Archive for December, 2012

Today’s Quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison   

Today’s Word: Profligate Adj. Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. A profligate lifestyle resulted in his bankruptcy.”

Random Thought: Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

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 Today’s Quote: “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard  

Today’s Word: Malodorous adj. Smelling very unpleasant; an offensive odor. “A malodorous side of town.”     

Random Thought: I dream of a better tomorrow…where chickens can cross roads and not have their motives questioned.

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 Today’s Quote: “The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers

Today’s Word: Portent n. A sign or warning that something significant is likely to happen. “an occurrence of crucial portent.”

Random Thought: I hate that time of day when you realize you can no longer put off those things you really don’t want to do.

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 Today’s Quote: “We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” – Herb Kelleher

Today’s Word: Virulent adj. Extremely severe or harmful in its effects. Bitterly hostile or antagonistic; hateful. “Virulent criticism.”

Random Thought: I was thinking, how is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

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Today’s Quote: “There is no safety. Only varying degrees of risk.” – Lois McMaster Bujold

Today’s Word: Prescient; Prescience adj. Having or showing knowledge of events before they take place; foresight. “You should be prescient about choosing your employer.”

Random Thought: It recently occurred to me that no one will win the battle of the sexes, there is too much flirting with the enemy.

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Today’s Quote: “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” ~Harlan Miller

Today’s Word: wassail, wassailing: a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person.

Random Thought: To my family and  friends that I am honored to have in my life. May the season warm your soul, bring love to your heart and may God bless you with everything this life has to offer.  Merry Christmas!

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Today’s Quote: “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”– Benjamin Franklin

Today’s Word: Timorous adj. Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence: “A timorous demeanor.”

Random Thought:  Is it just me, but are the Toys R Us Christmas ads with the two little kids doing breaking news bulletins just as annoying as political ads?


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Today’s Quote: “Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.” – George Burns

Today’s Word: Unctuous adj. (of a person) Excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily: “Anxious to please in an unctuous way.”

Random Thought: It seems that life is not a problem to be solved, but rather a mystery to be lived.

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Today’s Quote: “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

Today’s Word: Surreal adj. Having the disorienting quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic. “He had a surreal image about his girlfriend.”

Random Thought: Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; but teach that person to use the Facebook and they won’t bother you for weeks.

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Today’s Quote: “Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because they are determined to.” – Greame Clegg

Today’s Word: Incisive adj. (of a person or mental process) Intelligently analytical and clear-thinking. Accurate and sharply focused. “The incisive detective soon solved the crime.”

Random Thought: Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?

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