Pencilvania

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    Sock, when you’re scared do you turn yourself inside out & roll up into a ball? Just wondering.

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    awwww! boy or girl? name?

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Well we Catholics have a myriad of Mass times to choose from! I went to Catholic Mass on Saturday at 5 pm, and then went to this 4 pm Mass at St. Paul’s on Sunday. If there is something special going on at St. Paul’s like this I sometimes just go there, but most Sundays I go to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. My husband is frequently asked to cantor at OLMC too, so he goes to both his church & mine a lot also. I often wonder what people who don’t go to church DO with all their free time!!

  • Pencilvania posted an update in the group Group logo of Joy GroupJoy Group 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yesterday the new rector was ‘installed’ at my husband’s church. He is young, delightful, has a lovely warm wife and four little children ages 9 to 1. It is a magnificent blessing to have this cheerful family man as leader of this church – I like them so much and I’m not even Episcopalian! After the mass of his installation, there was a happy reception in the church hall and then the vestry & discernment committee (who found him) were invited to the rectory next door for more food and fellowship. I expect them to put down roots here and be a gift to the whole community, and it just…[Read more]

    • Great Pencil. How do church services work out for your family? Do you go to both on Sunday?


      Users who have liked this activity:

      • avatar
    • Well we Catholics have a myriad of Mass times to choose from! I went to Catholic Mass on Saturday at 5 pm, and then went to this 4 pm Mass at St. Paul’s on Sunday. If there is something special going on at St. Paul’s like this I sometimes just go there, but most Sundays I go to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. My husband is frequently asked to cantor at OLMC too, so he goes to both his church & mine a lot also. I often wonder what people who don’t go to church DO with all their free time!!


      Users who have liked this activity:

      • avatar
  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Bryan, are there consultants in your industry who help people find jobs? Or are you using one already?

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yes, asking for good job opportunities for Bryan.

  • Pencilvania posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 1 year, 2 months ago

    Is there a way to subscribe to the site so I get an email notification whenever a new post (not a comment on a ‘liked’ post) is published?

    • We do not have E-mail notification of new posts, although that is something which might be added. Personally, I find all of these E-mails for comments posted distracting, and I’d prefer using in-band notifications using the site’s alert mechanism, but I haven’t found something satisfactory to do that so far.

      You can follow new posts to the site by subscribing to the site’s Entries RSS feed (which you can find under the “Meta” section of the right sidebar on the desktop site) with your favourite feed reader. Here is a list of RSS feed aggregators. Ratburger also has an RSS feed for…[Read more]


      Users who have liked this activity:

      • avatar
    • Note that there is also a Twitter feed of new posts, which you can follow at the “Twitter” link under the “Meta” section.

    • Thank you for searching for a way to have in-band alerts. I hope there will be an easy way to do it.

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I have the anvil ready.

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    oh I see, interesting! thanks for fixing it.

  • Pencilvania posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 1 year, 2 months ago

    I don’t know if it’s a bug, but I just went to comment on a post & when I hit ‘post’ it took me to a box saying ‘you do not have access to this blog. prove that you are not a robot & I had to enter my email & a note requesting access, then check a “I’m not a robot ‘ box. Which is fine, it’s just that I’ve never had to do that before on RatB.

    • The comment was flagged as spam because it contained the trigger phrase “million dollars”, which is frequently used in spam. Since this is a site where only members can comment, I think we can lighten up on some of the more intrusive spam filtering, but for the moment I’m using the default configuration, because I have many things to do.

      I have added your IP address to the Allow list, which will keep this from happening again, at least as long as you have the same IP address.

    • oh I see, interesting! thanks for fixing it.

    • I will have to buy another Pencil Blocker from Acme. (Roadrunner reference.)

    • I have the anvil ready.

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I’m so sorry to read this, MJ. These people don’t have much compared to us, and yet they suffer so much for their faith – and even at Christmas. Renewing my prayers for the safety of our brothers & sisters.

  • Pencilvania posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Oh, this happens to me too – I thought it was just how everyone’s works. I see other avatars for likes, but never my own.

  • Pencilvania posted an update in the group Group logo of Joy GroupJoy Group 1 year, 3 months ago

    This made me happy: I couldn’t find our address book anywhere, the one I use for Christmas card sending, finally prayed to St. Anthony, he led me to look in the cabinet where I’d seen it last, but it had fallen in behind the drawers, sort of trapped there. the drawers don’t come out all the way. Then St. Jude helped me figure out how to use a yardstick to slide the book up along the back wall, till I could flip it to land in the bottom drawer. I’m happy! though I’ll probably still be late with my Christmas cards.