Suggestion Saturday: September 8, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, tweets, photographs and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

If you don’t have a twitter account yet you’re missing out on some fantastic stuff. There have been times when one friend tweets a funny story, another rants about politics or world events, a third shares a thought-provoking quote and a fourth tweets something that makes me smile. I love the juxtaposition of it all.  A few of my favourites from this week:

Always answer the person who asks you “are you happy?” because anyone who cares enough to ask will probably try to make sure you are.. – Coyote Sings

Just got called a “nice little girl.” Turns out that’s the fastest way to make me into a big, mean woman. Grr. – Zora

If any country really does belief in the future of its children it will do EVERYTHING possible to give them the best education. – A Space Alien

Remembering Mom and Dad. If this isn’t a good reason to get a tattoo I don’t know what would be a good reason.

Amazing Memory. Do you know anyone with this type of memory? It would be wonderful to access more memories of friends and family who have passed away (even if they were of very mundane interactions) but I wouldn’t want to remember that many details about in general.

Skull Flower. It took me a few seconds to see the skull. I wonder how many people walked past this flower before someone noticed what it could resemble?

What Time Is It? Click this link to find out.


This week’s recommendation is actually a book my Dad told me to read. These Is My Words is the diary of Sarah Agnes Prine’s young adulthood in frontier Arizona. The story is fictional but from what I understand certain events and characters were modelled after the lives of the author’s ancestors. I’ve borrowed from real life in my own stories and know how fascinating it is to mix truth with what you think or wish might have happened.

What have you been reading?

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.stebbins.5 Teresa Stebbins

    SO very good to read your post after missing it lately!! I loved the book These Is My Words. I didn’t want it to end!! I felt like I was learning a lot about a time in our history that I knew little about! I just started reading a very interesting book by Paul Auster titled I Thought My Father Was God.It’s a book of true stories (short-some are very short) from NPR’s National Story Project of which you may have heard of. Some of the writing is excellent and others are just plain entertainment. A nice break from serious reading! I read the first and last entries to start with and was snagged immediately.
    I don’t have a twitter account…I know you can do it through the computer, I just haven’t done it because it seems like just one more ‘thing’ to stay updated on!? Do I really need one?
    I must comment on Zora’s comment. I think I would have reacted the same way! I just dealt with a manager of a business that I had complained to about poor service and merchandise. Once she did what she could to make me happy she said …in a perky voice with her hand in the air, no less…” Can I get a high five??” … I was like…are you SERIOUS? NO! Duh…I’m not a 5 yr. old. and neither are you. LOL

    • http://www.on-the-other-hand.com Lydia Schoch

      It’s great to hear from you as well Teresa!

      Did you know there are two sequels to These Is My Words? #2 in the series is called Sarah’s Quilt and the last one is called The Star Garden. I haven’t read them yet but I do have them on request from the library.

      My library doesn’t have the book you mentioned. I’ll keep an eye out for it at used shops, though!

      Twitter is a lot of fun but you really need to check it at least 1-2 times a day as conversations can move quickly if you follow a lot of people. Not sure if you’re online enough to do that. :)

      I can’t believe that manager asked you for a high five. Wow.