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.


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