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I'd buy one!
Yeah, me too.
As would I.
Sure, should we pick a patron saint as well??
As a male reader,I don't think I could wear one, but would suggest the following: RevGalsBlogPalsorSt. Casseroleserving up fine blogging since 2004or St. Casserolea dish of religious thoughtor St. CasserolePatron Saint of BloggersExpeditus
Or perhaps a nicely embroidered golf shirt.St. Cassie of the Role?I'd be St. Crock of the Pot.
Actually, I *was* thinking we could publish a book. Seriously.
Count me in! I bought one of Rachelle and Jen's nefarious tees also. It says "God reads my blog" -- I get the most interesting looks at the grocery store!
Oh, I want one. I'm not a revgal but I'm pals with the revgals so that counts, right?Is there an auxilary group for the men? Seems like there is at least one revgalpalmale.
jo(e), you're part of the group for sure. The "pals" means those who aren't clergy but we couldn't do without 'em. Mark of the Lepper Colony is a revgalblogpal even if he is male. And others, too.
Expeditus, I don't want my blog name on the shirt. Thanks for your suggestions, though. I've found a great group of pals through blogging so the t-shirt would be our, I don't know what but would be fun.
The Mr. and I threw this together in about 10 minutes. Consider it a proof of concept. I'm not wedded to the color, the font, or anything else. I asked R if the image could be made bigger, and he didn't think so, since it was so long.Fun idea!
hey....how about incorporating a casserole dish into a logo??? you could have: RevBlogGalPals over the lid (ooo...how about on an oven mitt?), and maybe on the dish itself something like "raising pot luck to new blogging heights" or "extreme pot luck" or...whatever. of course, I can't draw a straight line, so I don't know who would actually CREATE said logo....:) -- but you get the idea....
So creative! Go see what Reverendmother and R. put together.Casserole Dish as part of the logo? Would be a funny 'inside' joke. Love these ideas. We could all wear the shirt at our Annual Meeting.
I love the shirt!One suggestion: RevGalBlogPalsIt "scans" better and also is more inclusive. You don't necessarily have to be a "Rev Gal" in order to be among the "Blog Pals."So UCC, I know.
Songbird! I like it! Reverendmother, would you try this?
The only trouble is, the blog can be a sore point around the Curate's house...too many mum hours spent online...but I'd love to own one anyway. The funny thing is that on this side of the pond "gals" is really only used by elderly left overs from the heydays of the Empire...retired colonels or Bertie Wooster types who might just say "eh, what?" at the end of every sentence. I realise it's totally different for you transatlantic types, but suspect I'd get more than few raised eyebrows here! I'd still wear it though ;-)
I like the cadence and rhyme of Songbird's alternative.I'll get on it... but what about color? Style of T-shirt? Font? Post feedback here and I can throw some alternatives up there.
Point of Order, St. Casserole:Please have Kathryn write more comments. I like being called "transatlantic types". Also, as I have no one in Great Britain to whom to say this directly, everyone I know is shocked and horrified at the terrorist bombings in London. Everyone sends their prayers to your country, your people, and , here, to you. Expeditus.
As much as I am aware that pink is the new black ;)......I have red hair, and pink isn't really my best colour. However, I will go with it if that is the wish of the others.I liked the font on the original test shirt...very nice.
Me likey! (Runs to get credit card...)
Kathryn, I think "gal" is just that sort of word here, too, which makes me like it all the more. Is there a lovely, lilac-y pale purply color? That would look pretty with red hair.I liked the font just fine.
Fabulous, reverendmother, love it! Embarrassed to confess I have credit card number memorized just in case...
Looks cool to me! I'm not much for pink either. Looks hideous on me, but if that's the preference, I'll go with it.A fabulous idea St. C.
Well the good thing about Cafe Press is you can easily put the logo on any old thing!We now have our own shop.I think the mug is quite cool-looking, as well as the tote. And of course I had to put the logo on a thong.I realized after the fact that I made it singular--RevGalBlogPal. Let me know if you'd rather have plural, and, if you have any other suggestions (a casserole on the back?), or if there's a product you want that you don't see.
