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Monday, with memeage

Slept in on Sunday until around noon, but managed to get to Mass anyway...the 7 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes, which I think of as the "summertime church" because of all the Sundays in 1995 and 1996 when I would work on the RBR all day, pile the kids into the K-car and then make the mad dash through downtown to make the last service in the Twin Cities. It hasn't changed at all. No entrance hymn, no recessional; the priest just comes out and starts the Mass. Zip, zoom, readings, Communion, announcements, bang, you're done. Half an hour long. It reminds me of the "Tiger Team" Masses my mother used to take me to at Elmendorf AFB when I was a little kid - seven AM Masses, the base chapel absolutely packed with airmen and officers and wives and kids. Lot of energy there.

Aside from that, spent the afternoon throwing CDs up on eBay, then got the suit back to the rental joint, hit B&N to pick up P.J. O'Rourke's Peace Kills and the revised edition of Leo Rosten's The Joy Of Yiddish...I would have preferred Dad's copy, but I'm 90% sure it got eaten (like so many of his books) by my brother's furshlugginer bulldog some years back. Leisurely large salad-oriented dinner at Q. Cumbers followed, then purchase of new air filter for Kia and finally mad dash down 35W to downtown for Mass.


And because edminster asked, my six favorite songs:

In no particular order,
James McMurtry, "Outskirts"
The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again"
The Rolling Stones, "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"
Blondie, "Hanging On The Telephone"
White Zombie, "More Human Than Human"
Tesla, "Gettin' Better"

Not a song, but probably my favorite piece of classical music:
Aaron Copland, "Fanfare For The Common Man"

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