The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.
Yesterday, I wrote about World Vision's holiday gift catalog. Compassion International has a similar catalog of gifts to benefit people in developing countries, which I learned about from Big Mama's holiday gift guide post. (She's got a bunch of great gift ideas, including clothbound classic kids' books... whose siren song I'm successfully ignoring... so far).
Also: she's hilarious. She can even make light of household mishaps involving the microwave — and she includes pictures. (Wait... something about this is sounding very familiar...)
If we could understand cat-speak:
And if we could understand the language of cats, what would this one be saying?
Continuing on the animal theme, here's a tiny chameleon in Madagascar. (Doesn't this make you wonder how they ever found it? I mean, sometimes I can't even find my keys, and they're not tiny or camouflaged...)
It may be because I'm preparing for the GRE, or it may be because I'm just that much of a geek already, but I got a big kick out of the nerds' elevator.
Jason Boyett debunks a few Christmas myths.
And how about a trip back to third grade, digital-style? Make your own snowflake.
Happy Friday, friends!