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The 12/07/13 Joy Jar

8 Dec

The last few days in Seattle have been the coldest that it has been in months. Today was particularly cold. Luckily for moi she is reviewing Heat Holder socks. http://drwildareviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/dr-wilda-reviews-heat-holders-socks/ Moi spent the day running around. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is worm socks.

I’m also a fan of ridiculously coloured and patterned socks.
Daniel Radcliffe

I always saw Michael Gambon wearing madly psychedelic socks, and I always thought that’s it is one of the few areas where men can really express colour and have a bit of a dandyish quality to their outfit.
Daniel Radcliffe

Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like, for instance, he can’t find any clean socks.
Jean Kerr

I’ll tell you one thing you can’t do: you can’t put your shoes on, then your socks on.
Flavor Flav

You choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color.
Gary Oldman

With everybody having a Facebook and a Twitter, I feel like regular people consider themselves stars. It’s a live, real-time upload of every time we buy a pair of socks, the most telling sign that we’re losing our politeness. When you know everything about somebody, you can talk to them any way you please.
Jeff Ross

I don’t think people need to know what colour socks I’m wearing today; I don’t think people need to know what shower gel I’m using. There’s too much information in the world, and there’s no magic or mystery anymore.
Noel Gallagher

Obviously, people who commit crimes should be punished. Even people who steal socks and ‘Snow White’ videos should probably do time if they have priors, especially serious priors. But the punishment has to fit the crime, and the standard has to be the same for everyone.
Matt Taibbi

I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.
Audrey Tautou

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Roland glares at Connor and Connor glares back. Then he says what he always says at moments like this.
“Nice socks.”
Although Roland doesn’t look down right away, it derails him just enough for him to back off. He doesn’t check to see if his socks match until he thinks Connor isn’t looking. And the moment he does, Connor snickers. Small victories are bet­ter than none.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

“Granny always said finding justice was as tough as putting socks on a rooster.”
Jessica Maria Tuccelli, Glow

“There was still plenty of water in the basement, and I felt it soaking me from the knees on down. If someone wanted to torture me until I told them a critical piece of information, all they would have to do is get my socks wet. It feels terrible.”
Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be At This Hour?

“Friendship is like putting butter on your socks before you slide them on. Sure, we all do it occasionally, but most of us would rather eat breakfast bare-handed at least once in a while. 
Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You

The 11/06/13 Joy Jar

8 Nov

The ‘Joy Jar’ is a year-long exercise in finding something to be grateful for every day. It will end on December 25, 2013. During the year, moi has put hundreds of thought nuggets into the ‘Joy Jar.’ The only thing that ties the authors together is their individuality. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is individuality.

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself.
Brian Molko

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success.
Robert Orben

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.
Carl Jung

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
James F. Cooper

It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Og Mandino

If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.
Claude McKay

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
William James

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
Robert Green Ingersoll

You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money, and I certainly had that experience.
J. K. Rowling

The reason most people don’t express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It’s what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them.
David Icke

In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.
Alex Grey

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
John Stuart Mill

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
Eddie Rickenbacker

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.
William Ellery Channing

The 04/11/13 Joy Jar

10 Apr

Have you ever noticed when one is looking for the mate to a pair of socks that match an outfit you want to wear, one sock is missing from the sock drawer. Moi spent a long time looking for a sock and still couldn’t find the sock she was looking for. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is finding matching socks when moi wants them.


One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
J.K. Rowling,
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone



Granny always said finding justice was as tough as putting socks on a rooster.”
Jessica Maria Tuccelli, Glow




Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.





Both of your socks should always be the same color, Or they should at least both be fairly dark”

Dave Barry



I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it out, it was gone.”

Rod Schmidt



You couldn’t get far in my socks, never mind walking a mile in my shoes.