AWay with Words: Tea Quotes

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor RooseveltTea So Divine

“Remember the tea kettle – it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!”- Unknown

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James

“Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.” -Ancient Chinese Proverb

Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
Lewis Caroll – Alice in Wonderland

“In Ireland, you go to someone’s house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you’re really just fine. She asks if you’re sure. You say of course you’re sure, really, you don’t need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don’t need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn’t mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it’s no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don’t get any damned tea.

I liked the Irish way better.” – C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman

Here’s my go at it..

Nothing soothes the soul better than having a hot cup of earl grey in the afternoon while reading by the fireplace (with anything chocolate).

Tea tastes better over gossip (so I’m told).

Life is sweeter when you can share a cup of tea with someone.  

I promise not to waste your time with my tea quotes ever again.

AWay with Words – Quoto Moto

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

Carre Otis on Harley

NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.

Young riders pick a destination and go… Old riders pick a direction and go.

Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

Steve McQueen

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

Never mistake horsepower for staying power.

A cold hamburger can be reheated quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty miles.

Keep your bike in good repair: Motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.

People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.

Remember to pay as much attention to your partner as you do your carburetor.

If you ride like there’s no tomorrow there won’t be.

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.  ~Ursula K. LeGuin

AWay with Exercise – I meant Words.

I was on my way to the gym today but decided to turn back to send you these quotes.

Exercise your body and your mind will follow!  anonymously me.

Ask your doctor if Getting Off your ass is Right for You!

The following quotes I couldn’t resist:

I run like a girl , so try to keep up!

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

Exercise… the poor person’s plastic surgery.

Running is a mental sport and we are all insane.

I Exercise – run my mouth, push my luck, & jump to conclusions.

If it were easy then everyone will look like this.

I’m in no shape to exercise.

God must love calories, because he made so many.

Does this shirt makes me look thin?

I keep Trying to lose weight , but it keeps finding me.

I DONUT workout to look this good.

Now get out the DOOR and hit the gym, yoga studio, pool or pavement!  BUT before that click on link below to LISTEN to my favorite feel good Sunday Morning song from Maroon 5 (after a brief few seconds of nonsense) to start your day.

AWay with Words – food for thought

“Half the cookbooks tell you how to cook the food and the other half tell you how to avoid eating it.” ~ Andy Rooney

“When the waitress asked if I wanted my pizza cut into four or eight slices, I said, Four. I don’t think I can eat eight.” — Yogi Berra

A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.”
— P. J. O’Rourke

The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you’re hungry again. “
— George Miller

“I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.” ~ Totie Fields

“ If people say if you eat dessert before dinner it will ruin your appetite — won’t eating dinner before dessert ruin your appetite for dessert?” ~ Author Unknown

“I really don’t think I need buns of steel.  I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.”  ~ Ellen DeGeneres

“ There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.” – Unknown

“This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.” ~ Gracie Allen

My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” ~ Buddy Hackett  “

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” ~ Garfield/Jim Davis

Never eat more than you can lift. “
— Miss Piggy

AWay with Words – inspirational WOW

words of wisdom

Nothing happens unless first we dream. ~ Carl Sandburg

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~ Edgar Allen Poe

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. ~ Gandhi

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. ~ Sophia Loren

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. ~ Gandhi

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.  ~ Chinese Proverb

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. ~ Audrey Hepburn

“Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed,” I said.  ~ Coco Chanel

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched… but are felt in the heart. ~ Hellen Keller

AWay with Words – on design


Room8 modern counter top

Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.

Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future – Robert L. Peters

It’s art if it can’t be explained.
It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.
It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation – Wouter Stokkel

Art, Design, Fashion….it’s all personal is it not?

AWay with Words – drunk on quotes

“I drink to make other people interesting.”  Unknown

This is “True Sake” in San Francisco.              Finest Selections!

“It is the man who drinks the first bottle of saké; then the second bottle drinks the first, and finally it is the saké that drinks the man.”  Japanese proverb

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”
Frank Sinatra [1915 – 1998]

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.”
Rodney Dangerfield [1921-2004]

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
Ernest Hemmingway [1899-1961]

“sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink”.
– Lady Astor to Winston Churchill
“Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it.”
-His reply.

“When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”
Henny Youngman [1906-1998]

Draft beer, not people.  ~Author Unknown

The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.  ~Author Unknown

Great find! – Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard ’08 Pinot


AWay with Words – Artful quotes

An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.

Van Gogh’s  café ce soir

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.  Vincent Van Gogh

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

Warhol’s Marilyn

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.
Andy Warhol

Michelangelo’s David

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. Michelangelo


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Twyla Tharp (dancer/choreographer)

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde

Georgie O’Keeffe. Double click to enlarge.
 I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe                            
Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted and done for you and you alone. Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.  Colin Wright
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

AWay with Words – life and advice from Joan Rivers

Oldies but goodies on dating, sex, love & marriage.

On dating:

  • I’m going out with these old guys. One guy gave me a hickey and left his teeth in my neck. Another man, we were having a perfectly lovely dinner; he looked up at me and went, ‘You’re not my wife!’ Another guy DIED during dinner. I had to go in his pocket to get the American Express card. Then you wonder—what would he tip? Another guy said, ‘I want you to meet my family,’ and took me to the cemetery.

On sex:

  • I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was, ‘The man goes on top and the woman underneath.’ For three years, my husband and I slept in bunk beds.
  • I have no sex appeal, which kills me. The only way I can ever hear heavy breathing from my husband’s side of the bed is when he’s having an asthma attack.
  • My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
  • The nice thing about Viagra is that they are proving men can go blind on it, so you can gain weight and have a great sex life.

On love:

  • My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it’s missing, and what’s there stinks.
  • Don’t talk to me about Valentine’s Day. At my age, an affair of the heart is a bypass!

On marriage:

  • Trust your husband, adore your husband, and get as much as you can in your own name.
  • Every woman in this room tonight: Think like a second wife. You grab and you take. You grab and you take. And when you die, whatever you got out of him you have buried on you. If the next bitch wants it, make her dig for it.
  • When you first get married, they open the car door for you. Eighteen years now…once he opened the car door for me in the last four years—we were on the freeway at the time.

On gay marriage:

  • Gay marriage—I am so against it because all my gay friends are out. And if they get married, it will cost me a fortune in gifts.

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