Eventitis (event-eye-tes) – The feeling or state of mind that you are in after going nonstop away from home for several days.
You see this a lot with groups like the SCA and with people that do Medieval Fairs and fantasy festivals. You even see it with regular event goers and business people that travel a lot, especially if they spend a lot of time outside. It is that feeling of complete lethargy and tiredness that you just can not explain. It is even worse if you are camping in an area that has many fires going and lots of libations that are free flowing. For several days you are in it even when it rains or snows. Usually you have rain one day and then a scorching sun the next to really make the mugginess set in. At the time you are not paying much attention to it but when you finally get home it hits you hard the next day. Even worse if there were a lot of fires. Read more...(378 words, 2 images, estimated 1:31 mins reading time)
We are seeing more and more on the news lately that everything is getting better. We see the DOW almost hit 13,000 and they say that things are getting better. While it might be getting better for the rich it shore as hell is not getting better for the over 50% of Americans that are in poverty We hear how jobless claims are falling but how much of that is in the fact that people are just plain giving up when there are no jobs to be had. Sure things are getting better if you live in the bubble that the greedy inconsiderate rich live in. For them everything is hunky dory and they could give a damn what you or I might think or actually have to deal with. So is the economy getting better? That depends on your perspective and your wallet or pocketbook. Read more...(879 words, 1 image, estimated 3:31 mins reading time)
Cats are such wonderful creatures. They can fill your life with joy and give you happiness when no one is around. They keep you company and demand only your occasional affection in return. They really are the perfect pet to have and companion when no one is around. They are fascinating to look at and fun to watch as they roll and play or even watch them as they twitch in their sleep as they dream of some mouse they might be chasing. They really are wonderful creations given to us as a gift from Mother Nature herself but just as all people know, women can be really fickle at times. No wonder the cat is associated with the feminine. Read more...(786 words, 2 images, estimated 3:09 mins reading time)
Bomca (bahm’ ka) – n. A lubricant derived from the salivary gland used for turning book pages.
Anyone whom uses paperwork, or even cash most likely deals with bomca everyday. This is the natural solution that you use when you can’t find Sortkwik right away. Bomca will never be available through office supply stores or online outlets, because it is free, just about anyone can make it. While counting test papers, money, etc., simply take your index finger to your mouth, lick the edge, then keep counting. There you have enough bombca to keep you going until your counting is through. If you work in a place where counting money and making change seems endless such as grocery stores, fast food outlets, horse or dog tracks, you might want to forgo the bomba can keep that tacky finger gel goo around. It might be a bit more effective, and stop your hands from drying out. Nothing saps the moisture from your skin like inked up paper that has been handled by thousands of people from across the country. You might want to reconsider going for the bomca when doing this. Most of us don’t think about what could be on those bank notes. It could be anything from trace amounts of cocaine to some kind of nasty virus. So, wash up often, and clip your money and papers together to keep them organised. Then you should not need to use bomca as much.
Anticiparcellate (an ti si par’ sel ate) – v. Waiting until the mailman is several houses down the street before picking up the mail, so as not too appear too anxious.
Now that many of us are getting our W-2 forms, and some of us still use the old-fashioned snail mail system to get our refunds, you might see some people anticiparcellating some days this month. It’s hard not to do this, especially if you were lucky enough to get a four-digit or better refund this year. There are all these wonderful material things you have been putting off to buy, like electronic upgrades, videogames, or even just new workclothes, for those lucky enough to be working. That money might stay in your account for a total of one week, but it is one amazing week where you get to take care of all those things you were putting off during the year. Not many of us anticiparcellate these days with the advent of direct deposits and rapid refund cards, but there might be a few here and there, in remote areas, or ones that don’t trust things to get where they need to be electronically. You might also see more young people anticiparcellating just before the holidays and birthdays, often for the same reasons, but from a completely different source. Read more...(237 words, 1 image, estimated 57 secs reading time)