That said, let’s get down to business. I honestly didn’t think I’d have much for you to read this week, but I was surprised by how much was on my list. If you read anything this week, be sure to check out “We all scream for ice cream.”
- It’s Okay to Just Shut Up: Understanding Introversion. Anyone surprised that I’m an introvert? It’s not that I don’t like people; it’s that super-social situations wear me out, and I need more alone time than an extrovert to recover from them. I love how this author instructs us introverts to not apologize for our introversion. Even though extroverts make up 75% of the population, the rest of us are not freaks of nature.
- The 100 Thing Challenge. This guy has the grand idea of narrowing everything he owns down to 100 items and living with just those items for a year. I don’t know if I could do it; I mean, what constitutes an item? Is my house an item? Are my books one item each or a collective item? One thing’s for sure: deodorant would definitely make my list.
- You are a runner… I sure am. My body and mind take turns craving runs when I’ve spent too much time on the couch or when I’m stressed out. Running totally recharges me.
- Are You Skilled Enough for the TSA’s “Black Diamond” Security Line? I’m sure this is more complicated than it sounds, but I think it’s brilliant! No, I probably don’t have the skills for the Black Diamond Security Line, but I could take on the Blue Square as long as no skiing is required.
- Has modern life killed the semicolon? Next to the em dash, the semicolon is a favorite punctuation mark of mine; I highly recommend its use when wanting to connect two complete thoughts without a coordinating conjunction.
- We all scream for ice cream… Yeah, we do! I love my pal G’s commentary on life in suburbia, even without 2.1 kids and a dog.
- Bananas Represent Everything That is Wrong with Our Food System. If you didn’t read my book review of Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle then you probably won’t understand why I like this item. So read my review and come back to this one.
- Christianity ‘could die out within a century.’ Sounds like Britain needs some serious Christ-followers to “sacrifice” life in the States to minister to the folks across the lake.
If you liked what you read today, be sure to check out my Google Reader Shared Items all week long! Have a great weekend!