Buzzled(adj.)Right now I am buzzled. This is that feeling when you’ve had a really nice little drink, but can still focus enough to do simple tasks like cleaning and cooking easy meals, so long as knives are too much of a problem. Buzzled is a state in which one really should not drive in, but simply stay put and enjoy the little bit of a ride that has been given to you by way of the various breweries and distilleries of the world.
Being buzzled is fun for the short amount of time that it stays with you, and it helps ease the pain if you are sore from a hard or stressful day at work. Many people look forward to becoming buzzled as soon as they can get to a full service restaurant or even places like the Mills Av. Liquor Lounge, where they can find other people that are getting buzzled along with them. The best description of buzzled in pop culture has to be in Billy Joel’s song “Piano Man”, but some of his characters got a little more than buzzled as his story progressed. So for those of you who just got off work, and a looking to be buzzled, here you go…
The Lagsn. A symptom of a type of frustration that can happen whenever work or play involves dealing with the Internet. This is often caused by having a weak connection to the Net. It is more likely to happen in rural areas, since service providers tend to not take the needs of rural customers seriously, even though there might be that farmer’s daughter who is a geeky gamer, and spends her weekends playing World or Warcaft or Guild Wars. It can also happen at work when a credit/debit card line is being very slow due to overuse, especially at a business’ peak transaction time, such as a fast food or pizza place on a Friday night. This can also occur on various order-taking apparatus due to the same thing. Read more...(232 words, 1 image, estimated 56 secs reading time)
Corntamination – Corntamination occurs when GMO crops grow near organic crops, and somehow those things non-GMO consumers thought were safe turn out to have traces of the nasty stuff in them. This is especially for those whom have allegies to GMO crop like corn or soy, or other Frankenfoods (another Sniglet for another day…). When a person allergic to GMOs get these things in their systems, they will become cranky, bloat up, and complain for days about how whomever made the dish they thought was safe tried to poison them.
Some days reading labels is just not enough, and you never know when corntamination might occur, especially in countries that have given their lives over to Monsanto and Cargill. As much as some of these allergy sufferers would love to move to a place when GMOs have been banned, the economy keeps them at home, at the whim of the corporations that are out to poison not just them, but all of us, just slowly. Even finding out that many items on the Corn-Allergens list might give one some bad reactions, and finding ways to avoid them can be done, one can still not escape corntamination, at least in North America. Good luck out there, allergy sufferers. Now that the corporations are finding new ways to dig their claws into Washington, you need to be more wary than ever.
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)
Furbling – v. Having to wander through a maze of ropes at an airport or bank even when you are the only person in line.
This sniglet is so commonly used by my household that I was surprised that I hadn’t used it here on Musings yet. Furbling is commonly used in airports and banks, true, but you will never do so much furbling as you will do when visiting a theme park, especially if you are one of those park guests that go very early or stay very late. You will encounter furbling at rollercoasters and thrill rides, kiddie rides and park transportation rides. Anywhere that you might be parking your tuckus temporarily on a mobile seat made of hard plastic or wood, you will find yourself furbling, unless you are hitting that ride at a peak hour, then furbling becomes nonexistant. It is those times when you really wish you could be furbling again, but during those peak hours, perhaps it is best go see shows, or just leave the park to find food that won’t kill your credit cards, and just tends to taste better. Now is the time to take your vacay and hit those Southern parks, because once the Northern Park season gets into swing, you may soon find yourself furbling again.