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31 August 2006 @ 07:04 pm
Right...so...yesterday I saw a monk crossing the street and thought it was a big deal....heh.

Today I fucking met the Cardinal Archbishop of fucking Westminster. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

What was I doing at the time? Listening to "Deleted Scenes of a Snuff Princess" by Cradle of Filth in the halls of the Australian Catholic Uni. Heh. Oops. And I ran into him. Like right smack dab into him. And I was like (NOT OUT LOUD) "Holy shite it's a priest!" Because he wasn't dressed all...in red or anything. (My theology professor said he was dressed as a Collingwood Supporter. Oh hah hah) And then someone was like "Lara, that's the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster" and I said and I FUCKING QUOTE:

"Oh! I'm sorry I ran into you....uhm...I'm not catholic so I don't know what to call you!" Meanwhile my theology professor snorted and the cardinal was nice enough to give me a kind look, pat silly little me on my shoulder and say "It's 'your eminence'" meanwhile I am thinking in my brains, "I want to call you Cardy. You are not my eminent anything." But I didn't call him Cardy out loud. I am SUCH a spaz... Then he left and I had another conversation with my Peter-Brain which constisted of:

Me: ZOMG...A cardinal...that is so much cooler than a monk!!!!
Peter: HIDE ME!
Me: Peter, you're not a REAL ex-priest, he doesn't know you.
Peter: .....shut up.

Weirdest day at work ever.
Current Mood: weirdWeirded Out
Toletoley_elf on August 31st, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
I want to call you Cardy. You are not my eminent anything.

that is possibly the funniest thing i have read on lj. ever.

and you say lots of funny things.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘artemisofluna on August 31st, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
Re: I want to call you Cardy. You are not my eminent anything.
YAY! I WINS! I like to be funny :D
Raenphfa on August 31st, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
Wow. You should totally hide out your brain. It'd make the wackiest trip.
Deirdre Ionúin Gallagher: Squee!deirdre_ionuin on August 31st, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
I scares people, Alipants!
Raenphfa on August 31st, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
You don't scare me! You entertain me!
Arklanarklan on August 31st, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
only you lara, only you... the bloody cardinal archbishop... hah! what the hell was he doing down in oz and your uni?
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Ballsartemisofluna on September 1st, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
I know, right!

And he was here to give a talk on Catholicism's relationship with Islam. It was a public lecture held at the Catholic Uni which meant that after 6 the uni was fucking FLOODED with about 5000 little old ladies and I couldn't get out of the hall and they were all dressed up and had perfume on and I was like "Uhm...ladies...you can't have him...he's a Cardinal!"

Anyway...yes ;) He gave the lecture in Sydney and probably...Brisbane too...or something!
Arklanarklan on September 1st, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
athenarising on September 1st, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
You are so bizarre! I like checking in on you to get my chuckles for the day!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘artemisofluna on September 1st, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
Bizarre is definitely ONE word for it ;)

I think certifiable is the other one.