Put a Sock In It Meaning: Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up. Yes. I had to say it quite lovingly today as Excess in everything is bad.
You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover Meaning: Don’t judge someone or something only by the outward appearance. Judging itself is bad. I heard young speakers today and the feedback could not help them – they needed Feedforward and cheerleading.
Rain on Your Parade Meaning: To spoil someone’s fun or plans; ruining a pleasurable moment Yes. My feedforward may have done that to the organisers of the meet up who were pathetic narcissist speakers – giving minimal opportunity to members and aspiring speakers.
Back to Square One Meaning: To go back to the beginning; back to the drawing board. Yes. I am actually happy to go back. Just posted some old painting pics today.
When the Rubber Hits the Road Meaning: When something is about to begin, get serious, or put to the test. I have invested in Udemy, WordPress and Medium. I am quite serious.
Down And Out Meaning: (1) A term used in a boxing. (2) Someone who has become incapacitated. When people keep saying that they are trying to find happiness I guess they are down and out and in need of narcotics which got them there in the first place.
Greased Lightning Meaning: Very fast or quick. changed my mental tracks and I am no longer judging not even remotely trying.
Cry Wolf Meaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying. Pathetic, pathogenic, habitual liars do not change. Not in my experience.
An Arm and a Leg Meaning: Something that is extremely expensive. Getting back friendship is worth an arm and a leg.
Down For The Count Meaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so. And some play Sun Tzu rather well – Appear able when unable, appear unable when able. 🙂
- Playing For Keeps Meaning: Said when things are about to get serious. I do give up at times. but I do give it a very serious try. In one recent case I gave up after 50 serious attempts to help. When people do not wish to help themselves – who am I to help.
- It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be Meaning: Failing to meet expectations; not being as good as people say. Yes that is my not wish.
- When the Rubber Hits the Road Meaning: When something is about to begin, get serious, or put to the test. I am going to junk few Udemy courses I enrolled Free and have not gone to them yet. I wish to revise the ones I finished quickly but would like to re-read/ listen/ watch.
- It’s Not Brain Surgery Meaning: A task that’s easy to accomplish, a thing lacking complexity. I wish I get one today.
- Like Father Like Son Meaning: Resembling one’s parents in terms of appearance or behavior. My receding hairline or the growing Temple from both sides makes me resemble my father. I do wish I had my mother’s blue eyes and my father’s Dark Tan – near black color rather than the pale brown I have 🙂 . I do have their Temper, I do have their killer instincts and I do have the hunger for knowledge and the will to chase building reputation instead of money.
- No Ifs, Ands, or Buts Meaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses. FINISHIATIVE is a term I used for many years now. It has come to stay with me.
- Lickety Split Meaning: To go at a quick pace; no delaying! At my Age, is there another option? Slowdown is not my option. Hope is not part of my strategy.
- Talk the Talk Meaning: Supporting what you say, not just with words, but also through action or evidence. Yes! That is Integrity for me. Do what I say. Fulfill every promise I made, fulfill every commitment before I am dead.
- Not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed Meaning: Someone who isn’t witty or sharp, but rather, they are ignorant, unintelligent, or senseless. I hope I do not have to deal with one today.
- Don’t Look a Gift Horse In The Mouth Meaning: When you receive a gift from someone, do not be ungrateful. I so believe in this. I love gifting more than receiving. Rarely I go for a Quid Pro Quo!.
Lets all be unique together until we realise we are all the same.
If I don’t like something, I’ll stay away from it.
Writing a list of random sentences is harder than I initially thought it would be.
A song can make or ruin a person’s day if they let it get to them.
Is it free?
There’s No I in Team Meaning: To not work alone, but rather, together with others in order to achieve a certain goal. Technology and Virtual Assistants are also our partners – if Human intelligence does not work – Use Techint.
In the Red Meaning: Losing money. Being in debt. But still, people do not leave attitudes and bad behaviour.
A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted Meaning: It’s easy for a fool to lose his/her money. Quite true. Has happened to me.
You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover Meaning: Don’t judge someone or something only by the outward appearance. True. This is why Trusting at first glance or first few meetings, calls is also not prudent to judge character. Bad character takes time to surface/ re-surface.
Beating Around the Bush Meaning: Someone who is beating around the bush is someone who avoids the main point. Deflection, deception, changing topic, avoidance, quietude, break in communications are some of the new methods I have seen being adopted.
