7 Quick Takes – Vol. 52: Gangsta Pope Francis, Missing Class, and Eating Flax

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Hello Again! It’s been a while since I’ve written a 7QT. Time to get back on the bandwagon! Life has been busy lately with warmer weather (bring on the sunshine!) and classes (that are going much better than last semester). It’s hard to believe I’m about a month away from being half way done with college.

I did not look quite like this . . .

Lest you think it’s always a walk in the park – this morning (Thursday) I woke up at 8:05. And I have a class at 8 (that I really shouldn’t skip). That was a first! I had woken up early when my roommate was getting ready, but then I didn’t get up yet because I didn’t have to yet. Right. I moved very fast, stuffed my things in my backpack, and so commenced the walk of shame to class. I am never, ever letting that happen again.

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This semester has been hard, but it feels like I’ve come so far this year. I’ve learned so much about myself through challenging classes, working with Ravens Respect Life, and generally learning how to deal with people. And that is meant in the nicest way possible. It’s been a pleasure getting to know some awesome people. And others? It’s pushed me to put others before myself and see the good in people even when that’s hard to do.  It’s taught me how to handle conflict better too, and how to be a more gracious choleric person. It’s all been an awesome opportunity in learning to assume the best of other people.

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Link love – what I’ve been reading/doing lately:

How you can push back against Mozilla/Firefox’s gay marriage thuggery by Jimmy Akin

Scientific 7 minute work-out timer (super cool!) – let the sweating begin!

What is “cool”? by Kate Bryan

Student’s April Fools prank on professor (with a sort of pro-life twist)

Natural Beauty vs. The Media by my fellow Raven Joslyn

Be Born in Me – latest song on repeat prompted by the recent feast of the Annunciation

And of course a Catholic meme to finish it off:

Is that sacrilegious?


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Some of this year’s RRL members (and officers too)

Guess what? We just had elections for RRL, and I’ve been elected as President again. There are many things I plan on doing differently personally, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve in BC’s pro-life ministry with a great team. It’s so neat to see God putting together amazing opportunities!

6476824Speaking of opportunities, there are 3 weeks left in my fundraising campaign! Would you consider supporting me and spreading the word? Just click on the picture to the left to view it. Thank you!








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Cute video 🙂

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On the menu:

Recently I made something resembling these. And by resembling I mean: the ingredients are roughly the same but I didn’t really measure so it turned out weird. I ran out of peanut butter so it wasn’t wet enough so it’s more like coated granola. But hey. It works well in yogurt. Another plus? It used some of my leftover milled flax from my hippie fail! Flax definitely reminds me of of the taste of walnuts. It’s getting closer to the end of the year so we’re getting creative with using things like a giant container of Walmart oatmeal up 🙂

Also to be eaten: Amish friendship bread! Without realizing it I started it 10 days before Palm Sunday so we’ll enjoy it then. It’s the first time I’ve ever tried it by making my own starter, so we’ll see how that goes.

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And to finish off these quick takes, here is the video that was going around as an April Fools Day joke titled something like “The Reason Behind Pope Benedict’s Resignation”

Of course it has nothing to do with Pope Benedict (hence being passed around on April 1st). And I have to admit something along those lines has definitely happened in my suite on multiple occasions. It’s getting closer to summer and we’re getting excited!

Have a lovely weekend! For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

5 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes – Vol. 52: Gangsta Pope Francis, Missing Class, and Eating Flax

  1. Oh, oversleeping…. it’s a beautiful feeling to wake up rested, but the heart attack that follows basically undoes all the positives :-p
    Are you not eating the Amish friendship bread until after Lent because it counts as a sweet?


    1. Hahaha, and it still wasn’t enough sleep 🙂

      I’ve always not eaten dessert-ish things during Lent, so that’s why. It’s not something everyone has to do, but I could just never feel right having extra sweet things since it’s something my family has always done. Some Catholics take Sundays off from their lenten sacrifices, and some don’t, but my family does. Amish friendship bread on Sunday it is then! What about you? I’d love to hear about how you’ve observed lent!


      1. Lame! I love sleep 🙂

        That makes perfect sense. My church has done a 40 day fast at the beginning of the year for many years, and my family usually gave up sugar {except for my birthday – yay January!}.

        What’s the correct way to say “the things I gave up and added for Lent”?? Those are going alright, whatever they’re called 🙂 Writing notes is so fun for me, but I haven’t been consistent with it, unfortunately. And giving up reading before bed has been challenging but good. I am making good progress through my devotional book and have journaled more, for sure!

        How about you? 🙂


        1. Oooh, that’s neat! The way Catholics describe it is three parts: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We’re encouraged to do something from each part. I’ve definitely written to people more, but have not been doing well on some of the other things, probably because it was not very realistic and I didn’t print them out as a reminder. Well, I have been much better with Facebook. But otherwise, it’s hard for me to come up with realistic yet challenging things at this point…


          1. Thanks! Those vocab words come in so handy, don’t they? 😉
            Do you add different almsgivings throughout Lent? Or do you stick with one the whole way through?


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