Oh, reverendmother, you are a naughty gal!Is there some passage of scripture that could go on the back that would reflect our "gal-ship?" I'm pondering."By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35Other thoughts?
I was wondering if we should leave out the word blog since most of us use pseudonyms on our blogs. I don't tell anyone in my hometown about my blog so that would make wearing the t-shirt a little difficult.Aqua or blue could like nice on everyone.
Well, I guess I could just get the thong. That would seriously limit the number of people who would ask questions ....
Oh you are all WONDERFUL :-)Am sitting here giggling manically,much to the alarm of assorted felines, canines and even humans! Yes please...do let's do it...if you're speedy enough, maybe Karen at Kinesis could bring mine over when she comes to Greenbelt..cos I guess the shipping might cost a bit. Aqua or blue sounds cool...and, anonymous, I've been so touched by the warmth and love of all my virtual friends in the wake of the bombings. Feel very warm and fuzzy whenever I think of all of you (just for you) transatlantic types! Your prayers have been so much appreciated x
They don't seem to have aqua/blue :-(Pink, green and yellow, and then there are various raglan sleeve t-shirts and the like. If you poke around on their site you should be able to find the options.I thought about the blog thing too, and wondered whether it's sufficiently ambiguous. Like, you're a friend of bloggers? Or you have a blog yourself, but there's no way people could figure out how to find it? I don't know. I hear you though.
Want. Mug. Now.
If I were concerned with anonymity, which I probably don't need to be considering that a total of 3 of my church members have visited the *church* blog, I would buy an oversized men's t-shirt and wear it to bed. If I weren't, I'd take the mug to the office. And isn't there a mousepad option? I have a mousepad from cafepress for Knitters Without Borders.
how about "Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed" (my favorite verse for new mommies)We need a graphic of some sort....I'm looking.
I like the logo with an "s" on the end. I've considered the privacy issue with wearing the t-shirt and I think I'll just look blank if asked about it. Easy for me to do.I could go with the thong concept but I'd rather not....Love this! I vote for lime green or aqua or navy. I like pink but I'm not so great in pink colors. Is this fun or what???
how about "I no longer call you servants....instead, I have called you friends" (Jn 15:15)?Thong? Don't even go there... :)Mug? oh yeah....
Oh, RM and Mr. RM - easy to see where C gets her intelligence and sense of humor, isn't it!I like the scripture choices. You could do the scripture on the back (smallish) near the collar. Or maybe do a little casserole dish with just the chapter/verse reference written inside or below the dish. I bet you'd choose carefully when you would wear the shirt or use the mug, so exposure probably wouldn't be too much of an issue.You all are very creative!
I will make it plural, and the good thing about CafePress is each person can get whatever color and style she wants. So we don't need to decide as a group. Go as guided.I'm SO not a thong person. But I couldn't resist.I think I personally will get the mug and the tanktop. I like pleading ignorance too. You can always claim to read the blogs rather than being a blogger yourself.Since my blog is sorta off the dirt road and past the rusted-out gas station, I'm not too worried about people actually seeking to find my blog... although if someone I knew in real life stumbled upon it, they would know it was me after about two sentences.
I just updated everything to be plural. I like the casserole, except that is a little specific to just St. Casserole. But it would be funny to each have our own unique logo on the back! Sorta like the sports team with numbers and names on the jerseys. Cheesehead is easy.St. Cass would require some digging, but I bet there's some church clipart that has a potluck graphic. FridayMom--a calendar? Or the phrase "TGIF"?Songbird--another easy one.Rebel without a Pew--James Dean in a clerical collar.Jo(e)--a cup of coffee? I'm not sure about rev mommy, but I could have a mother superior type image.The challenge would be not to provide too much of a clue.The other challenge is my limited Cafe Press abilities.
Can we make the back say, "Does this pulpit make my ass look big?"
