04.13.10 – A Tuesday

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word

dishabille [dis-uhbeel, –bee] n. 1. the state of being dressed in a careless, disheveled, or disorderly style or manner; undress 2. a garment worn in undress 3. a loose morning dress 4. a disorderly or disorganized state of mind or way of thinking

birthday

Catherine de’ Medici (1519), Thomas Jefferson (1743), F. W. Woolworth (1852), Butch Cassidy (1866), Philippe de Rothschild (1902), Samuel Beckett (1906), Howard Keel (1919), Don Adams (1923), Seamus Heaney (1939), Paul Sorvino (1940), Susan Davis (1944), Al Green (1946), Christopher Hitchens (1949), Ron Perlman (1950), Peabo Bryson (1951), Max Weinberg (1951), Caroline Rhea (1964), Rick Schroder (1970), Lou Bega (1975), Jonathan Brandis (1976)

standpoint

Nothing new to gripe about today. Come back tomorrow for some more.

quotation

I think there are only three things America will be known for 2000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball. Gerald Early

tune

Sometimes a band I don’t particularly care for makes a song that I absolutely love. Such is the case with “Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby” by Counting Crows.

gallimaufry

Would these people just do the right thing and buck up all ready? It’s not only embarrassing to you religious types, but to all of us human folks, as well.

→ Wow. Didn’t see this one coming but I’m a big fan. Welcome back, Conan O’Brien.

Finally some people with a little common sense. I love how the tea party idiots are portraying themselves as victims.

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04.13.09 – Monday

Word: acumen [uhkyoo-muhn, ak-yuh-] n. keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters

Birthday: Thomas Jefferson (1743), F.W. Woolworth (1852), James Ensor (1860), Butch Cassidy (1866), Samuel Beckett (1906), Don Adams (1923), Paul Sorvino (1939), Al Green (1946), Christopher Hitchens (1949), Ron Perlman (1950), Peabo Bryson (1951), Max Weinberg (1951), Davis Love III (1964), Caroline Rhea (1964), Rick Schroeder (1970)

Occurence: 1997Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer in history to win The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Too bad Woods couldn’t get it together this year. He finished T-6th with a -8 under par. Angel Cabrera eventually won the four-day tournament after a sudden-death playoff with Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell. All three players were tied after 72 holes at -12 under par.

Standpoint: It’s been over five weeks since I’ve started the daily euneJeune. So far, the response to this blog has exceeded my expectations. It’s averaging about 125 hits per day and has ammased over 4,000 total hits. I’m constantly looking to learn. Not only do I learn a lot from the research I do for each post, but I learn from those of you making comments – both on here and Facebook – who expand on what I’ve written. I appreciate it greatly when you take the time to do this. After actually writing each edition, reading the comments being made each day has been the most fulfilling part of what I’m doing.

That’s why I’m asking everyone who reads today to make a comment. What parts of this blog do you like the best? What parts do you skip over? The overall sentiment so far is that a lot of you like coming here everyday. But I’d like to hear more. While I really dig the current format (and based on your feedback, so do a majority of you), I’m unsure if it will sustain itself long-term, which is obviously my ultimate goal. I’ve some exciting plans for the future of the daily euneJeune. But hearing your ideas will help me further achieve my goal of taking this blog to higher levels.

So, leave a comment today. (Note: Don’t worry about hurting my feelings or offending me. I assure you – I can take it.)

Thanks for reading. I look forward to hearing from you.

Quotation: People will accept your idea much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first. – David H. Comins

Tune: I’m not the biggest Ben Harper fan in the world but “Ground on Down” is probably one of the most kick-ass songs I’ve ever heard.

Link: Sporno: 20 Picture In Which Sports and Porn Collide – With the number of people taking pictures all over the world, I’m guessing situations like what’s happening in these photographs occur more often that we think. (Note: Don’t worry about the title. There are no naked people in any of the pictures.)

Gallimaufry: Normally, I’m not the kind of person who reads something like, “The First Puppy Makes a Big Splash,” and wonders if The Washington Post needed to exert all the time and energy that obviously went into the article. But this time was different. All the puns about dogs didn’t help matters…With the sports world being what it is these days, I’m pretty confident writing the next sentence. Most likely, I’m one of 20 people who care that the Philadelphia Flyers are in the playoffs (thanks to Anthony J. SanFilippo for the link)…Thankfully, I’m no longer on the dating scene. But for those of you men who still are, The Saucy Single Life has published “Don’t Do This on a First Date.” Pretty helpful, I think. My favorites are #22 and #29.

Incoming: Among this week’s topics will be more of your Annoying Sayings/Misused Words suggestions, “5 People I Wish Lived On Another Planet” and much much more.