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  • Mother Shyra 14:27 on 30 June 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Improved, ,   

    New and improved (HA HA) short stories category!!! 


    The fallacy of the catch phrase “new and improved” took some pointing out for me because I tend to infer from expressions whatever I REALLY need in order to get the “point”.  Nothing can be new AND improved because “new” simply means a thing has NEVER exhisted in this time and space.  Therefore, it cannot be improved because there NEVER was anything to improve upon!  Yet, this simple play on words in advertising, has been known to spark a wildfire of consumer consumption of a specific product.  Since capitalization seems to be the “way of the prosperous world”, I too, shall fall ‘privy’ to this way of advertising.  😉  Have fun reading my short story.  Although I don’t write many, they are indeed fun to write.  I wrote this first one last September (such a sad month-the beginning of Fall) and it is metaphorical.  I do hope you get it.  If you don’t, you can reach me at shyra1@live.com and I will be happy to break it down for you.  It can be applied to various situations and I hope it helps you through whichever situation you are going through, or decide to apply it to.  Cheers!!!   

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  • Mother Shyra 13:07 on 30 June 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Point to Prove, The Success Principles, Theory of a Deadman,   

    Motivational Quote/Word/Videos of the Day-30 June 2008 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”  -Brian Tracy

    JACK CANFIELD-THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES

     

    WORD OF THE DAY

    REMONSTRANCE

    [ri-MON-strahns]
    1. the act of remonstrating (to point out; to show clearly; to make plain or manifest; hence, to prove; to demonstrate.)

    2. earnest presentation of reason in opposition to something; protest; expostulation: “Yoshi had so much more to say in opposition, but his two year old vocabulary only allowed for the most basic remonstrance: ‘no’.”


    Origin:
    Approximately 1477; borrowed from Middle French, ‘remonstrance’: to show; from Medieval Latin, ‘remonstrantia,’ from ‘remonstrans,’ present participle of ‘remonstrare’: to point out, to show (from Latin ‘re-‘: intensive prefix + ‘monstrare’: to show, from ‘monstrum’: evil omen, monster).

    THEORY OF A DEADMAN-POINT TO PROVE  *******It doesn’t pay to be a cheater!*******

     
  • Mother Shyra 15:13 on 27 June 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: James Garner, , Maverick, , Offend In Every Way, Ryan Carey, Umbrageous, White Stripes,   

    Motivational Quote/Word/Videos of the Day-27 June 2008 


    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots
    are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who
    try to do more than they’re expected to do — they always reach.”

    — Lee Iacocca: Former CEO of Chrysler, author, philanthropist

     

    MAVERICK-SONGS AND PICTURES FROM MAVERICK FEATURING JAMES GARNER *******Ha!  Can this song be ANY cheesier? ;)*******

     

    WORD OF THE DAY

    UMBRAGEOUS

    (adjective)
    [um-BRAY-jahs]

    1. filled with shade; ‘cool umbrageous woodlands’

    2. easily irritated or offended; ‘umbrageous at the loss of their territory’: “Do you think you could have a positive working relationship with someone so umbrageous?”

    adverb form: umbrageously


    Origin:
    Approximately 1587; from Old French, ‘umbrageus,’ from ‘umbre’: shade; from Latin, ‘umbra’: shade, shadow. 

    RYAN CAREY-OFFEND IN EVERY WAY (WHITE STRIPES COVER) *******This guy has a really nice voice.  Go Ryan!!! 

     
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