Down To The Wire Meaning: A tense situation where the outcome is decided only in the last few seconds. Yes. I faced this yesterday. I knew it was a trap, smelled it at the last minute and accordingly responded.
Son of a Gun Meaning: A person, usually one who is behaving badly. Yes, at times it is good to be the Bully and stop badly behaving people in their tracks rudely, without any semblence of being apologetic or being ashamed.
Fight Fire With Fire Meaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you. Usually, I do not have retaliation or vengeance on my mind, It is a wastage of time, money and efforts.
Knuckle Down Meaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job. I need to do this to my failed weight reduction plan and my Udemy certification plans.
My Cup of Tea Meaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful. What’s that? I still have to figure out.
- Ride Him, Cowboy! Meaning: A cheer people yell, usually at rodeos when cowboys are clinging to the backs of untamed horses. We had this moment today! My wife finally got to Exhibit her years of work in a State Level Art Gallery. Whether she makes a sale or not – her wish is fulfilled. God is great.
Let Her Rip Meaning: Permission to start, or it could mean ‘go faster!’ How lucky some mentorees get! I was chasing them for an award submission and the second extension is for 60 full days ! Some people are so lucky. Reminder Mentors are Bad 🙁
Playing Possum Meaning: Pretending to be dead, or to be deceitful about something. Hmmm… Let’s see how the day unfolds.
Jig Is Up Meaning: For a ruse or trick to be discovered; to be caught. Yes. Had to scold and snub.
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch Meaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of. Yes. Not sure of what this means today! 🙂
Under the Weather Meaning: Not feeling well, in health or mood. Sad day three therapists refused to entertain after giving dates and the fourth was so pricey 1 I decided let my purse not go under the weather 🙂
Lickety Split Meaning: To go at a quick pace; no delaying! Yes. A proposal submitted. hopefully a meeting and finalisation soon.
Eat My Hat Meaning: Having confidence in a specific outcome; being almost sure about something. Yes. Completing total of 58 Udemy courses I am sure about. Not sure, if I will become an instructor.
Don’t Look a Gift Horse In The Mouth Meaning: When you receive a gift from someone, do not be ungrateful. It happens to me all the time. I am a non-choosy Giver.
Long In The Tooth Meaning: Old in age. Mainly used when referring to people or horses. Hmmm. … I acquire another New Label. See am Social not Anti Social. I get a label 🙂 WOW.
Wake Up Call Meaning: An occurance of sorts that brings a problem to somebody’s attention and they realize it needs fixing. Just wondering, how many wake up calls one needs? One per day? For those day dreaming? Multiple times a day:)
Like Father Like Son Meaning: Resembling one’s parents in terms of appearance or behavior. Hmmm…. Appearance is OK. Behavior – may be not! 🙂
In the Red Meaning: Losing money. Being in debt. But the people in Red so get habituated of high living and dependence on others money – they seldom come down from their high horses.
A Chip on Your Shoulder Meaning: Being angry about something that happened in the past. Yes. It happens to me all the time. Difficult to let go of the past.
Mouth-watering Meaning: Delicious; something that looks or tastes appetizing.
Foaming At The Mouth Meaning: To be enraged and show it. Ha Ha ha – I do it without foaming at the mouth – I type!
Cry Wolf Meaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying. Hmmm… many recent cases of false alarms responded – leading to waste of time and going into a spin unnecessarily.
Easy As Pie Meaning: Something that is easy. Nothing is? Is there anything easy at all?
Tough It Out Meaning: To remain resillient even in hard times; enduring. Tough minded optimision, grit, determination and a firm commitment – yes, that’s what it is for me.
- Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees Meaning: Suggests that money is a resource that must be earned and is not one that’s easily acquired. I sometimes wonder how deep the negotiations go into cutting into teacher’s courses. I found it absurd when the negotiator of an educational institute was so unreasonable – he was happy if I said I will teach ProBono 🙂 I said NO!
Give a Man a Fish Meaning: It’s better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them. I TOTALLY agree after this year’s lessons I learnt. Doing things for free, offering free advice has no Value. People like PRICE these days and are mostly unwilling to pay or negotiate hard for a ProBono bargain. The attitudes are so horrific.
What Am I, Chopped Liver? Meaning: A rhetorical question used by a person who feels they are being given less consideration than someone else. Playing Victim, playing damsel in distress like ( even guys do this 🙂 ) is characteristic of some Millennials I have dealt with in the recent past.
