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Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | April 18, 2012

Word of the Week:

cumshaw (KUHM-shaw), noun;

1. A present; gratuity; tip.

Did they seriously just say that?

“Trees cause more pollution that automobiles do.”

- Ronald Reagan

Weekly Thought:

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

- Aristotle

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“They’re crumpled in different styles!”

- Overheard in class

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | April 11, 2012

Word of the Week:

zeitgeber (TSAHYT-gey-ber), noun;

1. An environmental cue, as the length of daylight, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism’s biological clock.
Did they seriously just say that?

“I guess the Broncos were so anxious to win another Super Bowl, they were actually willing to sacrifice a virgin.”

- Blake Shelton, on Tim Tebow’s recent trade to the New York Jets

 

Weekly Thought:

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

- Oprah Winfrey
Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“Hey, isn’t that Lady Antebellum?”

“Hmm, I don’t know.  I don’t know what she looks like.”

- Overheard in the Student Activities Office

 

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | April 4, 2012

Word of the Week:

eudemonia (yoo-di-MOH-nee-uh), noun; 1. Happiness, well-being.

Did they seriously just say that?

“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

- John Wayne

Weekly Thought:

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

- C.S. Lewis

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“He had a ‘shhhh’ name.  Shane or Shawn or something.”

- Overheard in Bartels

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eudemonia (yoo-di-MOH-nee-uh), noun; 1. Happiness, well-being.

Did they seriously just say that?

“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

- John Wayne

Weekly Thought:

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

- C.S. Lewis

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“He had a ‘shhhh’ name.  Shane or Shawn or something.”

- Overheard in Bartels

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | March 28, 2012

Word of the Week:

selcouth (SEL-kooth), adjective;1. Strange, uncommon.

Did they seriously just say that?

“Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry.

I mean I’d love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”

- Mariah Carey

Weekly Thought:

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

- Walt Disney

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“Barney died.”

“Oh no!  Wait, the dinosaur or from How I Met Your Mother?”

- Overheard in Dodds

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | March 21, 2012

Word of the Week:

antipode (AN-ti-pohd), noun; 1. A direct or exact opposite.

Did they seriously just say that?

“It’s not true that I had nothing on.  I had the radio on.”

- Marilyn Monroe, when asked about a calendar shoot

Weekly Thought:

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

- Dr. Seuss

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“I’m not a genius, I’m lazy.  There’s a difference.”

- Overheard in a Biology Club meeting

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | February 29, 2012

Word of the Week:

mammonism (MAM-uh-niz-uhm), noun;

1. The greedy pursuit of riches.

Did they seriously just say that?

“I don’t know anything about music.  In my line you don’t have to.” – Elvis Presley

Weekly Thought:

“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.” – Author Unknown

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“In this day and age, someone else’s body fluids are the last thing you want on your clothes.  Unless you love them…”

- Overheard in class

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | February 22, 2012

Word of the Week:

apothegm (AP-uh-them), noun;

1. A short, witty, and instructive saying.

Did they seriously just say that?

“She can also shoot fireworks out of her boobs!”

- Kate Beckinsale, while introducing Katy Perry during the Grammys

Weekly Thought:

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“Aw, you little cougar bait.” – Overheard in class

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | February 8, 2012

Word of the Week:

idoneous (ahy-DOH-nee-uhs), adjective; 1. Appropriate; fit; suitable; apt.

Did they seriously just say that?

“I’m not that good-looking.  I think I’m a pretty weird-looking guy.” – Ryan Gosling

Weekly Thought:

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“I’m hungry.” (First elevator rider)

“Well going to the gym can do that to you. You burn all those calories.” (Second elevator rider)

“No it’s not that. We haven’t even gone to the gym yet today. It’s the idea of going to the gym that makes me hungry.” (First elevator rider)

-(Overheard in the Soundview elevator)

 

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | February 1, 2012

Word of the Week:

slimsy (SLIM-zee), adjective; 1. Flimsy; frail.

Did they seriously just say that?

“I don’t understand what I did wrong except live a life that everyone is jealous of.” – Charlie Sheen

Weekly Thought:

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

“I had a dream last night that I was in a play.  It was Beauty and the Beast.  I was Chip.  What is that supposed to mean?”

- Overheard in Bartels

Diane’s Distractions

by Diane Gauvin | January 25, 2012

Word of the Week:

persnickety (per-SNIK-I-tee), adjective;

1. Over particular; fussy. 2. Snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob. 3. Requiring painstaking care.

 

Did they seriously just say that?

“The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. Bit louder, bit trashier, bit drunker, and more easily bought – allegedly.” – Ricky Gervais

 

Weekly Thought:

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

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