Archive for August, 2014

Today’s Quote: “Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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: So, if something “goes without saying”, why do people still say it?

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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: I’ve come to realize that I don’t always win the battles, but it’s good to know that at least I  fought…

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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: “toassuage one’s pain.” 2. to appease, satisfy, or relieve: “To assuageone’s hunger.” 3. to soothe or calm: “To assuage his fears;” “To assuage her anger.”

Random Thought: Today is my daughter’s wedding…I don’t remember growing older, when did she?

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Today’s Quote: “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”
— Mike Gafka

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: Ever notice the number of people who wear workout clothes in all the wrong places…and compound the fopaux by not looking good in the clothes…

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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:  Why is it that when we “skate on thin ice”, we can “get in hot water”?

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Today’s Quote: “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” — Mike Gafka

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

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered why carrots are more orange than an orange?

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Today’s Quote: “Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, “Yes,” and hope will reappear.” — Monroe Forester

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

Random Thought: Now that I’m older, I find myself using more four letter words, like “what” and “when”…

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