On the Same Page Meaning: Thinking alike or understanding something in a similar way with others. Rare to find agreements and I like to push forward with even a few agreements.
Poke Fun At Meaning: Making fun of something or someone; ridicule. Is this second nature in marathi families ? We love to poke fun, pun, pull legs so much that when we do this to others who come close – it demagnetises and repulses them.
Off One’s Base Meaning: A person that is crazy or behaving in idiotic ways. Body language, facial gestures, awkward neck and eye movements all depict disinterest – why don’t people be cogent enough to say it on the face.
When the Rubber Hits the Road Meaning: When something is about to begin, get serious, or put to the test. The real tests hopefully start for a new Revenue making stint next month onwards.
Yada Yada Meaning: A way to notify a person that what they’re saying is predictable or boring. Wonderful expression. I like it. 🙂
Keep Your Shirt On Meaning: Keeping calm. Usually said by someone who is trying to avoid making others upset. What I have come across this year mostly are those who offer their shirts when they are REALLY naked.
Down For The Count Meaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so. Hmmm… That’s not me ! Never. 🙂
- Roll With the Punches Meaning: To tolerate or endure through the unexpected mishappenings you may encounter from time to time. Yes. As an ex Boxer I am ready to face them.
- Back To the Drawing Board Meaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt. Starting to publish the Poetry ebook from my blog tomorrow is the deadline. How I hate deadlines.
- Jack of All Trades Master of None Meaning: Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them. Yes I am one. No problem with that.
- Rain on Your Parade Meaning: To spoil someone’s fun or plans; ruining a pleasurable moment. Happened this morning and suggested solutions to overcome the issues and mitigate risks.
- Hear, Hear Meaning: A shout of agreement, or to draw attention to a speaker. Yet to happen.
- I Smell a Rat Meaning: A feeling that something is not quite right, or awry. That sinking feeling… Why does it always occur on my bad biorhythm days?
I’m a gardener Mentor. I try and die the seeds to make Dreams grow into ambitions, translating into Vision, mission, goals, objectives, action plans, biz, marketing plans etal.
In my efforts, sometimes I come across very distressed mentees. I have to work on making the soil good as they have rocky soil of past bad experiences, thorny soil which does not allow seeds to germinate, or find soil. I spend 5, 13, 26, 52 weeks depending upon the STATE, and SITUATION.
I Sometimes come across Sand, silt or clay land or simply rocky land. Rarely I find delta land ( usualy in C Suite execs) which is fertile . Each gets a different mentor treatment.
It works. There are failures too. As the mentorees stop responding and throw seeds on footpath – it is eaten by birds and pigeons.
In one case, after sowing 150 revenue ideas and rigorously, tilling the land I found failure. I decided to move on. As the farmer/ mentoree just did not understand and allowed my gardening efforts fail.
Sad but true! It happens.
Gardener then moves on too…
Hard Pill to Swallow Meaning: Something that’s difficult to accept. Yes. I found Lies, white lies from close ones most unacceptable this morning.
Quality Time Meaning: Spending time with another to strengthen the relationship. Alas! If this was to have happened a few days ago.
Happy as a Clam Meaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted. Yes. One would like to be as happy as a Clam.
A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted Meaning: It’s easy for a fool to lose his/her money. This is so true. I learn lessons every day.
Head Over Heels Meaning: Falling deeply in love with another person. This happened 38 years ago and keeps happening daily 🙂 I
Put a Sock In It Meaning: Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up. No. Won’t do that. I believe in giving people a voice – however, scared they may be :). Yes. I specialise in terrorising at times.
- Birds of a Feather Flock Together Meaning: People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values. This is really true. I see so many phonies, so many ponzi operators, so many liars coming together, living together, defending each other all the time.
A Dime a Dozen Meaning: Something that is extremely common. Hmmm… Even the near genius can be so Random at times.
Poke Fun At Meaning: Making fun of something or someone; ridicule. This is second nature, I do this all the time. Call me Skeptic, Sceptical, critical, hypercritial or simply hypercurious.
Right Off the Bat Meaning: Immediately, done in a hurry; without delay. I love this phrase.
- Is it free?
- How was the math test?
- Should we start class now, or should we wait for everyone to get here?
- Sometimes, all you need to do is completely make an ass of yourself and laugh it off to realise that life isn’t so bad after all.
- If the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy had babies would they take your teeth and leave chocolate for you?
- He turned in the research paper on Friday; otherwise, he would have not passed the class.
