Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Happy 2011 from Sydney!

Friday, December 24, 2010


The Birth 21st Century style. Enjoy.

Surf School

One of the things I wanted to do while on vacation was go to surf I did. Here are some picts and a video of my very successful day. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Koala's and Kangaroo's

I am enjoying my break from school here in Australia. It is Christmas Eve here already. Here are some photos from yesterday's visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

How To Wrap A Cat For Christmas

My cat's would not stand for this. Cute.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hayley Westenra- May It Be

Well I am in the midst of writing lots and lots to end up the semester. This song keeps coming up in Pandora...I can't get this haunting melody out of my is so beautiful. Enjoy! Happy Advent!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cat Diaries: The First Ever Movie Filmed by Cats!

I sure do miss my cats. This is a fun short movie, well it is really a commercial but it is still fun. Enjoy!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Dogs are Awesome TOO.

Don't you just love dogs? Enjoy!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Heaven on Earth?

Mass with the Green family in Salt Lake City!!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

And in our own back yard!

Lovely just lovely. Enjoy!

the world's largest aquarium // ATL.GA from stillmotion on Vimeo.


Eggs and a cap'n crunch blackberry pancake!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Cats Playing Patty

I am sure this is what they are thinking. Enjoy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Advent

Here is a great Pastoral Letter from the Bishop of Salt Lake City...Enjoy!

Waiting in Joyful Hope! A Pastoral Letter to the Church of Salt Lake City on the season of Advent

My dear brother priests and deacons, my dear religious, and my dear sisters and brothers in Christ, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Few would disagree that we live in a busy and rushed society. We rush from one thing to the next; in the end, many of us are restless and tired, yearning for stability and peace in our community and family. You may have noticed that in our hurried society many stores have already decorated for Christmas, radio stations are sneaking in a Christmas song here and there, and even some of our own parishes have begun preparing for Christmas parties for early December. In the midst of all this hurry, the Church teaches us to slow down, to be patient, and to wait.

What is the rush? Are we really so eager to get all the decorations up, celebrate the event, and quickly dismantle all the decorations so we can move on to the next event? If we truly believe the Church is the sacrament of Christ in the world (Lumen Gentium, sections 1, 9, and 48), then we must authentically celebrate the story of salvation as it unfolds in the liturgical year so that we can witness God’s profound love and mercy to the world. In these final days of Ordinary Time, I want to take an opportunity to write to you about our celebration of the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
The Church’s year begins with the season of Advent. Advent is a season of preparation, although it has come to be neglected in many places. Too often, the season of Advent is overshadowed by the “holiday season” as we move too quickly into celebrating Christmas. By the time that the actual solemnity of Christmas arrives, many of us are burned out. We are already tired of all the “Christmas hype.” Christmas has become anticlimactic.
The word advent comes from the Latin for “coming” or “arrival”. What arrival are we waiting for? The General Norms for the Liturgical Year helps us understand the season a little bit better by explaining:
The season of Advent has a twofold character: It is a time of preparation for Christmas when the first coming of God’s Son . . . is recalled. It is also a season when minds are directed by this memorial to Christ’s second coming at the end of time. It is thus a season of joyful and spiritual expectation. (General Norms for the Liturgical Year, 39)
You will notice that this is not a penitential season. It is a season of joyful hope, a time of preparation and waiting. “Thus the Sundays of Advent, while commemorating [Christ’s] birth and anticipating his return, celebrate in word and sacrament his coming now in the midst of this world.” (Normand Bonneau, The Sunday Lectionary: Ritual Word, Paschal Shape, Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1998, 131.) This season is not just about preparing for the birth of Christ at Christmas, but for the Christ who is continually being born in our midst and transforming the Church ever more into his body in the world.

