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Archive for July, 2013

Today’s Quote:  “You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen

Today’s Word: Cornucopia n. A large amount of something; a great supply, an abundance: “A cornucopia of employment opportunities.”

Random Thought: I was wondering in the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather “macaroni”?

 

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Today’s Quote: “A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.” – Robert Frost

Today’s Word: Solicitous adj. 1. Marked by or given to anxious care and often hovering attentiveness. 2. Extremely careful; meticulous: “solicitous in matters of behavior.” 3. Anxious or concerned: “a solicitous parent.”

Random Thought: I don’t creep or stalk on Facebook…however, I have been known to do some investigative research from time to time.

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Today’s Quote: “The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word:  Attenuate v. 1. To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken: “The layoffs attentuated the company’s sales forecast.”

Random Thought:  You had me at the proper use of “you’re”.

 

 

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Today’s Quote: “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen

Today’s Word:  Caveat n. 1. A warning or proviso: something said as a warning, caution, or qualification. “The agreement contains the usual caveats.”

Random Thought:  Actually, I’m not lazy! I just rest a lot before I get tired.

 

 

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Today’s Quote:  “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway” – John Wayne

Today’s Word: Intuitive adj. Known automatically: known directly and instinctively, without being discovered or consciously perceived. “He intuitively knew that one day she would become a movie star.”

Random Thought: Chinese fortune cookies miss some great marketing opportunities  such as:  You will be hungry in 3 hours: better order some take-out now!

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Today’s Quote:  “Tomorrow you promise yourself will be different, yet tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.” ― James T. McCay

Today’s Word: Truncate tr.v. 1. To shorten or cut off. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

 Random Thought: It takes patience to listen… It takes skill to pretend that you are actually listening.

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Today’s Quote: “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

Today’s Word: Cathartic adj. Producing a feeling of being purified emotionally, spiritually, or psychologically as a result of an intense emotional experience or therapeutic technique. “The strength of the movie had a cathartic effect on her.”

Random Thought: Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.

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