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Archive for November, 2015

Today’s Quote: “Never let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Today’s Word: Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.”

Random Thought: Who ever came up with the advice to “just be yourself” didn’t know some of the people I know…

 

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Today’s Quote: “Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.” — Vaclav Havel

Today’s Word: Titular adj. Relating to or constituting a title. “The titular head of the business.”

Random Thought: Today’s forecast: Unproductive, with a chance of serious deep-couch sitting while reading…

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Today’s Quote: “rue friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” — Charles Caleb Colton

Today’s Word: Histrionic adj. Overly theatrical or dramatic. n. Exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention. “His histrionic reaction disrupted the meeting.”

Random Thought: Black Friday makes no sense: A day Americans are willing to fight over materialistic things…a day after celebrating what they’re already thankful for…

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Today’s Quote: “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

Today’s Word: Titular adj. Relating to or constituting a title. “The titular head of the business.”

Random Thought: Day after Thanksgiving weight…I’ve calculated and concluded that according to my BMI chart…I’m just too short.

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Today’s Quote: “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” — Ralph Marston

Today’s Word: Thanksgiving – 1.the expression of gratitude, esp. to God. “he offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival” 2.(in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November.A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.

Random Thought: Seriously, I can’t think of one Christmas gift purchase or shopping experience that can’t wait until tomorrow…   Maybe next year we will all just tweet Thanksgiving and go directly shopping…

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Today’s Quote: “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
― Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Obfuscate v. Render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. Bewilder (someone). “The eclipse will obfuscate the sun’s light.”

Random Thought: Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllabic”?

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Today’s Quote: “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley

Today’s Word: Gourmand n. A person who enjoys eating and often eats too much; gluttonous. A connoisseur of good food. “The traveling gourmand seldom passed up a restaurant.”

Random Thought: Have you ever noticed that people are never too busy to stop to tell you how busy they are?

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Today’s Quote: “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius

Today’s Word: Virulent adj. Extremely severe or harmful in its effects. Bitterly hostile or antagonistic; hateful. “Virulent criticism.”

Random Thought: One of the most difficult things in life is to say little and do a lot…

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Today’s Quote: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
– Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Confluence n. The act or process of merging. A flowing together of two or more streams. “A fortunate confluence of factors led to his success.”

Random Thought: I remember when phones were dumb and people were smart…  good times…

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Today’s Quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

Today’s Word: Anomalous (a·nom·a·lous) adj. Deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected. “The marketing department could not explain the anomalous sales performance.”

Random Thought: Have you ever wondered why toe nail clippers bigger than finger nail clippers when your toe nails are smaller than your finger nails?

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