Urban Word of the Day

Urban Word of the Day

November 29, 2006: stall call


using the bathroom while on the phone. direct relationship with the advent of cordless phones and cell phones especially, particularly in da club.

Caller: “Where you at?”

Callee: “Um, in the bathroom–do you care if I make this a stall call?”

I think my mother started this trend. She was always carrying the work phone into the bathroom because there was no one else there to answer it. Sounded like she was in the bottom of a metal barrel.

Quote O’ The Day

When the poet Heinrich Heine married Eugenie Mirat in 1841, his friends were mystified. She was uneducated, rude, and vain. But Heine was smitten—at least at first. In his will, however, Heine left her his entire estate only on the condition that she remarry. Why? “Because then there will be at least one man who will regret my death,” he explained.


12 Rules For Being Human

from http://www.links2love.com/12rules_for_being_human.htm

1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial and error: experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”

4. A lesson is repeated until learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end.
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. “There” is no better than “here.”
When your “there” has become a “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”

7. Others are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Life is exactly what you think it is.
You create a life that matches your beliefs and expectations.

10. Your answers lie inside you.
The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

11. You will forget all this.

12. You can remember it whenever you want.

Ow – I’m there!

Urban Word of the Day

November 24, 2006: Thanksgiving pants


Pants that are worn in anticipation of eating a huge meal (i.e. Thanksgiving dinner). These pants usually boast an elastic waist, to allow some give for that third helping of sweet potato pie.

The girls and I are going to a buffet for dinner, so I’m wearing my Thanksgiving pants.

Word O’ the Day

“A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it.”


Urban Word of the Day

Urban Word of the Day

November 16, 2006: Fed Ex


[Kevin Federline]’s new nickname, after [Britney Spears] dumped his ass.

“What’s up, k-fed, I mean fed-ex?”

I have to admit I’ve rather enjoyed the K-Fed/Britney break up. Great jokes abound! Top5 had two really funny lists about it. Joy to the world, man!

Did you see that video of Kevin and Britney at home in the trailer? Eating/drinking beer, I think, and Kevin was running the video camera. Here’s the scary part: Britney was so unbelievably dumb in it that she made Kevin look smart. Okay, maybe not smart, but not nearly as dumb as she was. Who knew? If you didn’t see it, it’s not too late. 🙂

Sad Day in Dogville

We had to put Sebastian to sleep this morning. The eye drops didn’t work and the narrow angle glaucoma wrecked his remaining eye. The pupil was blown and the pressure was 91, up from 31 two weeks ago.
Poor thing, I know it hurt, but he was very tolerant and behaved like a gentleman up to the end.

I sat him and Sissy down with me this morning and told them about it and cried a little. SeaBass acted like he knew what was coming down, Sissy was her normal blithe and clueless big dog self. But I tried. Her only concern was that Sebastian was going on a walk and she didn’t get to go. Sigh.

The vet was in agreement, citing quality of life. I would have taken care of him if he was deaf (indeed I have been) OR blind, but not both. I’m out of the house a minimm of 11 hours a day when I work, so I couldn’t supervise closely enough most of the time.

I am so sorry that SeaBass will not being able to run and bark and herd Sissy when I throw the squirrel. I also really hate that we never got any footage of that, it was very funny and would have made a great keepsake. Sebastian’s finest behavioural weirdness. I guess I always thought we’d have tomorrow.

We held on to him while the vet did the deed. He was unhappy about the needle so he didn’t go as peacefully as we all would have liked, but he relaxed and I felt the life leave him. I trust he’s in doggy heaven now herding his old german shepherd buddies YoYo and Bear and barking non-stop in their ears.

He was a good little dog and I will miss him.

Posting the Cat again

I can’t help it, she cracks me up. I just loves me them fur kids.

scuff relaxes
Scuff relaxes in the office with me. I think she’s asleep.


I told her to quit sleeping on the folded bedcovers. Perhaps she was trying to honor my wishes and avoid sleeping ON by sleeping IN.
Do all cats burrow? I don’t think this one did until recently. It must have been about 900 degrees in that folded comforter with her.

On a different but related subject: We’re having company for Thanksgiving. Lots of company. Need to prep.

The front bedroom, a.k.a. Scuff’s room, had about an inch and a half of cat hair on everything. Plus, everything I haven’t wanted to deal with for about two years got tossed into that room. Nice! Time for some major cleanup! It’s been interesting trying to find new homes for everything, plus getting all the cat hair off all the surfaces. Blech. Thank God there’s a powered upholstery attachment on the vacuum.

How rich are we, anyway, that we have an extra room that only serves as a place to throw things unless we have company? Pretty rich, I think. This is a big house for two people. It’s probably right up there with buying a humVee. Way more than one might need. Well, all the boys grew up here and I imagine it didn’t feel NEARLY as big then.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say, and you think?

luna nina on swing

You try it first, mine are below.

  1. Nick ::
  2. Focus ::
  3. Police ::
  4. Miles ::
  5. Earn ::
  6. Twice ::
  7. Razor ::
  8. Personality ::
  9. Dumped ::
  10. Reliable ::


  1. Nick :: cut
  2. Focus :: cursor
  3. Police :: state
  4. Miles :: run
  5. Earn :: a living
  6. Twice :: burned
  7. Razor :: sharp
  8. Personality :: plus
  9. Dumped :: again
  10. Reliable :: clockwork

God, I’m a psycho.