Friday, September 30, 2011

Gymnopedie No.1 - Childhood memories

I have probably heard this song from since I was around four years old (a least that is the first time I remember hearing it.) I would hear it on the EWTN radio station when they would have technical difficulties they would play this song. I remember that I always wanted to know what song it was and if I could learn it on the piano, I would as my mama but she didn't know the name. So yesterday I was listening to my Ralph Vaughan Williams station (he's one of my favorite composers!) and this song comes up. I listened to it and I have this vague recognition, that I've heard this somewhere before..... it was so familiar, but I was sure I hadn't heard it for years. Then I remembered and now I can't stop listening to it! So now I have a new song to learn on the piano (as I finished Where is my Mind awhile ago) If you like to learn it as well here is the Gymnopedie Sheet Music. It's always nice to have soothing music playing while you're panicking to finish mid-term exams! Speaking of which, I should probably get back to....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Day in my life...

6 am - Awakened to the sound of a hungry cat, how delight full!
7 am - Catch a ride with some friends to the opening ceremonies of the 40 days for Life in the big city, and on the way playing "tell me ma" on the fiddle, (quite the accomplishment in a moving car if I do say so!) to the accompaniment of a guitar, tin whistle and flute.
8 am - At the abortion mill (the coldest darkest corner of our state) praying, praying, praying!
12 pm - Mass... Hey did you know that is St. Wenceslaus' Fest Day?
1 pm - going to lunch, if we can find the place.... Oh wait there it is!
2 pm - still waiting to severed, I won at the hand game..... almost.
3 pm - Yeah! the food is here, wait, would this count for lunch or dinner? The confusion is to much for me...
5 pm - Long drive back, but seems like nothing when discussing the four temperaments with a friend!
6 pm - Working on school work, that I should have done earlier, oops, still working on the strangest assignment I have ever received for college work. I ask you, how is making a model of cell completely out food suppose to be educating?! Oi, I suppose it doesn't really matter just makes life that much more complicated, and we wouldn't want to make it easy on college students, would we?
7 pm - The powers out, great. What are we suppose to do now?  Read?! Well, I suppose I could read the hobbit to you....Now the difficult thing is trying to figure out how to do a convincing Gandalf and dwarf's accents (kinda hard for girl believe it or not).
8 pm - Everyone is in bed without further mishap, thank goodness! And the powers back on, hurrah! I should do more school work, but why ignore the inevitable? I most likely will end up watching McGyver with my papa. Anyway, off to watc.. I mean school work!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Elbow-length gloves

Have you every made a dress for an accessory? Well I am. Last week when I was visiting my Grandma, I bought a pair of elbow length black gloves for only four dollars! The antique dealer was so kind!
So I have decided that the next dress I shall make is an evening dress to go with them, as I have been meaning to make one, but I could never decide on the color. So I think the best color that would go with the black gloves would be a dark wine color. Which will also go nicely with my long brown hair. I can't wait to start! I envision the dress to look something like this only a different color
It would multitask as my evening dress and dancing dress, so that I can justify making it. But I have to finish my other dress first, which is a plaid brown/teal jumper. Anyway I probably won't get to it until summer, still it's nice to have a project to plan for. Anyway I should go back to school work, oh wait, that right I'm done for the week! YES! *smiles smugly* That meaning I start sewing my jumper! I will post an update and pictures on that soon.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Explaination for the new Translation of the Roman Missal

My church has started a gradual change to the New Translation of the Mass. We have started the second week of the gradual change and just learned the new Gloria, which I think sounds beautiful, especially when its chanted. Anyway, our pastor encourage us to not only learn the new words but to understand why we are saying them. So after every Sunday we have been watching Understanding the New Translation of the Roman Missal they have defiantly been helping. They are full of a ton of information, which is a lot to take in at one siting, but I think I am understanding it better. So since I couldn't find that on YouTube, decided to put this explanation up instead. It's an EWTN live broadcast on the new translation hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, with Colin Donovan as the guest.   

Saturday, September 17, 2011

And now for your listening enjoyment ...

Lately I have had a lot of Algebra homework, and I often listen to songs while doing that. Anyway, I am thoroughly sick of my usual favorites (all of which are rather melancholy songs, and are not the best thing to being listening to while doing dreary math), I have rediscovered this classic. It one of the songs that you hear all over the place,(not to mention a certain silly dog movie, which shall remain nameless) Still is great song to listen to, and even better to dance to!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A College Students Favorite Prayer

I pray this prayer everyday, and have been very grateful that I found it. I like to dedicate my work to God and this helps me to remeber to do that.

                                                           A Student's Prayer
                                                                             by St. Thomas Aquinus

Creator of all things,
true source of light and wisdom,
origin of all being,
graciously let a ray of your light penetrate
the darkness of my understanding.
Take from me the double darkness
in which I have been born,
an obscurity of sin and ignorance.
Give me a keen understanding,
a retentive memory, and
the ability to grasp things
correctly and fundamentally.
Grant me the talent
of being exact in my explanations
and the ability to express myself
with thoroughness and charm.
Point out the beginning,
direct the progress,
and help in the completion.
I ask this through Christ our Lord.
St. Thomas Pray for us!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Habemus Papam" Pope Benedict XVI

If you enjoy Magna and what to learn more about the present pope, here is the perfect book for you! I do have to admit that I do enjoy the occasional well done comic book and though I haven't read all of this one, I am looking forward to finishing it. You can read it here Habemus Papam Pope Benedict XVI at Magna Hero.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Overpopulation Myth

You always are hearing these days about overpopulation and how the world needs to decrease its population in order to live? Ever have trouble answering back the questions of other people? Or maybe you have your own questions? Overpopulation is just a well circulated myth. Supported by the media and alot of scientists, but are we going to just follow their word on such an important desicion? Here is a great video addressing this myth, and how it got started: 
Overpopulation is a myth, spread the word: Go to to find out more.