you-know what? And how that's supposed to mean that if you want anything out of life, you have to paddle like that too? Like a true subject-matter geek, I've always hated that expression. Because all duck owners know it's not true--under the water, ducks are just as cool, calm, and collected as they appear above the surface. But I don't think that means we can't learn something valuable from them: http://curiositycat.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/ducks-dont-paddle-like-hell/ (And btw hi everyone. Sorry I've been MIA. I'll try to come back and post some again soon. Just juggling lots of things right now).