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Archive for August, 2014

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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Today’s Quote: “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson

Today’s Word: Ignominious  adj. Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame; humiliating: “An ignominious defeat.”

Random Thought: So,do the English people eat English muffins…or are they just called muffins?

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Today’s Quote: “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”
– Charles F. Kettering

Today’s Word: Homogeneous adj. 1. Uniform in structure or composition. 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind: “The corporation maintains tight-knit,homogeneous board members.”

Random Thought: Ever wonder why “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing?

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Today’s Quote: “The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.” – Henry W. Longfellow

Today’s Word: Cavernous adj. Resembling a cavern, as in depth, vastness, or effect: a cavernous hole; cavernous echoes.

Random Thought: Taking the ALS  Ice Bucket Challenge is easy, making a donation is the hard part.  Please take time to do what you can: www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

 

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Today’s Quote: “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.” – Dorothy Parker

Today’s Word: Diatribe n. 1. A bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism: “Repeated diatribes against the candidates.”

Random Thought: I speak only one language, so I guess I’m just lingual…

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