September 28, 2007

Gratuitous Swimming the Tiber Observation

I think St. Augustine and I are going to be good friends.

I won't go into it further here and now, except to say that in the time since I made the conscious decision to head for Rome, I've been so happy and so desirous to apply that happiness in a Christian manner to anybody who can't get out of the way in time that I'm afraid I'm going to rupture something even before I am o-fficially accepted into the Church.

The Missus has been eyeing me askance heretofore, worried that my conversion was going to turn me into a crank. I'm beginning to think that she ought to fear just the opposite - that I will become so, what, loving that she won't be able to stand me anymore.

That is all. For now.

Posted by Robert at September 28, 2007 07:39 PM | TrackBack

"TURN you into a crank......"?????????????

Umm, dude...

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at September 28, 2007 09:26 PM

Your Conversion won't help Brown defeat Holy Cross next Saturday. Maybe light a few candles. Make a donation. That may make it close. Maybe join the Knights of Columbus. Make nice to your Fey Brother.

Posted by: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES at September 29, 2007 02:15 AM

Steve-O: Quiet, you.

IHSV: I confess to a complicated relationship with Holy Cross. Wustah, Mass is, IMHO, one of the ugliest cities in Christendom. And Lake Quinsigamund, when the wind is up, is one of the nastiest pieces of water on which to ply an oar. (All those bluffs and things create some wicked pissah cross-breezes and concurrent wave action.) On the other hand, it's also the place where I won my very first betting shirt as a frosh bow-baby. So I got that going for me.

I still remember with fondness the time that regular reader TDP and I and one or two others were strolling along the banks of the Charles during the annual Head of the Same. A gang of gorilla-like Holy Cross heavyweights were coming the other way. As they passed, one of them said, "Wesleyan? They're EASY!" Without dropping a beat, TDP retorted, "Yeah, so's your momma."

Why they didn't turn and beat the bejaysus out of us, I still do not know.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at September 29, 2007 07:30 AM

The Holy Cross Crew Members probably did want to debase themselves, considering the comment source, and were in a hurry. There must have been free beer wherever they were heading. Probably ended up at B.C.

Posted by: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES at September 29, 2007 05:34 PM

I'll believe your change of heart, Robbo, when I see a picture of you feeding the deer in your backyard like a modern day St. Francis . . .


Posted by: The Colossus at September 30, 2007 04:12 PM