Archive for August, 2013

Today’s Quote: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

Today’s Word: Juxtapose tr.v. 1. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. “The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso’s early drawings with some of his later works.”

Random Thought: I recently concluded that the only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions.


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Today’s Quote: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

Today’s Word: Fastidious adj. 1. Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. 2. excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please: “A fastidious eater.” 3. Very concerned about matters of cleanliness.

Random Thought:  So maybe one of Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriends ought to write a song called, “Maybe you’re the problem.”


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Today’s Quote: “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

Today’s Word:  Assuage v. 1. To make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: “ one’s pain.” 2. to appease, satisfy, or relieve: “To assuage one’s hunger.” 3. to soothe or calm: “To assuage his fears;” “To assuage her anger.”

Random Thought: I discovered that I’m not great with advice, but I’m a master at sarcastic comments.


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Today’s Quote: “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.” – Victor Hugo

Today’s Word: Vicarious adj. 1. Experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person: “A vicarious thrill.” 2. Acting or done for another: “A vicarious atonement.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I think I’m the most interesting person in the room, and then I realize, I’m the only person in the room.

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Today’s Quote: “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.” – Charles Kettering

Today’s Word:  Transitory adj. 1. Not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2.Lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary. “It was a transitory stage in the actor’s career.”

Random Thought: I often find myself telling people that I’m not arguing with them, I’m just trying to explain why I’m right.



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Today’s Quote:  “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy

Today’s Word: Rhetorical adj. Of or relating to rhetoric. Characterized by language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.

Random Thought: Now that I am older, I wish more people would listen to my advice,.. not that I am always right, but because I have more experience at being wrong.

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Today’s Quote: “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” – Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word: Bloviate i.v. To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

Random Thought: I have often wondered why “know-it-alls” don’t know how annoying they are?

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