Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
‘Tis the season for cracking bats, popping mits, and playing ball. And that means it’s the season for David’s sunflower seeds. No other brand will do. And of course only the salted ones are any good – you can keep your ranch or buffalo or whatever flavors. Those are for posers and tweens. There simply is nothing like packing one cheek full of seeds so you can methodically spew shells while the salt numbs your gums. They make work go faster and road trips shorter. They dull the pain of children’s soccer practices and games. They are great company on the back deck or while walking the dog. I only suggest not chewing them in bed.
2. Quote Books
I love collections of quotes. I’d rather read quotes from a book than a book review (take note, TGC). Among the most thumbed-through books on my shelf are the volumes I’ve collected of nothing but quotes. The Complete Guide to Christian Quotations, 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said, Worth Repeating, and various collections from particularly quotable people (Churchill, Spurgeon, Chesterton, etc.) are gold mines of wisdom and wit. As a writer they are invaluable and informative, as a reader they are enjoyable and enlighting, and as a tweeter they are rip for likes and RTs (it all matters, folks).
3. Manu Ginobli’s Ball Fakes
In a recent Happy Rant Sports Podcast episode I lauded Manu as my favorite old guy in the NBA. He is out there killing guys half his age. He can still throw down. He can still drop dimes. But it’s his wicked craftiness that makes him so awesome.