What I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving has rolled around once again, and since it happens to fall on Doctor Who Day this year, I know one of the things I’m thankful for.

In all seriousness, though, with all the crazy and sometimes unpleasant stuff that happened to me this year…right now I’m just thankful I survived it all. Mustering up some energy, I realize I’m also thankful that I was able to build a new computer with my dad’s help. It’s much faster than the laptop I was using, and it’s so much easier to get work done now.

So, yeah, there’s always something to be thankful for even if you have to dig in your head for a bit.

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One and Twelve are Snarky Perfection in Latest Clip from the 2017 Christmas Special

Christmas is little over a month away, and that means the departure of the thoroughly epic Peter Capaldi as the irascible Twelfth Doctor, which makes me thoroughly sad. But then the BBC released this preview clip of the Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time”, and I forgot my sorrow. We’ll see the Twelfth Doctor have one last hurrah in what promises to be the adventure of his lives–yes, lives, as he joins forces with the one and only First Doctor. This Christmas I’ll get two of my favorite Doctors in the TARDIS together. Though I hate to say goodbye, at least we’ll be saying goodbye in style.

Well, there’s a few false starts, but you get there in the end.

I will totally miss Twelve and his (lack of) modesty.

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The Thirteenth Doctor’s Outfit

Last week the BBC released a picture of what Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor would wear, and I made a mental note to myself to do a post about it. Then I sort of forgot because real life has been attacking me in various ways lately, but then I remembered again! And before I forget again, here’s a picture of her new look.

Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor

Jodie Whittaker debuts the Thirteenth Doctor’s new look.

Here’s my take on it–I’m okay with the shirt, suspenders, and trenchcoat; those have very Doctor-y feels to them (although I admit the brighter color scheme is uncomfortably reminiscent of the Sixth Doctor and his amazing technicolor dream coat). But what in the name of jelly babies is up with those pants!? Pants like that never look good on anyone. If you want Whittaker to succeed as the Doctor, don’t make her wear pants that look too small!

I am starting to be very skeptical of this new Doctor, y’all. I want to be excited, but then they dress her in that. Granted, fashion has never been the Doctor’s strong point, but still…how hard would it have been to find normal pants for her?

At least we’ll still get Capaldi looking awesome in the Christmas special.

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Dogs and Cats

You know how people complain about how much they hate cats and how cats are so mean and unfriendly? I think I figured out part of the problem. A lot of people expect a cat to behave like a dog. When it behaves like a cat instead, they get upset and disappointed and try to force it to behave like a dog, but that doesn’t accomplish anything except making the cat mad.

You have to understand that a cat is not going to behave like a dog. It doesn’t have the same social needs a dog does; that’s why they can seem so aloof and act so annoyed if you try to chase after them. A cat needs time to decide it likes you; you’ll need to give it space while it makes its decision. If you respect the cat, the cat will respect you.

Funny the thoughts that come into your head when you’re doing laundry.

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All Souls’ Day 2017

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

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All Saints’ Day

Yep, it’s one of my favorite feast days again.

Fun fact–All Saints’ Day wasn’t always celebrated in November. It was originally celebrated on May 13 to commemorate the day Pope Boniface IV consecrated the Pantheon as a basilica in honor of the Blessed Mother and all of the martyrs, but Pope Martin III transferred it to November 1 after consecrating a chapel in honor of St. Peter and all of the saints on that day. It’s been celebrated on November 1 ever since–in the Roman Church, anyway; many of the Eastern Catholic Churches still observe the original May 13 feast.

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Happy Halloween!

And don’t forget tomorrow is All Saints’ Day, a Holy Day of Obligation, so get to Mass! In the meantime, enjoy this fascinating video about some of the Catholic imagery and symbolism in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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