Please wait outside of the house.
If you like tuna and tomato sauce- try combining the two. It’s really not as bad as it sounds.
The shooter says goodbye to his love.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
I want more detailed informatio
Cup Of Joe Meaning: A cup of joe is an American nickname for a cup of coffee. The best of Bengaluru is in morning walks and wonderful Morning Cuppa of sugarless filtered Kaapi ! WOW!
Dropping Like Flies Meaning: To fall down ill or to die in large numbers. NOPE. Shouldn’t happen.
Break The Ice Meaning: Breaking down a social stiffness. Hmmm… Some progress.
I Smell a Rat Meaning: A feeling that something is not quite right, or awry. I know. This is a feeling all the time in some relationships, some situations. Must be careful.
Back to Square One Meaning: To go back to the beginning; back to the drawing board. I am planning for a long time to begin drawing and painting. May be today is a good day to restart.
Mountain Out of a Molehill Meaning: One who escalates small things and turns them into big problems. Let’s wait and see how the day progresses.
Beating a Dead Horse Meaning: To bring up an issue that has already been resolved. Some issues with closure problems always recur as honesty, integrity, Authenticity and lack of it makes them resurface again and again.
Elephant in the Room Meaning: Ignoring a large, obvious problem or failing to address an issue that stands out in a major way. This is one problem I notice with most mentees. I read today that Disruption is Dead and HyperScalability is the IN thing. The Revenue Generation and the process required to do this and have the right Business Hacker mentors is an issue most startups face these days.
Right Off the Bat Meaning: Immediately, done in a hurry; without delay. I am superfast as my mind talks to my fingers and they translate my thoughts thru the keyboard .
Happy as a Clam Meaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted. At one level YES. very happy. On another I still believe that Things have a tendency to average out by day end.
These phrases sometimes set the tone for my day and invoke creative juices, new ideas, thoughts and sometimes prose, sometimes verses flow 🙂
Wow, does that work?
The memory we used to share is no longer coherent.
She did not cheat on the test, for it was not the right thing to do.
Rock music approaches at high velocity.
This is a Japanese doll. And I am thinking of the dolls whom I disappointed by declining them my Talk time.
If you like tuna and tomato sauce- try combining the two. It’s really not as bad as it sounds. Try eating Rosogulla or a Gulab Jamun with a Chutney Sauce. What a taste combi it is = seriously !
I want to buy a onesie… but know it won’t suit me.
Writing a list of random sentences is harder than I initially thought it would be. LOL !
Mary plays the piano. THAT was easy ? No? WelL PLAYING piano is not easy, not for Mary any way.
Outcome of a bad start from a bad previous night and the hangover effect which does not come down even after Worcestershire sauce !
We have a lot of rain in June. This year is below average
This is a Japanese doll. Hmmm….
Last Friday in three week’s time I saw a spotted striped blue worm shake hands with a legless lizard. Interesting conversation.
Tough It Out Meaning: To remain resillient even in hard times; enduring. This is so true. I have to work on the paper for 10 days now and I must finish it today.
Love Birds Meaning: A pair of people who have a shared love for each other. Hmmmm….. Wonder what this means today
Let Her Rip Meaning: Permission to start, or it could mean ‘go faster!’ . Moving in a Mentor program from C A LM – Concentreted, Accelerated, Learning Method towards C A A P – Concentrated Accelerated Action Plan now. Hope is not part of strategy Doing it, IS.
Greased Lightning Meaning: Very fast or quick. That I am, especially when it comes to loud thinking via a Keyboard on a TV Type typewriter 🙂
Jig Is Up Meaning: For a ruse or trick to be discovered; to be caught. It came true. I told off someone who was acting like a Narcissist P@#g on social media as if all the world’s bragging rights are with them and they can afford to be rude with others. Sad but End of Story.
Close But No CigarMeaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end. Will make sure, this does not happen today.
No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses. Yess. FINISHIATIVE.
Burst Your BubbleMeaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment. NO. Don’t want to do that.
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They HatchMeaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of. Sane advice. So many plans put in motion, so many processes and work in progress that my elder cousin warned me not to take too much on my plate. Sane advice. I am still far away from my 9 kilo weight reduction goal for this month.
Cry WolfMeaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying. Yes. It happens again and again and again with me and I always fall prey. God give me a Midas touch – Nay! Give a truly healing touch I PRAY to you.
Knuckle DownMeaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job. All the time. Never changed on this. Keep at it. That’s my philosophy and that’s what I preach and practice.
