Sunday, 31 May 2015

Reflecting the Solemn and Unfathomable Stars

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and the scorching sun. ~ Napoleon Hill #quote

Against The Clock: Rushed and short on time. #ENGidiom

A calmness settled on his spirit #literaryExpression

What does "Have your cake and eat it too" mean to you? #JournalWritingIdeas

There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect. ~ Julia Cameron #quote

The hills were clad in rose and amethyst #literaryExpression

Scorning such paltry devices #literaryExpression

When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body. #aDogsAdvice

The strident discord seemed to mock his mood #literaryExpression

Egregious: conspicuous, flagrant #ExquisiteAdjectives

Reflecting the solemn and unfathomable stars #literaryExpression

Why is it important to be genuine? #JournalWritingIdeas

Great Minds Think Alike: Intelligent people think like each other. #ENGidiom

She lingered a few leisurely seconds #literaryExpression

Courage is grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway #quote

Molded by the austere hand of adversity #literaryExpression

Conquering any difficulty always gives on a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one’s liberty. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel #quote

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe #bumperstickers

I've given up trying to escape from reality; they always find me anyway #bumperstickers

What am I? Flypaper for freaks!? #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay

Longest leg hair; Wesley Pemberton had the world's longest leg hair at 5 inches (12.7 cm). #factoid

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing? #JournalWritingIdeas

Crowded elevators smell different to midgets. ~ #OneLiner #BumperSticker

Men are what their mothers made them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote
Apprehensive solicitude about the future #literaryExpression

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates. ~ Dave Barry #quote

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. ~ Lao-Tzu #quote

LABOUR, n. One of the processes by which A acquires property for B. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

It's impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath. #factoid

A soundless breeze that was little more than a whisper #literaryExpression

An assurance of good-nature that forestalled hostility #literaryExpression

There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole. ~ Bill Wulf #quote

She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly. #quote
The onrush and vividness of life #literaryExpression

You could grow potatoes in those ears! #Momism

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. ~ Dalai Lama #quote

ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth or power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote 

I'm an optimist, but I don't think it helps #bumperstickers

Monday, 25 May 2015

Happy Towel Day 2015

Via:  Cafe Mom

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Via:  ARGH Ink

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

She passed the time quietly in a world of her own in which she was surrounded as far as the eye could see with old cabin trunks full of past memories in which she rummaged with great curiosity, and sometimes bewilderment. Or, at least, about a tenth of the cabin trunks were full of vivid, and often painful or uncomfortable memories of her past life; the other nine-tenths were full of penguins, which surprised her. Insofar as she recognized at all that she was dreaming, she realized that she must be exploring her own subconscious mind. She had heard it said that humans are supposed only to use about a tenth of their brains, and that no one was very clear what the other nine-tenths were for, but she had certainly never heard it suggested that they were used for storing penguins. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, “This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!” This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything’s going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for. We all know that at some point in the future the Universe will come to an end and at some other point, considerably in advance from that but still not immediately pressing, the sun will explode. We feel there’s plenty of time to worry about that, but on the other hand that’s a very dangerous thing to say. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

The world is a thing of utter inordinate complexity and richness and strangeness that is absolutely awesome. I mean the idea that such complexity can arise not only out of such simplicity, but probably absolutely out of nothing, is the most fabulous extraordinary idea. And once you get some kind of inkling of how that might have happened, it's just wonderful. And … the opportunity to spend 70 or 80 years of your life in such a universe is time well spent as far as I am concerned. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Two Wrongs are Only the Beginning

All pictures taken in the Andes about an hour out of Cuenca

Judge me all you want. Just keep the verdict to yourself #bumperstickers     
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese #bumperstickers                                      
You Are Depriving Some Village Of Its Idiot #bumperstickers   
Say what you mean. Mean what you say. – Anonymous #quote   
When I was your age, I had to walk ten miles through the snow, uphill, by myself, to go to school. #Momism            
There are two kinds of drivers; those who make dust & those who eat it #bumperstickers                                      
The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel. ~  Russian #Proverb #quote 
Two wrongs are only the beginning. #justajoke  
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him. ~ John Barrymore #famouslastwords                      
It's not that I don't trust you, it's that I don't trust everyone else. #Momism                        

The diameter of the sun is 1 390 000 km (865 000 miles). #factoid

Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular #bumperstickers                                    
Don't forget, you are always on our minds. #fortunecookiesayings   
61,000 people are airborne over the US at any given time. #factoid

I'm going to skin you alive! #Momism
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. ~ Marianne Moore #poetryquotes      

There are two ways of exerting ones strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. ~ Booker T. Washington #quote                              
Foster Hewitt was the first sports announcer to say "He Shoots, He Scores!" in 1933. #factoid                                         
Generosity and perfection are your everlasting goals. #fortunecookiesayings 

Halley's comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062) #factoid

Don't believe everything you think #bumperstickers
Phillip Drinker and Louis Agassiz Shaw built the first Iron Lung with two vacuum cleaners at Harvard University in 1927. Iron Lungs are known as Drinker Respirators. #factoid      
Don't make me come in there! #Momism  
More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones. #factoid

Run, romp, and play daily. #aDogsAdvice

Between the two World War's, France was controlled by forty different governments. #factoid

Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over-mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since. #factoid                              

This car is designed by computer, built by a robot, driven by a moron #bumperstickers                                      
It takes the stomach an hour to break down cow milk. #factoid                                      
Under the weather  ~ Feel sick or poorly #ENGidioms                                       
Hounds ~ A Pack, Kennel, Mute or Cry of hounds. #factoid #collectivenouns                                   
Diamonds are not that rare, De Beers creates an artificial scarcity by stockpiling mined diamonds and selling them in small amounts #factoid    
Bite the dust ~ Euphemism for dying or death  #ENGidioms
The total number of human olfactory receptor cells is about 40 million. #factoid                                      
God will pardon me, that's his line of work. ~ Heinrich Heine #famouslastwords                                      
During the eighteenth century, laws had to be brought in to curb the seemingly insatiable appetite for gin amongst the poor. Their annual intake was as much as five million gallons. #factoid

A closed mouth gathers no foot. #sarcasticsayings 
What do you think, money grows on trees? #Momism  
The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles) #factoids  

Friday, 15 May 2015

There are Few Things Princess Likes Better

There are few things Princess likes better
than a "free run" in a park or in the country

The Tomebamba River