Mid-week grab bag of randomness

1.  Okay, I know I’m an English teacher, and therefore I pay obsessive attention to things like punctuation.  But I find it empirically odd that the label for Luke’s current prescription says  GIVE “LUKE” 4 MLs TWICE A DAY FOR TEN DAYS.    What’s with the quotation marks ?   Am I calling him by the wrong name?  It’s like the Walgreens people are saying,  “Well, go ahead and CALL him “Luke,” if that makes you happy.  We know better.”

2.  I’ve been pretty remiss about linking to my BustedHalo Mary questions.   If you would like to know how many times Mary talks in the Bible, or how she relates to the communion of saints, or how she was treated after Jesus died, then click away.

3.  I absolutely adore lilacs.  It’s weird and primal and totally beyond any semblance of control.  I see a lilac bush and I stop dead in my tracks, sniffing and gazing in rapture, like some sort of botanical maniac.   (They are not very common here in CA, alas, though I have spied a few in my neighborhood, which gives me hope that one day I can have a lovely lilac of my own.)  So imagine my emotion when my friend Lisa posted a link to the Rochester, NY Lilac Festival.   I look at their photos and my heart beats faster.  Yes, I am a freak — a freak who is getting a great new idea about taking an impromptu cross-country trip.

Happily, there are no volcanic ash clouds between here and Rochester.

4 responses to “Mid-week grab bag of randomness

  1. Ok I’m going to check out those Mary links. I was an english major and I get bugged by that kind of stuff too. grrrrr.

  2. Well, “Ginny,” those links were good. Be sure to keep us up to date whenever you answer new questions about “Mary.” I’m still learning more and more about her, so I’d love to hear more of what you have to say. I had never thought of the way the disciples must have leaned on her after Jesus died. It’s sort of like Wendy and the lost boys in Peter Pan.

  3. Gardenia, it’s the curse of being an English major, isn’t it? 🙂 Lindsey, glad you liked the links and are so interested in Mary. As much as I know about her, there’s always more to learn. Oh, and your Lost Boys analogy is brilliant … love it!

  4. I was actually reminded of it because there is a friend of mine that has been in a lot of my classes in school who is a lapsed catholic and she has a tattoo of Wendy as our lady of G. with a lost boy as the cherub.