#AtoZChallenge: S is for SCINTILLATING

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#AtoZChallenge, Day 19: S is for SCINTILLATING
Day 19, April 22




1. sparkling or shining brightly.

“the scintillating sun”
synonyms: sparkling, shining, bright, brilliant, gleaming,
glittering, twinkling, shimmering, glistening
literary: glistering

“a scintillating diamond necklace”
antonyms: dull

2. brilliantly and excitingly clever or skillful.

“the audience loved his scintillating wit”
synonyms: brilliant, dazzling, exciting, exhilarating, stimulating; sparkling,
lively, buzzy, vivacious, vibrant, animated, ebullient, witty, clever
literary: coruscating
“a scintillating performance”
antonyms: dull, boring


 I love shimm’ry neon lights
Vegas nights
All the sights!

Sensual Sating!

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©DDB 2012/13/14/15


Don’t you just love a wicked sense of humour? Such scintillating wits as George Carlin and Robin Williams (may they R.I.P. ♥), always bring on tears of laughter. Back in the mid 70s,  we went to see Irish comedian Dave Allen perform and laughed so hard, our jaws were aching the next day!  Another comedic genius gone, much too soon. 

 Note the antonyms: “DULL” and “BORING”
Life should never be that, if at all possible!

What do YOU find scintillating?

Looking forward to your comments!


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40 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: S is for SCINTILLATING

  1. Love the word scintillating! Another fun word to say. Loved the video clip of Dave Allen. I bet he was funny live. I was fortunate to get to see George Carlin and OMG, talk about laugh! He was soooo damn funny. I love scintillating wit: to me, laughter is tonic for the soul and it’s vital for a functional life. Without it, life ceases to be worth living, in my opinion…
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    1. I wish I could have seen George Carlin live. That must have been hilarious, Michele! 😀 Yes, Dave Allen was good. We used to watch his TV show, “Dave Allen at Large” every week. I agree with you about laughter. So necessary! Have you heard of “Laughter Yoga”? Groups of people gather on a regular basis and just laugh, as long and hard as they can, about nothing. Apparently, the very act of laughing has healing properties.
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    1. Hi Cori; 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the photos. I added a link to the rest; should have done that before. Duh! Robin Williams was hilarious, as were the others. Too bad they’re gone now. 🙁 I don’t think there’s a comedian out there who’s up to filling in. I’m starting to run out of energy with these daily posts. LOL Even changed a couple at the last minute. Thanks for visiting.
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  2. Scintillating was the natural fireworks display Monday night here in Brooklyn. We had the display long before sound effects arrived, although when that happened I was already half asleep. I also love looking at the scintillating stars in the Brooklyn night (yes, believe it or not, there are actual stars. Of course, we must beware of scintillating conversations, because there could soon be sparks flying. Oh dear, you may be right about my channeling Russ… :3
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      1. My mother, sister, and I had a juggling act that we performed in 1966 at a girlie show on the Gooding’s Million Dollar Midway in Knoxville and Nashville, TN at the fairs in those cities. Later I was with a magic show that worked a brief stint on a girlie show at the fair in Sedalia, Missouri in 1976. I didn’t juggle in that one, but performed a packing trunk escape and most ran a spotlight. I wasn’t very fond of that gig as by that time the girlie shows had lost some of the “class” the old ones used to have and had become pretty raunchy.

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