A few good gems: Saturday edition


A big hello from Saturday! It's a beautiful Fall-ish day here and football is on the agenda. I had intended to post these links earlier, in the wee hours of Saturday morning. But then I got a wild hair to get some exercise in first  . . . I swear, sometimes from deep in the crevices of middle age, I hardly recognize myself. But now . . . I'm back. So, without further ado . . . here are a few good gems:

Take this personality test. I'm a INTJ, which reportedly is rare for a woman and comprises only 0.8% of the population. If you are also an INTJ, please email me. I think I might need a support group.

How to make the perfect scrambled egg. I have scrambled eggs nearly every morning, and my technique is similar. My husband likes his eggs dry. We've agreed to disagree.

I'm hoping to get these simple shelves up in Jordan's room. Crossing my fingers the husband will help!

I recently re-stumbled onto this excellent article about finding meaning and happiness. It's a good read.

And . . . we all love Billy Collins. The Atlantic recently published an article in which Collins talks about the joy in a memorized poem -- what he calls "the pleasure of companionship."

Check out this incredible linguistic family tree. Anyone know where I can buy a print of this?

Do you know why we carve pumpkins at Halloween? The legend is explained here (note: not exactly a warm, fuzzy bedtime story!).

That's it folks. Have a lovely weekend. Eat some french toast for me!