Thanks, Danielle LaPorte
Tchotchke (/ˈtʃɒtʃkə/ choch-ka)
- a small bauble or miscellaneous item. Depending on context, the term has a connotation of worthlessness or disposability as well as tackiness and has long been used by Jewish-Americans and in the regional speech of New York City and elsewhere.
Having shaken my head in disbelief many a time over other’s bubbles of idiocy, I often assume that Hanlon’s razor must apply. Very few are sly enough to manage true malice and manipulation, and instead fall into the “dumb as a sack of hammers” category. And for those…we have Hanlon.
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”
Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero - ”Seize the Day, trusting as little as possible in the future” – Horace
I feel now, as I think I’ve always felt…you need to live for THIS day and for THIS moment. Don’t only fill your life with plans that are months and years and decades away. Travel NOW. Go to that movie on a weeknight.
“If you want to lead an extraordinary life, find out what the ordinary do – and don’t do it.” – Tommy Newberry
persistently whining or complaining
Etymology: Yiddish (kvetshn, to complain). First Known Use: circa 1952
Examples of KVETCH
I tell ya, that vato is always kvetching about something!
<a chronically resentful person who seems to look for things to kvetch about>
So, I’m a big fan of lists. To-do lists, present lists, goal lists, what-to-do-to-change-your-life lists, etc. I’ve got a load of them and don’t actually complete most of the tasks on said lists, but it just feels good to have them to reference.
I saw this list yesterday, and think it’s phenomenal…