I use this small hack I call as Tantra whenever I have a Bad BAd or Sad SAD day.
Someone once gifted me a Bible, and I have a childhood ShrimadbhagwatGita.
I open a page to read a Verse or a Shloka.
Yesterday, was one such day. I went to my daily morning walks and stopped for taking some change at the Tea Shop. The devout guy was lighting Agarbatti/ Incense to Lord Ganpati, Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi. I said, Good Omen ( Yes, even a Skeptic on a bad bad sad sad day can become believer ! ).
I read the following
2 Kings 2:18Passage: When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”
And from Gita came
dhyaayato vishayaanh pumsah sangasteshhupajaayate |
sangaath samjaayate kaamah kaamaath krodho abhijaayate ||
A Shloka – my father taught me at the Age 7.
When a person dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them is generated.
This inclination develops into desire and desire gives rise to anger.
I got my messages – Strong and Clear. By evening I had put them to use and had Peace of mind and a good night’s sleep. Everything became alright.
Wanna try – Please do. It works for me every time.
I like these randomly generated sentences. See what I fond today. They are great creativity exercise. Words in Bold are my thoughts. 🙂
The shooter says goodbye to his love.Well, Almost. The key word missing was trigger and I found the right trigger to do the Right things and took back my Good bye:)
She works two jobs to make ends meet; at least, that was her reason for not having time to join us.
The between the lines word reader, Mean Meaning Making mind of mine found something. Guess what? Ignore, Neglect to Kill ! 🙂 Happened to you any time? Well, it does happen to me all the time . 🙂
What was the person thinking when they discovered cow’s milk was fine for human consumption… and why did they do it in the first place!?
I found this sentence very interesting. Did you? Provokes thoughts, No? I am called a Provocative Coach, who challenges coachees, mentees all the time with such and other questions 🙂 🙂
To end, I know many in India consider it a Bad Omen if a Cat – especially a black cat crosses the road. This morning coming back from my walk, I noticed a Golden yellow colored cute cat, waiting to cross the road, I stopped in my tracks, the Skeptic in me said, “Move on, you are a skeptic, don’t have these thoughts, there is no such thing as BAD OMEN! ”
AND,…. What happened was hilarious…..
…………………… The Cute Golden Yellow color Cat
Simply nodded at me – as if saying – you cross first – I don’t believe in Bad Omens either 🙂
I crossed the road and saw the cat also coolly crossing the road. 🙂
Just wondering how well or badly the day pans out 🙂
Jack of All Trades Master of NoneMeaning: Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them.
Par For the CourseMeaning: What you would expect to happen; something normal or common.
Ring Any Bells?Meaning: Recalling a memory; causing a person to remember something or someone.
Mouth-wateringMeaning: Delicious; something that looks or tastes appetizing.
Swinging For the FencesMeaning: Giving something your all.
Down For The CountMeaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so
See the eating of the teacher,
I think he’s angry at the imaginary creature.
He finds it hard to see the tissue,
Overshadowed by the heavy gnu.
Who is that flying near the rat?
I think she’d like to eat the doormat.
She is but an intelligent woman,
Admired as she sits upon a noblewoman.
Her gentle car is just a turtle,
It needs no gas, it runs on pirtle.
She’s not alone she brings a sheep,
a pet pig, and lots of weep.
The pig likes to chase a monkey,
Especially one that’s in the flunky.
The teacher shudders at the fancy pig
He want to leave but she wants the rig.
Whose rock is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite happy though.
Full of joy like a vivid rainbow,
I watch him laugh. I cry hello.
He gives his rock a shake,
And laughs until her belly aches.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.
The rock is bright, funny and deep,
But he has promises to keep,
After cake and lots of sleep.
Sweet dreams come to him cheap.
He rises from his gentle bed,
With thoughts of kittens in his head,
He eats his jam with lots of bread.
Ready for the day ahead.
With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.
Teelo Teelo was thinking about Heart Break again. Heart was a cold-blooded juggler with pursed lips and Teelo Teelo had self cause hurt to his fingers.
Teelo walked over to the window and reflected on his Odorless surroundings. He had always loved The Dark Skies with its filthy, fried Universe, Full of Stars, Self Illuminated and those shining with reflected Glory. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel concerned.
Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the a cold-blooded figure of Heart Break.
Teelo gulped. He glanced at his own reflection. She was a snotty, scheming, beer drinker with skinny body and slimy, sweaty palms. His friends saw her as a testy, tough teacher. Once, she had even rescued an ashamed old man from a road accident.
