Monday, December 28, 2009

Note to self...

Fly TAP sometime for the Christmas Joy they brought to their customers in line. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Well this cat might not have problems but it certainly has issues. Enjoy!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Beauty for Christmas

The universe, God is truly amazing! Amen!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Chirstmas... a way you have likely never experienced before. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!

Fun with monks

Yes I know they are not real monks. But I could not pass us sharing this video with you. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas!

Brrr cold!

This photo was sent to me by my brother Tony. Looks kinda cold in OKC today. I hope everyone in OKC stays warm warm!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


A full battery!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Slow down Sunday

This is amazing slo-mo video of the animal kingdom. Amazing so fast it creates light and boils water! Enjoy!

Been about a month.

Well it has been about a month since I had to put Rosie to sleep. I sure do miss that little stinker. Seems as I leave the office each day I wait for her to wake up so we can go home. I went to the back porch yesterday and realized I had not been there in weeks because I have not had to let her outside since she died. Well I thought I was doing okay, but after watching this short documentary I realized just how much I miss her but how correct the decision was for her. Beware this documentary is a real have been warned. Peace

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Xmas yuck!

I am going to post some of the stuff that makes this "season" one of my least favorite. Here is a good will get worse as we approach Christmas. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Not in reality

Computers can't really do most of these things. Sorry to burst your bubble. Have a great day from rainy Georgia. FWIW I love the Steve Martin appearance in this video. Enjoy!

Amazing video

I am sure this was lots of fun to make...and somewhat of a headache as well. Enjoy this really cool video!

At the End of Yonge St from Fixinmytie on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Life at Seminary

Here is a brief video of what seminary life is like...kinda. The video is from Mt. St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg Maryland. You will notice our former seminarian Mark Starr in the video along with other seminarians, including some from Atlanta. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This dog...

...knew what he was doing! Ok this is kinda gross but really funny. You have been warned!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I love science like much fun! Enjoy!

Creative minds

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I did not forget about these bots

Don't think for a second that I have forgotten about the pending robot takeover. Just look at how well they dance. Make sure you see the end with the overlord of the robot (this will only be a temporary situation if the robots have their way with things) takes the dancing robot off the stage. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Sad News

I just got the news that Fr. Jim Miceli, my first assignment Pastor in the Archdiocese, died this morning. Please keep his family, the other priest of the Archdiocese and the people of St. Mary's in Rome Georgia in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Rosie and her final resting place.

Well you know that I had to put Rosie to sleep last week. After her peaceful death Adam and Tim at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, cremated Rosie for me. Since she was a Chihuahua it would only be fitting to find a nice place in sunny Mexico for her to be laid to rest. Since I was on my way to vacation I thought  a great place would be Costa Maya, Mexico. The sun was beating down hard so we did not go too far from the ship. I found a nice street where they were planting a nice walkway with beautiful foliage. I asked the boss man if it would be alright to bury Rosie there and he had no problems. So here are the photos of the burial of Rosie.

Since I was in Mexico I wore my Shirt Woot PAINata shirt for a bit of local flair.

The hole is dug and ready to be filled.

Filled the hole up with Rosie's ashes and some fill dirt and the burial is done. If you are ever in Costa Maya let me know I will tell you where to find her grave.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Another cute cat

Sorry for all the feline posts, I could not pass this one up. Enjoy!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Cute Kitty

This one is just too cute I could not resist. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Le Crimp et le champignon

This is a fun video of alternative origami. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. Let us keep all those suffering with and have died from AIDS in our thoughts and prayers. Want to know the scope of AIDS, what is being done about it and how you can help with HIV/AIDS around the world...head over to CRS they will oblige. Peace!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I'm on a boat!

I will be back next Sunday. Have a great week and enjoy Advent!!!

Poor Hamster

This poor hamster goes out for a bit of exercise...not so much. Kinda funny. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Last trip to vet...

Rest in peace little stinker!

In loving arms.

Well we are at the vet to put Rosie down. I am here with Ms. Kay & Mr.
Howard, Rosies true favorites.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Getting worse

Rosie has not been doing well all weekend. Vet thinks it might be a
blip or might be cancer taking hold. He gave her some fluids and some
meds. Let's see if she turns the corner or not. Keep a good thought
for us.