I would SO wear that shirt.Well, I'd wear that one at home. I'd wear one that said "butt" out in public. Some of my peeps are delicate.Are blogger comments googlable? I just realized that this whole discussion could be googled by anyone who sees the shirt and gets curious. Then they can mix and match to the right person. Just a thought. So we might want to delete once we iron out the kinks?I don't want to be paranoid, but I also don't want anyone to decline to participate because of a risk we could have prevented easily.
Must haves--mug and shirt in the most conspicuous color possible. I like the individual logo idea, but my nom-de-blog is a challenge. Maybe "QC" in a medieval style script!Once we get the shirts, we should each post a picture of the shirt on our blogs, maybe on the same day if we can manage it.
Neither "revbloggalpal" or "revgalblogpal" brings up anything on Google.Does this pulpit make my ass look big?I love it!!
"Love others as well as you love yourself." Mark 12:31, The MessageIsn't this what we are always exhorting one another to do? Especially making sure we take care of the loving ourselves part?
I doubt google has picked this up, yet, but their webcrawlie dealies will do their thing sooner or later.
Love God.Love others.Love yourself.--RGSV(revgal standard version)
I'm entirely in favour of "does this pulpit make my ass look big?" -- still chuckling.......I would also approve of "butt" :)
I'm too delicate for either that one or butt. Even "fanny" is too much for me. However, the question is hilarious.I say we all get same logo shirt with revgalsblogpals or whatever it is.We have to move quickly so Kathryn can receive her shirt in time for Greenbelt.Wait a minute? Who am I bossing around? I'm not the one with the ability to design shirts at CPress...
I can sorta see a graphic with a donkey behind the pulpit....I so very much like that line -- with a butt.
Grace, I want you to know that I also know my credit card number by heart. I just used it to order the tank top and the mug.reverendmother, you are fecund indeed. I love the revgal standard version.In fact, I love you all. :-)
I am indeed, Songbird. (Actually I am procrastinating mightily. So, so many dishes. So, so much laundry.)OK everyone! I have created two products that have the "pulpit" line on back. They are clearly marked on the main store page with "FRONT AND BACK DESIGN." One is a white women's T-shirt (because men aren't going to want that pulpit thing, eh?), and the other is the tank top (since I think I'm the only one who wants that one...?). SO make sure when you place your order, that you choose the correct one.I wanted to offer *every* style of shirt with the pulpit line on the back, but the free version of the CafePress store doesn't let you have more than one version of each item. If you're dying for a specific color/style, let me know.And if anyone wants to customize the back of their shirt, e-mail me, and I can send you the RevGal logo and you can make your own shirt (independent of the store).St. Cass, I'd say these are ready to be purchased for our friend across the pond.
Okay, just ordered the bilious green t-shirt and the mug. I can't wait to wear it to the August presbytery meeting. What a hoot! I'll post a picture when I get it.thanks reverendmother and st. cass--it's been a blast.
Whoo whoo! I'm so excited! Shirt and mug coming to the Backwater in 5-6 business days!Thanks, Y'all!
AAAAAA!!! St. Cass! (Does anyone have her e-mail address?)According to the order list, the t-shirt you ordered has the "pulpit" back design.HOWEVER, when I go to change it in the shop, it looks correct, with NO back design. So I have no idea which you're actually going to get.Oh! I'm so sorry! It all updated properly when I was making the changes last night... but the version that you all can see did not update for some reason.I tried to delete your order but it doesn't let me do that as a shopkeeper.I'm going to try to call them when they open (7 a.m. pacific time), or you might call them as well. I have no idea how helpful an on-line business will be on the phone, but this seems like a bug to me.Sorry for the inconvenience. Please advise.
