Thursday, May 17, 2007

Twice meme'd.

Earlier this week Karen tagged me for a couple memes, one of the twenty(-one) questions variety and the other concerning favorite saints and would-be saints. The "saint" questions are easy to answer. My favorite saint is Benedict of Nursia - I admit may seem an unusual choice for a Jesuit, but there you are. My favorite would-be saint is Walter Ciszek, whose cause is being considered in Rome (and who could use your prayers). And now for the twenty(-one) questions:

1. Male or Female: Male.

2. Married or Single (or Religious): Religious.

3. Dream Vacation: Hard to say - a trip to Russia or Japan would be very nice, but I'd also be more than happy to spend a few weeks or a month somewhere in the Eastern Townships.

4. Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts.

5. Area I live in currently: The Bronx or, in a broader sense, New York City.

6. Someone you wish you could meet: Robert F. Taft, S.J.

7. Biggest "pet-peeve": People who make shoddy arguments, especially when said arguments are combined with a flippant dismissal of contrary opinions.

8. Favorite religious devotion: Lectio Divina.

9. Favorite saint (besides the Blessed Mother): See above.

10. Favorite sport that you play: I used to play golf, but I haven't been on a course in years.

10a. Favorite sport that you watch: Baseball.

11. Favorite food: Anything involving lamb or salmon, but preferably not together.

12. Tridentine or Novus Ordo: I can appreciate any of the Church's liturgies - Eastern and Western - provided they are done well.

13. Would you (or are you) home school or public: Public.

14. How many kids do you have: None.

15. Ever been in an auto accident: I've been in at least three, but thankfully no one was injured in any of them.

16. Ever seen a pope in person: No.

17. Languages that you know fluently: English. Je parle relativement bien fran├žais, mais je ne peux pas dire que je le parle couramment.

18. Last movie you saw in theatres: Breach.

19. Next one you are planning to see: The Lives of Others.

20. Favorite blog: Like Mark Mossa, I decline to answer.

21. Your thoughts on Barney, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Clause [sic]: I don't have much of an opinion on Barney - in fact, I didn't realize he was still on TV. I don't have a problem with the basic idea of the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, who are both completely innocuous as figures of folklore. That said, the transformation of both into icons of American materialism and crass commercialism is regrettable.

I'm not sure who to tag next - if any readers want to do this meme, be my guest. AMDG.

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