Friday, February 11, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday, Volume 15

Click here to read the original post at ConversionDiary.com
*1*
I'm proud to say that on Tuesday, someone from Halifax, Nova Scotia landed on my blog by searching for Gilbert Blythe.

*2*
I'm befuddled to report that someone else landed on my "A hairy tortoise?" post by searching for "hairy tush." Tsk, tsk, people.

*3*
(I don't own the rights)
This is 2011. I've been wearing glasses since 2004. I think it's about time I shovel out the cash for an alternative, so I'm getting contacts! I considered ordering some specialty contacts that blend in with the white of one's eye, excepting the pupil.

That would attract some attention.







*4*
I don't own the rights, God does.

On that subject, all optometrists should be as good looking as mine. You come in with fuzzy vision and POOF he fixes it and you're looking at a wonderful example of God's creation. 

And, if they can help it, they should also be as funny.

If you're in Richmond and need an optometrist, consider Dr. Josh Shows with Precision EyeCare. The mundane chore of going to the eye doctor can be a fun hour!




*5*  
"As you know, we treated each one of you as a father treats his children, exhorting and encouraging you and insisting that you conduct yourselves as worthy of the God who calls you into His kingdom and glory." 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

Adoption is a beautiful practice in our society. I cannot imagine the pain and frustration of trying and being unable to bear children. However, through the discernment and goodness of others, those who cannot physically get pregnant can become loving parents.

I don't know Patty or Phil, but I've seen their advertisement in several Virginia local and university newspapers. They seem like very nice people when I read their blog, but as I don't really know them, I am not endorsing them.

However, if there are any pregnant women or friends/family of pregnant women reading this blog, hello! Right now you may be in the tough position of being unmarried or unsure about the future of the baby. Please consider couples like Patty and Phil. There are hundreds of worthy couples nearby who want nothing more than to welcome your child into their home and family.

*6*
How many people can say they have spoken with one of their favorite authors? With gratitude, I had the opportunity to interview Rick Bragg for an article last summer. His writing is poignant, tight, and transcending and his speech is similar.

I was nervous and in awe throughout the entire conversation, tickled by his country Alabama accent. Yes, that nightmare came true: I said something ridiculous and stupid. He was good about it and I made it out alive.

For those with an e-reader, attack this website and download one of his books, All Over But the Shoutin.' For those without an e-reader, here it is on Amazon.

*7*
Homeboy McCoy one-upped me on my own blog. It's okay, I've recovered.

On my snigglets post (thanks, Jim!), the Punk To Monk writer suggested we create a word for "a male bff often mistaken for gay because he's in religious formation." Four minutes later, he had the answer: holysexual.

Here's to all my holysexual brothers: thanks for being who you are.

8 comments:

Kathleen@so much to say said...

That eye is seriously creepy. :)

I love that somebody found you by searching "Gilbert Blythe." I'm going to have to go check out why he came up.

vitaconsecrata said...

I love the way that eye looks!
I'm going to try your stat counter...because mine never gives me any search results. Maybe yours will be more effective!

vercfamily said...

LOL at #2. Seeerioussly??
Come to think of it, this whole post was thoroughly entertaining!
Happy Friday!

David Peru said...

Holysexual... that term is gonna make it into my own personal slang vocabulary! Its sad that celibacy and self-control are so out of favor these days that you have to have a term to explain it to people, huh?

Stitchwort said...

Re #1--it wasn't me, either! I came from Halifax, NS by way of Conversion Diary.

I like "holysexual".

not a minx, a moron, or a parasite said...

I love seeing how people find blogs!

Homeboy McCoy said...

I tried to claim "holysexual" but found out that, sadly, Urban Dictionary already has an entry dating back to May 2007. I hate it when that happens. Like how I thought I invented the term "chillax."

Elizabeth said...

@Kathleen- He came up because I'm in love with a fictional character and I've mentioned him at least three times on this blog. Yes, I'm still single.

@Tina-StatCounter is really cool, but I found out about the Gil search because of Feedjit. They were looking for a picture of him...

@A-Thank you! Happy Anniversary!

@David-Welcome! Yes, it really is sad that chastity has to be followed up by, "No, I'm not not attracted to the opposite sex." (double negatives can be helpful, not just a no no -- that's actually a double negative too)

@Stitchwort- Welcome! The first time I met a friend from Nova Scotia I said, "Anne of Green Gables was my first novel!" and she said, "Almost every American girl tells me that." Womp womp. I'm glad you stopped by! Yes, it's hilarious!

@T- Simcha Fischer does a hilarious poem with the search terms that land people on her blog.

@HM- You should register with Urban Dictionary and add a definition. That one is obviously a BURN to us puritans.

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