Thursday, October 24, 2013

Just another day in October...

I totally needed a Lord of the Rings moment. :)

24.) A song you want played at your funeral.

You know what? I've never thought about that at all. When I think of my death, I tend to think about going before God and my judgement and not about the actual funeral part of my death.

But since it's come up and since I have to answer the question, I'm going to go with the Dies Irae.
Most people remember the first line only and yes, it's a bit scary.

Day of Wrath!
O day of mourning,
See fulfilled the prophets' warning;
Heaven and Earth in ashes burning.

And I know most people think of Motzart's Dies Irae whenever that song is mention. Loud, powerful and sort of frightening. (And also really beautiful...) If you don't know what version I mean, just think of the Jack-Jack attack on the Incredibles. When Jack-Jack bursts into flames and the babysiter freaks out? That music is Motzart's Dies Irea. Anyone that hasn't seen the Jack-Jack attack from the Incredibles probably thinks this is all very creepy. lol  If you want to see what I"m talking about, Go Here (Seriously. Do it. It's hilarious.)

But the Catholic Gregorian Chant version isn't like that at all. It's gorgeous and calming and comforting.

You don't need to listen to the whole thing, because it is pretty long, but maybe listen to the first minute of it.

King of Majesty Tremendous
Who does free salvation send us, 
Fount of pity, then befriend us.

Thou the sinful woman savedst;
Thou the dying thief forgavest;
And to me a hope vouchsafest

See? That's just beautiful. 

24.) Animal

This is Sam. He's the best dog ever! Come on, look at that little face. How could you not love him? 

That flat thing in front of him is his favorite toy. It used to be a ball, but now it's just a giant rubber thing that he carries all over the yard. 

The picture is actually courtesy of Treskie. I think it's a really good picture. Pictures that I didn't take are nice. :)

I saw this and it made my day. I grinned like a doughball--Scottish slang meaning idiot-- all the way through it. Yep. Captain America is definitely my favorite Avenger. :) 

I am so excited about this movie you guys!

And after this totally cheerful post, I leave you. *Whistles Dies Irae*

"The future is safe--really safe. Sleep well."

God Bless!


  1. WE HAVE A FREAKING TRAILER AND IT'S SO AWESOME I'M GONNA DIE!!!!!! Bucky! What happened to Bucky? SADNESS!!! "This isn't freedom, this is fear." ...............Captain America is awesome!

  2. *Gasp, snortle, forgets how to breathe, has an Avenger fangirl melt down.* I meant to put off watching the trailer because I knew the moment I saw it I would want to see the movie. And now it has happened and I WANT THE MOVIE!!!
    He's sooo cool. It will be weird though, seeing him in modern times. Even in the Avengers I was so used to him being a 1940's fellow. Now he is on his own, nowdays, and there will be fewer people around to pick on his outdated references.
    I don't think I can last until the spring.

    Also, your dog is adorable!!!