Monday, 27 April 2015

Bossy's Had a Bad Couple of Days

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Night on the Street in Cuenca

Saturday, 25 April 2015

They Are Out To Get You

It's against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland. #factoid                                       
Disappointed? Too bad #bumperstickers                                       
Some cultures kiss by biting off each other's eyelashes. #factoid                                       
Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright's son. #factoid                                       
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward. ~  Author Unknown #quote                                   
To dream of the person you wish to be is to waste the person you are. ~ Author Unknown #quote

Nobody asked you. #Momism                                       
The only real valuable thing is intuition. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

We are having EVER so much fun #bumperstickers                                      
Armadillos can be housebroken. #factoid          
You can't start the day on an empty stomach. #Momism                                    
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

The two most famous actors who portrayed the “Marlboro Man” in the cigarette ads died of lung cancer.  ~ #factoid

Monday's Child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child has to work for its living, But a child that's born on the Sabbath Day, Is fair and wise and good and gay. #ditty

The Schizophrenic: An Unauthorized Autobiography #bumperstickers

Thanks for being a contestant #bumperstickers                                       
It Is As Bad As You Think, And They Are Out To Get You #bumperstickers                                       

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. #aDogsAdvice

Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it #factoid                                       
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. #justajoke

On the fence #englishlanguageidiom                                    
I've been dieting for the past month, but all I lost was 31 days #bumperstickers                                       
If something goes without saying - LET IT #bumperstickers                                       

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content. ~ Alfred de Musset #poetryquotes

Some People Are Alive Only Because It’s Illegal To Kill Them #bumperstickers
I hate bumper stickers #bumperstickers       
I have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food which they take for granted--but his or her entertainment value. ~  Geoffrey Household #quotes #cats

Smiling often can make you look and feel younger. #fortunecookiesayings   

Your life will be happy and peaceful. #fortunecookiesayings  
Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. ~ Cicero, 44 B.C. #quote 

Work when you should #MeerkatMotto   
You can't find it? Well, if you'd put things where they belonged, you wouldn't have this problem. #Momism                                       
The average human brain contains around 78% water #factoids 

Who died and made YOU Darth Vader #bumperstickers

Never test the depth of the water with both feet. #sarcasticsayings       
Life's a garden, dig it #bumperstickers     
Diet Coke was only invented in 1982. #factoid 

Play when you can #MeerkatMotto   
Time spent with cats is never wasted. ~  Unknown #quotes #cats
Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein #quote                                       

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sunday, 19 April 2015

It's all a Pigment of your Hallucination

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~ Epictetus #quote
There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves. #factoid           
Snakes can't bite in rivers or swamps (they would drown otherwise) #factoid   

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures. #IwantToGoBackInTime 
Time flies when you don't know what you're doing #bumperstickers
Bears ~ a sloth or sleuth of bears. #factoid #collectivenoun

The Ecuadorian poet, José Olmedo, has a statue in his honour in his home country.  But, unable to commission a sculptor, due to limited funds, the government brought a second-hand statue of the English poet Lord Byron. #factoid  

It's not denial. I'm selective about the reality I accept. ~ Calvin #quote    
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~ Author Unknown #quote

Largest collection of air-sick bags; Niek Vermeulen has 5,180 sickness bags from 1,003 different airlines. #factoid

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. ~ Lao Tzu #quote   
The miracle is this; the more we share, the more we have. ~ Leonard Nimoy #quote

The term "smart money" refers to gamblers who have inside information or have arranged a fix, the gambling term for insuring the outcome of an event by illegal methods. #factoid

Life's expensive; drive defensive #bumperstickers                                      

He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at. #fortunecookiesayings

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff. ~ Steven Moffat #quote
Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses? - In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. ~  Winston Churchill #quotes #cats    

You can't make a good deal with a bad person. - Warren Buffett #quote   
Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's #anagram                                       
All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney #quote
If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times #factoid       
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote         

There is an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of 200. #factoid

A single kind word will keep one warm for years. #fortunecookiesayings                                      
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry. ~ Charles Baudelaire #poetryquotes                                       

Cat among the pigeons #englishlanguageidiom                                    
You’re Just Jealous Because The Voices Only Speak To Me #bumperstickers   
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. – Samuel Johnson #quote

I wish I were a glow worm a glow worm is never glum, because how could you be unhappy when the sun shines out your bum #bumperstickers
If you feel attacked by feminism, it's probably a counter attack #bumperstickers 

Look for new outlets for your own creative abilities. #fortunecookiesayings   

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others. - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) #quote

I just want what's best for you. #Momism                                       
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them. ~ Dennis Gabor #poetryquotes 
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa #quote          

It's all a pigment of your hallucination #bumperstickers

Fall off one's perch #englishlanguageidiom                                       
The percentage of people dreaming in black and white started decreasing after the spread of colour TV #factoid   
No Radio - Already Stolen #bumperstickers                                       
Some days you’re the bug; some days you’re the windshield. #sarcasticsayings     
The entire body of an earthworm is covered with chemoreceptors. #factoid                                       

Monday, 13 April 2015

How Do Poems Grow?