In the late autumn of the year, as the world darkens, the Church is called to gather and quietly wait in hope for the coming of Christ, her bridegroom, the Light of the World. I am reminded of a song by Marty Haugen: “For you, O Lord, my soul in stillness waits, truly my hope is in you.” (Marty Haugen, “My Soul in Stillness Waits,” © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc. The line is a translation of Psalm 62:2) Is our hope really in Christ? Have we really allowed ourselves to wait in silence and ponder the great mystery of salvation? Have we been changed by our reflection on this mystery so that we live differently as our relationship with the risen Christ deepens? In the darkness, we watch for the coming Lord. We must not let our busyness distract us from that, lest we be caught unawares like the foolish virgins in Matthew’s Gospel (Mt 25:1-13). The season calls us to be attentive to our preparations for the final day and attentive to the quality of our life in union with Christ.
The liturgies for the Sundays of Advent are intended to focus our attention on these realities and to guide our preparation for Christ’s coming. The theme for the first Sunday of Advent “speaks of the Lord’s return and urges watchfulness. (Adolf Adam, The Liturgical Year, Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1990, 134.) On the second Sunday of Advent, we hear John the Baptist’s call to repentance and preparation. The Baptizer is calling us to be prepared and vigilant as we invite Christ into our hearts, but also as we await that final judgment. The third Sunday, or Gaudete Sunday, introduces Jesus as the one who will fulfill the covenant and bring forth the kingdom. On the final Sunday, we hear the gospel stories that immediately precede Christ’s birth. During these four weeks, we prepare for the Light, which comes into the world, both in Christ’s birth, and as we await his final return in glory. “In Advent, then, the church is called to be more vigilant in discovering the role of the Spirit in humanity in general and in the life of the church in particular.” (Martin Connell, Eternity Today On the Liturgical Year, vol. I, (New York: Continuum, 2006, 75)
As we renew our sense of the liturgical celebration of time, I encourage you to remain faithful to the celebration of the four weeks of Advent. As I mentioned earlier, it is so easy to be consumed by the hype of the “holiday season:” to decorate our churches and houses for Christmas, to spend more time shopping than in prayer, and to host Christmas parties before the season has arrived. I know it is an enormous challenge to remain faithful to the Advent season when we are surrounded by a society which, while claiming to be Christian, does not take the time to reflect and prepare as the church calls us to do.
As Catholics, we must celebrate Advent differently. Our reckoning of time is itself a sacramental witness to the fullness of the paschal mystery. If we were to skip the Advent season or any other season, we would impoverish that witness. We are very lucky to have a Church who has provided us with seasons to bear witness to the great mysteries of our faith. As Christians, these celebrations and our observance of time help us witness the truth and beauty of the risen Christ.
This Advent, I call on every Catholic in the diocese of Salt Lake City to strive to enter into the spirit of the season. As we move forward, I strongly encourage our schools, parishes, and each individual household to celebrate the four weeks of Advent with rich prayer. We must practice and model what we preach in order to instill the rich traditions of our faith in young and old alike.

Here are some particular examples of what this will entail. Schools should not decorate for Christmas, but can decorate with simple wreaths and greenery. They might celebrate “Gaudete parties” before departing for Christmas break. I encourage each home to display and bless an Advent wreath where the family can gather for prayer either in the morning, at dinner, or some other practical time. I urge you to hold-off on displaying a decorated Christmas tree until the season of Christmas begins. You may want to incorporate a Jesse Tree in your family’s observance of the season. (More information on Jesse Trees can be found at: or As the season draws to its close, I also invite you to discover the beauty of the O Antiphons, which are sung as part of evening prayer from December 17th to 23rd, and are most familiar to most of us in the hymn O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
Once Christmas comes, the season stretches far beyond the 25th of December. It continues until the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord on January 9, 2011. We should leave the decorations which are testimonies to our joy up for the entire season. There is plenty of time for us to celebrate our joy at Christ’s birth and we should make the most of it. You might consider having a Christmas gathering in the parish, or at home with family and friends during this time.
First, though, before we celebrate, comes a necessary time of waiting and of preparation. The season of Advent refocuses us and reminds us that Christ has changed the world. Darkness has covered this hemisphere, and the world itself is quiet. Because we know that Christ reigns over all of creation, we strain in the darkness to see the light of Christ, our coming King. May our observance of this season renew us and be an example of patience, silence, and joy to our hurried and anxious society.
With profound gratitude for your service in this local Church and with my promise of prayer as we enter into this holy season of Advent, I remain,
Yours in Christ Jesus,
The Most Reverend John C. Wester
Bishop of Salt Lake City
Given on November 24, 2010
Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, Martyr, and His Companions, Martyrs

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jem Melts Rock Using Sunshine

Amazing science. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Amazing digital work

Give it time to get is amazing!

