It's Thursday. Seems like there used to be something we would do around here on Thursdays.
What was it?
Why, it was the AXIS OF WEEVIL THURSDAY THREE, you big silly you! That's right, folks--America's Most Popular Online Question and Answer Diversion Posted on Thursdays on a Blog With a Marsupial-Derived Name is BACK and BETTER than EVER!
For those of you new to this exciting and grueling sport of kings, we provide for you three questions, and you provide for us three answers to those questions, and then we all read each other's answers, and laugh and laugh and laugh. Assuming we aren't asking questions about mortality. Anyway, all are welcome to join in--you can leave your answers in the comments section below, or you can leave a link to the answers on your very own blog.
It's so simple even flatworms can do it!
Where was I?
OH YES! The Thursday Three this week celebrates newness and novelty and originality and freshness and sparkly brightness with THIS SET OF QUESTIONS:
1) What are three new books that you've read recently?
2) What three new products have you tried lately and what were your experiences?
3) What are three new movies or shows or plays or whatever that you have seen lately, or would like to go see soon?
SEE HOW EASY THAT IS!?
So, leave your answers below or a link to your exciting new blog post for us all to come peruse.
1. Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver is the book/study my early Tuesday morning study group just finished. It expands on the encounters we see between Mary and Martha and Jesus in the New Testament. The main theme is the need to balance "kitchen work" - ministry and service a la Martha - with "living room experiences" a la Mary- time alone to let God recharge and teach you. I was originally skeptical, as I didn't think there was enough material there to fill an entire book, but it was well worth the read.
The Deadliest Monster: an Introduction to Worldviews by J.F Baldwin. Not to be confused with this Baldwin, or this one, or...where was I?
Oh yeah - the author uses two classic monsters to highlight the difference between a Christian worldview and all others. Dr. Jeykll/Mr. Hyde on the Christian side, and Frankenstein's monster opposingpossing side. He stretches the analogy a bit, but all in all the book is an excellent primer on differences in world view.
Normally a voracious reader, I've spent most of the summer sewing instead of reading, so there's very little else. Does still being on target to read through the Bible in a year count?
2. I much prefer to sit firmly in my rut of brand loyalty - not much for trying the latest and greatest. Although the Sicilian pizza from Papa Murphy's is pretty good.
3. It is entirely due to Terry's exciting updates last season that I am rapidly working my way through all available seasons of 24.
Beyond the Sea just popped up on the Blockbuster on-line list. Musical-type things are not my bag, but this was worth watching if you like Bobby Darin's style of music (if that makes sense)
A friend and I have tentative plans to trek to Chicago to see the Field Museum's exhibit of artifacts from King Tut's tomb. I have the great pleasure of going back to Chicago in November for a thrilling tax seminar for higher ed professionals. Someone suggested I go see Wicked (see comment above about musicals), but that probably won't happen.