Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A Boring Day of Missing My Chayal...

Cooking Tips and Advice:
Question: I would like to cook a gourmet meal with a daffodil consomme. Are daffodil leaves edible?
Answer: I would not attempt to eat daffodil. The bulb of daffodil contains lycorine or narcissine a toxin that acts as an emetic in small amounts and can cause collapse and death by paralysis of the central nervous system in larger doseages. There have been recorded cases of poisonings from people mistakenly eating daffodil bulbs thinking they were onions. While lycorine is concentrated in the bulb of daffodil, the leaves do contain it is lesser amounts. Again, I certainly would not eat daffodil.
~David Trinklein (Department of Horticulture)

A Fear for the Day:

Luposlipaphobia: An abnormal, persistent fear of of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor

And I Quote:
"The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well."
~Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Suggested Music to Soothe Postwork-overstressation:
Loreena McKennitt

Staight From Wikipedia:
All about the ELLIPSIS -

Ellipsis Έλλειψις (plural: ellipses ελλείψεις, Greek for "omission") in linguistics refers to any omitted part of speech that is understood; i.e. the omission is intentional. Analogously, in printing and writing, the term refers to the row of three dots (... or . . . ) or asterisks (* * *) indicating such an intentional omission. This punctuation mark is also called a suspension point, points of ellipsis , periods of ellipsis, or colloquially, dot-dot-dot.

An ellipsis is sometimes used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence...

1 comment:

yo' meanma said...

I wonder how many people might suffer from Luposlipaphobia? This is one statistic that I'm sure we never discussed in psychology, or was I just out that day?