More foolishness

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Sorry folks, not much brain power available for blogging (as Dude so aptly demonstrates in the previous post's comments. How could I not have thought of that first!?)

The writing is progressing slowly but surely. A good writing buddy of mine (and her superfantastic hubby) helped me out with something I was stalled on--I had 2 completely different versions of the first half of chapter one and not sure which to use. They helped me (lovely people) to make the decision, and since then I've been tweaking and revising in order to add the relevant bits and pieces of the scene not used to the one I'm going with. As of 10 mins ago, it's all done, and chapter 1 is (finally) finished!! *phew.*

But that wasn't the foolishness I was referring to in the blog title. Cece gave me the heads up on this one awhile ago:

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's {2005} winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature

18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
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Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Loved the list from the Mensa winners--too funny!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Nice to “meet” you. :-D

Sela Carsen said...

OMG! Is that the thing you sent me, like, 2 weeks ago?! OMG! I'm so sorry!!!!! I completely spaced it!!! *grovel grovel grovel* I promise from henceforth to be a better person. I'm sooowwwwyyyyy!!!

And this list is hilarious!

Jaye said...

I love your blog, Daisy. You're a hoot. I'm just a notorious lurker, but I'll try to 'speak' up more often. ;-)

That's okay Sela, you had a bunch of stuff happening on your end(broken toilets, etc.) The only reason I asked ::coughcoughimposedcough:: on you, & my other friend, is because you guys were the only ones I knew who read fantansy. It wasn't a crit, I just needed an opinion. No worries, hon. You've helped me out many times in the past. :-)

Steph T. said...

Brain power? What's that and where can I buy some?

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, hon!

Amie Stuart said...

My ex is #2 *ggg*

Jaye said...

Steph, once I find out, I'll let you know. I'm in the Great White North, luv. Oh Thanksgiving was last month. ;-)

Cece, I was thinking #18 described a couple of peeps I know.

Hey! Word verification is: shygy. yeah, yeah, I'm easily amused.

Anonymous said...

So then "detaxication" would be how I felt when the government caught the error my accountant made when she inadvertantly reversed the first two numbers of my deductions.

Now it's, " I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go. That's all the humour I can muster at 6:20 a.m.

Thank the Lord, it's an easy word verification.

Bernita said...

These were terrlicious.

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