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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Trifecta Weekend

I thought I had read almost every article and had seen every cartoon - good and bad - about +Gene Robinson.

I had never seen this Michael Ramirez cartoon before and I must admit it made me laugh. It wasn't supposed to. It found it on an 'orthodite' blog.

You may have noticed that I've needed to laugh this week. Most of my posts this week are from the Vicar of Dibley. That Very Funny child's cartoon from yesterday was all I could muster for Friday.

As they used to say on the Mickey Mouse Club "Big doins today, kids." It's been like that all week. I'm calling this the "Trifecta Weekend": In a few minutes I leave for our one-day Diocesan Convention. Tomorrow morning is our Annual Parish Meeting, followed, of course, by "All Super Bowl All The Time."

Humor, I think, is one of the Divine Gifts that I treasure most. I love the sound of music, but I think the sound of laughter is Divine Music. In fact, I suspect it's the Language of Heaven.

Which is why we won't be doing much of it today or tomorrow. Some people take the business of of the church's business as serious as a heart attack. Which is why, I suppose, so many of them get them.

As for the Super Bowl, well, I suppose everyone defines 'entertainment' differently.

You know, it occurs to me that, in the three dioceses in which I've been canonical resident, diocesan convention always seems to draw a higher percentage of 'tedious' people than in any other place in the world. Oh, except, perhaps, for accountants and lawyers.

You do know the definition of a 'tedious person' right? A tedious person is someone who actually enjoys separating fly shit from pepper.

So, enjoy the weekend, my non-tedious friends. I'll try to post tonight so you can hear all the excitement and frivolity we shared at Diocesan Convention.

(Puts clerical collar on, pats the doggies, grabs hat, coat and car keys, sighs deeply and heads for the door.)


Anonymous said...

Elizabeth, your definition of "tedious person" supplied me with enough laughter for the remainder of the weekend. I love it! Thanks!

gerry said...

"A tedious person is someone who actually enjoys separating fly shit from pepper."

Oh, Elizabeth I am still chuckling, and I will cherish this definition as I recall it during all the Convention and Vestry sessions to come.

Kirkepiscatoid said...

You'd better run over to my blog, Elizabeth. I set a record. FOUR MINUTES and out came the lyrics!

June Butler said...

My sympathy, Elizabeth. I'm highly allergic to meetings with tedious people.

Humor, I think, is one of the Divine Gifts that I treasure most.

Ain't that the truth?

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Kirke - Damn, girl! You are soooo good.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Actually, y'all, I can't take credit for it. I think I remember that as a line Tommy Lee Jones delivers on an air plane in the movie JFK.

Jane Priest said...

Great line, and as sympathetic as I am, that's still a funny cartoon.

Jim said...

Which may explain why I no longer attend convention here in Chicago.

I think the amendment to our local canons that would have required every parish to have a seperate and identifiable vegitaian menu or not serve food is what did it for me.


Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Joie - it IS a funny cartoon, isn't it?

Jim - you're kidding me, right? Oh, dear, oh dear, oh dear.

MadPriest said...

Forgive me if I've got this wrong but I've always believed that seduction is supposed to be fun. I've always enjoyed it, anyway.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Oh, seduction is lots of fun, darling Maddy - for the seducer and the seducee. But, not if you are either Puritan or "orthodite" - it's worse if you consider yourself both. Thankfully, neither you nor I do. Which makes the humor of this even more delicious and, well, seductive.

Jim said...

Nope, not kidding in the least. That sillyness took about an hour of floor time. I got beaten up in debate as "non-inclusie." I don't go to conventions anymore.


Lapinbizarre said...

Can't be Gene Robinson - not wearing "The Shoes" that set all those people to grazing the carpet.