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Archive for January, 2014

Today’s Quote: “The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”– Oscar Wilde

Today’s Word: Peevish adj. Easily irritated, particularly by unimportant things. “He was peevish around smokers.”

Random Thought: People used to imagine that by 2014 there would flying cars, but all we have are blankets with sleeves…

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Today’s Quote: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

Today’s Word:  Brusque adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. “Her boss gave a brusque reply.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I think that common sense is not a gift but a punishment, because we have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it…

 

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Today’s Quote: “Stop searching the world for treasure, the real treasure is in yourself.” — Pablo

Today’s Word: Congruent; Congruous adj. In agreement or harmony. Suitable; appropriate. “The company’s operations were congruent with its business plan.”

Random Thought: I think, therefore I had my coffee…

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Today’s Quote: “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Today’s Word: Churlish adj. Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way. “It was rather churlish of him to complain about the small donations.”

Random Thought: Ever notice that people who are weird are never confident about it…

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Today’s Quote: “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” — Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

Today’s Word: Empathy; Empathetic adj. The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another. “Her doctor was empathetic to her condition.”

Random Thought: If anyone ever texts me “who is this?” I always respond, “Jake from State Farm”…

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Today’s Quote: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”— Mother Teresa

Today’s Word: Efficacy n. The ability to produce a desired or intended result. “The efficacy of the new marketing plan has not been proven.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I really amaze myself; other times I can’t remember what day it is…

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Today’s Quote: “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Amorphous adj. Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable. “The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.”

Random Thought: Depresso: The feeling I get when you run out of coffee…

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Today’s Quote: “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley

Today’s Word: Gourmand n. A person who enjoys eating and often eats too much; gluttonous. A connoisseur of good food. “The traveling gourmand seldom passed up a restaurant.”

Random Thought:  Have you ever noticed that people are never too busy to stop to tell you how busy they are?

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Today’s Quote: “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” – Eva Young

Today’s Word: Melancholy n. A deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness. adj. Sad, gloomy, or depressed. “She was in a melancholy mood.”

Random Thought: I’ve come to the conclusion that dryer lint might possibly be the cremated remains of missing socks…

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Today’s Quote: “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” – Thomas A.Edison

Today’s Word:  Disparate adj. Essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison. markedly distinct in quality or character. “He is a strong leader capable of managing a disparate team to achieve their goals.”

Random Thought: I’ve come to the conclusion that coffee is my favorite coworker…

 

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