March 17th, 2003

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Happy St. Patty's!

Thinking about that.... can't help but like the smooching behind the flag. :)

Have a good one, all you Irish, and Irish-for-a-day!

Life is more than a series of moments.

Here's a little breakdown of who St. Pat was, according to the Catholic Church. (I’ve mentioned my fascination with saints a number of times in my journal over the years. They've got some of the more interesting stories told about them, and are probably the closest thing to superheroes in most churches. Prophets are the big guns... Jesus, Moses... Superman and the Spectre... still in the service of a greater power (or a part of it, depending on who you ask / who's doing the writing.) Saints are known to have performed miracles. Now, there are a few types of miracles... but the ones that drew my interest as a kid were the flashy, cool ones. Being in two different places at once, flying, setting an army of his enemies on fire with just a look. See St' Pats... Shapeshifting, Telekinesis, Keeping the sun from setting.... all pretty cool compared to scaring off the snakes, if taken literally.

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Festive Purim, too! (Begun at Sundown Tonight)

Cool things about Purim... probably one of the more fun Jewish Holidays... Celebrating not being exterminated in Persia. Not a bad reason to party, at all. Noisemakers, costumes, and according to the Talmud, a person is required to drink until he cannot tell the difference between "cursed be Haman" and "blessed be Mordecai," though opinions differ as to exactly how drunk that is. A person certainly should not become so drunk that he might violate other commandments or get seriously ill. In addition, recovering alcoholics or others who might suffer serious harm from alcohol are exempt from this obligation. Also commanded to send out gifts of food or drink, and to make gifts to charity. The sending of gifts of food and drink is referred to as shalach manos (lit. sending out portions).

The word Megillah is used regularly. (Scroll of the story of Esther... the only book of the Jewish Bible that doesn't contain the name of G-d))
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I have an appointment for a gig that if I get, I think I'll really enjoy, and the office is just on the other side of the tunnel. It's for a MIS/Database developer for a company that I've been interested in since before I moved out of pompano. That's on Friday. On Wednesday, I have an interview at a place in Miami for a position pretty much identical to Kev's, except it'll be built from the ground up. That gig looks like a *lot* of work, but it has a great deal of potential. Either will be a vast improvement over where I'm at now, or TAG (where I'll go if nothing else works out.)

Removed the search engine from my bio page, because it didn't dig deeply enough. Perhaps 350 entries, all told. Not the best, when this post is # 5490.

Bro seems to be actively enjoying his job, which is a good thing. I'm glad that he's financially comfy on his own.