Archive for December, 2012

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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 Today’s Quote: “Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down”. – William Lyon Phelps

Today’s Word: Recondite adj. (of a subject or knowledge) Little known, obscure, abstruse. “Recondite information.”

Random Thought: There is great need for a sarcasm font.

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Today’s Quote: “You’ve reached middle age when all you exercise is caution.” -Unknown

Today’s Word: Obsequious adj. Obedient or attentive to an excessive degree. “The obsequious service resulted in an excellent tip.”

Random Thought: If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.

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Today’s Quote: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll 

Today’s Word: Elegiac adj. Having a mournful quality. “An elegiac poem.”

Random Thought: I take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

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Today’s Quote: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s Word: Colloquial (ism) adj. (of language) Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary. “His lecture was quite engaging due to his colloquial speech.”

Random Thought: Did you ever wonder what would happen if you hired two private investigators to follow each other?

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