But not even a snotty person who had once rescued an ashamed old man from a road adccident, was prepared for what Heart had in store today.
The clouds danced like gyrating pigeons, making Teelo sparkly. Teelo grabbed a crumpled guillotine that had been strewn nearby; he massaged it with his fingers.
As Teelo stepped outside and Heart came closer, he could see the vague glint in her eye.
Heart glared with all the wrath of 4432 clumsy squidgy snakes. She said, in hushed tones, “I hate you but I want xoxo.”
Teelo looked back, even more sparkly and still fingering the crumpled guillotine. “Heart, I bid you adiós, adieu, addio, adeus. … aloha. … arrivederci. … ciao. … auf Wiedersehen. … au revoir. … bon voyage. … sayonara,” he replied.
They looked at each other with calm feelings, like two flabby, flipping frogs thinking at a very arrogant disco, which had trance music playing in the background and two spiteful uncles chatting to the beat.
Teelo studied Heart’s sticky lips and hurt fingers. Eventually, he took a deep breath. “I’m sorry,” began Teelo in apologetic tones, “but I don’t feel the same way, and I never will. I just don’t hate you Heart.”
Heart looked lonely, her emotions raw like a kooky, kaleidoscopic knife.
Teelo could actually hear Heart’s emotions shatter into 4863 pieces. Then the cold-blooded juggler hurried away into the distance.
Not even a drink of beer would calm Teelo’s nerves tonight.
And during the hard negotiation, due to my straight talk my friend became afraid and thought I would burst like a cracker or a bomb now 🙂 🙂 That changed the morning mood somewhat.
Off One’s BaseMeaning: A person that is crazy or behaving in idiotic ways And I could take it no more. 🙂
Fight Fire With FireMeaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you. This was the best course of action left:)
High And DryMeaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover. The feeling or the aftermath.
Man of Few WordsMeaning: A person who does not speak a great deal; someone who talks with as few words as possible. I choose not to use all fingers for typing on a key board and purse my lips to achieve this. 🙂
When your only tool is a hammer, all problems start looking like nails.
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
The last thing I want to do is insult you. But it IS on the list.
The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
The problem with trouble shooting is that trouble shoots back.
If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
It is fruitless to become lachrymose over precipitately departed lacteal fluids.
Don’t cry over spilled milk
The stylus is more potent than the dirk.
The pen is more powerful than the sword.
All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.
Those who bask in reflected glory with no self illuminations masquerade as celebrities
All that glitters isn’t gold.
Male cadavers are incapable of yielding testimony.
Dead men don’t talk.
Individuals who make their abode in vitreous edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting projectiles. I like this the most 🙂
People who live in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones.
Missiles of ligneous or petrous consistency have the potential of fracturing my osseous structure, but appellations will remain sempiternally innocuous.
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
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The river stole the gods. Hmmm…. I think there is truth there. .. Will wait till day end.
Don’t step on the broken glass. – True, especially when you have shown someone the mirror undiplomatically, unapologetically and unconventionally and it has been broken using your HEAD 🙂
Quick and Dirty Meaning: Things that are fixed with great speed, but as a result, it’s probably not going to work very well. No, it wasn’t dirty but it was a bad prank I played for a couple of days having failed last time, I think it has gone awry again and I may be on the brink of losing a good friend. That will be very sad.
No-Brainer Meaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish. I thought it displays my state of mind today with No brains 🙂 but fortunately it means something else.
Know the Ropes Meaning: Having a familiarity or understanding of how something works. Yes. I have said sorry profusely. I am hoping it will work.
What Goes Up Must Come Down Meaning: Things that go up must eventually return to the earth due to gravity. I am positive.
Don’t Look a Gift Horse In The Mouth Meaning: When you receive a gift from someone, do not be ungrateful. Will have to wait and see how the day unfolds hereafter.
A Poem by jay
Whose Husky Ms. Voice Tonality is that?
I think I know.
Its owner is quite sad though.
It really is a tale of woe,
I watch her frown. I cry hello.
She gives her Nasal Tonality a shake,
And sobs until the tears make.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.
The Voice Tonality is petite and young.
dusky demure and deep,
But she has friends to keep,
Until then she shall not sleep.
She lies in bed with wounds that weep.
She rises from her sulking bed,
With thoughts of chaotic madness in her head,
She idolises being a Rising Star.
