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Archive for February, 2015

Today’s Quote: “Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.”– William James

Today’s Word: Sartorial adj. Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress. “Sartorial taste; “Sartorial elegance.”

Random Thought:  So how many women asked their husbands to not only look at the dress and decide what colors they saw blue or black, or white or gold and then added, which colors do you think would make me look fat?

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Today’s Quote: “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” ― Winston S. Churchill

Today’s Word: Embellish [em·bel·lish] tr.v. 1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate. 2. To add fictitious details to exaggerate the truth: “A fanciful account that embellished the true story.”

Random Thought: Ever notice that there are some people who create happiness wherever they go…and some people who create happiness whenever they go?

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Today’s Quote: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

Today’s Word: Apocryphal adj. Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. “Apocryphal stories dating from Hollywood’s golden age.”

Random Thought: Ever notice that the word “Big” is smaller than the word “Little” while the words “Small” and “Large” are the same size?

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Today’s Quote: “Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.”– Abraham Joshua Heschel

Today’s Word: Coltish adj. Energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior. Playful, not trained or disciplined. “Coltish horseplay to celebrate their graduation.”

Random Thought: Nothing messes up your Friday like realizing its only Wednesday…

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Today’s Quote: “Noble deeds that are concealed are the most esteemed.”
– Blaise Pascal

Today’s Word: Glower v. Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl. “The librarian glowered at her for talking too loud.”

Random Thought: It was so cold the other morning that when I walked out the door it felt like botox had been injected in my face…

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Today’s Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your
world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Today’s Word: Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

Random Thought: Everyone always tries to avoid the hot seat, but wouldn’t it be kind of nice in this winter?

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Today’s Quote: “When deeds speak, words are nothing.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Today’s Word:Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.”

Random Thought: So can a person have their head in the clouds and be down-to-earth at the same time?

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Today’s Quote: “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.” — Zane Grey

Today’s Word: Conflate v. Combine two or more texts, ideas, etc. into one. “Their ideas were conflated in ways that were not helpful.”

Random Thought: Why has “Busy” become a of badge of honor or sign of importance…what it tells me is that there is difficulty setting priorities, delegating and saying no without feeling guilty. There’s probably other reasons, but I’m too busy and have lots to do today…

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Today’s Quote: “You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”
– Bonnie Prudden

Today’s Word: Machinate v. Engage in plots and intrigues; scheming. “To machinate the overthrow of the government.”

Random Thought: So whatever happen to all the talk about the Polar Vortex?   Now all the media talk is about dangerous wind chill, and frigid cold…

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Today’s Quote:”Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success.” – William Saroyan

Today’s Word: Untenable adj. Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “She was in an untenable situation that was difficult to get out of.”

Random Thought: It was so cold this morning that when I turned the shower on I truly expected to see tiny ice cubes…

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