I was reading in the newspaper today that scientists now study the ear wax of whales . All kinds of information can be gotten . The history of the whale’s life journey can be examined . The glob of wax stuck in the whale’s ear is a gooey time capsule .
Good to know .
An honest fellow enough , and one that loves quails , but he has not so much brain as ear-wax .
Someone has a big ball of their own ear wax , don’t you think ? Someone somewhere . Where they keep it I have no idea . Would you keep it in the refrigerator ? In Mason jars ? I have no idea . But , I’ll bet there is someone somewhere with a big ball of collected ear wax . Maybe someone you know has this secret hobby . Maybe one of my friends does it although I’m not aware of it .
Oh , no , I don’t have that hobby ! I collected beer steins and bottle stoppers . I grow vegetables . I write a blog . I tried golf for awhile , but it’s not my game .
I’ve never collected stamps or coins . I don’t attend Jane Austen conferences ; not a Jane aficionado . I ‘m not a re-enactor of Civil War battles . I don’t do puzzles or play cards . I’m not a runner . Never did trap shooting . Haven’t fished in years , neither fresh water nor salt . Don’t sail or fly planes . Don’t even fly kites or race in soap-box derbies .
I bake bread once in awhile . We could call that a hobby , couldn’t we ? Walking ? Camping ? If an activity is done only once in awhile , is it still a hobby ? Why not ! We could call them latent hobbies .
A friend of mine collects Asian art and model sailboats . People build ships in bottles . People build model ships , planes , tanks . People hang-glide and scuba dive .
Once in awhile we meet people with odd hobbies . I know someone who collected sand from as many countries as she can . She has , so far , an extensive collection . She doesn’t travel much , but she begs travelling friends of hers to bring her back small bits of sand from the corners of the world where they travel .
People collect salt-and-pepper shakers . People collects sea shells . People collect stones from beaches . People collect dolls . People collect just about anything .
I want that collector of ear wax to surface . Where are you ? It’s o.k. It might catch on as a popular hobby . There could be ear-wax collecting clubs sprouting up all over . Maybe there already are .
Where did you say your girlfriend is this weekend ? Oh , yeah , at her ear-wax convention . Cool . Let’s take a look at your possum-scat collection . I brought my toe nail collection to show you . I’ll go get it .