Archive for December, 2018

Today’s Quote: “Old age is a special problem for me because I’ve never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself – a lad of about 19.” – E. B. White

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

Random Thought: I wish everything was as easy as gaining weight…

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Today’s Quote: ”A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” – Henry Kravis

Today’s Word: Malodorous adj. Smelling very unpleasant; an offensive odor. “A malodorous side of town.”

Random Thought: I avoid cliches like the plague…

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Today’s Quote: “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” – George Eliot

Today’s Word: Bellicose adj. Hostile in manner or temperament. Demonstrating aggression or a willingness to fight. “His bellicose behavior concerned authorities.”

Random Thought: Sometimes I think speed limit signs on Michigan Interstates should read: Speed Limit 70 or 80, but don’t go 100!

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Today’s Quote: ”The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers

Today’s Word: Portent n. A sign or warning that something significant is likely to happen. “an occurrence of crucial portent.”

Random Thought: I hate it when a person says, “He’s a nice person once you get to know him”. They might as well just say he’s an idiot but you’ll get used to it…

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Today ’s Quote: “A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” – Frank Zappa

Today’s Word: Efficacious adj. Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. “Efficacious treatment for the disease.”

Random Thought: It’s been a petty mild December, tomorrow’s high 58, Saturday’s high 34… in Michigan you can wear flip-flops and snow boots in the same week?

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Today’s Quote: “My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. ” – Indira Gandhi

Today’s Word: Ostensible adj. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.”

Random Thought: Why does Jello have a smell when you add the powder in the water, but when it “gels” the smell is gone?

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My Quote, Word and Random Thought are all combined today:

“Charlie Brown:   Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus:   Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights, please. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo the angel of the Lord came down upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men. That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.”

-Merry Christmas to all my Friends and Family…

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

Today’s Word: Timorous adj. Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence: “A timorous demeanor.”

Random Thought: So gas, where I live, is selling in the $1.90s and low $2.00s, so going into the New Year that pundits have one less topic to beat to death…I stand corrected, they’ll be predicting when prices will be going up…

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Today’s Quote: ”Less me, more we.”– Unknown

Today’s Word: Unctuous adj. (of a person) Excessively or ingratiatingly flattering. “Anxious to please in an unctuous way.”

Random Thought: I recently read this inspiring thought… What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?

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Today’s Quote: “Nobody believes the official spokesman, but everybody trusts an unidentified source.” – Ron Nesen

Today’s Word: Rhetorical adj. Of or relating to rhetoric. Characterized by language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.

Random Thought: Seriously, I never know what to say when someone says, “I forgot to eat” …

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