Thanks due to readers

Many thanks are due to some of you readers who have not only use the donation button, but who have also used my amazon wish list to send things for my recent birthday and other.

MA sent a volume of an English translation of St. Augustine’s newly discovered Dolbeau and the Etaix sermons.  This is a helpful research tool!

I don’t know who sent Vol. 8 of The Complete New English Hymnal music CD, but thanks a million!  This is a disk recorded at Keble College, Oxford.   I now have 1-5 and 8.  Some of these CD’s are hard to get or pretty expensive.  I did, however, find them on iTunes.  If someone wants to send more of this series, maybe designated donations will save money.  For example, Vol. 7 is very expensive to buy as a CD, but on iTunes it is far less.  Go figure.

TE of NY sent a volume about the ancient Roman writer Cicero on oratory and orators and a bottle of the exquisite colatura!  Yum.  I brought a couple small pots of parsley into the house before the freezing began, and so with fresh garlic on hand I am all set to enjoy the another kind of power lunch!  You can get your own bottle of this stuff here.  I chop some garlic and parsley, and put a couple tablespoons of colatura over it all in a bowl to macerate.  Then I toss through it still hot but very well drained vermicelli, sprinkling into it red pepper. Easy and very good. 

I don’t know who sent the copy of The Reform of the Liturgy (1948-1975) by the late Annibale Bugnini, but many thanks anyway.  I can’t say I look forward to reading this, of course.  Reading autopsies isn’t exactly fun.  But we do need to know what people were thinking when they started to wreck the Roman Rite.  In any event, the book came without an indication of who sent it.  It will be useful.

Finally, I am grateful to JL who sent my the Windows 7 upgrade.  I have detested Vista ever since I got it.  Now, however, I will have the terror of going down the Microsoft rabbit hole again, hoping against hope that their upgrade won’ ruin my installation, forcing me to go through the same hell I had a couple months back.  Yes… I know… some of you will say "switch to Mac".  If I could determine what system to get, I would put that on my wish list too.  Until then, it’s repairs with Microsoft’s equivalent of twine and 100 mile an hour tape.

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14 Responses to Thanks due to readers

  1. Lucas says:

    Windows 7 is about 10000x better than Vista. I’ve heard people installed in and were up in running without any major problems whatsoever. I think you have a clear road ahead of you Father.

  2. Melody says:

    Glad to hear you don’t have to suffer Vista anymore. I’ll be reasonable: Get a mac in a few years when you have to replace this computer. ^_^

  3. Okay… okay… I will tolerate the Mac comments since I am in a benign mood and not, at the moment at least, fixing a problem.

  4. Geoffrey says:

    Tolerate Mac comments?! Never! Viva Bill Gates! Viva Microsoft! Viva Windows! :-)

  5. Perhaps some day I should have a poll about PC v Mac.

  6. Legisperitus says:

    Mac may indeed be a better computer, but between PC people v. Mac people… who are less annoying? ;-)

  7. pcstokell says:

    Umberto Eco said something about that a few years ago. He even likened Windows to Anglicanism.

  8. Father Ignotus says:

    I have my Windows 7 Upgrade sitting here waiting for me to install it. I am in no hurry to deal with that hassle.

    Having just gotten a new netbook with Windows 7 Starter on it, I have to say that I really don’t see much difference between Windows 7 and Vista. Everything looks basically the same to me. I still like XP better.

  9. Frank H says:

    I plowed through the Bugnini book a couple of years ago. I will be interested in your reaction to it, Father!

  10. Father Ignotus: You may want to check the compatibility of your sound card. I had problems.

  11. Reginald Pole says:

    I don’t know who sent the copy of The Reform of the Liturgy (1948-1975) by the late Annibale Bugnini, but many thanks anyway. I can’t say I look forward to reading this, of course. Reading autopsies isn’t exactly fun. But we do need to know what people were thinking when they started to wreck the Roman Rite. In any event, the book came without an indication of who sent it. It will be useful.
    Comment by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf — 11 November 2009

    A most generous gift, Father. The cheapest copy I can find goes for $70 used.

  12. Melody says:

    Aw, just teasing Father. ^_^

  13. pattif says:

    I don’t know who sent the copy of The Reform of the Liturgy (1948-1975) by the late Annibale Bugnini, but many thanks anyway. I can’t say I look forward to reading this, of course. Reading autopsies isn’t exactly fun. But we do need to know what people were thinking when they started to wreck the Roman Rite. In any event, the book came without an indication of who sent it. It will be useful.
    Comment by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf — 11 November 2009

    A most generous gift, Father. The cheapest copy I can find goes for $70 used.

    Comment by Reginald Pole — 12 November 2009 @ 12:45 am

    I got mine for £10 in the Daughters of St Paul bookshop in London (I think it had been sitting there so long, that was the original price).

    Reading it is a bit like reading the Tablet: not much fun, but you have to do it, to keep up with what the enemy are up to.

  14. Tina in Ashburn says:

    hey Father, I hear there is a tax credit for new Windows. haha