VENI veni, Emmanuel
captivum solve Israel,
qui gemit in exsilio,
privatus Dei Filio.
R: Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
nascetur pro te Israel!
Sorry,Doc,I don’t speak Welsh!
I’ve said it before but … I got this on vinyl when I was a kid and foolishly thought it was an import. Later, when meeting Bono and the Edge, Bono smirked as he autographed it, and the Edge said, “Nice bootleg, kid.” I wanted to crawl under a rock.
I bought it on cassette in Times Square, March 1991 for $3
hi all, I claim this space to wish you &your loved ones all the very best for a wonderful Christmas & Holiday season & a 2013 filled with joy, good health and happiness. times are tough but thanks for this awesome blog which is one of my little islands of fun& likemindedness. I read everything, even if I don’t always comment
best from Kristina
Merry Christmas to you too!
Well said. Kristina! So well said I have nothing to improve on it, so I will echo your sentiments: a very Merry Christmas to you all!
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and may your troubles be far away.
Merry Christmas, kristina! And now I know we’re similar but not the some: I love it here, too, but I try to comment on everything without having to read it.
Ooops! I meant to type “somba.”
…and your comments go without proofreading as well.
Proofreading is for amatures. *o^
Yes, Kristina — a very merry Christmas to you and yours and to all of my fellow denizens and theirs as well! Noel!
Jimmy,how is the young one doing today?
Pretty well, thanks. He’s running around playing with his grandparents’ Westie terrier at the moment, while the rest of us relax and enjoy our morning coffee. Good times.
kristina, too classy for shameless self-promtion, has a awesome website, http://hqofk.wordpress.com/ which is well worth a visit or two. So, Merry…. nope not yet, good eve.
How is Christmas Eve where you are…damp and dreary here!
Damp and overcast up here in the NW, as usual, but at least we’re getting a break from the rain at the moment. That might the closest thing to a Christmas miracle we get. Anyway, I got access to an easy chair and there’s a Firefly marathon playing on the TV, so I’m good either way.
Enjoyed seeing the Seahawks kick the fool out of SanFran!
Mm-hmm. But they’re from San Francisco, so they should be used to getting spanked.
It was a nice 64 degrees here till about 2 pm. Since then a cold north wind blew in…about 25 mph, and the high tomorrow will be about 43! Santa needs to get out the fur lined “chimney” cover!
San Fernando Valley and Redondo Beach … a little rain, a little drizzle, and lots of Suns-shine and Grand Sun-shine!!!
Christmas cheer to the Giants for keeping the Cowboys in the running.All comes down to Sunday!
Cheer and a tube of Ben Gay to Jets QB Greg McElroy,sacked ELEVEN times yesterday.
Another gift from Idaho. First it was Larry “Wide Stance” Craig, now it’s Mike “Kennedy” Crapo. GOP politicians who go native in Washington City are the gift that keeps on giving. For the Progressive Left.
Any bets on when he resigns? (Which a Dem would never have to do.)
Was it a cold awakening Christmas morning
In a wooden trough,
In spite of straw and swaddling clothes and angel songs?
That was not to be the last time you’d be laid upon the wood
(There were Herods, Judases from the start
Among the stars and shepherds).
And did they smile, those simple folk,
And kiss your tiny hands and weep delight?
They’d touch those hands again someday,
Believing you through cracks and scars.
Then oh! the million Christmas mornings
When you’d lie, a babe again,
Beneath a million million trees
And hear the countless tongues chanting your name.
And oh! the white snow on black shingles
Where icy crystals capture windows
And fires glow and mistletoe is wreathed and strung.
But ah . . . will they remember crimson
Dripping from the iron nails
And will they pray and will they know
A whiter white than
A visit from the perspective patrol … thank you for the reminder, g. That was awesome.
Here’s your Christmas Eve coffee! The egg nog will be on your tab! Merry Christmas to all and I shall see you all tonight. I’ve got quite a few places upon which to do my chimney parking. No peeking till the morning!
Seriously…everyone have a wonderful Christmas and remember that it’s all about the gift of Jesus by God so that by believing on Him we have salvation from the eternal death that sin brings!
Merry (nearly) Christmas, all! It’s an Encore Western marathon ’round the Mesa household, and hope Matt Helm has it, too, as “Four for Texas” currently playing. Bring on the Ursula and Neeter!!!
Santa has reached eastern Europe now, So for Stephanie and Dr.Schplatt, Merry Christmas. For the rest of us Santa, still has time to hear how bad we are and cancel our deliveries. So, best behavior please! and good eve.
If you too would like to know where the jolly fellow is, of course, NORAD does a fine job. But I kinda wonder why the website shows Amman, and Luxor, and Mecca, but no Bethlehem.
An early MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! from the other side of the world, y’all!
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy!!
Saw Jack Reacher today…if you enjoyed the trailer, you’ll like the movie. I enjoyed it very much.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Merry Christmas to Scott and any other horndog that might appreciate this…
Done doing Santa-y things and closing my eyes soon but had to stop in to say Merry Christmas to you all.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”