Sarah M Toy
Subscriber since: February 2009
Location: United States
About Me
Teacher. Bachelor Science Education from UT Austin. Grew up in Berkeley, California. Married to Christopher Toy and our three precious kitties. Love learning. Love teaching. Love to Dance. Love to Travel. Love Brasil (esp. Goiania, Goias!). Love to Camp. Love my beautiful genius of a little sister, who has always been the big sis. Love Obama. Love tolerance. Love Peace. Very spiritual, but recently have been feeling a general dislike for organized religion in general.
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Favorite Word:

fall
I am a Fall baby so naturally I love Fall but using Visualthesaurus, I find that it is a particularly satisfying word to look-up because of the beautiful flowering that erupts when you click that search button. Its like Spring in Autumn! Then, my eye is first drawn to fall_fall in_love which is so lovely a thing! Where does your eye first tend towards? I love finding flowering words- please let me know if you find any whose flowers are even larger.
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Least Favorite Word:

staunch
First of all, the very articulation of this word entails that the speakers face become temporarily disfigured. Secondly, one should avoid possession of this quality in most cases as it breeds closed-mindedness. And finally, it is my opinion that the term ought to be used only in an affected and exaggerated manner and only when one intends to subtly pronounce their own superiority or judgmental nature as its sound gives off a haughty aire.
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Favorite Quote:

"Never say more than is necessary. 
Richard Brinsley Sheridan. When I want to read a novel, I write one. 
Benjamin Disraeli. There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will. 
Epictetus. To do two things at once is to do neither 
[well]. Publius Syrus. Anyone who has never made a mistake 
has never tried anything new.
 Albert Einstein. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
 Mahatma Gandhi"
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Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Disraeli. Epictetus. Syrus. Einstein. and Gandhi.

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Unexpected Opposites
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