Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

Word of the Week:

mortarboard (mawr-ter-bawrd, -bohrd), noun;

1. A board, usually square, used by masons to hold mortar.

2. A cap with a close-fitting crown surmounted by a stiff, flat, square piece from which a tassel hangs, worn as part of academic costume.

Did they seriously just say that?

“Life is like one big Mardi Gras. But instead of showing your boobs, show people your brain. And if they like what they see, you’ll have more beads than you know what to do with.”

– Ellen DeGeneres, during a commencement speech at Tulane University in New Orleans

Weekly Thought:

“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.  And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

– Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Overheard by a Bird (UNH Edition):

Student 1: “You think it, I say it.”

Student 2: “You’re like my brain on alcohol!”

– Overheard in New Hall