F L U X from candas sisman on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chimpanzee Problem Solving by Cooperation

This is a nice show of intelligence by some chimps. Enjoy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Speedflying in Wengen 2010

I would love to try this!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Neat artistic piece

Not sure what this is called but it is cool! Enjoy.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Happy Couple

Mr. & Mrs. Adams

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The McGurk Effect - Horizon Is Seeing Believing?


Hermes' Favorite Activity

My cats would hate this!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Some of this is fake...but all of it is cool! Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This is wonderful and beautiful. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I bet the tea tastes so much better because of the flair!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Continuous Chest Compression CPR—University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

Here is a new way to do CPR for lots of cases. Watch and learn.

for more info click here

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stunning & Beautiful

Enjoy the simple beauty!

autumn by the lake from Bart van der Gaag on Vimeo.

They can sing!

Now they can sing like humans! Be aware!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sudan: 'Never Again' Starts Now

You have the chance to act. Will you?

visit CRS to learn more and help as you can


Monday, October 11, 2010

One Penny More

Enjoy those tomatoes, but remember where they came from. Christians it is time to get educated and act.

OK Go - White Knuckles - Official Video

A fun video and all the dogs are rescues! Enjoy.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Sesame Street: Smell Like A Monster

A good spoof! Enjoy.

Roads FiT for People

Humans being freed a bit from control and the best comes out in them. Cool.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthday Breakfast

waffles at my Waffle Home!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Feast of St. Matthew

This is a shout out to my former parish on their feast day.

Happy Feast of St. Matthew

Monday, September 20, 2010

Priest golf tournament

58 let's see if it wins.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My brothers

All together for my nephew's wedding.

Not so sure...

I don't think I would like to do this. 

Termite World - Life in the Undergrowth - BBC Attenborough


Thursday, September 16, 2010

3 way antenna BASE jump.

OH man I want to try this!

Climbing up to the tower!

You won't be able to stop watching this. It scared me just watching it since I am really afraid of heights. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mitchell Webb Situation - Changing Meals

I sometimes think this about the behind the scenes in a cooking show like this...MW and nail this one. Enjoy

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

70.3 Triathlon

Done more info later!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A sweet map

This is really cool. Enjoy!

The Bit-52's The World's Greatest Parts Band playing The B-52's - Rock L...

This is a crazy re-do of a great song. enjoy

Friday, September 10, 2010

Water looks cold.

More on this later...

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Perfect timing photo.

This is a great picture with perfect timing. Enjoy!

Simon's Cat in 'The Box'

I miss my cats...but this kinda helps a bit, but only a bit.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

you must watch this!!!!!!!!!!!

Skills...this guys has 'em!

Chinese Playing Cards Factory

Unreal how fast they pack playing cards. Be amazed!


Just some of my textbooks.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Glad I was not on this ship.

I will try to dig up some info on the ship later but just watch this...painful!

Back to school

Today is the day I start back to school. It has been a long time since I was the student but here goes! I wanted to tell you about something special going with me this time. When I went to graduate seminary Fr. Jim Miceli gave me a pen to use for important test and note taking. That pen was the pen of  former Archbishop James Lyke, OFM. It meant quite a bit to me to have a small piece of history with me, especially since I was not from the Archdiocese of Atlanta. It was a very nice gesture from Fr. Jim who had been my assignment Pastor for the previous year. Well as you know Fr. Jim died earlier this year...may he rest in peace. From some of the things that Fr. Jim left behind I received two very nice gifts thanks to the generosity of Fr. Patrick Kingery and Carol Black. One is a very nice box that I remember that Fr. Jim had.on his desk. The second was the pen you see that in my hand. It is a lovely fountain pen and I will use it and remember Fr. Jim and the priest of the Archdiocese who are my brothers in the presbyterate and all that they have contributed to my life and ministry to this point. My prayers are with you all...please say a prayer for me and my new endeavor.

