"The Addiction:" A reference to my addiction to caffeine. I cannot function properly--or at all--without it. I am doing better with it now that I was before because I found a tea that I like to drink, which has less caffeine than espresso (but it's a black tea, so compared to other teas its caffeine content is still relatively high). Now it's easier for me to drink tea instead of coffee; coffee is what I truly love, though. A good cup of coffee is bliss, bliss eternal. And by "eternal," I mean until the cup of coffee is gone.
Alley/Alley McBeal/my little cactus/Godzilla Cat: My cat, Alley. A small tabby who is completely adorable and looks as if she would not hurt a fly. This is a deception. In reality she is ferocious and kind of terrifying. She is nice up to a point but if you piss her off she will literally try to eat your face. That's why I love her so; she and I are of the same disposition.
bad news bearskies: Something I say way too often in order to describe a bad situation; ie, "Oh, someone rearended you who didn't have insurance? That sounds like bad news bearskies."
Barack ProBama: My MacBook Pro. After receiving it as a graduation gift I was prompted to give it a name.
bloggy buddies: The "friends" I have made in the blogging community. I only say friends with quotation marks because I haven't met any of them in reality (yet!). I still feel like we're great buddies, though. You know who you are.
Cat TV: In essence, reality. I have a big sliding glass door in my living room and both of the kitties sit and watch the backyard. My mum always says, "Oh, they're watching Cat TV." I've picked up the term.
Coffee Inc.: The coffee shop at which I work. I don't want to reveal the name of the franchise just in case something bad happens (because that, you see, would be bad news bearskies), like I get found out by corporate or something. Not that I would say anything bad about where I work--I am actually relaxing at the shop as I type this. I actually love my job and I look forward to going to work daily. As long as it's not Starbucks--and it isn't!--then I'm happy.
crazy bananas/these crazy bananas are for you: A phrase brought to me by my dear friend Amber, who showed me a video of Tina Fey talking about Oprah visiting her apartment. Often used to describe a weird situation; ie, "I have to work a ten hour shift today? Them's some craaaaaazy bananas."
dirty marmot: A term used by several Coffee Inc. employees and coined by me. One of my bloggy buddies always said "sad marmot" instead of sad panda. I knew that the word marmot must be used in everyday conversation because it is ridiculous, but I didn't want to get rid of sad panda. Thus, dirty marmot; ie, "You and your sexual innuendo. You're such a dirty marmot." Also, a Big Lebowski reference--"nice marmot."
donezo: I'm pretty sure this actually came from The Hills or Laguna beach or one of those other pop cultural atrocities. While I was watching it once while I was still in college Lauren Conrad's car broke down which prompted her to say something like, "I think this is DONEZO." Been sayin' it about things ever since; ie, "This bottle of Seche Vite is just about donezo."
drama llama: What I say when there is so much drama in a situation that it actually needs personification. I've become a fan of saying, "We need to euthanize this drama llama," or "This drama llama needs to take a nap." One of my new favey-fave sayings.
favey-fave: The origin of this term was from the secretary for the department of art history at The University of Chicago. When asked about her shoes she said, "I got them from Target. It's my favey-fave." Since that day three years ago I have been using the term favey-fave to describe my favorite things. I have many favey-faves: coffees, nail polishes, movies, etc. I say this at least once a day and I get made fun of mercilessly. I don't care. I love it anyway. I have noticed other bloggers starting to say it as well. I like to think it's because of me ;)
NPB: Nail polish boner. When you love a polish so much that it gives you a b. I have a b for a lot of things. Unfortunately I've gotten into the habit of saying, "I have a boner for..." or just "BONER" when I love something. I have to censor myself pretty heavily in mixed company, but luckily my friends don't mind that I'm constantly yelling about erections.
oh my giddy god's trousers: Completely stolen from Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging. When I am really excited about something this is usually what comes out of my mouth. I don't even think about it and it comes out of my mouth. Weird.
Pleasantville, Ohio: Where I'm currently living; also where I grew up. It's a suburb of Cleveland and is of course not actually called Pleasantville. This is just my nickname for it. It's a very small, very politically conservative community near Lake Erie. George W. Bush actually came here in 2004 when he was running against John Kerry because it's the only community in Cuyahoga County that is conservative at all. I am, how you say....different from most of the population of Pleasantville. Please see Barack ProBama, the name of my laptop.
Raven/Raisin/Big Boy/Professor Edward von Ravenwood: My big, black boyfriend, Raven, is my cat. He's a domestic shorthair and he is gigantic. He weighs something like twenty pounds and he's the most lovable furball ever. He's very aloof and likes to be by himself quite often (I empathize). However, he likes to be in my company. He only emerges from his hiding places when I'm home and even then he'll just try to be in the same room that I am. He doesn't like me to touch him, necessarily. Just be near him. We have nightly snugglebunnies sessions in bed. He's my best little buddy.
sad panda: Stolen from South Park and sexual harassment panda, of course. If you haven't seen it, YouTube it. I say it often; ie, "The formula on this OPI made me a sad panda."
snugglebunnies: What I say to people when I want a hug or a cuddle. Often if I'm leaving a group gathering I insist on everyone giving me snugglebunnies. I give my kitties snugglebunnies. I just like saying snugglebunnies.
yay mayor bee!: From Family Guy. A bee flies into the mayor's office and says something like, "First order of business, free honey for everyone! Yay mayor bee!" When I am excited about something I've just been yelling, "Yay mayor bee!" No one has any idea what I'm talking about.