Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bits of bytes

Wednesday was not an especially good day. I awoke to the parfum-de-fleur aroma of Pepe Le Pew's third cousin, Phew Le Pew, who'd been chased under my house by the neighbor's dogs. I'm not much of a rise and shine person but let me tell ya, coming awake to the delight of that aroma will get you to your feet pretty damn quick.

By 9 or so either the smell had dissipated a little, or my watering eyes and nose had gotten used to it, and I ventured out to the porch where sat the bushel of purple hull peas waiting to be shelled. That only took me about 4 or 5 hours (enough time to watch 2 Lifetime Movies including commercials).

After all that, I wasn't in much of a mood to do anything but I did manage to cook supper before I threw in the towel.

I did run across this new list of words for those who are interested in improving your vocabulary.

New Words for Todays New World

AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes.

CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow `remove' all the germs.

ELBONICS (el bon' iks) n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

FRUST (frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

LACTOMANGULATION (lak' to man gyu lay' shun) n. Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the `illegal' side.

PEPPIER (pehp ee ay') n. The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.

PHONESIA (fo nee' zhuh) n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer. (I am so happy they've finally got a word for this affliction!)

PUPKUS (pup' kus) n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay' shun) n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you're only six inches away.

19 comments:

kaliblue said...

Oh bless your heart about the cousin under the house. Oh yummy love fresh beans. *LOL* at the new words. think I'm going to have to run them off so I can use em. *giggles*.
Have A Great Weekend!!

Joan said...

My windows are full of Pupkus, I'm glad there is finally a name for it.

And how often I have tried to vacuum up a tiny piece of paper, actually picked it up and threw it back down and tried to vacuum it once again...ahhh the human condition.

Sally said...

Oh, wow, you make me yearn for some purple hull peas - it's been ages! After we stopped growing things, it was off to the Farmer's Market, followed by hours and hours of shelling. Miss it. Thanks for the new words - I'd screw them up just trying to say them! :)

Tammy said...

love your vocabulary words...lmbo!!
Hmm purple hulls...I love to eat em cooked with bacon grease but it shore was punishment to work em' up!!
:-D

Special K said...

I'm pretty sure I've never had purple hull peas, but I'd probably eat them -- a lot of them.

By the way, Happy (belated) Anniversary. You deserve a freaking medal. (And maybe a conjugal visit?)

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Cindra said...

What a horrible wake up call!!! My nose hurts just hearing about it. I am aquadextrous... impressive, eh? Love the definitions.

Attila The Mom said...

Oh geez, I feel for you! Really really I do!

Phyllis said...

Eeeeeyyyuuuu! What a wake up!!
Hope it all went away.
What are purple hull beans?
FRUST!! HAHAHAHA I hate doing that!! I usually end up wiping it up with a wet cloth!!
Happy late anniversary. WHEW!
35 years!!!! WHY???? HAHAHAHA

Houston said...

Mmm, purple hulll peas. I loves me some fresh peas.

Granny said...

Yum for purple hulls. I used to love lady cremes and we can't get them here except canned. Not the real thing at all.

Granny said...

P. S. I've borrowing your vocabulary list. I'll link back to you.

mreddie said...

Now that is a tough wake-up call, glad I haven't had one. The purple hulls remind me that I shelled so many peas in my younger years that my thumbs would be sore for two days. That might have been from a low skill level. ec

Janice said...

Hi,

I came over from Granny.

I live out in the country, and every other night I got woke up by a skunk who came by just to see if my cats had left some foot uneaten in their bowls. Ugh, lucky us.

And I'm AQUADEXTROUS (ak wa deks' trus) adj. Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off with your toes. Ah, I now know what that ability is called!

Janice~

Alice said...

"CARPERPETUATION (kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt') v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, assuming this will somehow `remove' all the germs.

FRUST (frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

LACTOMANGULATION (lak' to man gyu lay' shun) n. Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the `illegal' side."

I have personally experienced/done those four things. All of them more than once.

Hello. :-)

Nipped over from Roc Rebel G. Loving what I see of your site so far and will be back to look properly when I get the chance.

...Probably tomorrow.

When I'm supposed to be working...

;-)

JBlue said...

I am AQUADEXTROUS, it turns out. I had no idea. I can also pick up frust with my toes. Is there a name for this ability?

Atasha said...

Hi there found you via Granny

I learned something new today. I am so guilty of CARPERPETUATION. Waking up to that smell is no joke. Once while walking to my car one was around somewhere I didn't see it but it was darn close. The smell was so strong I was nauseous for quite some time. YUCK!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi, I came over from Granny's. Love the vocabulary list especially telecrastination (I think that's how it's spelt). That's me!! As for skunks, we don't have them in Australia, for which I am supremely thankful! I remember seeing Pepe Le Pew on TV when the grandkids stayed over. Thanks for the funny post. :-)

DellaB said...

Hi.. I am here from Granny too.
jublue .. I think frustadextrous has a nice ring.

Great blog Brenda.. thanks