First day of school

Monday, September 06, 2010

Victor Hanescu Magican Trick US OPEN 2010

Sneaky sneaky! Kinda fun as well. Enjoy

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Japanese Precision

This is some precision marching. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Inception Cat

If you have not seen Inception you should, it is a good flick. This has nothing to do with the movie, except the music, but the antics of the cat is cute. Enjoy.

Boston College

Today is my first day of school, well...orientation anyway. Hope your day is great.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

World's First Double Backflip on a Wheelchair

Ouch ouch ouch ouch!!

My Morning Run

Not my morning run...but really really cool. Enjoy

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roger Federer

Not just for this but for lots of other reason he will go down as the greatest ever. This is still really cool. Enjoy.

Dancing Merengue Dog

There is something wrong with this I think...well maybe not but hmmmm. Enjoy

Sunday, August 29, 2010

With family in Conneticut

Vicki, Vic, Rene

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Not waving but drowning

Send me a comment in here, I have no idea who you are. Peace.

What the heck?

At WF in PA. Ordered a blueberry waffle. Ummmm???

Friday, August 27, 2010

Stovetop for the 21st Century

This is cool!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mini reunion.

Two classmates from seminary. We are out to lunch in Lancaster, PA!

Lookout Point Mt Ararat, PA

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

En route to Boston

West Virginia

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Giant Bubbles on the Beach

This is stunning. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


These are cool picts of bill-dings! Enjoy.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Yummy Chinese!

Volcano shrimp!

Extraordinary ambidextrous drawing skills

This guy has got some real talent. Enjoy

LH687 --The endless dispute between the French and th...

These flight attendants are just getting out of control. ;-) Enjoy.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Leaving OKC

Done in OKC for now. I will be back in a month for my nephews wedding. Last photo of mom before I left.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

AMAZING Japanese Baseball Catch

This kid goes all out. Kudos!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Survivor Tree

@OKC Memorial

At OKC memorial.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

True Colors - Old technique, new style.

This is stunning! Enjoy!

Best Goal Celebration ever!!

These guys go overboard with their celebration...and I love it! Enjoy

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Robot learns to flip pancakes

They are learning how to flip pancakes...beware!

Friday, July 30, 2010


I love Iron Chef and this guy is always over the top! Enjoy

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Both cats are great. Thanks LB


Stopped in to see the girls. They are looking great!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Back to Boston

Had a great week at the cape!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

Friend from childhood!

Stopped in to see Sr. Dianne Valerio while going around BC. Sr. Dianne worked at my home parish when I was a child. She new works at the parish across the street from my new school. Fun!

My new shirt.

My new shirt for vacation!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wedding Photography Fail

You know how much I love weddings and wedding photogs...serves this guy right for being so much in the way. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stunning video

This is a great video of a lighting strike in Chicago. Enjoy!

Country hip hop dancing

Words cannot explain how much this video bothers me...yuck!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Waffle Home

Last Sunday at my Waffle Home!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The giant spider crab!

Watch this giant crab sloughing off its old shell. This is amazing, thank you Japan for this cool video.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Only in Japan

Why am I not surprised by this? Enjoy

Beautifully Imperfect

What a great video of loving someone and all of their imperfections. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Falling With Style

This is an amazing and fast way down a sand dune. Cool.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 25th is now Arbitrary Day

