Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Thursday Three

So it's a little late in the day to post my Thursday Three, but I'm a working woman. And I'm doing a Beth Moore Bible study with my friend. God, friends, and work. THEN blog.

This has been a fruitful week for me on the learning front. Interesting things percolate and simmer in the knowledge-sphere, enticing me, tantalizing me, zombifying me. My friend Flea did something very evil. "Really evil. Like so evil, that you would say it was E-VEEL, like it's the FRU-ETS of the DEV-EEL. E-VEEL." She told me to Stumble. It's bad enough that I have Meniere's Disease and stumble involuntarily, but NOW she expects me to Stumble voluntarily.

Consider this a warning. Creating a StumpleUpon account will evaporate hours in your day like an afternoon sprinkler on a Tulsa summer lawn. I arm myself with a mantra: "Six Stumbles. That's it." Two hours later, the mantra cackles at my lack of willpower.

In honor of the Thursday Three, here are three things I learned this week while stumbling:

1. While sitting in my inglenook, praying for petrichor, I listened to the susurrous purr of Squeaks and the ceiling fan. Squeaks is my talisman. Some would say I am just an ailurophile - a crazy one at that - but I know she has brought me luck.

Like my purty words? Visit this site to learn the "100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language".

2. I stumbled onto another fantastic site. Especially for bibliophiles. It's called GoodReads. Visit it soon. One of my favorite features is the ability to search for author quotes. I stumbled upon a page of C.S. Lewis quotes.
Here's the quote: "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." Think about that. Let it sink in. Now breathe.

3. I love popcorn. It's a weakness. Microwave popcorn = BAD. Popcorn on the stove in my grandma's Magnalite pan with REAL butter, sea salt, and lots of napkins = GOOD. Dang. Now I want some. Where was I? Oh yes. Popcorn. Interesting fact: Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner. 

Hmm... Perhaps...

Forget the turkey! Let's have some popcorn.
Mmmm. Popcorn. And Stumbling.


Tanya Cunningham said...

Thanks for the advice on Good Reads. I'll
check it out. C.S. Lewis quotes are among
my favorites. :)

Heather said...

You are very welcome, Tanya. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Flea said...

Dang it! Now I want popcorn too!!!