Facing the day with never-ending yet, Far.
With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.
See the trotting of the River,
I think he’s angry at the mclvor.
He finds it hard to see the lake,
Overshadowed by the funny strip steak.
Who is that crawling near the pond?
I think she’d like to eat the beyond.
She is but a secret Sea,
Admired as she sits on an esprit.
Her happy car is just a flamingo,
It needs no gas, it runs on Domingo.
She’s not alone she brings a pond,
a pet shark, and lots of gond.
The shark likes to chase a fish,
Especially one that’s in the quish.
The River shudders at the bright crocodile
He wants to leave but she wants the restyle.
I Did It!
On 13th May I began writing this blog again – regularly.
This month I resolved to learn again and I enrolled for 10 UDEMY online courses. It is a wonderful feeling of FINISHIATIVE when I completed the new learning, new knowledge I gained. I know at 65 years of age, it does not qualify me for another job role in any corporate but the feeling of Self Fulfillment स्वान्तः सुखाय (the way Goswami Tulsidas wrote Ramayana – For स्वान्तः सुखाय not for others but it became the Holy book for Hindus), it is that feeling.
Life is so predictable
And it is vicious
Where is privacy
When my brain is
visible in their computers.
Capitalists and profiteers
And their slavish professors
And the cash burning advertisers
Work overtime these days
To get the To the top slice
of the brain of the Customer
Who was once the King !
How’s That? (See, I was a leftist eccentric once) 🙂
It’s Not Brain Surgery Meaning: A task that’s easy to accomplish, a thing lacking complexity.
Quick and Dirty Meaning: Things that are fixed with great speed, but as a result, it’s probably not going to work very well.
Off One’s Base Meaning: A person that is crazy or behaving in idiotic
Daydreamer. Writer. Translator. Editor. Violinist. Bookworm. Anime fan. Beatle-maniac. Japanese & French learner. Murakami admirer. Turkish girl in Ottawa.
The Anguish of an Oyster
My soul reaches for you
while my idle hands
dangle at my sides.
Whenever I sip the black of the night,
I drink to you.
So many suns have passed over us;
now I’m neither young nor old.
Yet, I still carry your knot
on my throat
and your fire in my heart.
What if the decayed internal ate the solution?
The regal game watches into the subdued professor.
When you release your emotions onto a blank page and then admire from afar, you get a sense of perspective. You are able to reflect back on circumstances and situations that led to what inspired you.
I know that for me, I started writing poetry that reflected the dismal and dreary mood I stayed stuck in this negative whirlwind. I wrote such painful emotions in several journals. Here’s an example of some of the earlier poems I wrote:
Gloom becomes my companion
Days filled with feeling darkness
Depression is my veil
Creeping up inside are my moments
Where shadows overcome and prevail
Days occurring more often
They have become the tests that have left me with visible scars
My wounds run deep
It is too painful to handle
I welcome sleep
Just some random thoughts that crossed my mind, some with reason, some without reason. I like Dr. Edward De Bono and his Lateral Thinking techniques. I especially like the Random Object technique of attribute listing.
Here I use these one-liners as Random Input sentences and relate them to a Problem with a Problem-solving objective in mind. Worth a try.
It did help me.
She did not cheat on the test, for it was not the right thing to do.
Wednesday is hump day, but has anyone asked the camel if he’s happy about it?
I really want to go to work, but I am too sick to drive.
I would have gotten the promotion, but my attendance wasn’t good enough.
Yeah, I think it’s a good environment for learning English.
What was the person thinking when they discovered cow’s milk was fine for human consumption… and why did they do it in the first place!?
If the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy had babies would they take your teeth and leave chocolate for you?
I often see the time 11:11 or 12:34 on clocks.
A young, glorious girl hides
behind the goldfish
Some of these random phrases tell us the course of actions or how the day will unfold.
Take today’s example
Dropping Like Flies
To fall down ill or
to die in large numbers.
Fortunately, No one died, but because of the biorhythm changes, someone fell sick suddenly. All well no.
Happy as a Clam
Talk the Talk
Supporting what you say,
not just with words,
but also through action or evidence.
I am doing an online UDEMY course refresher on NLP by Kain Ramsay. It came so cheap! Rs. 640 for nearly 120 videos and articles. And the trainer Kain is so wonderful. He taught something today and I put it in practice. It was about how NLP practitioners abuse, misuse and manipulate sometimes. I followed the herd and tried. It came true in actions and evidence.