So you wonder where I get all my crazy video and news of the weird. Well I read a bunch of different sites. The one I read most frequently is Reddit. Well at Christmas time they had a gift exchange. They decided to do it again but this time just pick an arbitrary day. So now June 25th is now Arbitrary Day! It is a secret Santa type exchange and I played along this time. From their web page:
...modeled on the typical Secret Santa exchange, only with more online, and more awesome. Interested parties sign up, people are assigned gift recipients by the computer machine, and then they do their best to surprise and delight their random stranger, and are surprised/delighted in turn.
I have already sent off my gift and received mine as well. I got my gift from someone named zip_000 and I sent mine to a guy named cowlike...he did not give me much to go on so I had to use my creativity. I will include a link when he post receipt of the gift. I have included a picture here of what my gift was and you can go here to see more pictures of my gift and my write up. You can go here to see the gifts that people have gotten that the most people think were the most awesome, one guy got 1500$ and others got iPods and such...oh and plenty of bacon! Anyway I just thought that I would share a bit of my internet life with you. Fun, huh?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Msgr. Daniel J. O’Connor

I just found out that Msgr. Daniel J. O’Connor died today. May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Look who I met!!!

Sarah McLachlan!!!!!

Lunch yummm!

Monday, June 07, 2010

My cats

Well you all know of my two wonderful cats. They are two great girls
who behave more like dogs. Since I am going back to school next year I
need to find a place for them to live for a year. So, do you have
space in your heart and home for two really sweet girls for a year? It
would be a great help and I would really appreciate it. We can work
out the particulars later but if think you might be in a place to help
please let me know. THANKS!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Can't finish...

...but it was so good and just perfect for my anniversary!

Ippudo ramen in NYC

So yummy can't wait to dig in!!!


Here is the follow-up from yesterday. If you did not watch yesterday's video, go give it a watch then watch this one. Good stuff.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Just One Dog

This is a real tear-jerker of a video. More tomorrow. Get out some tissues.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Portugal - Eurovision 2010 - Transcribed

I think the transcription on this is a bit off. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A questions about starfish

What happens when a starfish gets turned upside down? Behold! Enjoy.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

What if... took all the cars out of LA? This is a great video and it includes a great song by Radiohead. Enjoy!

Running on Empty from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dog Surprises Officer After Being Freed From A Fence

All I can say is, Awwwww....

This kid would make a horrible thief.

Ha Ha! Enjoy.

Our Jubilarians!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Just in case you were not scared enough of bears...just know that they are honing their kung fu skills! Be on guard!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

You won't believe this!

This is really cool. Enjoy!

Projection on Buildings from NuFormer Projection on Vimeo.

This is trippy

Go full is amazing! Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kids Teaching Time Travel

Kids these days...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

So cute...

Your head might explode. Enjoy

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Magical Classroom

Stunning and beautiful! Enjoy.


I know it has been a major headache for a bunch of folks...but these images of Eyjafjallajökull are stunning. By the way the proper way to say Eyjafjallajökull is found here. Enjoy

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


A classic! Enjoy

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mukhtars Fødselsdag

This is a great video from a bunch of great folks who threw a surprise birthday part for their favorite bus driver Mukhtar. A great video. They are singing the Danish "Happy Birthday song". Be aware this kind of love might make you cry a bit. Enjoy!

Here are the lyrics...maybe we should redo our song?...'cause this one is great!

Today is "Name of person celebrated"'s birthday
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
He'll probably get a present
For which he has been wishing
All with tasty chocolate and cakes.

Oh, how he smiles; how happy he is
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
But then, this day sure is nice
cuz' "Mom and Dad, whoever birthdayboy lives with" are waiting at home
with tasty chocolate and cakes.

And when he goes home from his "school, place of work"
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
He'll be going home to throw a party
And all those invited as guests
Get tasty chocolate and cakes.

Gorilla Encounter

A nice encounter with a Gorilla...truly amazing. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Darwin's Beetle

A clip from nature...too funny. Enjoy

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kittens on a Slide

Cuteness overload! Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You won't believe your eyes!

This is really cool. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A goat dancing to an accordian!

That is all!

Immigration info-graphic

"Get in line" is said quite a bit about immigration. Here is an info graphic to help you understand what the "line" looks like...oh and make sure to see how long it takes to actually become a citizen. Not like when my grandfather and his siblings came over, it fact it is very very different. We need comprehensive immigration reform and we needed it about 25 years ago! Some more info from the US Bishops and their Just for Immigrants campaign.

Food fun!

A neat animated video. Enjoy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Can't touch this

Something cute for Monday!