Elsa

Tea, Templars and the Madrid Finals

After a hideous Friday and an even more atrocious Saturday (who’d have thought shopping could be so painful), Sunday was fabulous. Went to

niviene's sister's house for a belated bd bash - bbq, visit with the dogs, quiet neighborhood, beautiful scenary, tea and cake. It was most tranquil and a pleasant respite from the horrible ending of last week.

I would be remiss to neglect reference to the fact that the Vatican has finally seen fit to  recognize that the Templars were, in fact, absolved by the Pope (that being the puppet Pope Clement V, in what was deemed the Parchment of Chinon) from the charges of heresy that the Church had laid against them…only 700 years after the fact. Yep, those boys in the Vatican are right on the ball there!! *rolls eyes* Limited edition copies of the transcripts of the heresy trial, the Processus Contra Templarios, will be made available to the public for a meager $8,150 price tag. The originals are currently vaulted up and hidden from the world in the Vatican Secret Archives *cue eerie music* So, my friends, I know Christmas is a little ways off but if that isn’t the perfect Christmas gift for me, I don’t know what is…

Back in the real tennis world, I would be remiss to neglect heaping congratulations upon David Nalbandian for taking the Madrid Masters title...Not a huge upset, though - he has beaten Fed in the past - but taking down the #2, #3 and #1 seeds respectively, that is most impressive. And, in classic Nalbandian fashion, coming from behind, being down a set, to defeat Federer in the final. Loved it. I only wish he could do it again in Paris that is, if for some tragic reason, Rafa can't win....Thankfully Rafa wasn't too upset over his loss in the QFs. His latest quote over his Madrid defeat: "I lost so quick today that it didn't have a chance to hurt my confidence". *sigh* How can you not love him???

Tonight…shopping for the Gato. A brand new litter box, some nutritional cat food…he’s such a lucky, little bastard!!!

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Yeah, that was wild - it only took nearly a millenium for the Vatican to confess the truth about the Templars, how they had exonerated them ages and ages and ages ago. Not that I'm passionate or overly-knowledgeable about that time period, but honestly! Not telling the whole truth for 700 years is called lying, people!
Not telling the whole truth for 700 years is called lying, people!

*snicker* but that's what they're BEST at!!!!
Oooh, you're naughty, you are, telling the truth! Wicked girls, that's what we are.

Oh, and while I have you both here, just what was the name of the language Jesus and Judas spoke? It wasn't Hebrew, was it? Didn't it start with an "E"?
what was the name of the language Jesus and Judas spoke? It wasn't Hebrew

It was Aramaic...Jesus as well as Judas probably also knew the common language Greek (the way people know English around the world today) and Jesus most likely also knew some Latin as well especially if his father was a Roman soldier as is rumored.

Fascinating no?
his father was a Roman soldier
His father's name was supposed something akin to "pantera" but I doubt Jesus would have ever really met him. I figure he may have learned Latin working for the Romans as an artisan. If anyone hired artisans to decorate their villas (think Caesarea) it would have been the Romans. But definitely he knew Greek and Aramaic.
Yes, and in addition to the Templar trial details, you may want to note what else is just sitting around and collecting dust in the Vatican archives:

"Among other treasures from the Archive, sometimes shown to VIP visitors, are letters from King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn, his future wife, stolen from London by a Vatican spy to provide evidence of the King's disloyalty to Rome. There is also correspondence between Lucrezia Borgia and her father Pope Alexander VI."

*shakes fist*
visit with the dogs

I just wish we had gotten a picture of all of us crammed in the car: 4 humans, 4 dogs...too funny.

Nalbandian for taking the Madrid Masters title.

I didn't get to see any tennis at all! I miss Rafa...and Fed-Ex...and F-Lo etc :(

Processus Contra Templarios, will be made available to the public for a meager $8,150 price tag.

I'd so buy that for you if we won lottery!!! Is that in USD or Euros?

the Vatican has finally seen fit to recognize that the Templars were, in fact, absolved by the Pope (that being the puppet Pope Clement V)

About f*ing time too...need to throw that around the AD and watch the reactions LOL!!! I don't think any of them have a clue to be honest!
I didn't get to see any tennis at all! I miss Rafa...and Fed-Ex...and F-Lo etc :(
It's all on dvr...well at least the important matches...I still have yet to see Nole with a goatee. Sumptuous...

Is that in USD or Euros?
Canadian...pretty cheap in my opinion...I would have thought the Vatican could charge at least $10,000+ for something like that.