-When playing the violin, one must keep the bow parallel to the bridge in order to avoid sounding like a dying cat.
-On a similar note, no one will believe that breaking a string really can be painful unless they actually witness your finger turning purple.
-Gender-specific nouns make a language infinitely more difficult to learn, particularly when there is no apparent rhyme or reason to them.
-I should never wear orange.
Also, I bought a little rose bush. 'Tis a "Louis Philippe" cracker rose to be exact, colour unknown. It is either red or white. Let's hope I can keep this one alive, as my last (and first) rose attempt didn't end well.