Great and awesome news!


News which I have wanted to tell you for a while but never had the chance to, due to hurting my arms!

PHYSICAL THERAPY STARTS TODAY!!!!!

In other awesome news, Confirmation class started last week, and even though I’ve already been Confirmed, I get to help Daddy this time as Ta the T.A. 😉 Oh, and tomorrow is the March For Life, where 1000 people march 2.4 miles from the Cathedral to Holy Hope Cemetery in protest of Roe v. Wade, the infamous decision that made abortion legal.

Guess what else? (I’ve been gone so long that I am smushing all my info in one post) Zoe and Kristen (who is absolutely sweet and nice and funny. Kinda like Evelyn… except shorter.) are going to L.A for a Nightwish concert!!! And they promised to bring me back Marco’s autograph!!!!!!!!*swoons*

Oh, and one more thing- never buy milk from Walmart. It’s nasty. Not even half a cup of chocolate powder can cover the taste, and tasting it on the way back up isn’t fun at all.

Well, that’s it for my news. How are y’all doing?

-Tani

Overview on the Presidential Candidates!


Hi! I’m back, and after hearing a heck of a lot these past few weeks on people’s opinion of the various candidates still left in the running to become our President, I’ve decided to hop on the proverbial bandwagon and post up mine. Starting with my least favorite, and working up, of course.

1) Romney- EEEEW. Flip-flopping, spineless, gutless, ball-less, puppet. Hate him.

2) Obama- yeah, I like Obama more than Romney, because at least Obama stands by his policies. But, he wants socialism and encourages a culture ridden with victimitis, so… hate him too.

3) Ron Paul-  NUTCASE!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s a truther (which mean he thinks that the USA was behind for 9/11 and a bunch of other nonsense) and his foreign policies leave much to be desired. Dislike him.

4) Newt Gingrich- OK, him I actually like, more or less. He has great policies, and knows how to act like a president. But, his private life is really screwed, and a good president should have equally good morals. Tolerate him.

5) Rick Santorum- My favorite. Pro-life, pro-family, and a solid Roman Catholic. Sadly, he probably won’t win, because he doesn’t quite have the right formality to be president.

So, probably the race will come to Romney and Obama. Our country is screwed.

Love to all!

-Tani

Goodbye for a while.


I have OFFICIALLY screwed up my right arm and hand due to too much computing this week, so for at least this weekend (and probably longer) I am forbidding myself from getting online. I have even asked Dad to lock down my account to keep myself from being tempted.

The good news is, physical therapy starts on the 20th. Yay!

If you need or want to talk, just call. Evelyn knows my number (beware of children offering proposals of marriage, however!)

Love to all!

-Tani

Things to add to one’s vocabulary:


Words that don’t exist in the English language.
(although they probably should.)
L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. literally means “spirit of the staircase”

Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods.

Meraki: (Greek) Doing something with soul, creativity, or love.

Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.

Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.

Pochemuchka: (Russian) A person who asks a lot of questions.

Pena ajena: ( Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.

Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

Ilunga: (Tshiluba ) A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.

Schadenfreude: (German) the pleasure derived from someone else’s pain.

 

Love to all!

-Tani

Losing God and Losing Yourself (A Lady Gaga post!)


Few people in this decade have caused such controversy and conversation as the infamous Lady Gaga. Stefani Germanotta (her actual name) was born a Roman Catholic around in 1986. Sadly, she bought into the idea that you don’t need God or religion in order to be happy. So, she now lives in sin and blasphemy.

The funny thing about her is that she proudly proclaims that she was “born this way” and that she knows exactly who she is. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Her actions speak louder than all of her lies. She is a soul searching for meaning in a world that, without God in it, has become meaningless. By trying all her desperate stunts and shocking concepts, she is tying to become someone who will last. Searching for immortality. In losing her faith, she has lost herself. Her meaning.

The world has said that in following a religion, you lose yourself. They see us as puppets of some pastor or pope, incapable of our own thought. We need to be set free from this, they say, and so ply us at every corner with temptations designed to get us away from God. But nothing could be farther form the truth! In Christ, and only in Christ, do we humans reach our full potential. A deformed hag became a mystic (Margaret of Castille.) A slow, fat boy became the greatest theologian of the Church (Thomas Aquinas.) The world would see these people as useless, because this culture only sees the outside. But God sees everyone as they are meant to be, beautiful or ugly, fat or thin, smart or ugly.

Stefani caved in. And now, she is trying to find her place in the world. Trying on different roles, different outfits. Being gay or bi or dressed in meat, only to prove that she is worthwhile. But she lost the only thing that gave her meaning, gave her worth. So she searches for something that is right in front of her green-painted nose, only she refuses to see it.

You think about the rest.

Love to all!

-Tani