Good morning! Who would have thought that the early morning angst of a tech-impaired woman attempting to make sense out of a beastie known as Social Networking would have struck such a chord!
I’ll get to the weekly words in a moment, but first I gotta cheese just a little! (Besides, I think that’s part of agreement…you smear the word and such.) First off, earlier in the week BlogHer contacted me to give me the great news they were going to feature “A Seussian Tragedy” on their Blogging & Social Media page! (Pardon me while I cheese again.)
The amazing Editors have spruced up the title a bit and given it a professional looking picture and everything. It’s making me think that I might want to amend my profile page. You know, change my profession from “Middle-Aged Class Clown” to something a little more…professional and mature sounding? Maybe not… *pauses for more giggling*
Then yesterday afternoon I received an e-mail from a new on-line Magazine, Bonbon Break, saying they’d read the same post and wanted to run it on the Bedroom page of their September 3rd issue! *now progressing to the happy-Zombie-shuffle-dance*
I was so spaz-tastic that I invented a new word on the spot! (Don’t EVEN ask! I opened my mouth to say “flabbergasted” and “flubbernuxed” came out instead. I figured I’d just go with it. ) (And yes, I really do use bizarre words like “flabbergasted” in daily life. It’s just fun as all heck-y to say!)
So now that I’ve spent a whole page bragging like a goof-ball, I’ll move on to the weekly entries. (You like me…You really like me! *grin*)
This Week's Newly Discovered Words
assitude: the snarky attitude delivered by a teenager who isn’t completely awake
uses: “I understand you are NOT a morning person, but if you don’t stop talking I’m going to be forced to smack that assitude right outta you!” (Just kiddin’! I never whoop on my offspring…the threat is always enough.) (Enough to elicit a giggle anyway.)
exastipated: the state of being completely over a situation that is apparently full of shiz-nit. (exastipation, exastipating)
uses: Trying to figure out exactly WHAT I did to make my blog implode was completely exastipating! (And yes, it was full of shiz-nit because they advertise that it’s EASY to do!)
foamation: what emerges by complete accident whenever an uncoordinated person attempts to use any foam-dispensing container
foamerated: what occurs to unsuspecting, uncoordinated person when they fail to dispense foam on first attempt then proceed to hold container up to eye and try again.
uses: I figured the can of hair stuff was defective since nothing would come out, so I shook it again, held it up to my eye and that was when the foamation took me by complete surprise leaving my face totally faomerated!
flubbernuxed: When a person becomes so excited their tongue wraps around their eyeteeth and they can’t see what they’re saying
tech-impaired: a person who is so technologically challenged that they are apparently unable to even turn a piece of electronic equipment on without assistance
uses: My oldest blew me assitude when I woke him up at 6:00AM to help his tech-impaired Mom out of the exastipating hole she’d dug herself into attempting to add a widget to her blog. (See how I just tied all that together? Yeah, I’m good…)
atypical: Doc speak for “special” (and don’t you forget it!)
|Climbing the walls without the use|
of hands is a clear sign of the
beginning stage of incaffienation
incaffeination: the hallucinations that occur when a person’s caffeine-to-blood ratio reaches 5-to-1
uses: My husband removed the cup of coffee out of my vibrating hands, certain I was suffering from incaffeination since I had just dodged my fifth imaginary flying squirrel…in the house.
informusion: being confused by the quickly spewed litany of information thrown at you by the doctor who is in a hurry to get to the next patient. (Thanks to Cindy B. for this amazing word!)
uses: Informusion leaves you dazed, confused, and puzzled and makes you wonder about your sanity, level of intelligence, and stupidity for allowing it to happen in the first place. Note to self: take tape recorder next time... and don't visit that doctor again.
Paper worthy: when a patient’s problems finally become interesting to the Doc. Usually seen in atypical cases
Here’s hoping your Sunday offers tons of things to be flubbernuxed about and absolutely nothing exastipating!