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Archive for September, 2016

Today’s Quote: “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” – Mark Twain

Today’s Word: Circuitous adj. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course: “He took a circuitous route to avoid traffic.”

Random Thought: If the plural of “mouse” is “mice, shouldn’t the plural of “house” be “hice”?

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Today’s Quote: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s Word: Colloquial (ism) adj. (of language) Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary. “His lecture was quite engaging due to his colloquial speech.”

Random Thought: Why is it that night falls but day breaks?

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Today’s Quote: “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

Today’s Word: Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.”

Random Thought: Seriously, some people are so open-minded that their brains have fallen out…

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Today’s Quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ― Maya Angelou

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: Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?

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Today’s Quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

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

Random Thought: How can someone “draw a blank”?

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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: Tomagotchi-  an electronic toy displaying a digital image of a creature, which has to be looked after and responded to by the “owner” as if it were a pet.

Random Thought:  Ever notice that people treat their smartphones like a Tamagotchi…

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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:  Want to test your character/psyche, try unplugging from everything electronic for just 24 hours.  Send me a text as to how you’re doing during the 24 hours…

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