Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mourning Joy

Good Mourning Everyone!

The sun beams brilliant this crisp November day. From my new writing perch in Connecticut, if I tilt my fuzzy brown head to the right slightly, a vision of the Long Island Sound sparkles in the distance.

Ahhhh, mourning joy.

What is it your mind's eye sees out your window this bright autumn day? Why not make it a lasting memory, something to remember for a future day? Why not open your joy-nal, fingerhug your pen, and write about it.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

More Mourning Joy:

Weird Things You Would Never Know *Something a co-worker emailed me in 2002*:

Butterflies taste with their feet.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

The main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year becasue when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

A snail can sleep for three years.

No word in the English language rhymes with "month."

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

All polar bears are left handed, er, left pawed.

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Typewriter is the longest word that can be made uisng the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

"Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements owuld be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

Have a joy-filled day, Everyone. And remember, we're not alone.


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