Thursday, February 07, 2008

Whoa. I am confused...

So I am posting the weekend in San Diego this week, instead of posting today and yesterday, and Tuesday, which means this weekend I will be posting yesterday and today and Tuesday, unless I do two posts -- one for the weekend, and one for today...So after you read this, go down and read Sunday's post. It has a photo of George Clooney in it...(no, we did not see George in San Diego, but we saw his movie in San Diego.)

Having my week start on Tuesday is very confusing to me. I sorta don't always be sure what day it is anyway (I know. Terrible grammar. but I am tired of backspacing, and I changed sentences mid-stream of consciousness, so I am leaving it that way. ). And then writing as if it were Friday, Saturday and now Sunday is messing with my already fuzzy brain.

Complete change of subject. I have been reading Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King. Which I am enjoying every much. Those wacky Italianos. And the Pope! What a hoot! Okay, for real -- it's about Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling starting in 1508. And being Italy, there was lots of stuff going on around him...the Pope attacked several city-states, to get back Papal holdings, he was sparring with King Louis XII of France (I think XII, I cannot be bothered to look it up, and I absolutely suck at history, so I could be all wrong here. Oh well.) Pope Julius II had a daughter -- apparently celibacy back then had slightly different connotations. Martin Luther shows up and in his usual insane way goes completely overboard -- at one point expressing almost disappointment that his parents were still alive so he could not do penance to save their souls...

"In the Lateran Palace he ascended the Scala Santa, the Holy Staircase miraculously transported from the home of Pontius Pilate. He crawled up the twenty-eight steps, saying a paternoster and then kissing each, hoping there by to release from Purgatory the soul of his dead grandfather. He saw so many other opportunities to do good deeds for the souls of the dead that, as he later remarked, he began to regret that his parents were still alive."

Yeah. That's not going to be me in Rome. I am not crawling up any staircases praying and kissing them. I am too Midwest Scandinavian Lutheran for that sort of display...

Anyway, it's a good book, if you like history. The fact that I will soon be in Rome and seeing some of the stuff they talk about I am sure is making it more interesting. Next I am going to read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown again, so that I can do the whole "oh, yeah, this is the fountain they were at" thing again...Last time (the only other time) I was in Rome, I had read that book but too long ago to remember details, so I was all "I think this is where that scene happened, but maybe not." So to avoid that whole scenario repeating itself, I will read A&D right before.

I also have a book about Da Vinci and math, but maybe I will just let Zeke read that one and give me the Cliff Notes version, since math is my enemy. Okay, not really my enemy, but my "makes my head hurt".

Enough randomness babbling for now. Slide on down and see how we spent Sunday in San Diego. It's right there, with pictures and everything!


  1. Okay - I'm going to try to stay on topic here ... I read the last couple of posts - I don't know why I hadn't kept up, but there you are, anyway, I have this really cool idea for those brownies you like to make that also works with yummy vanilla ice cream, which we all know is the Goddess' gift to Man (yes, I believe that the Supreme Being is, in fact, a Woman) but trying to stay on topic here, you should try Caheta instead of Caramel. Caheta is a caramel-like product made in Mexico, (by the way you have to buy the IMPORTED Caheta not the stuff made in the USA because it has a tendency to get grainy with the sugar in it any everything) that is made from goat's milk and it is smooooooth and creamy like you wouldn't believe and the taste is to die for. See, I didn't go off on a tangent or anything, although I did have to add a parenthetical, which is not a tangent, it is an explanation.

  2. hahahahahahahahahaahahaha!!!!!!!

    That is very funny, lou!

    I will check out this Caheta stuff -- I am always up for trying new foods...although you are probably going to hook me on something just before I move to Anchorage. Do they have Mexican food in Anchorage? Do they have Mexicans in Anchorage? After four years in Tucson, an Hispanic-light environment could be hard to adjust to...At least my husband has found a good Mexican restaurant...

    I have embraced my inner tangentalness and no longer even try to stay on topic.

  3. Your book sounds interesting. Have you read "The Agony and the Ecstasy" about Michaelangelo? It's also good - starts with him as a boy and does his whole life.

    "Angels & Demons" was ok.

  4. LMAO - hilarious random ramblings. the rome stuff intrigues me. have been canceling that darned trip for 3 straight years. some day. maybe. you come back and write all about it. would love to hear what you have to say.

    come by if ya want and lemmeno whatcha think of my excerpt - from my book. i'm turning over a new leaf and actually writing it.

    gr8 wk end 2 ya -(a/k/a Rhonda)

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