Entries from July 2011

weekend happy

July 29, 2011

i have been in a constant state of giggles for the last 2 days. i had no idea how much conversation safe word would spark. along with the comments, friends and family have been, emailing, texting, calling, and face-booking with their ick words; so many of them which i say on a daily basis. it’s baffling what words drive y’all to drink.

here’s a partial list of some of them:



rally {as in to get up and go}

party {as a verb}



caramel {but only when pronounced “care-ah-mel”}

authentic {used as a describing someone}

pop-up store


mozzarella {but only when giada de laurentiis utters it; my friend this as ammunition to NOT learn how to cook}





panties {especially when said by a man}

enjoy {when food is served}








now these aren’t technically words, but there were big problems with the sayings: “it is what it is,” and: “bring it in for the real thing,” which apparently means “give me a hug”.

then there were the more bodily ick words:

phlegm, pus, mucous, secretions, john boehner, and of course: vagina.

on that note, weekend happy to you m’loves. wishing you an ick free 48 hours.

see you on the other side of sunday.

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currently digging

July 28, 2011

big, fat juicy summer cherries.

berry stained lips. 

my sweet-sounding bangles.

new art for the home. check this girl out.

homemade bouquets from the garden.

and i’m LOVING this book. this guy nails tee-rash like nuttin’ i ever read.

what are you currently digging?

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safe word: cute

July 27, 2011

do you have some words that give you the ick? i don’t mean profanity or bodily functioning words. i’m talking about completely acceptable words {to some} that for some reason, when you read, hear or say them, your body becomes a histamine releasing, shoulder shimmying, un-hostess-like vessel, sending you into bonkers-ville.

i do.

for example, i have a friend who cringes over “bev-nap”. we both share a disdain for “moist”.

i have recently launched an offensive against the use of “sunnies”, an absurd term seeming to have swept through the fashion blogosphere whence referring to one’s sunglasses. i cannot control my own bile when i read this word.

face. i’m not a fan of the word face. it’s just so…… facial. although, for a word i dislike so much i will say i use it often.

trough. i detest this word. but more because of my incapacity to remember how to properly pronounce it. when read out loud i want to say “trou” as in rhymes with “cow”…as in “drop trou”. or i want to rhyme it with “tough”. if i see it up ahead in a sentence….even if i’m just quietly reading to myself, i’ll start jonesing for ativan just to quell the rising anxiety of getting through the silly passage. i mean, come one? do we really need this word any more? when was the last time you actually saw an actual trough? lemme guess? were there pigs? can’t we just call it a feeding bin?

but the end all, banned from the house, say it and you’re sleeping in the car word is: sexy.

hate it! hate it! hate it!

always have. i’d rather hunkiest tell me i have an ass-face then tell me i am or look sexy.

just typing this, my hair follicles {ew…another non-fave} are starting to prickle, and my shoulders are trying to dodge right and left away from the discomfort i’m feeling writing said banned word.

i have others: soda, sneaker, preserves {more of a husband thing…he won’t have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it has to be peanut butter & preserves wtf??}, guac {as in guacamole}, nudity.

not to worry m’loves. i see a psychiatrist regularly. two of my favorite words are: ” i see.

do you have words?

wednesday happy to you.

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