Amazing Phrases – randomly chosen in the morning.
Sometimes these random phrases in the morning give me an indication of how the day will progress. I am a believer in “Things Average out” concept and they generally do. Some days are like a Dog’s day when nothing goes wrong and some when nothing does.
Fight Fire With FireMeaning:To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you.
Poke Fun AtMeaning:Making fun of something or someone; ridicule.
Keep Your Eyes PeeledMeaning:To be watchful; paying careful attention to something.
Hands DownMeaning:Anything that’s easy or has no difficulty; something that is a certainty
Frankly, in 15 years of blogging and in my third attempt at WordPress from last year I never watched the Views, Likes, Comments numbers. Last month on 13th May something triggered and I began writing regularly. What it is doing is astonishing to me and I owe my gratitude to the Viewers, my friendly commentators and Readers, Followers and those I am following for this. Keeps me Inspired.
Reached 10000 total views , 3014 likes and 208 comments. Incredible. My Grateful thanks. Thank you for keeping me motivated and inspired by what I read in your blogs and generate new ideas for mine.
Dark chocolate – A Haiku
A nervous, tissue frightens
snoopervision of a husband
uto Praise for Tissue – A Haiku
What do you think of Tissue – A Haiku?
- Has it happened to you? Someone borrowed a rare book, an Autographed book in your prized possession which you loved reading several times when you had time and one day someone came and borrowed it – never to return. She borrowed the book from me few months ago which I bought on eBay and the seller had to find with deep search and told me that what I shall get is an outdated version, the pages are discolored and there will be a stamp of the authenticity that a library had discarded this book and it is out of print and there does not seem to be a possibility of it being reprinted. I had loved this while doing my Management course and it was a great tool for me when I taught MBA students for 15 years. Then one day someone came over. I felt she should read it. I said, please read and return and hasn’t yet returned it and the sad thing is I know she has not even read it once. What feelings it generates in you?
Last Friday in three week’s time I saw a spotted striped blue worm shake hands with a legless lizard. It has begun to rain in Bangalore and the impact of the Cyclone in Mangalore coastal area has made the climate cool. Sometimes, on my long walks I sit in the public garden chair and get to see nature again. Now the sentence above when you read it brings up some emotions and then the rational mind thinks = Oh! but a lizard has only 2 legs and how can it possibly shake hands? True. I made it up but isn’t it a thought to be mentally/ with your heart be able to shake that imaginary hand or see a blind person see you? Does make me love nature, does bring out creativity and inspiration for humanity with the Right side of the brain which I call as my Heart – My true North Star. How about you?
My Mum tried to be cool by saying that she likes all the same things that I do. She was a teacher and in later life devoted herself to social work and took Deeksha in RamKrishna Mission to be a Monk. Worked till end of her life with tribal girls of North East who were sent to the school and hostel she was incharge of by parents who felt the girl child’s life in danger due to militancy. It took me some time for me to understand the significance of her words. She asked me to learn skills. She said skills never go away. I learned to type, playing a flute, drawing, painting, stitching, repairing, reading, writing, speaking as a Speaker, Teaching and realised the significance of her words – ALL THE SAME THINGS I DO. The good skills I learn the Habits I form. Profound. Makes me nostalgic.
I loved to watch Stars in a Dark Night as a kid.
I still do,
not that frequently.
Now Home, TV, LAPTOP
screen bind me.
I always thought
The Sky is
An Empty Wall.
One day I shall
find my space there
I shall write my name
on that wall.
Then I shall be known
As a Self-luminous Star
And a Christian friend
Gave a Bible as Gift.
I read the page
How you have
fallen from heaven,
son of the dawn!
You have been cast down
to the earth,
you who once
laid low the nations!
It gave birth to my first
Poetry at 15 whose Punchline was
A teaching from my First Mentor
Realise Mastery in Servitude.
I pay my gratitude to Nirant for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I appreciate the trust that you have on me. He is indeed a unique writer. Thanks a ton. Buddies, it is time you take a glance at his blogs. You will not get back unsatisfied! PS: I take on awards, not for […]
As I said to you
you said goodbye;
I bit my tongue.
watched you walk away,
among the crowd.
the streetlights shone
on your back a while,
made me want to run
after you, and catch you.
if only my courage
didn’t die with a flicker.
you slowly disappeared
behind my tears.
but did you know
only in your smile?
that’s why I dissolved
in a street, full of people;
when you said goodbye.