One of the things about being away: I didn't keep up with the pandemonium, the maelstrom, the--oh, what's the word I'm looking for? Let's just go with "hype", shall we? swirling around Lent Madness, for which I am one of the celebrity bloggers. Or, as Scott Gunn and Tim Schenck explain in this video, a "celebrity" blogger. And don't think I won't remember the scare quotes when awards season comes around again. I will cut you. Though I have to say I'm mighty grateful that you pronounced my last name correctly in your last Monday Madness video! Impressive! (If you're wondering how to say it yourself, it is mentioned at about 9:30 on the video. Although as a true celebrity, I am first referred to simply as Laura, no last name required.)
Monday Madness -- February 13, 2012 from Forward Movement on Vimeo.
I am also looking forward to drinking a great deal of tea from a fabulous Lent Madness mug.
So don't forget: Lent Madness begins this Thursday! Check out the bracket and place your picks for the Final Four. Who do you think will win the it-would-be-coveted-if-coveting-were-not-a-sin Golden Halo? There's a strong group of 19th century American frontier types in the bracket; I'll be interested to see how they do. Frankly, knowing Kenyon College folks, I think Philander Chase has a good chance to go far.
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