January 23, 2015

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 105 (Cheap piece, pea butter, dumb definition and more)

ONE: I don't know too much about guns, and I had never heard of this store until I walked right past it last weekend. But I think if I needed to buy a gun, for safety and quality purposes I'd look for one that costs more than dirt.

TWO: When a business sends you an email and uses your first name, I guess it's supposed to make you feel that the business truly cares about you. But sometimes the mail merge feature goes awry. Here's part of an email I received:

THREE: Now I know who put the "pea" in peanut butter.

Yes, this is a peanut butter substitute made from peas. I'm glad I'm not allergic to peanuts because I couldn't imagine smearing mashed peas and jelly on bread and thinking it might possibly taste good. I don't think the "Sneaky Chef" is fooling anyone.

FOUR: Whoever created this little cartoon nailed it. This is exactly what it's like when an introvert goes to a party.

Image credit: Fun Substance via Facebook

FIVE: When I was a kid I always hated it when I would look up a word in the dictionary only to find that instead of an actual definition, the book just listed another form of the very same word. That was never helpful. I had a flashback to my childhood this week when the same thing happened with a word on the Words with Friends game. Yes, I already know what doze means, but why couldn't they list the actual definition?

SIX: Once a month I volunteer at the county jail to lead or assist with communion services. The group I was assigned to last Sunday was very inspiring. A couple of the guys enthusiastically volunteered to read the Mass readings because it was their last day before being released. Please consider praying for those behind bars and their families.

SEVEN: I received quite an attitude adjustment from St. Martha. In fact, the writing was on the wall, sort of. You can read all about in my latest post for Austin Catholic New Media.

EPILOGUE: For more Quick Takes, visit This Ain't The Lyceum.


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