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Archive for March, 2013

Today’s Quote from one of my favorite authors – E.B. White:

“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”

Today’s Word: Frenetic (fre·net·ic) adj Fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way: “A frenetic ride on the snowboard.”

Random Thought:  God’s plan doesn’t always FEEL good, but I know from experience, it always ends that way.

 

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Today’s Quote:  “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” -Carl Sandburg

Today’s Word: Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have a pernicious effect on the business.”

Random Thought: What do you say when someone says you’re in denial, but you’re not?

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Today’s Quote: “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley  

Today’s WordHalcyon (hal·cy·on) Adj 1. Calm; peaceful; tranquil: “Halcyon seas.” 2. Rich; wealthy; prosperous: “Halcyon times before the recession.”

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered if people in France just ask for toast and get French toast? or do they have to ask for American toast?

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Today’s Quote: “Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.” – Socrates

Today’s WordCerebral (cer·e·bral) adj.  Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional: “Her methods were cerebral, analytical, and cautious.”

Random Thought: Why is that when fish die in water, they float to the top, but when humans die in water, they sink to the bottom?

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Today’s Quote: “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard

Today’s WordGenteel (gen·teel) adj.  1. Refined in manner; well-bred and polite.  2. Free from vulgarity or rudeness.  3. Elegantly stylish: genteel manners and appearance.

Random Thought: Why is it that its good to score under par in golf but its bad to be “under par” in any thing else?

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Today’s Quote: “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombard

Today’s Word: Epicurean (ep·i·cu·re·an) adj.  Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, particularly the enjoyment of gourmet food.

Random Thought: Why do we DELETE something on the computer, but ERASE something on paper?

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Today’s QuoteAn Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Today’s Word: Blarney [blahr-nee] noun, verb, blar·neyed, blar·ney·ing.

Noun 1.flattering or wheedling talk; cajolery.2. deceptive or misleading talk; nonsense; hooey: a lot of blarney about why he was broke.    Verb (used with object), verb (used without object) 3. to flatter or wheedle; use blarney: He blarneys his boss with the most shameless compliments.

Random Thought:  Are there female leprechauns?

 

 

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