I am sooooooooooo sorry that I forgot our anniversary. I was busy - no scratch that. I had it in mind and then got distracted . . . Um. Your awesomeness so distracted me that . . .
Okay. I admit it. I just plain forgot.
On the ninth of this month Adam's Ale turned NINE just a little under a month that Sebastian turned nine.
Thank you to everybody who stops by. This week, as usual, most of you are in the United States, but the second highest group is from Japan. Greetings friends. Then comes Canada (really Canada - more people from Japan read me than my friendly neighbor to the north?) then Russia (some day I want to actually see you Russia rather than just see pictures of you in the movies) then Germany, China, Ukraine, and Italy. Is that you in Italy Fr. T?
You are reading the 3,875,503rd most popular blog IN THE WORD! That is out of 173 million blogs - most of which are abandoned. But there are 1.3 million blog posts per day so that puts things in a disappointing perspective.
This is the 2,256th post, there are 8,987 posted comments, and 72 followers. (Thanks guys.) There are 38,030 links to this site (whatever that means) and 187 domain links. I have no idea if that is good or bad.
Wow. So nine. In Christian symbolism, nine is a perfections number. It is 3 (another perfections number) repeated three times. (Think of Kyrie elision, Kyrie, Kyrie, Christe, Christe, Christe, etc. . . for the extraordinary form) though I understand for readers in Japan, 9 is an unlucky number because it sounds like the word for pain.
There are nine fruits of the Spirit:
9. SELF CONTROL
It is the HOUR OF PRAYER and the hour on which JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS
According to Ronald Reagan, the nine most terrifying words in the English Language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
My current favorite song:
Here's five minutes of thought: