Soliloquy in an International Cloister

Watch your step as Brother Lawrence takes you inside the monastery walls of a five hundred year-old international order. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish you had ignored your hormones and joined the monastery.

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Location: Rome, Italy

20 August 2006

Grab your hankies

My posts have been a little spotty recently, and there is a reason for that (which is a dumb thing to say, when you think about it). I leave on Tuesday for a four-week meeting in Rome. Actually, the meeting is scheduled to last three weeks, but I'm going a week early. My official reason for going early is to help with the preparations, but I really hope to use the time to see some of my friends and acquaintances.

I hope to blog occasionally during the next four weeks, but I make no guarantees. I've worked at these meetings before and I can tell you that the work load is quite heavy. You are allowed to feel sorry for me, if you are so inclined.


Blogger Nikki said...

OH! You poor thing!

Four weeks in Rome! How will you manage? Never mind that I would love to go, you can't take me with you.

Shocking as it may seems, the church may look down on it. LOL

Don't work to hard.

20 August, 2006 20:24  
Blogger Br. Lawrence said...

Maybe if you dressed like a nun, I could take you as my personal servant. You know, to wash my unmentionables and such.

20 August, 2006 23:49  
Blogger Nikki said...

Brolo, this may be the first time I, this is definately the first time I have ever threatened to but a monk in a headlock. LOL

You are way to quick. I quite enjoy it.

No hold still so I can get a good grip.

21 August, 2006 00:12  
Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

You do know that mustering even a shred of pity for someone going to Rome for four weeks is impossible, don't you? At least it's beyond my humble capabilities.

Have a beautiful and safe trip, and write!!

21 August, 2006 03:51  
Anonymous pog said...

Yeah yeah yeah.
Eat pasta.
Drink wine.
Wander the ancient city.
Poor BroLo my ass ...

21 August, 2006 13:33  
Anonymous Bobble said...

Yeah, I try to shed a tear but I am only jealous. I shall have to go and confess that now, *damn it*

I will mail your book tomorrow dear Brother, so maybe I shall get an indulgence for that at least.

21 August, 2006 19:27  
Blogger Sayre said...

Ah, Las Vegas....

No, wait.. I meant ROME! I meant Rome!

Meetings can be a bore, but hopefully you'll have a little free time to see some city and friends. Other than the "professional devleopment", that's my favorite part of traveling for work.

21 August, 2006 19:33  
Anonymous MOobs said...

Please confirm that your unmentionables are things that you wear.

Have a fantastic time in Rome.

22 August, 2006 17:40  
Blogger Nikki said...

LOL @ Moobs that he mentions it....

Brolo, you do wear them don't you?

22 August, 2006 21:25  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

Oh the tragedy of having to spend a month in Rome, one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world. You poor, poor thing...

What do monks wear under thier robes? Are they like scottsmen? In which case, your unmentionables must need washing frequently...

22 August, 2006 23:45  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

*happy place, happy place, happy place*

Why did we have to go to the 'unmentionables arena'? I am no longer Catholic so confession is out of the question.

Dirty, dirty bloggers. But not surprising out of that nikki chick. *giggles*

23 August, 2006 15:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first timer on your's amazing how many women follow you now! how do you feel about that?

23 August, 2006 18:25  
Blogger Br. Lawrence said...

Well, Anonymous, I usually prefer to be following them.

As for the rest of you lot, I took a vow of poverty. It was either give up Broadway shows or underwear. Don't tell me you wouldn't have made the same choice!

Christina: Sorry you had to see all that. The blog comments, I meant.

23 August, 2006 20:04  
Blogger Nikki said...

*moons Christina*


The monk wasn't looking and you don't have any proof.


23 August, 2006 21:53  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

Did you see that, brolo?!?! Did you?!?! She did it AGAIN!

No respect for the order. I swear!

*picks nose and flings it at her*

24 August, 2006 17:35  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

You guys are so like going to hell and stuff...

24 August, 2006 20:00  
Blogger Nikki said...

Brolo's not paying any attention to you Christina. He's praying and doing good deeds and shit.

Don't flick your icky boogers. That's just gross.

*farts and fans smell in Christina's direction*

24 August, 2006 20:32  
Blogger Br. Lawrence said...

Geez, I hope that smell is from my Dell's battery!

24 August, 2006 21:06  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

Obviously brolo isn't the only one needing to take a shit. *fans face* Rancid witch.

Becka - I got an in. I'm on 'base'. nikki is soooo going to hell though. *opens her Bible* See?

25 August, 2006 15:24  
Blogger Nikki said...

Christina, you're not fooling anyone.

We know you're full of it.

28 August, 2006 01:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's me, again, anon. Now, these women are fighting over you!

28 August, 2006 17:11  
Blogger Nikki said...

Anon, honey, are you smoking crack?

Have you read this exchange between Christina and myself? We are simply acting juvenile, not coming on to and/or fighting over a monk.

I admit to many things in my life, but it can never be said that I have hit on a monk. least not one that I haven't seen in person. LOL

Just kidding - don't get uptight.

29 August, 2006 16:02  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

I hate brown, so brolo and I would never make it. Sorry. *blows kisses*

We're juvenile? *wets finger and sticks it in nikki's ear* Not I!

29 August, 2006 19:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no worries about me being uptight---to the contrary-

i just thought it was amusing to read.


30 August, 2006 23:24  
Blogger Br. Lawrence said...

Christina, Nikki: Once you've done brown, you'll never come down!

31 August, 2006 18:38  

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