, I get to go to the championship on Sunday.
Speaking of the Fighting Irish, the men’s basketball team plays their round of 64 game tonight. I really hope they win, because they’re my team, and because my bracket says they will. Granted, my bracket does not say they will win very many games, but if I get to choose between winning my bracket pools and Notre Dame winning its first ever Final Four championship, it would not be a difficult decision. I’m only playing for bragging rights either way; might as well end up with the good ones.
Addendum: The Notre Dame WOMEN’S basketball team is probably going to win it all. They’re consistently awesome like that.
One more take of Notre Dame fanclubiness and then I’m moving on I PROMISE. This is a goofy one, and an opportunity to vote, so all of you Twitter-happy ND folk, might enjoy it.
Her Loyal Sons, my favorite ND football (and occasionally other sports) fan blog did a recap of the Twitter reactions for each football game of the season. Now, they’re pitting the 64 “best” tweets against each other, tournament style. Winners in each match-up are determined by popular vote, so get on over there and help out.
Trust me… there’s nothing like ND men’s basketball to make you miss ND football.
YES. This is the part where we move on.
This is SUCH an exciting time to be Catholic. Pope Francis is breathing life into everything he does. Did you hear that he accepted an invitation to visit Iraq? The head of the Chaldean church, His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako, asked Francis to come visit Iraqi Christians, and speak as well to Iraqi Muslims about interfaith dialogue. Apparently, Francis said he would.
I just keep encountering so many warm and loving descriptions of the Holy Father, so many joyous stories, so many hopeful Christians! It’s as though his elevation to Pope has Catholics the world over taking a good deal of pride in their association with him as head of the Church. I pray that Francis may really be the source of good that he seems to be in these early days.
Living with my parents means I have access to all kinds of retro pictures! Here’s one of my favorites.
I’m helping my great-grandfather dig up potatoes. I remembered this photo last weekend, because one of the pearls of wisdom Grandpa made sure to leave behind was that you should always get your potatoes in the ground by St. Patrick’s Day.
I’m running in a marathon relay! And you can help support me, and even better, one of my favorite nonprofit organizations! This will get its own full post later today, but for now check out the PULSE marathon page.