Wow, wow, wooo, woow

This kid sees a lobster for the first time. Way too cute for Monday. Enjoy

Sunday, November 22, 2009

What if...

What if earth had rings like saturn? Here is what it might look like. Cool! Not sure why they chose Ave Maria, but still really cool. Enjoy

Friday, November 20, 2009

This guy is really lucky!! Amazing!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Simply amazing

Listen to this photog talk about his trip and encounter with a top level predator. Enjoy

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Way to high for me

I could not take a height like this. It is from the Burj Dubai Skyscraper. Cool.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Too cute for a Tuesday

I think cats are high enough maintenance as it is, this is ridiculous...ridiculously cute that is! Enjoy.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Nice and slow.

A nice video of the destruction of the Amtrak Steam Plant near 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, also known as the "The Drexel Shaft". Enjoy.

OBTW the song is not Jason DeRulo but rather Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New running style

Do you know anyone who runs barefoot? I have been for the past week at the end of my runs. If you know someone who does distance runs barefoot, let me know. Here is a nice video explaining some of the ergonomics of why I am switching.


Saturday, November 07, 2009

Fun at the Falcon

Fun at the Falcon is done for another year and a great time was had by all! Thanks to all who contributed lots of money, time, resources and made this a great time and what should be a huge succcess. Here are the photos...I will have total money raised in the future. Peace

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Red Fox goes on a hunt

Smart hunting technique and a great video. Enjoy

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Fire! Fire! Fire!!!1!!

 This is just too cool.
Slo-mo + Fire = EPIC WIN

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Too cute for Tuesday

This is just too cute! The joy of having a cat. Enjoy!

Monday, November 02, 2009

I want to do this

This would be so much fun! I really need to get out of a plane once first but then once I got that down then just this.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Slow down Sunday

Science is so cool. I love these slow videos. Enjoy

Feast of All Saints!

Here is a fun song about the Saints! Happy Feast Day!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Women's Trip

Last weekend was the Women's Trip to Nashville. A great time was had by all. I will post a video of the line dancing we did soon. Enjoy the picts!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Party

Well Gervias had her annual Halloween Party. Here are the photos. Frequent blog reader, Helen (Blooming Idiot), won the best costume contest, congratulations Helen! Enjoy the picts.

This guy can get down

This mascot has some moves. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cat Lady

This would cerainly be an interesting movie to watch. Quite a glimps into the lives of others always makes for interesting viewing.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Well the bet raised over 9000$ for CRS. Here is a group shot of the three who got shaved. Thanks for your support and help in this endeavor! Peace

Thursday, October 22, 2009

CRS photos

Here are a few photos of two days of meetings at CRS. My small breakout group was The BEST! Enjoy

Anniversary of Dedication

It was nine years ago today that our new chuch for St. Matthew was dedicated. Here is the article from the Georgia Bulletin. Congratulations to a great parish family!

I forgot to mention some good news!

Rosie is doing much better on her new drugs (steriods) and her lymp nodes are begining to decrease in swelling! She is eating like a horse and is in great spirits. Thanks for your prayers. Lets hope she contiue to respond to her treatment.

Day two of meetings at CRS

Here we are at CRS for another day. It promises to be a great one. Here is a video of something really cool for you to enjoy. More about CRS later!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

VIP Guests

So after lunch we had a brief visit from Ken Hackett and Bishop WoldetensaƩ Ghebreghiorghis, Bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Harar. He was sharing thanks from the people of his area and the good work CRS does for the people in his area. Likewise he shared a story of when then Senator Obama visited as a Congreassional delegtaion on a fact finding mission about the floods in the area. What a wonderful and humble man! Pray for him and his people.

In Baltimore

Deacon Bill and I are in Baltimore for the Global Fellows Gathering. Lot of great info on the good work of CRS and specifically of the Global Fellows. Great to reconnect with old friends and create some new ones as well. I will post some photos when I get the chance. Peace.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is way too close!

