Famous Sayings: #34 — ‘Skeletons in the Closet’

October 30, 2016

I think she may have a few skeletons in the closet.

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Jeremy Bentham, an 18th/19th century philosopher, became an actual “skeleton” in a “closet.” Bentham’s body is kept on public display in University College in London per his requests. Image from Flickr by Matt Brown

Tomorrow is Halloween. Today, I would like to share my research on a phrase that may have a spooky history.

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I Have a Question for My Readers (WAW)

Original Image by Jon S via Flickr

I’m not entirely inspired today, but I would like to ask my 68+ readers/followers a question.

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Famous Sayings: #33 — ‘Caught Red-Handed’

October 23, 2016

You were caught red-handed!

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Image originally uploaded by JD Hancock via Flickr.

Often, most people who have heard the term “caught red-handed” are children (with their hands in the proverbial cookie jar). Although, I have seen it used for adults who might be doing the same thing.

But did you how far back the term goes? I certainly didn’t, until today.

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I Don’t Like It When People Bash Young Adults (WAW)

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Image Credit: Jeff Djevdet at speedpropertybuyers.co.uk/.

Tonight was the night for the Third 2016 Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was going on as I was writing this, but I will go back to watch the whole thing later. But right now, I want to talk about the disrespect young people face. This is a topic I have addressed before (as it pertains to Hillary Clinton twice and Bill Maher), but I want to talk more about it.

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Famous Sayings: #32 — ‘Put Your Money…’

October 16, 2016

Put your money where your mouth is.

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This phrase has bubbled up for me because of a topic I have addressed before: Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem.

For those who don’t know, Kaepernick is the QB of the San Francisco 49ers, an NFL football team. Last week, he was named the starter for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. More about that later.

For now, let’s look into the origin of famous saying in question.

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How Fast Do You Read? I Share My Reading Speed

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A few days ago, I was looking for a resource to determine how fast professionals should read. Going in, I knew that the average college student was said to read at 300 words per minute, but I was told that the average adult reading speed was lower.

During my search, I came across a 2012 article by Brett Nelson on Forbes. I read the article and I was amazed. Look at this snippet:

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Famous Sayings: #31 — ‘Once in a Lifetime’

October 9, 2016

This only happens once in a lifetime.

Many of us have heard this phrase and we basically know what it means. Like the post I did last week, something that happens “once in a lifetime” is rare. However, a once-in-a-lifetime event is even rarer, if we go by the literal meaning.

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Got that, WWE?

Now, as I was looking out the history behind the term, I came across a tidbit of information that needed more digging. I was also reminded of the 1980’s band Talking Heads.

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3 Assignments in One

For my final post corresponding to this Intermediate Customization course, I decided to combine 3 assignments.

The eighth assignment in was fairly simple. All I had to do was change the visibility of a widget on one or more of my pages. I decided to hide my Gravatar profile widget on my “About” pages.

Assignments 9 and 10 were already combined, from what I understand. Assignment 9 required me to make a draft that would be used for the final assignment, but to get ready to make a post by using HTML. And the final thing I would be asked to do is use HTML coding in order to create a chart or table.

Well, here goes …

Week Comp. Att. Comp% Pass Yds. Pass Yds./Att. Pass TD Int.
1 21 30 70.0 256 8.5 1 0
2 24 37 64.8 435 11.7 3 3
3 21 29 72.4 272 9.3 1 0

Yes, I decided to make a football passing stat sheet.

Revisiting My Sidebar

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This is what the course used to be called.

I’m going to try to finish up this course right away and it starts with my making some revisions to my sidebar.

For the seventh assignment in the Intermediate Customization course, I had the choice of creating a custom image widget, adding a graphic element to a text widget, or leaving my sidebar alone (after exploring my options). Since my sidebar doesn’t need a custom image widget, I went with Option 2.

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My Thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s Leaked Audio

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This past week, many of us may have heard about the leaked audio from one of Hillary Clinton’s fundraisers. The fundraiser in question took place on February 16, 2016 and the speech lasted close to 50 minutes.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the leaked audio and shared it on SoundCloud. Now, while the accompanying article from the news outlet focused on Clinton’s Nuclear concerns, many people could not ignore the comments Clinton made about her opponents in the race and specifically, the comments Clinton Bernie Sanders’ supporters.

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