Musings From Us Entries For Sniglets

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of General Musings / Sniglets that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Singlet of the Day: December 18

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Sniglet Of The DayFlotion (flo’ shun) – n. The tendency when sharing a waterbed to undulate for five minutes every time the other person moves.

Get ready, here comes another… retro sniglet! In the days before all these fancy microfiber mattresses started making their way from Scandinavia, the closest thing you could get to get away from the old fashioned mattress and boxspring combo was a waterbed. Back in those days, they were not so well contained as these heavy duty shielded water mattresses that came out in the 90s. Flotion was purely a 70s and 80s sensation, and those who did own such fun devices back in the day might remember the flotion. If you owned any small pets that shared the bed with you, sometimes you got more flotion than you wanted, and you really hoped that the waterbed was thick enough to handle those claws your cats had been sharpening so well on the tree roots outside. Your kids found a world of wonder with flotion as the waterbed became a pirate ship. You and your spouse just kind of got into the flotion because you needed the rest after chasing pirates out of your bedroom. So to all those retro waterbed owners, go with the flotion.

Sniglet of the Day: December 17

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Sniglet Of The DayHempennant (hem’ pen ent) – n. Any coattail, cuff, or dress hem dangling outside the door of a moving vehicle.

With winter weather comes longer hemlines on most anything, from skirts and dresses to coats and dusters, and we run the risk of creating hempennants when we get in our cars. Although, this season might be different with the new fashions, well, recycled fashion of short, full skirts and tights coming back in. (The Valley Girl look is back, yay!) Still, all those coats and party gowns still run the risk of dashing through the snow and then the oily slush as we drive to the many holiday gatherings for work, school, or other social settings. If this does happen, the local dry cleaner will most likely have a way to get the wintery stains out. Mind you, though, hempennants are not only a winter thing. They can happen in spring on prom dresses or in summer on wedding gowns, or in fall on those elaborate Halloween costumes where one might dress as a classic vampire or Godzilla. Getting a reptilian tail stuck in a car door might not be easy, but it could happen. So, enjoy your seasonal parties, and remember to scoop up your tail or train as you enter your vehicle.

Sniglet of the Day : December 16

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Sniglet Of The DayMouse Arrest— Forbidden the use of the computer.

Okay, kids, so you go on your PC up at the house, and thought you’d go do some downloading from whatever media service you choose, and it seems some cyber pranksters were up to no good. Boom! Virus…. and now, until your Mom or Dad get the antivirus software to kill that trojan or worm, you are under Mouse Arrest. No net surfing, no online RPGs, no music videos, nothin’. Mouse Arrest is an indefinite term of punishment, sort of like Cat Jail, where one sends one’s rowdy pet outside to stop it from tearing around the house. Like Cat Jail, Mouse Arrest gives you many freedoms, and maybe this is the time to go use them. Go outside, play some Red Rover or Hide and Seek, or simply play on the swings at the park down the street. This is not a real sentence, just a time-out from cyberspace. Who knows, you might end up having so much fun, your Mouse Arrest might have been worth it.

Sniglet of the Day: December 15

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Sniglet Of The DayFlabalanche — What happens when a fat guy loosens his belt

With the fall/winter holidays comes much feasting and celebrating, no matter what your faith. From the feasting on sugary treats on Halloween to the showers of champagne on New Year’s Eve, there is always going to be something to add to our waistline. Some of us don’t give into the media hype of New Year’s resolutions and will just let it all slide, literally. This is what is called a flabalance. Unlike a regular avalanche made of snow, ice, rock, and usually very loud sounds, a flabalanche tends to be made of overindulgence of sweets, homemade baked goods, way too much meat, lots of butter, and far too much beer to wash it down with, and let’s not forget the barbeque served up at those tailgate parties. There is no warning, much like with the natural avalanche, but a flabalanche tends to be less deadly, unless the person who had the flabalanche has a nasty bout of flatulence. Then those around him/her might get a bit of gas poisoning. Even that is only temporary. So, if you do know that this might occur at your holiday parties and family gatherings, stand aside and let the man/woman go through, just try not to be downwind when it happens.

Sniglet of the Day: December 14

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Sniglet Of The DayPIYAN (pi’ an) – n. (acronym: “Plus If You Act Now”) Any miscellaneous item thrown in on a late night television ad.

They seem to be pitching all kinds of $19.99 inventions at us these days, everything from mineral make-up to wine glasses that hold a 750 ml bottle of wine to special baking pans to make individual chewy brownies or jeans that feel like pajamas. Every one of these items tends to come with a PIYAN, that is somehow related to the item they are pitching in these infomercials. They could be anything for a double-up on the original item or something completely different, like a ginsu ninja-to blade or a complete set of make-up sponges and brushes. Tru TV even has a show devoted to these items, aptly named, “World’s Smartest Inventions”. Now I don’t know if I want a mobile stripper pole mounted on the back of any pick-up truck I may have or might own, but I suppose it might be a big hit down on Panama City Beach during. Not exactly sure what the PIYAN for that item is, but as I have to go do some real work now, I will never know.