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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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: Ever notice that you sleep better in a lounge chair with the TV on than in bed…

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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: Funny, I was gonna say, ain’t nothin like being dead as a doornail…

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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: So, if a picture is worth a thousand words…what is a picture of a thousand words worth?


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