The last couple of days have involved a lot of TV coverage. The person who invented the DVR deserves prayers. Everything is recorded, so I can blast through commercials and jump around. Yesterday I tuned in – sort of – to Wimbledon, slightly more to the World Cup Final, and really to the 9th Stage of the Tour de France.
Stage 9 of the TdF involves dreaded cobblestones, 15 narrow stretches involving some 13 miles! The cobbles are treacherous enough on foot.
Some don’t make it.
That was an amazing stage.
Today, while working in lunch with a priest, I caught the Trump/Putin Presser, read the NYT piece about the disgusting Card. McCarrick, proofed my weekly column, and unboxed our new green Solemn Mass set from Rome. We needed a Solemn green set so that we would not unevenly wear the rather more precious Pontifical set. DONATE!
This has bronze trim, rather than gold. It looks great!
Here’s the antependium.
Oh… and a new item from my online Z-Swag Store came… I saw that they were now offering a “latte mug”, which has angled sides. I figured it might be good for the live basil plants I keep in the kitchen.
I opted for the Zed-Head version. Sometime ago, one of the haters at the Fishwrap labelled you regular readers as “Zed Heads”. I thought that was pretty good, so I asked the the official graphic guy, also the maker of the wonderful Pius Clock, to whip up something appropriate.
This is really a trip.
I also got the mega-mug from the UOM collection.
And now I will join via Facetime my poetry reading group – which I founded many years agin – in my native place. We are reading Eliot’s “Four Quartets” today.