Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Word of the Day...

This Word of the Day comes from the Norwalk (CT) Toastmasters via their new Area Governor, Peggy Jean.

The word is Insouciant which means: in a lighthearted, unconcerned manner: nonchalance.

Here is the entry from Merriam Webster online...

  • Main Entry: in·sou·ci·ance , noun, : lighthearted unconcern : nonchalance

  • Pronunciation: \in-ˈsü-sē-ən(t)s, aⁿ-süs-ˈyäⁿs\

  • Etymology: French, from in- + soucier to trouble, disturb, from Old French, from Latin sollicitare — more at solicit

  • Date: 1799

in·sou·ci·ant \in-ˈsü-sē-ənt, aⁿ-süs-yäⁿ\ adjective

in·sou·ci·ant·ly \in-ˈsü-sē-ənt-lē\ adverb

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

If I were a "Mad Man" (from AMC's television series)

Have you ever wondered what you would look like as one of the characters in the AMC series, "Mad Men"?

No, me neither... but it was fun to check out their site and build a 1950's style avatar.

Check out mine...

I think the tie is a nice touch !

Very professional ... great for presentations (see below, left) !

Not sure about the hair and the smile though...

It is certainly better than when I was "Simpsonized" last year...