Monthly Archives: November 2016

NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar

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The 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar is now available:

The 2017 New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar, a comedic take on the traditional pin-up, features 12 of the city’s most scintillating and good-humored yellow cab drivers.

A portion of each calendar sale will go to University Settlement, America’s oldest settlement house (1886), based in New York City and serving over 30,000 immigrant and working individuals and families every year with basic services like quality education, housing, recreation and wellness opportunities, and literacy programs.

Click here to buy it or to see inside!

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Thanks in Advance Revisited

Here are some fun quotations and images from the web using our latest Idiom of the Week:

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The American Thanksgiving

From the New York Times:

Americans all come from somewhere. Their families may have roamed the continent for thousands of years before the Mayflower dropped anchor. They may have been on the ship. They may have come on later ones, freely or in chains. They may have come by truck, train or airplane. They came. And their journeys are reflected in the food they or their descendants eat. The Times asked 15 families from across the country to show us the holiday dishes they make that speak most eloquently about their heritage and traditions. The stories of these home cooks help tell the story of the nation, the story of who we are.

To read more and to view some great videos, click here.

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Idiom of the Week: Thanks in Advance

Meaning: Said to someone before they help you or do something nice for you.

Examples:

Thanks in advance for watching my kids next weekend.

I just want to say thank you in advance to all the people who will be volunteering at our annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

“I’m going to make a big pumpkin pie for you.” “Thanks in advance!”

Pop Quiz:

Your friend is going to lend you her car on Friday. When should you not say “Thanks in advance” to her?

A.  On Thursday.

B.  On Friday.

C.  On Saturday.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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Veterans Day

November 11th is Veterans Day. Take this quiz to test your Veterans Day knowledge and/or to learn more about it. Clear here to go to the quiz or click on the image below:

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Anxious Quotations

Here are some interesting quotations using our latest Awesome Adjective, Anxious:

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

– Edmund Burke

Love is full of anxious fears.

– Ovid

I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.

– Penelope Cruz

There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible.

– Elizabeth I 

I’m totally an anxious mess all the time. There’s a constant dialogue going on in my brain, and it’s just reminding me of all the failures that I have had, and all of the things I need to do, and all of the things I’m not doing good enough.

– Aubrey Plaza

My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’ll say, ‘Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there’s a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.

– Jeff Bridges

 

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