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Noun: Obsolescence  (ob-suh-LES-uhns) Definition: The state, process, or condition of being or becoming obsolete. Sample sentence: The minute you buy a computer, it is on its way to obsolescence.

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Learn to say “no” without explaining yourself.

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Noun: Phreaker  (FREE-ker) Definition: One who gains illegal access to the telephone system. Sample sentence: The workshop will focus on how to protect your phone line from a phreaker and your computer from a hacker.

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Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.

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Adjective: Frugal  (FROO-gul) Definition: Characterized by or reflecting economy in use of resources. Sample sentence: In order to save both money and energy, Joni was frugal with air-conditioning, usually opting to turn on a fan instead whenever it got too hot in her apartment.

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Never sing in the shower. Singing leads to dancing, dancing leads to slipping, and slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked. So remember…don’t sing!

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Verb: Stridulate  (STRIJ-uh-layt) Definition: To make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing body parts together. Sample sentence: We sat on the porch in the late summer evening, listening to the crickets as they began to strijulate their song in the moonlight.

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When you hold on to your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.

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Noun: Cryptozooology  (krip-toh-zoh-OL-uh-jee) Definition: The study of evidence tending to substantiate the existence of, or the search for, creatures whose reported existence is unproved, as the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster. Sample sentence: The tales from the cryptozoology continue, naturally, because why not let our sense of wonder be wound up by the […]

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Always take being called weird as a compliment. It means you’re different, you’re you, and that’s who you’re supposed to be.

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