Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Awesome Holy Card of the Day

A Church Lady walks into a bar...

Perhaps the highlight of the airplane magazine was the mention of LUPEC- Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails.

Their mission is fantastic:

In a post-millenium world of beer and prepackaged Chex Mix™, LUPEC works tirelessly to breed, raise, and release cocktails that are endangered or even believed to be extinct.

The collecting of anachronistic recipes by women, and the resulting creation of endangered cocktails in an all woman setting is intended to achieve the following goals

o To create a[n] atmosphere in which Classy Broads of today can invoke and honor the spirits of their Forebroads

o To continue the 150 year American tradition of dangerous women calling themselves Ladies and getting together in groups, clubs, and societies to work undercover while they chipped away at the patriarchy.

o To protect the collective Joie de Vivre of LUPEC members by assuring them at least one good party a month

o To encourage the accumulation and use of vintage serving and barware.

Check out their advice to bartenders and cocktail rankings!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Priest and the Pierogi

When a deal between bishops on two different sides of the Atlantic brought a young Polish-born priest to St Therese Catholic Church..., the parish got more than it expected... Fr Janusz Kowalski learned more than scripture as a young man. He learned to [love] pierogi. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to day the man loves pierogi- the dumplings made with two slices of rolled dough and filled with anything from finely ground, seasoned meat to sauerkraut or fresh cherries.

Kowalski came to the United States in July 2000 to help out with the priest shortage. All good, but he and the parish board agreed something was lacking, a sense of familiarity and connectedness among people who could all too easily pop in for Mass once a week and barely interact with other worshippers. Food is a great unifier, and serving breakfast between Masses would provide a set-up for more socializing and an increased sense of belonging. They also had a pressing cause to use the breakfasts as a fundraiser.

Father Kowalski suggested a twist- serve pierogi. Soon, serving pierogi a couple of times a month at church wasn't enough. They bought a freezer... and are now selling them by the dozen to all comers. [Kowalski] likes having them in the rectory, where they come in handy with his busy schedule. "Being a priest, you don't have time to cook. You always have funerals and everything and you need something good."

It would be too time-consuming for the parishioners to make enough pierogi to meet the demand. Instead, Kowalski enlisted the aid of fellow Polish-born priests in Chicago... Those priests sampled pierogi from as many outlets as they could find. Alexandra's pierogi are the best Father Kowalski has ever tasted, he says. Save for his mother's, of course.

[excerpted from City Pages]

In case there was any doubt...

Yes, God is Polish.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Marriage, Moxie and Modesty With a Vintage Twist

What a delightful morning I’m having! After laughing myself silly over Jen’s "bringing down the wrath of the poop-fates" and reading the promises of "odes to cute dresses, date night tips, and insights into modesty" I simply had to visit the blog of this wonderful friend.

The first post I saw was this one. It's not at the top any more, but read it and then skip over to the Popular Posts on her sidebar - you'll be hooked.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Frasier says...

Martin: (curious as to why Bulldog was not on the radio) I tuned into the Gonzo Sports Show today like I always do and they had Father Mike filling in. I hate that. All it was was "Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Notre Dame."