Motivational Quote/Word/Song of the Day-06Jul2009-Edwin C. Bliss/Erstwhile/Jack Penate


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it.  Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don’t count on it.  Today is ready cash:  Use it!  -Edwin C. Bliss

WORD OF THE DAY

ERSTWHILE

adverb

1. at a previous time; formerly;’ her erstwhile writing’

adjective

2. former; previous: “She has been ostracized by her erstwhile colleagues since leaving the bank and opening a bar.”

Origin:
Approximately 1569; from obsolete English, ‘erst’: before, from Middle English, ‘erest’: earliest, former, from Old English, ‘aerest’: earliest + ‘while.’

In action:
“So where is Bryant at as he prepares for the first of many face-to-face encounters with Shaq? It’s clear that the young man (he’s still only 26) is psychologically and emotionally troubled by the recent turn of events. He’s beginning to figure out that, in the long run, he can’t always talk and/or buy his way out of taking full responsibility for his deeds.

Bryant’s willingness to apologize for mentioning Shaq’s name to the police is a step in the right direction. But he undercut his own erstwhile remorse when he declared that ‘things were blown out of proportion and people really ran with that stuff.’ In other words, the onus was on the media. In any case, that’s all ‘water under the bridge,’ and it’s time ‘to move on.'”

Charley Rosen. “Shaq & Kobe: Apart, yet still very much linked,” FOXSports.com (December 25, 2004).

JACK PENATE- TONIGHT’S TODAY  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SfrVnYsu1c

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