OK, now everything looks correct, which makes me wonder whether I freaked out over an old version of the graphic which was still cached on my machine.What I would suggest is that you check the e-mail with your order and see what pops up when you click on the shirt item. Is there a back design? (A small graphic under the main graphic.)Time for work. Apparently it's too stressful for me to moonlight as a proprietress. :-)
thanks reverendmother and st.casserole -- this is so much fun. i'm on my way to order the green shirt and a mug. alas, i do not know my credit card number by heart....the shame of it all. Kathryn, I'm hearing of more incidents in London this morning. I am praying....
Reverendmother, it will all work out. You aren't supposed to stress over this. Right now I'm thinking I need to order the bilious green, too.I suppose that no one has noticed that of all my posts about the Lord and etc. no entry has received as many comments as the t-shirt/shopping/fashion entry here...giggling here
St. Cass--girls just want to have fun!Tee-hee..
Now that we have a Cafe Press Store, don't we need a Web-Ring?
I can't remember what a web ring is or does.I think we need a custom color toenail polish.
I'm working on the WebRing. Are we RevBlogGalPals or RevGalBlogPals?And how do I get to the store?
Mommy, go to the link above.I also linked to it recently over at my place (under the post "this and that")Bought my tank and mug! Woo hoo! We've had 6 orders!
Obsessively answering in two locations:It's RevGalBlogPals.Seriously, though, when I looked at the Web Ring directory, there doesn't seem to be anything remotely like us out there, and there are bound to be others looking for this kind of connection. Also thongs.
matching tattoos anyone??? ;)
Wow, I get serious about the dissertation and limit my blogging and this is what happens! 64 comments, St. C. You're the comment queen now for sure!I'll be ordering soon. Can't decide for sure what I want. Thanks all of you who have worked so creatively and diligently on this!!!!!! What fun!
Geez, I step away for a few hours and look what happens... what a hoot!A shirt and mug will be winging it's way to my house shortly (yes, having the credit card number memorized is quite handy). Like St. Casserole, I don't have quite the nerve to wear one with the pulpit motto-- but I laughed right out loud when I read it. Thanks for setting this up!
Just ordered a shirt. Unfortunately it won't be here in time for DH's mother's family reunion this weekend (several PCUSA and Evangelical Covenant pastors in the family - it would be a perfect 50-50 split between amusement and horror), but I'll wear it to a church function like our women's retreat (aka the St Peter's Soul Spa reunion - Team Surrender - yes, it's a long story).Ordered it with the pulpit bit, just because I'm feeling snarky, in virginal white (HA).To my British galpals, you're in my prayers. Stay safe.
I think I should have just kept this post's comments page open all day and refreshed periodically. Are we all loving the shopping?St. Casserole, what sort of a nail polish color do you have in mind?
Would it be possible to get the pulpit question on a mug?
I added a pulpit/mug option, but note that it's the smaller mug. (They don't let you have multiple designs for the same product.)
Rats! I ordered the first mug without thinking about putting the "butt" comment on a mug! I want the newest mug, too! Is this a professional expense?
I posted this exact thing elsewhere (with some dreadful misspelling though, egad!)--sorry to spam, but: We are really going to have to be intentional about bringing PPB up to date when she returns. She is such an integral part of the Gals, and the Pals, and much has happened in her absence.Let's stand at the door of the train and extend our hands so she can climb aboard when she returns.
I just this minute left a comment on PPB's latest post referencing our retail therapy behaviors in her absence.
Let's do it. I miss PPB and her participation with us. And I'm delighted to see Jane Ann with us from Hoosier Musings! I've read her blog for a LONG time.
The new mug is perfect! My desk needs it, it does...And thank you for the welcome, St. Casserole. Nice to see you, too!
Jane Ellen, welcome! I'm sorry for messing up your name.
I'm not sure how much more we can talk about over here, but we have to keep going St. C reaches 100 comments on this post.I'm signed up on the webring. Way cool! Still deliberating on the purchases....
It looks like you can put the code on your blog as soon as you register at RingSurf, but activating your membership in the Ring won't happen until reverend mommy sees it.
