Papal Pep Rally

It keeps effin’ snowing here, people! It is SO NOT CUTE.

It is not significant. I hail from Michigan so I understand what real snow is. (I just said “hail from Michigan!” Get it? I am so punny). This is flaccid little west coast snow. It is an event just because it sticks and forms a thin layer on the ground. I know this. But here’s the thing, friends. If it snows in Michigan, it’s because it is SUPPOSED TO. Everyone agrees on it. People have clothing that is appropriate for it, and infrastructure, and most of all they have the outlook for snow. Here? We EXPECT late April to be snow free. We expect it to snow once a year, probably in December or January, stick for one day or maybe two at most, and then be done. It’s not supposed to keep coming. All of the people who move to the west coast partially move here for the gol darn weather. We were promised NO SNOW and now we are living here and it is a mild blizzard outside! I want my money back!

Ok, so I didn’t really pay money for the weather, but who cares. I demand restitution for my suffering.

In brighter news, I heard something hilarious on NPR the other day. It was about the Pope. (And wow, is that Pope getting media coverage OR WHAT? It’s like a 24 hour Pope Watch going on. I bet you Paris Hilton is SO jealous). Anyhow, the other day, there was this story on about the Pope visiting some college, or university, or other such book-learning institute. At the end of the news story, they played a recording of how the Pope was greeted by the student body. The students? Clapped and chanted this: “WE LOVE YOU! WE LOVE YOU! WE LOVE YOU!”

Why was this funny, you ask? Telling the Pope they love him was all fine and dandy, no comedy to the sentiment. But the WAY they did it? It was like a pep rally! In fact, if you weren’t quite paying attention, it sounded a lot like a Homer Simpson style “YOU ESS AY! YOU ESS AY!”

Is it just me or is it funny to think that the sentiment towards the Pope was expressed in much the same way as oh, I don’t know, the Bulls versus the Knicks game?

I don’t know. It just cracked me up.

I think the snow is making me lose my mind a little.

I’m out,
Librarian Girl


  1. If I went to a pep rally for the Pope I’d wear a giant foam finger and, in a similar style to the way they do it at basketball games, chant: “Papal! Papal! Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap! Papal! Papal! Clap-Clap-ClapClapClap!”Maybe it’s just because I’m Jewish and I have no idea what really goes on at Pope rallies.

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