How do poems grow? They grow out of your life. ~ Robert Penn Warren #poetryquotes  

People won't go along with you unless they can get along with you. ~ John C. Maxwell #quote
Blowflies taste with 3,000 sensory hairs on their feet. #factoid                                       

Believe in Darwin; cancer cures smoking #bumperstickers 

Don't run in the house. #Momism                                       
Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors. #factoid

Dogs have owners, cats have staff. ~  Unknown #quotes #cats 

Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk #bumperstickers                                      
Minds are like parachutes--they only function when open #bumperstickers                                       
If we are what we eat, I'm cheap, fast, and easy #bumperstickers   

The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the ability to reach it. #justajoke  
Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool. #factoid

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. #factoid

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon #quote 
Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets. #factoid

I would give my right arm to be ambidextrous #bumperstickers   

If it's tourist season, does that mean we can shoot them #bumperstickers                                       
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

You can always find happiness at work on Friday. #fortunecookiesayings                                       
Friends Help You Move,  Real Friends Help You Move Bodies #bumperstickers                                       
Fitness: if it came in a bottle everyone would have a great body. #factoid

When they were babies, both Brooke Shields and musician Dr. John posted for Ivory Soap.   #factoid   
I'm going to give you until the count of three. #Momism.                                   
The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other #factoid

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. ~ John Wooden #quote    
If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk #bumperstickers
The average bank teller loses about $250 every year. #factoid   
Going to a party? Will the parents be home? #Momism  

The good thing about small cars is that you can fit twice as many into a traffic jam #bumperstickers  
A sore spot #englishlanguageidiom
People before profits #bumperstickers                                       
Polar bears with transparent, fluffy fur actually have black skin #factoid       
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. ~ Henry Van Dyke #quote 
Happiness depends upon ourselves. ~ Aristotle #quote

Ducks - a raft, paddling or bunch of ducks on water; a team, brace, bed, flight or flock of wild ducks in flight; a badling of ducks. #factoid #collectivenouns
He is able who thinks he is able #bumperstickers

Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist and a bricklayer before becoming an actress. #factoid                                       

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Take a Kick at the Can

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

If you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast #bumperstickers  

Elvis Presley was obsessed with brushing his teeth. #factoid

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge #quote     
(Take a) Kick at the can ~ Make an attempt, or produce an initial document/design/idea/etc  #ENGidioms  
Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel. ~ Marilyn Hacker #poetryquotes
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. #justajoke  

Whale hunting is strictly prohibited throughout the entire state of Oklahoma. #factoid

A little soap & water never killed anybody. #Momism                                       
You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your shoulders! #Momism   
Out of clutter, find simplicity; from discord, find harmony; in the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park. #IwantToGoBackInTime

There is enough petrol in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive the average car 4 times around the world #factoid       

There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible. #factoid
I do work for food #bumperstickers  

If you can read this bumper sticker you are driving too close #bumperstickers   
Caterpillars ~ An Army of caterpillars. #factoid  #collectivenouns
I said CLOSE the door, I did not say SLAM it. #Momism  

As right as rain #englishlanguageidiom

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age. #factoid

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be a friend. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote                                    
We first make our habits, then our habits make us. ~  John Dryden #quote
The total volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is 125-150 ml. #factoid   
If  you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers. #lifelaws

An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime. #factoid
Your ability to juggle many tasks will take you far. #fortunecookiesayings     
The hardness of butter is directly proportional to the softness of the bread. #justajoke

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. ~ Henrik Ibsen  #quote

Most cows give more milk when they listen to music. #factoid 

Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better. #IwantToGoBackInTime

Some have morals; some don't, and most simply ignore them #bumperstickers                                    
People with humility don't think less of themselves; they just think of themselves less. – Ken Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale in The Power of Ethical Management #quote 

No man has a prosperity so high or firm, but that two or three words can dishearten it; and there is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

The average person laughs about 15 times a day. #factoid      

Bullocks ~ A Drove of bullocks. #factoid  #collectivenouns

The most sensitive cluster of nerves is at the base of the spine. #factoid                                       
Polar Bears trying to blend in with the ice will sometimes cover up their black nose with their paws. #factoid 
Ever Stop To Think And Forget To Start Again #bumperstickers                                       
Cat's urine glows under a black light. #factoid
In gambling language, for a gambling house a "sure-thing" is a wager that a player has little chance of winning; "easy money" is their profit from an inexperienced bettor, an unlucky player is called a "stiff". #factoid

The word old English word 'juke' meaning dancing lends its name to the juke box #ENGlanguage

Objects in mirror are dumber than they appear #bumperstickers
If you understand something today, it must be obsolete #bumperstickers
Entropy Isn’t What It Used To Be #bumperstickers
Body By Nautilus; Brain By Mattel #bumperstickers 
As nutty as a fruitcake #englishlanguageidiom 
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? #justajoke   
There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works. #sarcasticsayings