This is so much fun. I've added my name to the ring...PPB was the first RGBP (ooo...an acronym. very cool) I met. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to hear from other women in ministry. Ministry itself can be a bit isolating at times. Being a woman in ministry in a city without many women clergy -- well, even more so. thanks everyone!! I hope PPB comes back soon, especially now that we all look so dashing in our new shirts!!
St. C, is there someone at your house who will add the code for you? We really need you in the Web Ring. :-)
I will ask the geeks here who wants to do the webring thingie for me. I think it's important to not know everything. Helps to lower perfectionism. I would like 100 comments. Sue, this group helps me with my feelings of isolation. My presbytery has few women and we are many miles from one another. My cont. ed. funds are small so I don't attend national events as I did for years. I am trying to get to see RevMommy eventually because she is on my path to my people up East. When I think about you all, I am filled with such fondness and gratitude. I wouldn't recognize you if your walked into the room but you mean a great deal to me.I am looking for a tiny toy casserole dish to glue to a statue for my "StCasserole" icon. Anyone have one? I think that corningware made toy models at one time.
Is there an award for RebelWithoutAPew/PureChristianthinkwho came up with "does my butt look big in this pulpit?." She deserves special recognition at our Annual Meeting.
hoping that northern virginia is also on St. Cass's path to her people up east...
for a good St. Casserole icon, you might try the corning ware ramekins (the kind for making individual creme brulee)........mmmmmmm....creme brulee
Oaky, I singed up for the web ring thingie, but I do not know how to put it on my journalscape page for the life of me! AND my e mail on my computer is down, so I can't e-mail RM to ask her how. RM, are you out there?? How do I do this?
You need to get into the template somehow. Do you know how to do that?
Sorry, the Does this pulpit . . . line is not original with me. Heard it from the male half of a clergy couple years ago. And I think he had heard it somewhere else. No prize necessary.
And while we are trying to get Cass her 100 comments: Let's talk diversity. Do we need some mugs/shirts that say, "Does this pulpit make my BUM look big?" for our sisters in U.K., Austrailia, New Zealand, etc????
OK Cheesehead, it's pretty easy. Assuming you'd like it along the side rather than at the top, here's what you do:--copy the gobbledygook from the webring page.--from your main journalscape page, you should have a series of options; click on "Edit Preferences" which should be right below "add journal entry."--on the preferences page, there is a "more history of me" section. Paste the gobbledygook there.That should be it! (Also e-mailed to Cheesehead, but I'm wanting to do my part to help StCass reach the century mark. Actually, I think I've more than done my part already.)
I guess this is #90 or so: never fear, RM came through and I am officially a webring-er. It even says so on my blog
Yay for rev mom!! Now we just need one of St. C's technogeeks to get her fixed up.
I don't really have anything important to add to the current conversation, but I thought I would make another contribution to the efforts to reach 100. We're pretty close folks.Oh, Sue (guess I can say something meaningful). The support from this group is unbelievable. You've found a good crowd to hang out with.
I think I have been to this site 50 times in the past two days, so it's not just the comments that are through the roof!! I bet Site Meter is, too!
I'm sorry I didn't have lemon squares and coffee for each of you as you dropped by. A good Southern lady provides refreshments for her guests. Perhaps if I make a Grace Solidarity Cake I could hit the 100 mark?
Yeah, where's the food? [runs off to find something to eat]
My grandmama always served lemon squares on a antique china plate along with an ice cold glass of coke -- served over freshly crushed ice, in a Waterford glass, on a doily. With a slice of lemon, on the front porch.Blogger is funny -- you have to go to settings, pull up the template.After you get it in edit mode, go somewhere in the sidebar area and paste the code that is going to come in a separate email.Then save the template and then you have to hit the publish button. You both have to save and then publish.confusing I know.
Sadly, I know of no references to casserole or St. Casserole in my preferred Bible, but I do find:"And I will fetch a morsel of bread,and comfort ye your hearts."Ecclesiates 11:1or"She is like the merchant's ships; she bringeth her food from afar." Proverbs 31:14Expeditus
Please, please, Jesus, let us reach 100. That is all.Oh, and I ordered the "butt" mug as well.
