Archive for September, 2014

Today’s Quote: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. “– Oscar Wilde

Today’s Word:  Salacious adj. Treating sexual matters in an indecent way. Lustful; lecherous: “A salacious grin.”

Random Thought: Why is “number” abbreviated as “no”? When there is no “o” in number?

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Today’s Quote: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Today’s Word: Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”

Random Thought: Political campaign and smart phone commercials have become the most annoying ads on TV…

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Today’s Quote: “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”– Warren Buffet

Today’s Word:Caprice n. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior.

Random Thought: Ever notice the size of the people entering and exiting a buffet restaurant…I think that’s why many of them go out of business…

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Today’s Quote:”Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.” – Dorothy Sarnoff

Today’s Word: Existential adj. (1) Of or relating to existence. (2) Concerned with existence, esp. human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialism. “An existential threat.”

Random Thought: The next time you are at a restaurant, count the number of people not looking at their smart phones…don’t worry, you’ll only need one hand…

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Today’s Quote: “There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” – Josh Jameson

Today’s Word: Facetious adj. Treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

Random Thought: If you want to have some fun today, count the number of clueless people you encounter…

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Today’s Quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Today’s Word:  Tactile adj. (1) Of or connected with the sense of touch. (2) Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: “A tactile keyboard.”

Random Thought: Many of us plan out or think through our work-day while driving to work.  So, what are those people planning who I see buying 3 packs of smokes, 10 lottery tickets, and a giant Mountain Dew when I stop for gas in the morning?

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Today’s Quote: “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.”
– Oliver Goldsmith

Today’s Word: Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. “It was a propitious time to leave the party without offending the host.” (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.

Random Thought: Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets, are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?

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Today’s Quote: ” Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Barry LePatner

Today’s Word: Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.

Random Thought: How does a real estate company sell its office without causing confusion?

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Today’s Quote: “You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is, it’s how we use it that makes things possible.” — Henry Ford

Today’s Word: Determinate adj. Having exact and discernible limits or form.

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered why vanilla ice cream is white when vanilla extract is brown?

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Today’s Quote:”Life is half spent before we know what it is.” – George Herbert

Today’s Word:  Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).

Random Thought: There’s an old idiom that, “it takes all kinds”…my problem is, I keep encountering the same kind.

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