Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Generic Me Me

Karen tagged me for a generic meme (or "me me," which I understand is technically more correct). I also got tagged with a music meme by Charity Therese. Here in Chicago, our house got "tagged" but not in such a fun way. We got a whole raft of new grafitti after last weekend's Looptopia. That, in addition to what had already begun in our back alley. "Tagging" indeed. I hereby tag Coffee Wife and Sr. Lorraine for the generic meme, and Lisa for the music meme.

Generic Me Me
1. Male or Female: Female
2. Married or Single (or religious): Religious. (Why is it in parentheses?)
3. Dream vacation: Ravenna
4. Birthplace: Hotel Dieu, New Orleans
5. Area I live in currently: C H I C A G O
6. Someone you wish you could meet: Pope Benedict XVI
7.Biggest "pet-peeve": pedestrians with burning cigarettes held at arms length from their lips. (I always end up in their wake!)
8.Favorite Religious devotion: The Angelus
9. Favorite Saint (besides the Blessed Mother): St. Ignatius of Loyola
10. Favorite sport that you play: ping-pong
       That you watch:
11. Favorite food: salad
12. Tridentine or Novus Ordo: Definitely the Novus Ordo. I remember the Tridentine from before Vatican II. I need all the help I can get when it comes to actuoso participatio.
13. Would you (or are you) home school or public school: What happened to Catholic school?
14. How many kids do you have: roughly 250,000 spiritual children, judging by the quantity of my writings in print and the number of subscribers to My Friend while I was editor.
15.Ever been in an auto accident: No.
16.Ever seen a pope in person: Lived in Rome; worked two blocks from St. Peter's. Take a guess.
17.Languages that you know fluently: English, Italian (sort of)
18.Last movie you saw in theatres: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
19. Next one you are planning on seeing: Shrek the Third
20.Favorite Blog: Some Have Hats. 
21.Your thoughts on Barney, the Easter bunny, and Santa Claus: Never met them.

Music Me Me
(invented by Charity Therese)

1. Five favorite songs: "How Beautiful are the Feet of Them..." (Messiah); O Esca Viatorem (I don't know the composer of the version I like best); Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart, of course); Christ the Lord is Ris'n Today; "He Shall Feed His Flock/Come Unto Him" (Messiah)
2. Three favorite music artists: Libera, Anonymous 4, Adiemus
3. Three favorite composers: Bach, Mozart, Handel
4. Favorite song when you were a little kid: "The Ten Commandments Song" ("These are God's TEN COM-MAND-MENTS; these I must o-bey! These are God's TEN COM-MAND-MENTS; these I must o-bey!")
5. Favorite song you wish you could sing: Rejoice Greatly (Handel)
6. Favorite type of music: Classical, especially Renaissance and Baroque
7. Least favorite song: "Eucharistic Hymn" by Jerome Cotter; close second, "O Thou, the Central Orb" by Charles Wood (Actually, I have a list! Ask Paul at Mt. Carmel.)
8. Least favorite type of music: 20th century dissonance (especially clashing and grinding chords in liturgical music)
9. Favorite music instrument: Pipe organ
10. Music instrument you wish you could play: violin


Anonymous said...

Number 8, clashing and grinding chords in liturgical music..what might that mean, is puzzlement.

Anonymous said...

I can get you a good used violin..nothing ventured, nothing gained. spqr

Anonymous said...

Let Thy bright beams disperse the gloom of sin,
Our nature all shall feel eternal day,
In fellowship with Thee,
transforming day to souls ere while unclean,
now pure within.

English Victorianism - pure bliss!
A vision opf heaven on earth!