Skip to comments.word for the Day, Monday, December 31, 2012-- abstemious
Posted on 12/31/2012 6:00:32 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 12/31/12
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet. 2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life. 3. sparing
Etymology: 161525; < Latin abstēmius, equivalent to abs- abs- + tēm- (base of tēmētum intoxicating drink) + -ius -ious
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
These times are not for the abstemious.
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
No pushing at the door please!
happy new years!
That starts tomorrow, working out the abstemious muscles.
I plan on being abstemious tonight.
Happy New Year!
A+++ can’t turn on the news. came into the ofc for a little bit today to survey the carnage that would otherwise await me on weds.
I heard a quote yesterday, that we tend to be abstemious between Christmas and New Year’s Day when we should really be paying more attention between New Year’s Day and Christmas.
i bought some proseco for midnight, but it is questionable that i will stay awake til then!
You should have bought amateur-seco. It's made for the abstemious.
abstemious: reducing the size of your waistline by sitting in a steam bath. (Not to be confused with “saunacation,” which is something completely different.)
that sounds filthy ; )
that’s more my speed actually!
I do NOT plan on being abstemious. If God wanted us to be thin, he wouldn’t have given us chocolate and sugar. Hmmmmm. Maybe Eve was not tempted by an apple — maybe it was chocolate. Happy New Year, All.
What? No Gabbagoo?
Happy New Year, FRiend!
what is gabbagoo? sounds like fred flintstone!! LOL!
Happy new year to you too! hope it’s better, but honestly, as i will tell anyone: how can it be, with the same president, we are circling the same drain! HA! I know i am a downer!
I regret that I was not abstentious during the holiday season.
Tony Romo should be more abstemious
His passing makes Cowboys’ fans squeamy-ish
Now I’m not espousing
That he give up carousing
But when he throws, he should remember which team he is
The generation into which I was born regards abstemiousness as a cardinal sign of charactar; today’s generation has no use for such virtues, having confounded freedom with license.
Gabagoo is Tony Soprano’s favorite luncheon Meat. I think it MIGHT be Capcola.
Kind of like “Prazhooot” is prosciutto.
“Where’s da Gabagoo?
I had some in da fridge
right behind da prazhoooot.”
Don’t you remember, Tony?
You ate it last night.”
“What da F@#%$ are ya talkin’ about?
I didn’t eat the F$%^ing Gabagoo!
If I ate the F^%&*ing Gabagoo, I woulda eaten da F&*(ing Prazhoot too!
It’s Dat F^&*ing Kid of Yours!
Whadaya mean MY F*&^ing kid?
He’s YOUR F^%&*ing Kid Too!!!!”
(c 2000, the Sporanos, reprinted without permission LOL!)
that is beautiful~! A+++
isn’t that the truth!
no regrets, start afresh the day after tomorrow! A+++
Gabagoo (Capicola) is an essential element of Paglia e Fieno Carbonara, a delightful dish I am no longer allowed to partake of.
The Sopranos went into repeats on A&E. The Station edited out all the profanity.
It was unintelligible. LOL.
Guess the Redskins won? there was no tsunami of suicides this AM in DC so i figured they mustve won ; ) A++++
The Mayans were only a little bit off.
Another Interesting Italian Dish (which is probably too salty for either of us!) bears the unfortunate name of “Pasta Putanesca” or “Prostitute’s Pasta”.
I like Italian Cooking, especially when it goes beyond Spaghetti and Meatballs!
Carmella’s “Riggggot Pie” is especially Tasty!
sounds kinda like Jersey shore. funny i never saw even one episode of the sopranos, but i did see one or two of jersey shore! LOL!
Oh my gosh I remember that! What a horrible show to love.... we are always joking about gabagoo
You Frum JOISEY?
What Exit? LOLOLOL
The Sopranos was horrible but we loved it - the connection between the mob and unions was especially telling.
so very true. it sickens me. A+++
I hated the way they ended it. I thought my TV broke!
Since I had a dish, I thought maybe it fell off the house, got struck by lightening, or maybe I forgot to pay my bill.
Yes...especially in the Sanitation and RECYCLING business!
We did too - I think everyone had that feeling, no matter what their carrier. I really thought it was cowardly to end that way.
But just think of your svelte figure and improved health as a result of foregoing it! you will feel better long term and that lasts longer than the momentary gratification of the yummy taste. I am psyching myself up for a 1/2 diet!
honestly i have been even more depressed since 12/21 turned out to be a bust!!
Same here - we worked hard to diet for the wedding then sort of “relaxed” a bit.... now that my husband is here we will begin walking again and not have so many goodies in the house for a while.
The Cheesecake factory has something on their menu that has to have the highest caloric value of anything on there [and that’s saying something!] that was WONDERFUL. can’t recall the name of it, but it has farfalle pasta, garlic and some peas in it and chicken. haven’t had it in forever, but seems i should race there to have it before beginning the diet on weds!!
i am sure that is true to life!!
i do not have goodies here normally, but with xsboy home, who doesn’t need to diet, i have had all kinds of stuff that i wouldn’t normally have. it’s been AWFUL, LOL! i have not had even a pretense of watching what i eat for several weeks now and it’s an ABOMINATION!
Yes. I agree.
People had watched that program faithfully for YEARS.
They deserved a better ending.