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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday's Wisdom: Ode to Oscar Wilde

According to a number of sources, including Holiday Insights (HI) tomorrow, January 12th is yet another holiday. It is known as Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day! HI has the following info re this event: "Splash Your Friends Day is undoubtedly a day just for mischievous fun. After all, any kid knows that splashing and jumping into puddles is fun. And, when that results in splashing a friend, your joy is complete."

They also state, "We sure would like to find the creators of this day, to better understand why it is observed in January. In mid January, many puddles are frozen!"

AND HI makes a disclaimer re this holiday, saying, "We don't encourage you to splash your friends. It's a quick way to lose a friend, and get two moms angry at you. We're just reporting and describing the day!"

Knowing this fact regarding today, makes me think that Oscar Wilde might have re-thought his opinion when he stated, "It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information."

In any event, the figurine pictured atop this blog entry probably doesn't find Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day to be "useless information."  As you can see, she looks well-dresseed for this occasion!

I got her at More & More Antiques, the exquisite little shop in NYC's  Upper Westside, which is now selling the my fauna-flora-insect-themed postcards. Steve Mohr, the sole proprietor of this shop is enthusiastic about my collection and at his suggestion, I will be offering my cards in sets within this new year! I've already created promo cards that feature thumb-nails of each of my postcards! They can be seen in the following pictures.

Steve is currently carrying each type of my postcards, and each type of them have also been given to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (at their request) on a consignment basis.

Moreover, the gift shop at The Raptor Trust (a bird rehab facility in New Jersey), is currently carrying my fauna-themed postcards.

Meanwhile, all of these postcards can also be viewed within a prior post here on Blogger; as well as within a store-front page on my web-site,

Every image within my postcard collection is from the iBook and ePub version of Cam's book, Words In Our Beak, Volume One.

All of these postcards, as well as the book, Words In Our Beak, Volume One, make great gifts to offer to friends and family who just may celebrate Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day!

And this figurine has told me to reassure you, dear reader, that there is no useless information included in Cam's book! (Sorry about that, Oscar Wilde.)


The non-hardcover version (or versions)  of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold. Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.


Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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