This guy is really lucky!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

At vet

Rosie's meds are not doing the trick, so we are here to see what else
we might do for her lymphoma. Keep a good thought.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Never keep this guy off the counters.

This cat is huge and beautiful. I think you would need big house for him to get his exercise. The markings are stunning as well. What a lucky kid. Enjoy

Stunning and Beautiful

Enjoy this short film about Blue Cranes in South Africa.

Learn To Fly from Christian Letruria on Vimeo.

Monday, October 12, 2009


This could make you have been warned! It is a wonderful story of the loyalty of a dog to a family. Enjoy

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pet Blessing

We had the Blessing of Animals today and here are the photos. Enjoy!

By the way my pooch, Rosie, has lymphoma and I am not sure the drugs are doing much, so keep a good thought for her please. If you want a copy of a photo in higher resolution just let me know. Peace

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Which set of stairs would you take?

This is a fun idea. Would it make you take the stairs?

Monday, October 05, 2009

The new do!

You like?

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Amazing group effort!

I realize this is sped up a bit and might not look this great in real time, but it is still quite amazing. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bishop's Ordination Day!

A great day! I am tired so here are the photos! Enjoy

Out for a grand dinner to celebrate!!

The Bishop Speaks

The Bishop speaks!!!

Our Newest Bishop!!!

It is on!!!

It's on!


I went to the Vespers for Bishop-Elect Luis Zarama tonight and it was beautiful and wonderful. At the end of Vespers Bishop-Elect Zarama shared a few words which were very touching. After Vespers we had a nice reception and I got a photo with the man of the hour! FWIW, he likes my new hairdo. More photos to come but in the interim if you need more info you can go here to check it out. If you want to watch the Ordination from home head over to AIB for more info. Keep Bishop-Elect Zarama and our Archdiocese in your prayers. Peace.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The video of the cut.

 Here is the video of the cut. This was taken at the mohawk stage, enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's gone!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another fun video

I really like all the colors in this one. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun Video, one for today.

This is a fun video. Tomorrow I will post another by some of the same crowd. Enjoy

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Looks like IKEA threw up and...

...the house landed upside down. Kinda cool. Enjoy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

I don't like...

I don't like Irish dancing, but when done by a cute mut, well... Enjoy!

What a great story.


Who is this guy?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Free Waffles!

It has become my tradition to buy waffles for those who would like them on the feast of St. Matthew. So, tomorrow morning I will be at my Waffle Home from 8:45-9:30 buying waffles for those who would like to join me. Waffles only, the rest of your ticket is your responsibility. See you in the morning.

The first cut!

We raised over $8000 for CRS!
Since Deacon Gayle will be leaving mid week we went on ahead and shaved him. Deacon Bill and I will be shaved next Sunday after 11AM Mass!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The bet is coming to a close

If you want to give money let me know. 
Shaving Bet                                                                                                                        

These kids are too cute

I am not sure how I would have done at their age. The kid at the end is well worth the wait. Enjoy!
Oh, The Temptation from Steve V on Vimeo.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cute Monday

This little pooch sure is cute, of course it is from Japan. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Beautiful and amazing

This is like guitar hero for classical. Enjoy

Friday, September 11, 2009

This bunny is mad!

This shows you where anger can lead you. Enjoy

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This kid has a great first ride

The emotions he goes through are priceless. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fun, fast trip

These guys went from San Francisco to Washington DC. Here is the memories of their trip in about 4 minutes, a photo for every 10 seconds. Enjoy

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Even on Sunday

No words...

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Can you tell who won?

Go 'Pokes!!!!

Overly cute dog...

...who cannot seem to right himself. Enjoy!

Friday, September 04, 2009


This guy knows his! Enjoy

Thursday, September 03, 2009

I am sure there is a name for this

That poor chicken. WEIRD. Enjoy

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Also in Germany

You thought all the weird stuff happened on Japanese TV (well I did) this entry from Germany certainly shows there are other crazies on TV. Enjoy

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Food fight...slo-mo

This is an advertisement...but it is still fun. Enjoy!