First of all, 100 comments!!! Yay!!!Second of all, something has gone wrong in your technology, St. C. I have you as applying twice, and I know I have e-mailed the html at least twice, but there is some sort of code error.Have your technician try again, please ma'am, and I will check in again (obsessively all evening) later.
Songbird, I was the geek trying and I couldn't do it. I know it's no big deal but it didn't work. My young geek is at work; my more mature and charming geek is on the phone yapping with clients. It may be tomorrow or Sunday before I receive assistance.Y'all! 100 and 1 Comments!Prayers answered. Thongs purchased!Butts in Pulpits Evaluated! T-shirts ordered! Web Rings Developed!Great Week! Come Home PPB!
There is a camp song sing-along awaiting her in the comments to her most recent post.Don't worry St C, there's no deadline. Good for you for trying, anyway. I learned how to do that stuff in the midst of being snowed-in last winter.
Woohoo! 100+ comments. You're a comment whore, St. C! (Can I say that here??)
How about "comment ho"?
I threw a new design up in the store--the Love God... logo on the front of the organic cotton T-shirt. RevGal... on the back.You can charge whatever you want at the CafePress store (any price above their minimum, that is)--I shoulda marked everything up a dollar--then we could pick a charity to send the money to! We're up to about 20 items ordered!
You know, I was wondering the same thing, reverendmother, whether we could work some charitable donation into this CafePress thing.I would welcome that.Any thoughts about an appropriately ecumenical recipient?
I love the new t-shirt! I was about to order it but decided to wait until we talk more about a charity.
And now, of course, I have to buy another T-shirt, because *somebody's* creative juices are flowing non-stop. (RM I'm lookin' at you!)I think about 25% of those purchases are headed in a cheeserly direction.
ditto that...love the new design, love the idea of directing some givings to charity. I'll hold off on ordering the new design until there is a decision about the charity.happy saturday!
Did you know there's a blogger page for our group, too? reverend mommy set it up yesterday. That would be a great central location for promoting whatever charity we might choose. I'm thinking it ought to be something to do with women...
OK, I've raised all the prices by $1, except for the thong, which got a $3 markup (if you're small enough to wear those ridiculous sizes you deserve a big markup, LOL). So people can buy if they wish, knowing that we will donate to a women's organization.But I do think that if we really want this to take off we should come up with some additional designs. I just basically put our name on everything, but perhaps we want to mix it up. Any ideas?We can put quotes on journals, bibs, you name it. I suggest we stay non-partisan if we can, and am wondering if there is a women-specific Heifer International type organization. As we are all (basically) women from rather affluent countries it might be nice to support an organization that helps women in the developing world become self-sufficient.
I feel the need for 125 Comments.I'd suggest an area AIDS agency, rape crisis/Women's center or whatever you gals suggest.I wondered about the money-making part of this and am glad Da Mommy is keeping us on target.I agree with the bidness plan for upping the price of thongs. Junior size fannies need to pay the tax.
If St Cass wants 125 comments, I must do my part!I posted a suggestion on the revgalblogpals home blog about how we might decide on a charity. Let's let St Cass, Songbird, Reverendmother and Reverendmommy select 2 charities that benefit women and have low overhead and post them on the RGBP for a vote of the members of the webring. I'm baking a Grace Texas Solidarity Chocolate Cake in honor of all of you and donating it to the families in our Family Promise (homeless) Program that our church is hosting this week. Saves us the extra hip fluff!!
WOW! This is amazing!I'm not really part of this group - I lurk a lot - but love the T-shirt idea. At first I said, "No, I'd better not." But now that you are helping charity...I'd better! Off to get the credit card. Mary Beth
I have giggled my way through all 100+ comments. You guys rock! I went to Cafe Press and was relieved to find that there are no Bible verses on the thong. "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." On a thong? I'm just sayin'.But I'll get a mug.
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