At the http://www.ruby-lang.org/ have found funny ways to start learning Ruby with examples and small code exercises, a very practical approach.
Ruby in Twenty Minutes has been an enjoyable start, also Hackety Hack! that remember me ProfStef from Smalltalk land.
Then I was ready to start with The Ruby Koans, a way to look a little deeper in to the language driven by unit tests, great and funny !!!
After that I investigated more Ruby idioms, http://cbcg.net/talks/rubyidioms/ & http://stackoverflow.com/questions/613985/common-ruby-idioms, some of them related to more advanced or esoteric language features, that you would live perfectly without the 99.99% of the times and that...