Monday, August 31, 2009

They are getting smarter and faster

Can you believe what this robot hand can do? Amazing technology. Enjoy

Cat cute on Monday

This is really cute. And as a bonus at about the :28 mark you can hear my favorite Japanese sound of amazement. Enjoy

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Having kids is so much fun

This is one of the true joys of life! Enjoy

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I love cola...

It would be fun to shop at this store. Enjoy

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nerd Parenting

Cute parenting use of an old computer CD ROM. Fun!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Moments in time

Quite a beautiful collection of moments. Enjoy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday. I won't tell you how old she is but doesn't she look great in this photo from our cruise? HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Done with the PTC Tri

results later!

Friday, August 21, 2009

This is too cool!

Just watch this firefighting helicopters. Awesome! Enjoy

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Calling fake on this...

Fake but cool! Enjoy

Might have posted before

I think I might have posted this Alan Alan Alan before, but now it is better with the shark interlude. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kid nails this parking job!

Kid has skills!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Too cute for Tuesday

You have seen this chimp before on this blog. This is really something as he figures out the tasks before him. Enjoy

Monday, August 17, 2009

Had a dream about escalators last night

This is really cool animation done on an escalator. Enjoy

Friday, August 14, 2009

cute dogs!

These things sometimes go bad this one goes exceedingly cute at about :45 into the video. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Suntset over I20

This is kind of a downer

You really have to stick with this commercial for Jello pudding. For something so delicious this commercial is really drab. I guess it was just the state of advertising at that point. Enjoy

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm back

Well I am still recuperating but I am back at work and working on the blog as well. Thanks for all your prayers and kind notes. I saw this cute video today and I think this family should try this with each of their children, I doubt that will happen. Enjoy

Friday, August 07, 2009

Great video

You have to watch it all the way through. Enjoy

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Posting has been a bit slow...

...because I have been sick all week. Bronchitis, tonsilitis and probably a cold! Anyway enjoy this video it is really stunning. Peace

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Irony in the Anchorage Airport

I took this photo when I was in the Anchorage airport. I just love the irony that in the Ted "Series of Tubes" Stevens Anchorage International Airport wifi is free...albeit a bit clunky and slow. If this makes no sense to you, take a listen to this rant about net neutrality and a classic case of not getting it.

Monday, August 03, 2009

They say the world is overpopulated...

...might they be wrong?

Monday cute

Dog does not seem to mind. In fact gets kinda relaxed at a point. Enjoy

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The wall

Look who made the wall at Waffle Home!!!


Behold the power of wind!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

It is an ad...

...but still kinda cool! Enjoy

This is my first post from 35,000ft!

Fun with Science and Music! Enjoy this great video of Bobby McFerrin showing science and music intersecting!

Last shot each going different directions. Love you mom!

Memories of a great cruise.

Done with cruise and had a wonderful time. Photo was taken two nights
ago. More later!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Been having problems with posting. So if it is intermitent you know
why. Peace, pv

Mom being attacked by a moose!

Shopping in Juneau

Photos from vacation.

I went to Boston to have a Memorial Mass for Wilfred "Bub" Landry on the 9th of July. Then on the 11th went to Cape Cod for a week. I took some great photos around the garden of the people I was there to celebrate the Mass with and then some good photos of the Tall Ships in Boston, then put my camera away in my backpack and when I went looking for it, I could not find it for days. Then, when I found it, I found I left it on and the battery went down and no charger I was left to just using my iPhone (which is not as great) which is why I did not have many photos of the cape...anyway here are the photos from Boston. Enjoy

And yes I know I still owe you more photos from Japan...they will be here soon!

Do you know where I am?

If you have been to this port you would know where I am, so do you?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Photos from Easter & Christmas Dinner

Remember our Easter & Christmas Dinner? Well finally here are the photos. ENJOY, we did!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday cute

When cute is even more cute!!! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe interview

If you are not a Harry Potter fan you might not like this, but still it is really cute and worth a watch. Could you imagine being this young girl getting to interview the actor who plays Harry Potter. It is a sweet scene and is really touching about 5 mins into. So give it a watch you will be happy you did and of course there are plenty of subtitles for you. Enjoy

Saturday, July 25, 2009

See ya soon!!!

Bob & Pat

They made it...just in the nic of time.

Our ship