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Desperate Working Mommas
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Seriously. How do I not fall down more often?

I am currently enamored with the word "tawdry." It just rolls off the tongue. Tawdry. Taaaaawdreeeee. You see? Unfortunately it has proved surprisingly troublesome to fit the word into everyday conversation in the workplace, which is totally strange because, you know, government? federal? hello tawdriness? So when I actually come across an opportunity to drawl "taaaaawrdry" while employing Joey Tribiani's trademark soap opera "I have a fishhook in my eyebrow and I like it" look, I just go for it. Lately, however, I have found myself so wrapped up in attempting to weave the conversation to a point where I can throw "tawdry" into the mix that I totally lose the thread of the conversation and end up missing my opportunity. Plus, I end up with no idea what the hell anyone is talking about. This is apparently "bad manners." And annoying.

It is entirely possible, in fact, that at our last staff meeting I volunteered to take on the next extraordinarily difficult, time-consuming docket coming our way because when asked if anyone wanted to tackle it, I may have expressed an interest due to the tawdry nature of the topic. I don't know for sure. It's all a blur now. But I believe my exact words may have been, "I'll take it. I like [topic]. It's taaaaawdry." Good lord. An extraordinarily difficult, time-consuming docket and tawdry topic equals... well, it equals something decidedly not good, of this I am sure. This is obviously "bad news." And annoying.

Clearly it's time for me to pick a new favorite word. Perhaps something a tad easier to integrate into any standard office conversation...

I'm thinking "misanthrope."

link | posted by Cat at 1:34 PM

Anonymous Di commented:


Okay, I don't really have a valid response to this post, but I must know the color of the paint on your walls from yesterday's picture of you. Pleeeeaasee?!?

And Happy Birthday (yesterday) to Aaron. You rock and not just because you are married to my friend Cat or because your birthday is in June or the fact that you share your name with one of my children.

» 6/21/2006 3:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous commented:


» 6/21/2006 3:57 PM 
Anonymous OddMix commented:

We're in the Federal Government. The word you are looking for is asinine. Or maybe fatuous... or imbecilic, or moronic, or fallacious, or quite possibly farcical.

Of course when referring to you the word is hysterical.

» 6/21/2006 9:17 PM 
Blogger Circus Kelli commented:

Oh great... I just got back from looking up "misanthrope", and now I have to go look up all of Odd Mix's words... except for asinine. I have that one down cold. ;)

» 6/22/2006 7:14 AM 
Blogger LadyBug commented:

I like amok, especially since it calls to mind Sarah Jessica Parker in....what was that movie? with SJP and Bette Midler and Kathy Najimi, where they're witches who want to eat children? Aw, heck, I don't rememeber. ANYway, SJP is the goofy blonde and at one point she's bouncing around, saying, "amok, amok, amok."

Or you could just go with balk.

P.S. HA! My word ver if wioyds. Like how Bugs Bunny-as-a-gangster would pronounce words! Very fitting for today's topic.

» 6/22/2006 7:41 AM 
Anonymous Di commented:

Ladybug - It's "Hocus Pocus". We watch it every Halloween. It's a good family movie if you don't mind all the boobs.

» 6/22/2006 11:10 AM 
Blogger LadyBug commented:

Yes! "Hocus Pocus"! That's it!

Thanks, Di!

» 6/22/2006 11:32 AM 
Blogger Cat commented:

Amok! Boobs run amok in Hocus Pocus! Big boobs! Everywhere! Amoking all over the place!

Word Verification: wsmooku

Wsmooku! I am not even kidding. How cool is THAT word, huh?

» 6/22/2006 11:49 AM 

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