Tuesday, 20 October 2015

We Are What We Pretend to Be


Haunt the recesses of the memory #literaryExpression

Achilles' heel/tendon #ENGexpressions

For most of history, ‘Anonymous’ was a woman. ~ Virginia Woolf #quote

Last/Final straw #ENGexpressions

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats. ~  Albert Schweitzer #quotes #cats

Patience of Job #ENGexpressions

Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape. #factoid


Manna from heaven #ENGexpressions

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR". #JustaJoke

What's my mother going to do? ~ #BumperSticker

Political correctness is tyranny with manners. ~ Charlton Heston #quote

Endearing sweetness and manner #literaryExpression

I do not boast that God is on my side. I humbly pray that I am on God's side. - Abraham Lincoln  #quote

Freudian slip #ENGexpressions
Hindus don't like dying in bed, they prefer to die beside a river. #factoid

Keep An Eye On Him: You should carefully watch him. #ENGidiom

Plain as a pikestaff #ENGexpressions

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. #quotes


Moot point, a #ENGexpressions

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quotes

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. #justajoke

Juvenile Court Tries Shooting Defendant #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

Deep shame and rankling remorse #literaryExpression

Cops: Man tries to buy beer with bartender's credit card #FunnyNewspaperHeadlines

The entire body of an earthworm is covered with chemoreceptors. #factoid




Van Gogh's ear for music: Tone deaf. #ENGidiom

White lie #ENGexpressions

She curled her fastidious lip #literaryExpression

The narrow glen was full of the brooding power of one universal spirit #literaryExpression

The shadows rested quietly under the breezeless sky #literaryExpression

She recaptured herself with difficulty #literaryExpression
Varnished over with a cold repellent cynicism #literaryExpression

Wantonly and detestably unkind #literaryExpression

The word 'coffee' was originally Arabic and means 'excitement'. #factoid

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. ~ W. Somerset Maugham #quote


In a tone of musing surprise #literaryExpression

Game not worth the candle, a #ENGexpressions

A patience worthy of admiration #literaryExpression



The time is right to make new friends. #fortunecookiesayings

A rat can last longer without water than a camel. #factoid

What is your favorite holiday? Why? #JournalWritingIdeas

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

What are some nutritious foods that you like? #JournalWritingIdeas

The deep flush ebbed out of his face #literaryExpression

As every schoolboy knows #ENGexpressions

Whole new ball-game #ENGexpressions

I talk to strangers #bumperstickers



All pictures taken at downtown Cuenca, Ecuador during a
"Show & Shine" Parade.  
A highlight seemed to be enormous stereo sets 
in the vehicles' trunks or back hatches.