You dog probably had most of the personality characteristics in the first box.
Match the adjectives in the second box with the characteristics that your neighbor’s dog probably has, which should be the opposite of the first column. You might want to consider that you have many of the same characteristics as your dog, and that your neighbor might have many of same characteristics as his or her dog.
Donald Trump differs in many ways from any other president in the history of the United States, and the fact that he is the only president in history to live in the White House without a pet seems like a minor difference. However, he might be changing. And who would have thought that Donald Trump could do a complete ?
I have written kind of a timeline that I hope will reveal Trump’s stunning . It was stunning to dog lovers,...
If you don’t choose to go when you take a trip, choosing your travelling companion is extremely important. Your companion could be your lover, your , a friend, a , or even a . Things can easily go during a trip: luggage, lost documents or credit cards, cancelled reservations, flights, unexpected weather conditions, health , and so on. It is good to have a positive person with you when the unexpected happens, someone who will help you the unanticipated into an adventure....
It’s spring in Brazil and time to renovate our gardens. For me, this was when I admired an orchid in the garden of Mauricio Mariani, retired engineer, and nowadays a who gives a few lucky people cooking classes. Those of us who have cooking classes with Mauricio call him our mestre.
I was when he told me that he bought this particular orchid through the Mercado Livre Brasil, which is the Latin American eBay. As a matter of fact,...
From Phrasal Verbing Your Friends III
Bring to mind all your friends (again) but this time think of how they might perceive you as a friend:
Practice the phrasal verbs from Phrasal Verbing Your Friends III, using total honesty:
1. Have you ever offered to a job or task for a friend in need?
2. Do you think that it is possible that you might occasionally your friends your amusing stories?
3. Do you appreciate it when a friend of yours when you are letting off
steam about a family problem?...
Your circle of friends and contain wonderful, inspiring and fun people that make of all or most of the above personality types. At least they are that way when we see them alone, or in very small groups. But have you ever noticed how perfectly people act differently when in larger groups that are of people they don’t know? Let’s to have a and have put the 9 personality types mentioned above together and see what might happen....
From phrasal verbing your friends I
These are the phrasal verbs that you used in the text:
Bring to mind all your friends:
Keeping them in mind, practice the phrasal verbs;
1. Do you have one friend that you particularly admire? Which phrasal verb from the list above would you use to say that you think highly of this person?
2. Which one of your friends is especially gifted at putting you into a good mood when you are feeling sad or bored?...
Almost all of us get irritated and a little put with our friends occasionally.
It is not uncommon to meet with a group of friends and find that the did not live to our expectations.
Expectations, by the way, account a large part of the unhappiness that the human race suffers.
Friends have different statuses. These statuses are , but studies show that most human beings are connected in one way or another about 150 people....
New Mexico has many unusual things, and Carlsbad Cavern is certainly one of the most interesting. Somewhere between 250 – 280 million years ago, an used to cover the area where the caverns are today, and what we visit now are over 119 caves in . They were formed when limestone, leaving all these fascinating caves and reefs and formations of just about every size and shape.
Twelve to fourteen thousand years ago, already lived in the area,...
This last phase begins at 100 years of age and lasts death. But that’s for my and me. For younger readers, these divisions will probably change; some scientists believe that we are adding 6 months to our lives every year! Just in case that will be true in your case, start making plans and saving a lot of money for your life .
By the time we become , we should have learned to control our life attitudes well....
Nowadays, if we are lucky, we reach the Elderly phase at 80, and this phase is merely preparation for actually becoming old. Seriously old only begins 20 years later! Senior Citizen in their 80s can also have a lot of potential, and we would be fools not them. Most of us will have sophisticated by this time, and that we can to different ambiances through our smart phones. We won’t be old, forgotten people feeling isolated....
Along with your 66th birthday, you officially turn Middle Aged. That is retirement age in the United States, although they are gradually it to 67. This is the phase when we really begin to notice the aging process, and have to invest in ourselves in order not to let aging . It is during this phase that many people are by desires or decisions to invest in plastic surgery, hair implants, hair color changes, a red convertible,...
This is the stage from 40 through 65, and according to , and our last stage before entering middle-age. In Middle Adulthood, we are still considered young by today’s standards! However, it is the time when we begin to notice the aging process because there are more physical changes than in Early Adulthood. One of those changes is the of . People during this stage also lose some flexibility, and women most often go menopause....
Early adulthood begins at 24 nowadays because people are continuing their educations for a longer time and putting marriage and . Besides that, most people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until age 25! We did develop a bit in terms of height and weight during early adulthood, but there were no dramatic changes such as we felt in the first year of our lives. Early adulthood officially lasts until 40 years of age,...
Adolescence (the first of 3 parts of Youth/Young People):
Most modern scientists think adolescence until age 24. Whatever, these were the years when we were “adults in training.” Most of us became sexually active during this period. But even if we weren’t adolescents any more, the adjustment to a sex life came with a lot of adolescent symptoms like and . It wasn’t only about our bodies and about performance; it was about deciding what was appropriate and what was inappropriate....
