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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Today’s Quote:  “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

Today’s Word:  Egalitarian adj. Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.

Random Thought: I use to think of myself as “people person” but then I realized that people ruined that for me.


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Today’s Quote: “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Colloquialism n. 1. An informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing. Colloquialisms can include words such as “gonna” and phrases such as “ain’t nothin’” and “dead as a doornail.”

Random Thought: It occurred to me that Facebook is like the fridge, you know there’s nothing new in it, but you check it every ten minutes.

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Today’s Quote:   “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.”– Vernon Law

Today’s Word: Temerity n. Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “No one had the temerity to question her decision.”

Random Thought: From a procrastination standpoint, yesterday was a wildly successful day!


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