Today is Thirdsday, assuming you do not live in an earlier timezone in which case for you it might be Friday the fourth.  Thirdsday is a very special holiday that occurs whenever the third of a month falls on a Thursday, which makes for a very lame pun.  Today we celebrate anything to do with thirds, the number three, and Thursdays!  I have a lot of Thirdsday posts lined up today, but feel free to make your own as well.  (If anyone actually does that, please tag it #Thirdsday as I’d love to see it!)

If you are in any way opposed to any of the things listed above, I’m sorry, and please Tumblr Savior #Thirdsday. If something of yours is used that you would like taken down, please let me know at once so I can do just that.

Happy Thirdsday everyone!

Third Wheel

One who deters the socialization of a couple, perhaps when being invited out of pity or through a feeling of duty. This person may be eased into the situation by being allowed to stay in an envirnment he or she has become accustomed to (perhaps a kitchen, where the third wheel can bake cookies for the couple.) The third wheel may feel uncomfortable about watching the couple canoodle on his or her sofa, but none of this is taken into consideration.

Not to be confused with a tricycle.

The book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, published in 1985, is about Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, the third child in a family in a time when only two children are permitted per family due to population constraints.  His parents were permitted to exceed this limitation due to his siblings’ promising abilities, in hopes that Ender would be the desperately needed commander in a war against a species of hostile aliens known as the Buggers.


Third Eye by Tool

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tricycle (often abbreviated to trike) is a three-wheeled vehicle. While tricycles are often associated with the small three-wheeled vehicles used by pre-school-age children, they are also used by adults for a variety of purposes. In the United States and Canada, adult-sized tricycles are used primarily by older persons for recreation, shopping, and exercise. In Asia and Africa, tricycles are used primarily for commercial transportation, either of passengers in pedicabs, or of freight and deliveries. In the Philippines, a “tricycle” is a public (for-hire) vehicle consisting of a motorcycle and an attached passenger sidecar.