November 1, 2014 by quirkyowl
I was walking in a supermarket parking lot when I noticed a seagull struggling to open a sealed Ziploc sandwich bag of pumpkin seeds. As I knelt down to pick up the bag, the seagull took a few steps back and watched eagerly as I opened the bag and emptied some of the seeds onto the ground and stepped away. The seagull lifted its head and let out a cry, as if to say thank you for the helping hand.
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May 25, 2014 by quirkyowl
A birthday is special because it is the one day of the year a person can call his/her own.
On this beautiful day, loved ones celebrated by sharing a delicious meal and indulging in scrumptiously decadent Sacher torte.
Cheers and thank you!
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April 22, 2014 by quirkyowl
Earth Day is officially celebrated on this day, April 22nd.
Left undisturbed* from his Winter slumber, a groundhog finally awakened and wandered into my backyard (*how would you like to be prodded awake while in a deep sleep and forced to predict the weather?)
Could it be that Spring is here after all?
Take a moment (preferably longer) to look around you and appreciate the wondrous beauty of what Mother Nature has to offer.
Oh yes, and Happy Earth Day, today and everyday.
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March 2, 2014 by quirkyowl
Why do our best ideas come to us while singing our hearts out in the shower?
A person’s voice bouncing off the walls of a typical bathroom tiled shower with small dimensions, provides for better acoustics, enriching a person’s voice.
Alone with our thoughts, the running water inspires free flowing ideas and creative thinking.
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March 1, 2014 by quirkyowl
Between the ages of 17 and 25, the last teeth to develop and appear in the mouth are wisdom teeth or third molars.
Some people have wisdom teeth while approximately 30% of people don’t. Does this imply that some people are wiser than others?
Research suggests that this is due to a random genetic mutation that came about thousands of years ago, which suppressed the formation of wisdom teeth among modern day humans.
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February 28, 2014 by quirkyowl
‘I disagree respectfully’ really means <You are wrong>
‘Permission to speak freely’ really means <Let me say what I have to say without getting in trouble>
‘With all due respect’ really means <You are full of it>
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February 27, 2014 by quirkyowl
One more day left in the shortest month of the year
Latin Februa(s) “Februa” + –arius “ary (pertaining to)”
From the Latin word februa, “to cleanse.”
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February 26, 2014 by quirkyowl
The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well
– Alfred Adler
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February 25, 2014 by quirkyowl
The word ‘gate‘ is often used as a suffix to refer to a scandalous event that has taken place in current affairs, eg. Watergate (Nixon political scandal), so what would a scandal about a gate be called?
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February 24, 2014 by quirkyowl
APPETIZER : a small, usually tasty sampling of food taken to whet the appetite
Italian: antipasto from anti- (from Latin ante- ‘before’) + pasto ‘food’, from Latin pastus
Chinese: dim sum – literally ‘touch the heart’
French: hors d’oeuvre literally ‘outside of the work’; appetizers were usually served apart (or ‘outside’) from the main course of a dinner
Turkish: meze – literally ‘appetizer’, from Persian maza ‘to relish’
Spanish: tapas tapa, literally ‘cover, lid’
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