Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Quote by Erma Bombeck

"I am not a glutton-I am an explorer of food."
Erma Bombeck

Word of the Day for Wednesday August 3, 2005

affable \AF-uh-buhl\, adjective:
1. Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing
with them in a free and friendly manner.
2. Gracious; benign.

Nonetheless, in view of the fact that Leon stated in the
warrant that I was good-looking, cheerful and affable, they
exhorted me to make myself appear to be taciturn,
melancholy and ugly.
--Susana Rotker (Editor), [1]The Memoirs of Fray Servando
Teresa De Mier

Johnny's father, while strict with his children, usually
was affable and relaxed.
--Paul C. Nagel, [2]John Quincy Adams

There was even more joking than usual Saturday afternoon;
he seemed to be in a particularly affable mood.
--"Presley Treats Fans to His Best," [3]New York Times,
July 21, 1975

Affable is from Latin affabilis, from affari, "to speak to,"
from ad-, "to" + fari, "to speak."

Quotation by Confucius

Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Blue Sky with White and Dark Clouds!

Las Vegas Sky after the rain!

Me, Mom, Grandma, Carmen!

Me, Mom, Grandma, Carmen!
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

Tami, Mom, Grandma & Aunt Carmen!

Birthday Party for Aunt Carmen!

Self-Portrait Tuesday!

Self-Portrait Tuesday!
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

Chef Tami Wolff

Chef Tami Wolff
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

NancyAnn and Me!

NancyAnn and Me!
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

Suzanne, Mom and Me wearing Chef Tami Flickr T-Shirts!

Suzie, Mom and Me!

Suzie, Mom and Me!
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

Flickr T-Shirts!!!

Flickr T-Shirts!!!
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

Sunset in Vegas August 1, 2005!

Sunset in Vegas August 1, 2005!
Originally uploaded by taminsea1.

Sunset in Las Vegas on August 1, 2005!

Word of the Day for Tuesday August 2, 2005

Zeitgeist \TSYT-guyst; ZYT-guyst\, noun:
[Often capitalized] The spirit of the time; the general
intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any
period of time.

The best writers of that predawn era were originals who had
the zeitgeist by the tail.
--Gary Giddins, [1]Visions of Jazz: The First Century

As most critics and all professors of cultural theory note,
Madonna is nothing if not a skilled reader of the
--Techno 'rave' just the same old Madonna, [2]Chicago
Sun-Times, March 3, 1998

Besides, the zeitgeist seems to be working against any hope
of Hormel officials to limit...the usage of [the word]
'spam' on the Web.
--Gracious Concession on Internet 'Spam', [3]New York
Times, August 17, 1998

Like other figures who seem, in retrospect, to have been
precociously representative of their times, Kerouac was not
simply responding to the Zeitgeist, but to the peculiarly
twisted facts of his own upbringing.
--Jack Kerouac: The Beat Goes On, [4]New York Times,
December 30, 1979

Zeitgeist is from the German: Zeit, "time" + Geist, "spirit."

Monday, August 01, 2005

Word of the Day for Monday August 1, 2005

circumlocution \sir-kuhm-loh-KYOO-shuhn\, noun:
The use of many words to express an idea that might be
expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.

Dickens gave us the classic picture of official
heartlessness: the government Circumlocution Office, burial
ground of hope in "Little Dorrit."
--"'Balance of Hardships,'" [1]New York Times, September
28, 1999

In a delightful circumlocution, the Fed chairman said that
"investors are probably revisiting expectations of domestic
earnings growth".
--"US exuberance is proven 'irrational,'" [2]Irish Times,
October 31, 1997

Courtesies and circumlocutions are out of place, where the
morals, health, lives of thousands are at stake.
--Charles Kingsley, Letters

Prefer the single word to the circumlocution.
--H.W. Fowler, [3]The King's English

Circumlocution comes from Latin circumlocutio,
circumlocution-, from circum, "around" + loquor, loqui, "to

Circumlocution office is a term of ridicule for a governmental
office where business is delayed by passing through the hands
of different officials. It comes from Dickens' Little Dorrit:

Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office
was beforehand with all the public departments in the art
of perceiving--How not to do it.

Birthday Cupcakes Vanilla with Vanilla Icing!

Originally uploaded by cupcakequeen.
Made by cupcakequeen, my friend on flickr!

Gingerbread Cupcake with Carmel Glaze!

Layla cupcakequeen's dog on flickr is gazing longingly at the cupcake!

Amy Sedaris' cupcakes

Amy Sedaris' cupcakes
Originally uploaded by candiedyams.
Photographed by candiedyams when she stopped by the Renegade Craft Fair's mixer and got one of these cupcakes.

Red Velvet Cupcake

Red Velvet Cupcake
Originally uploaded by candiedyams.

Cute Cupcake logo!

cupcake logo
Originally uploaded by candiedyams.