Monday, July 8, 2013

More Jots And Tittles



Bark Avenue Dog Wash is the name of a new business soon to open in Tucson. Every day on my walk I pass by the building where the business will be located, right at the Pantano entrance to Fry's Market. A couple days ago I saw the new sign above its door, amidst  all the concrete entrance construction debris, and that is what prompted me to do research on the business via the Internet.

I discovered that Bark Avenue Dog Wash has a Facebook page, and if you are interested you can learn more about it by clicking the following link.

Bark Avenue Dog Wash

I was unsure of the correct definition of the word tertiary when I heard it used by Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the TV comedy, Big Bang Theory --  Sheldon referred to himself as being the tertiary friend of Howard Wolowitz.

Main Cast Of The Big Bang Theory
L to R     Howard   Leonard    Penny    Sheldon    Raj

See below at WORD FOR TODAY for the definition of tertiary.

A short piece in The Writer's Almanac tells in a single paragraph consisting of 216 words the complete story of the invention and marketing of Sliced Bread. It's an interesting piece of history and will only take you a minute or so to read. Give it a try.



A rat can last longer without water than a camel.



On this day, July 8 in 1951, Paris, the capital city of France, celebrated turning 2,000 years old. In fact, a few more candles would've technically been required on the birthday cake, as the City of Lights was most likely founded around 250 B.C. Today, Paris is home to some 2 million residents, with an additional 10 million people living in the surrounding metropolitan area.


tertiary [TUHR-she-ehr-ee]
Coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position.

From vocabulary dot com - Tertiary is another way of saying "third in importance," like socializing with co-workers being a tertiary reason for getting an after-school job -- less important than, first, earning money and second, gaining skills.

If you are the third child born in your family, don't be tempted to call yourself the "tertiary child." This means you are less important that your two older siblings. However, in some cases, tertiary does not have to do with ranking third -- the Tertiary period marks the beginning of life for mammals, and in the United Kingdom, tertiary education means "college-level."



(born July 8, 1958)
Kevin Bacon is an American film and theater actor and musician whose notable roles include National Lampoon's Animal House, Footloose, Diner, Flatliners, Wild Things, A Few Good Men, JFK, The River Wild, Murder in the First, Apollo 13, Hollow Man, Stir of Echoes, Trapped, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Friday the 13th, Death Sentence, Frost/Nixon, X-Men: First Class, and Tremors. He currently stars on the Fox television series The Following.

(born July 8, 1982)
Sophia Bush is an American actress, director, and spokesperson. She starred in the CW television series One Tree Hill, where she portrayed Brooke Davis from 2003 to 2012. Bush is additionally known for her film portrayals in John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Hitcher (2007), and The Narrows (2008).

(July 8, 1934 - Dec. 2, 1982)
Marty Feldman was an English comedy writer, comedian and actor, easily identified by his bulbous and crooked eyes. He starred in several British television comedy series, including At Last the 1948 Show and Marty, the latter of which won two BAFTA awards. He was the first Saturn Award winner for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Young Frankenstein.

(born July 8, 1951)
Anjelica Huston is an American actress. She became the 3rd generation of her family to win an Academy Award, for her performance in 1985's Prizzi's Honor, joining her father, celebrated director John Huston, and grandfather, actor Walter Huston. She later was nominated in 1989 and 1990 for her acting in Enemies, a Love Story and The Grifters.

Among her roles, she starred as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), receiving Golden Globe nominations for both. Huston also played the Grand High Witch in the children's movie The Witches in 1990. She currently stars on the NBC musical drama Smash.


The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
--Johnny Depp


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