Thursday, April 07, 2011

Orthograph #128 - There's No Place Like Home

21 comments:

Bill M said...

Oh, ouch.

Alexander The Mediocre said...

...you've been to my home lately, haven't you? :)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Been to my home too :-(

Ashley Siferd said...

Ditto, lol :(

pudlasz said...

a good one

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Time to work much harder at fooling your wife; you're just not putting forth the required effort. These things take planning and follow-through. That woman has delusions that need daily maintenance.

Next time you're reading something from the fathers, instead of quoting it, just say, "I just thought of something" and then speak some wisdom as if in a trance-like state of peace.

Your Intrepid Editor said...

Or, just wash the dishes more.

hsteven said...

Church slice might be a little big :-)

Anonymous said...

Washing the dishes more sounds like a much better strategy, for sure. Faking the Fathers might get dishes thrown at you. I should hope so, at least. (But that was funny, nohypo. :-) )

mamajuliana said...

I've been zapped!

Anonymous said...

You could always buy a prayer rope stretching machine.

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Washing dishes, I wonder if any seminary students have given dissertations on that. Perhaps that's a telling indictment of our seminaries.

(I cook dinner and get up with the baby on weekends myself. "The boy" has dishes and garbage duties. 8 year old boys like garbage and need to spend more quality time with soap anyway.)

desertseeker said...

Sigh...you sure nailed that one...the home part anyway.

James the Thickheaded said...

Back in form!

s-p said...

hsteven, yeah, depends on which "church", which jurisdiction, which parish and who you talk to in each one of them. Most people can maintain a facade for a couple hours on Sunday. Get a black robe and it's instant "cred" until you get on a parish council. I'm sure there's an Orthograph in there somewhere too.

Anonymous said...

OMG, parish councils. Have you done any o-graphs on them yet? I forget. Seems like an infinite source of material.

Hira Animfefte said...

'Tis and 'twas ever thus. And most of the seminarians (and graduated ones) I've ever known would agree. And I've known a fair number in my day.

There is also Rule #4: If you think you are humble, you're not.

Rule #5 is, if you think you're not humble, you're probably right.

Anonymous said...

Great picture...

Anonymous said...

OMG, parish councils. Have you done any o-graphs on them yet? I forget. Seems like an infinite source of material.

Hahaha. The only time I've ever gotten mad at our priest was during a parish council meeting. PC meetings are the playground of Discord.

The home/church thing is truly funny. With four kids, Sunday mornings usually start out with a quote from the Orthodox Fathers:"Just find your damned shoes and get in the car!!!!"

Anonymous said...

not sure who, but someone printed this ortho-graph out a pinned it to board in the basement of our church. could have been any number of people in my parish, but I'm betting it was my priest!

Fr Nathan Thompson said...

Actually, every seminarian at St Tikhon's gets KP and weekly chores. I think it is a really good thing and hopefully something that they won't ever do away with. (Not that I was always pleased when I had to do it.)