Eleven Awesome Things
In an effort to keep everyone abreast on my recent activities, behold: I bring you eleven awesome things!
#1) PRIESTHOOD. Of course I’d lead with this. It’s been a great adventure thus far, and as it has become my life/absorbed the overwhelming majority of my time as of late, I could do a whole post just on the awesomeness of priesthood. Which I’m bound to do, at some point or another. With the exception of #2, the rest of this list is just awesome stuff I’ve noticed along the way.
#2) MY BISHOP. Or my former bishop. He was recently named as the Archbishop of Seattle, effective December 1st. I’m extremely happy for Archbishop Sartain, though we as a diocese are sad to see him go.
#3) ST. THOMAS MORE’S UTOPIA. Never read it before I picked it up recently. It’s good. If you like political philosophy, check ‘er out.
#4) THE WALKING DEAD. A&E’s new series. It’s awesome. Check out the comics if you like the series. A good TV show/movie will stay true to the book, after all.
#5) GENE WOLFE. The guy’s a genius. I’m going to do a massive post on Wolfe after I finish the Sun books.
#6) CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS. At the end of the day — especially if it’s been a busy one — a few pixelated terrorists need to get theirs.
#7) BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Didn’t think I’d like it, but I do. The later seasons aren’t as great as the first three, but no huge revelations there. It’s generally accepted that the quality of the series decreases over time.
#8) THE DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS. Great band. Great southern rock.
#9) NEBRASKA FOOTBALL. No matter what happens from here on out, I’m proud of the Huskers. GO BIG RED!
#10) CHTHULHU. Always awesome.
#11) SPAWN. Lately, I find myself returning to boyhood interests. Spawn and Wolverine were my favorite comic book characters growing up, and the Spawn series is even better than I remember it.
And because I wouldn’t want to give off the impression that I’ve lost my critical/cynical nature, four not-so-awesome things:
#1) JUSTIN BIEBER/POP MUSIC. It’s terrible. If Justin Bieber is the Kurt Cobain of his generation, then I feel really, really sorry for that generation.
#2) NAPERVILLE TRAFFIC. Also terrible. I despise driving enough to begin with. Don’t need help.
#3) HULU PRIME. It’s a bust. $9.99 to stream on the television exactly what one gets on the Internet for free. Plus you still have to watch the ads. Nice try, Hulu.
#4) THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS. No defensive cohesion. They look awful.
Until next time!