Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SPT-Study


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I’m taking an on-line World Civilization History Class. I eat popcorn to stay awake while I read, but every now and then I find a paragraph that baits me to read the next one, popcorn or no.

“Mesopotamian gods lived their lives much as human beings lived theirs . . . they could be irritable, vindictive, and irresponsible . . . the motives of the gods were not always clear . . . the best way to honor the gods was to make the shrine as grand and as impressive as possible, for gods who had a splendid temple might think twice about sending floods to destroy the city.”

Argh. Can you imagine trusting a fickle god or trying to please a spoiled one? If nothing else, this class has increased my appreciation for twenty-first century worship . . . and popcorn.

8 comments:

Ande Payne said...

Mom, you are beautiful. I admire you for taking those classes...even if you do fall asleep every twenty minutes or so (those books DO look boring). I am also glad you shared that with us, how funny. Maybe I should build a small, non-sacreligious shrine to you, just incase you get mad at me in the near future. I love you. And your birthday :)

Becky said...

Love this picture of you!

And thanks for making me giggle :)

Barb said...

I used popcorn to keep myself awake just the other night!

Jill said...

Happy birthday girlie girl! What's up with a study post on your birthday?

I'm glad we don't have deal with a fickle God. I'm very keen on steady and reliable.

michelle said...

Happy birthday, Jane! Nice self-portrait!

I too am very keen on reliable and unchanging...

tina said...

Reading most anything makes me tired! Popcorn is better than the gallons of Dr. Pepper I used to use when I was in college! You are fabulous!

Kathy said...

I just heard of a new way to eat buttered (non microwave) popcorn: Mix in a box of Hot tamale's! I can hardly wait to try it, I'll bet that would help you stay awake. What a great idea, to munch popcorn. I also love that picture of you, you look so beautiful. Happy birthday!

Kim Sue said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you are making time for yourself....other than studing western civ.