Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Worth Reading

Thank you for all the comments (10) on my last post. Ten comments is a record for us (never mind the fact that I made 3 of them)! We don't have a very wide "readership" here in this little corner of cyberspace. Actually, I have a sneaking suspicion that we have quite a few readers, just not a lot of people who leave comments. We call that "lurking" here in Blog-Land. So, if you've been lurking around our site, leave a comment sometime and make yourself known. And you don't have to have a Blooger/Google account in order to do so. Just click on comments, and in the little window that pops up, type your message. Then, you have to complete a word-verification (this is to prevent "comment spam" from those morons who have nothing better to do than leave their political rantings or sales pitches in the form of comments on random blogsites). If you do not have a Blogger/Google account, make sure to click "Anonymous" or "Other" (and if you click "Anonymous," please type your name in the text of your comment so we know who you are). Then, click "Publish," and you're done!

Having said all that -- onto the real purpose of this post, which is to share a couple of links to things I have read recently and thoroughly enjoyed! Yes, I know, you are all eager for updates on our life, and I promise I am working on several posts to that end (or at least, I have them in my head). So, for now, this will have to suffice.

This first link is one of those laugh-out-loud-til-your-sides-hurt-and-the-tears-roll-down-your-cheeks kind of reads. At least it was for me. Who would have thought that an auction listing on Ebay could make me laugh so uproariously?

The second link is more thought-provoking, even bordering on academic. In the midst of all the hoopla surrounding the release of the 7th and final installment in the Harry Potter series, this Christian author and professor of English gives a thoughtful and well-organized defense of the merits and religious implications of "The Youngest Brother's Tale." Definitely worth a read, especially if you are a fan of the books. Thanks to my dad for sending me this link.


  1. Wow - I checked out her blog, too. She is hilarious! Thanks for sharing. This will be a frequent read! -- Nicole

  2. Hi Laura,
    Glad that you made it to Memphis safe!

  3. Hysterical laughter? Slight understatement for me! I was crying, I was laughing so hard! Thanks for sharing!

  4. That lady is hilarious! I'm glad she got so much money (over $142) for the cards. I hope she uses it to buy a day at a spa!

  5. Hey, Laura, I've been reading your blog since I got the link from Amanda Brown's blog a couple months ago. I've really enjoyed keeping up with your travels, etc. I read the ebay link and thought it was great, I'm gonna go check out her blog sometime. Thanks for the laugh link. I plan on reading the other link when I have more time, since I too am a fan of Harry Potter. I finished book 7 in 13 hour spread over three days. Anyway, just wanted to poke my head out of cyberspace and say that I am a devoted reader of your blog.

  6. Laura,
    Thanks for finding all these interesting things to read and laugh over. My children's talents are a constant source of amazement to me!
    I love you, Mom

  7. Hiya! I was link-following, trying to find people I knew and came across your blog. I don't post a bunch of personal stuff on my blog, but if you want to e-mail me at mitorocks at juno dot com I'll update you on my life.

    Good to "see" you again!


  8. I have to admit - I'm a lurker!