Puberty was the stage when we, as children, became sexually mature. It happened that very few of us were actually interested in sex that time, and for most of us it was the big that followed our childhoods. Generally speaking, puberty occurs in girls between the ages of 10 – 14, and in boys a good deal later, usually between the ages of 12 – 16. After puberty , we were never to be the same again....
By age 4, we were considered children and had certain responsibilities. Our parents expected us never to forget get to a in time, to stairs , to hold a or firmly and , not to cry when we wanted something, and to express ourselves in simple sentences. We were expected to learn to deal with occasional , which was a difficult concept to get used after 3 years of mostly .
By age 5,...
Then we became toddlers and that stage lasted from 1 to 3 years. That’s when we learned to walk, called to toddle at this age which means to walk like a young child, aka, a toddler. We were probably at this age, which was a bit , but is fortunately something we can’t remember. Most of us learned to some time from our moms during this time, and even began to enjoy a little time. We entered the Terrible Twos,...
Most of us already realize how complicated it is to be human, but not all of us know about the new age . Many who thought they were middle-aged just found out that they’re not, and people like me, who thought they were technically , were all delighted to discover that they are middle-aged.
WHO’s NEW AGE CRITERION:
UNDERAGE: 0 – 17 years old
YOUTH/ YOUNG PEOPLE:18 – 65
MIDDLE-AGED: 66 – 79
ELDERY/ SENIOR: 80 –...
Cars, trucks, and anything related to a cow have horns. Horns on living beings are forever-acquisitions, and are extensions of the . Animal horns have a covering of and other proteins that surround a living . Vehicle horns are not natural and I don’t know or care what they are made of.
African Kudus sometimes like to have stylized horns
Many beetles have horns
Big-horned sheep their name
Giraffes often have horns
Some celebrities you might know that died accidently from opioid overdoses:
In Chronological Order:
1. Hank Williams, died in 1953 at age 29
2. Jimi Hendrix, died in 1970 at age 27
3. Elvis Presley, died in 1977 at age 42
4. John Belushi, died in 1982 at age 33
5. River Phoenix, died in 1993 at age 23
6. Chris Farley, died in 1997 at age 33
7. Anna Nicole Smith, died in 2007 at age 39
MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE
Fill in the blanks with transition words to begin each paragraph:
NOTE: Transition words are words that are often used to begin paragraphs and link your writing to the previous paragraph. Generally, they show a relationship by illustrating contrast, consequences, emphasis or sequence. The ones that fit this text will be:
admittedly/as a rule/consequently/conversely/granted/in conclusion/in fact/moreover/specifically/unquestionably
, the word opioid is in American news. As a matter of fact, the federal government has declared a war against opioids,...
In order to keep you from asking any of the foolish questions that I asked, you should know that there are Asian lions, slightly different from the African lions, the same as there are Asian elephants and African elephants. That’s all you need to know. The African lion as we know it probably originated about 100,000 years ago. African lionesses usually weigh between 120 to 180 kilos, and males between 150 to 250 kilos. The lion ever recorded weighed in at 374,667 kilos!...
Finding a rhinoceros or a or rhinoceroses in the is like going back to the while being allowed to carry a cell phone and having a full stomach. They are direct descendants of the giant creatures that roamed our planet 30 million years ago. But from what I know, the inhabitants of our planet during that period were always a little hungry. People on safaris such as ours are never hungry. Besides the three mentioned breakfasts,...
Going out into the those Land Rover Defenders was much more exciting than I had ever imagined. Personally, I had too much . The rooms in the had choices of insect repellant, sun block, sun hats, , wonderfully soft and friendly that made us feel like , , notebooks to record the of our and , as well as the usual variety of hotel conveniences. And best of all, the hotel was very green. They planted their own vegetables,...
We got lucky and saw a leopard on our second evening. Guests at Singita Lebombo are taken out to find animals twice a day, first at about 5:30 a.m. after a quick breakfast, and then again at about 3:30 p.m. after an afternoon snack. That is because many of the animals are more active at nighttime. When a guide in another Land Rover finds a hard-to-spot animal such as a leopard, he or she radios the other vehicles that are out and they all and getting close to the site. ...
If you’re like me, you have had a dream about visiting someplace in Africa since you were about 2 years old and your mother showed you with wise elephants and lions and gorillas. Actually, if you belong to my generation, the books your mom read to you probably included tigers. It was shocking to me to learn that there are no tigers in Africa, and those children’s books of the forties and fifties were to us....
In order to choose a moustache style, you have to decide what you want to either or on your face. And of course it that you need to know what kind of facial hair you ancestors upon you before you attempt to grow a moustache. If you don’t have much facial hair, you could have a moustache transplant. In the Middle East, many men are a procedure called follicular unit extraction in order to achieve an impressive facial hair look....
Can you imagine either of the men above without moustache?
If we want to understand this relatively new word manscaping, men’s *beards are not the only things we need to know about. Manscaping, a word in use since 2003, means the or removal of body hair for the purpose of a man’s appearance. The word is a mixture of the words man with . And it is what a lot of guys are practicing nowadays,...
