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Archive for October, 2012

Today’s Quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein   

Today’s Word: Frugal; Frugality adj. Economical with regard to money or food. Simple and plain that costs very little: “A frugal meal.”

Random Thought: How is it possible to have a civil war?

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Today’s Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

Today’s Word: Docile adj. Submissive. Ready to accept control or instruction. “The dog was very docile around children.”

Random Thought: Old age is when you still have something on the ball but you are just too tired to bounce it.

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Today’s Quote: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy

Today’s Word: Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.”

Random Thought: Employment application blanks always ask who is to be notified in case of an emergency. Wouldn’t a good response be to write . . . A Good Doctor!

 

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Today’s Quote: “Coffee – I think we all pray to the first cup of the day. It’s a silent prayer, sung while the mind is still foggy and blue. “O Magic Cup,” it might go, “carry me above the traffic jam. Keep me civil in the subway. And forgive my employer, as you forgive me. Amen” ~Stewert Lee Allen

Today’s Word: Incendiary adj. Designed to cause fires. “An incendiary device.”

Random Thought: Why is it, when a door is open it’s ajar, but when a jar is open, it’s not adoor?

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Today’s Quote:Way too much coffee.  But if it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.”  ~David Letterman

Today’s Word: Dismal adj Gloomy. Depressing; dreary. “The business was a dismal failure;” “Dismal weather.”

Random Thought: If the plural of “mouse” is “mice, shouldn’t the plural of “house” be “hice”?

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Today’s Quote: “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”  – Abraham Lincoln

Today’s Word: Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.”

Random Thought: If it’s zero degrees outside today and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

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Today’s Quote: “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” – Elbert Hubbard

Today’s Word: Provenance n. The beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin. The place of origin or earliest known history of something. “An exquisite vase of Chinese provenance.”

Random Thought: If a train station is where a train stops, what is a workstation?

 

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