Monday, July 12, 2010

MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010


"Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines or rather, indicates , his fate."

- Henry David Thoroeau
From "Walden"

Henry David Thoreau, the great writer, naturalist and philospher, was born in Concord, Massachusetts on this day in 1817.


As promised in my blog of July 9th, here are some more witty definitions.

Sneeze: Much achoo about nothing.

- Oscar Brinkman

Plumber: Drain surgeon

- Merry Browne

Eraser: A corrector's item.

- From Boys' Life

Hypochondriac: A person who loves sham pain.

Apology: The pause that redresses

- Bert Murray

I can't resist wit. If you would like to contribute any witty definitions to Number 16, please send them to me. I will publish them in this space.


Congratulations to Spain for winning the FIFA World Cup. Congratulations to South Africa for proving that such an event could be held successfully on the African continent.

The Blue Jays lost the final game of their series with Boston yesterday by a score of 3-2. Unfortunately, they head to the All-Star break on a losing note. Sigh.

- Joanne

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