“One can state, without exaggeration, that the observation of, and the search for similarities and differences are the basis of all human knowledge.”
Alfred Nobel (1833-1896)
MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISE
The two biggest public egos in the world have agreed to meet with each other even though neither side has any intention of burying the hatchet. To bury the hatchet means:
Both Grand Egos proudly represent countries that are armed to the teeth. To be armed to the teeth means:
Both of these famous faces are always shown with . Can you see the similarities between the two? Can you see any differences between the two men’s beards? Answer: Both men have beards, but Abraham Lincoln doesn’t have a moustache.
Uncle Sam’s style beard is a goatee and Lincoln’s beard is called a Shenandoah.
A goatee is a beard to a point or a on the ,...
Lady friends, girlfriends, sisters, sister-in-laws, daughters, stepdaughters, cousins, aunts, nieces, mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers, surrogate mothers, mothers-in-laws, Godmothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, great-great-grandmothers and granddaughters I salute you!
Happy International Women’s Day. Be especially kind to each other today....
Recently, while attempting to explain the verb to a student she expressed surprise as she had only heard the word drag associated with drag queens. Of course I didn’t know where the drag in drag queens came from and had to in order to give her some kind of answer. I was when I that the drag in drag queens is not a word at all but instead an acronym. DRAG simply means “Dressed A Girl” and queen is a name for male homosexuals that is not used much anymore....
I have written a short memory quiz about the three partners who collaborated on The Marriage of Figaro because I think we humans need to better develop our memories. Do the quiz after you have read the post of February 27, 2018. People my age are always worried about their memories, but you younger members of the human species should also worry. Humans are not even in the top three in memory ranking. A cat’s is 20 times longer than ours,...
It doesn’t me that I’m 73 today. I do my husband more on this date, because his birthday was also on February 2nd. His absence is always with me, but that is simply the way our life went.
Shortly before she died, my mother told me I was an accident; that didn’t bother me either as I was already a grandmother by then and could easily understand that no in their would want to have a third child during WWII. ...
An unusual new student, Michelle Jones, began her program at prestigious New York University this past September. I wonder how she is doing. When she arrived in New York City, Harvard University was still about they should have her. Actually, she had originally been accepted at Harvard, but then the school . Harvard University had been her first as a school.
Michelle Jones, now 45, had been from Indiana Women’s Prison only 2 days before school started at . ...
There are two basic kinds of little people, or people who are small in . One kind is dwarf, and the other is midget. Midgets are short, maybe even tiny, but they are proportional. Dwarfs have disproportionate features; their are average-sized, and they often have large and short . Any adult under the of 147 centimeters is classified as a dwarf or a midget. Both have the medical condition condition called dwarfism. And neither likes to be called a dwarf or a midget....
Most athletes are competitive, and if they weren’t, they probably wouldn’t be very good athletes. As a matter of fact, maybe all rich and famous people are competitive, and that usually involves having a large . The rich and famous person is hard to find. Lately, the human species has decided to compete with different animal species. It seems to be a great way to get into the .
In July of this year, the Discovery Channel advertised that Michael Phelps,...
One of the characteristics of Belo Horizonte (besides bars) is the tree-line streets and in particular, the ipês, which are at this time of the year. Ipê is the Tupi name for this kind of tree; the scientific name is Handroanthus. I know that sounds to you, but it happens this tree was named for a Brazilian botanist, Oswaldo Handro. The other part of the word, anths, comes from the Greek word for flower. Flowering trees are good for us,...
It’s important to love yourself before you choose to get into a Relationship. That’s easy for a cat.
When you meet somebody, explore mutual interests in order to .
Develop your in order to find out if you are physically attracted to each other.
Before you a relationship, meet each other’s family because, like it or not, they are going to be part of the package.
Find leisure activities that will your ....
Written in 1940 by George H. Reavis,
Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools
Once upon a time, some animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of “a new world.” So they organized a school. They adopted an activity consisting of running, , swimming and flying. To make it easier to administer the curriculum, all the animals took all of the .
The duck was excellent in swimming, in fact than his instructor,...
Women’s inequality has always been an for the female half of the world’s human population, but this year women are going to have their own special symbol.
International Women’s Day to 1908, when for the first time American women marched in New York City to demand shorter working hours, better pay and voting rights. At that time, activists for voting rights were called .
National Women’s Day was made official in the USA in 1909. Europe quickly ,...
Offspring refers to the children or young of an animal, human or otherwise. Animals in love regularly produce offspring, planned or unplanned. In this lesson, you will see the names for the male and the female of a number of ordinary animals, and if you lived on a farm you might use them all. But for those of us who don’t live on farms or high-quality animals, we probably don’t need to call our beloved female dog a or our compatible cat a or a ....
The BH Zoo-Botany Foundation has recently given us reason to be proud. One of our female gorillas, Lou Lou, has become pregnant again, and she did it the old fashioned way, without scientific interference or human permission. Lou Lou’s pregnancy was also confirmed in a simple way – using a simple home pregnancy test; one that shows the presence of a pregnancy hormone in a urine sample, the same one we humans use.
Our human species is relatively new,...