Archive for May, 2013

Today’s Quote: “If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.” – Abraham Lincoln

Today’s Word: Prolific adj. Productive: Producing abundant works or results. “A prolific artist.” “A prolific writer.”

Random Thought: Is it just me or does it make you mad when you want to read a news story online and the link takes you to a video instead of text?

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Today’s Quote:  “If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

Today’s Word: Haughty adj. Condescending: behaving in a superior, condescending, or arrogant way. “He always seemed haughty in company meetings.”

Random Thought: MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.


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Today’s Quote: “People think I’m disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.” – Luciano Pavarott

Today’s Word: Synergism n. Interaction of discrete agencies or conditions where the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual parts. “The directors saw considerable synergism in the business merger.”

Random Thought: Whenever someone says “I’m not book smart, but I’m street smart”, all I hear is “I’m not real smart, but I’m imaginary smart”.

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Today’s Quote:  “Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.” – C. W. Wendte

Today’s Word:  Extemporaneous adj. 1. Unrehearsed. Done or said without advance preparation or thought; impromptu. 2. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text: “An extemporaneous speech.”

Random Thought:  How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said?


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Today’s Quote:  “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

Today’s Word: Furtive adj. 1. Marked by quiet, caution or secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. “A furtive kiss.” 2. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious. “A furtive attempt to take control of the business.”

Random Thought: I think this just might be a guy thing: I would rather carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring in our groceries, a.k.a. the one trip rule!

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Today’s Quote:  “Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”– Oliver Goldsmith

 Today’s Word: Anecdotal adj. Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis: “There is anecdotal evidence that the stock will soon double in price.”

Random Thought: Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the “people you may know” feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

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Today’s Quote:  “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Today’s Word: Sanguine adj. Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: “A sanguine disposition;” “Sanguine expectations.”

Random Thought: I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.


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Today’s Quote: “There is no victory at bargain basement prices.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Today’s Word: Feckless adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.”

Random Thought: I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.



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Today’s Quote:  “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller 

Today’s Word: Innocuous adj. 1. Having no adverse effect; harmless. 2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid. “The innocuous looking e-mail actually contained a virus.”

Random Thought: Ambiguity: What happens in vagueness stays in vagueness.

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Today’s Quote: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

 Today’s Word: Autonomous adj. 1. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 2. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent: “The business divisions operate autonomously.”

Random Thought: I was standing in the park wondering why frisbees got bigger as they get closer. Then it hit me.

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