Oddballs: Thursday’s Special

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Odd Balls are rarely literal – balls that are odd in size

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but rather show people not quite at place in their surroundings

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inside it is odd not to be warm

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while outside why sunbathe when it is so cold – just odd

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but odd balls don’t need to be people but finding things where unexpected – such as a domestic cat in a zoo as an exhibit.

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The way these orchids were hung just struck me as odd.

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When travelling there are many odd balls because you see things that are not normal to you such as ways of carrying produce to market

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and three wheeled trucks.

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My favourite odd ball is the friendship between my dog Mungo and Mrs Wiggins the pig. They loved pretending they were at the French riviera.

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And this just struck me as odd.

In response to Paula’s prompt and where other entries can be seen.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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13 Responses to Oddballs: Thursday’s Special

  1. Some very odd oddities indeed – and a bunch of them had me giggling. I guess you’d say that’s odd glee – right?

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  2. You have to be creative to put these together!

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  3. Paula says:

    These are fun and funny. So glad you have joined me and made me smile 🙂

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  4. jeanne229 says:

    This put a big smile on my face this morning. Will open my eyes today to the oddballs in my surroundings!

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  5. pixiejan says:

    Absolutely loved it….
    Lots of giggles thank you Irene 🤣👏🤣👏

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