For the first time in a very long time I watched a bunch of television this past week. I now remember why I try not to, other than Lost there is not much of any merit and my brain ends up a barren waste of space after staring at that glittery box for so many hours. While watching I saw the trailer for a new show called Quarterlife and I became upset knowing I have been using a similar catch phrase for years. In that spirit, here are some of the phrases I frequently use and what their meanings are to me. Feel free to use any of these you like but if you make money off of it I am going to track you down.
Lost in a prior learning experience – Generally used in reference to random music that I once had but some ex stole from me when we were over. I replace a lot of those albums but there are some that are far too attached to an individual person and it is just too painful to listen to it again. This always makes me sad because I love music so much and giving it up takes a little bit of my soul away. That knowledge gives me the motivation to never associate Jason Mraz music with anyone.
Betty – During the past few years I have heard this used to describe hot women. The Urban Dictionary says “The term Betty refers to a hot chick. One that is attractive, stylish and self confident. A Betty is typically a looker.” In the early 90’s I worked at Victoria’s Secret and back then we used to refer to the panty and bra mannequins as Bettys. Anyone who has shopped at Vicky’s knows these mannequins are anything but attractive, stylish or hot. It comforts me inside to know us crazy gals started a lyrical revolution with one word.
Have we met? – When someone asks me a question that should likely be rhetorical this tends to be my response. For example: Question “Are you hungry?” My response “Have we met?”
Is it 70 degrees? – When the answer is no then no, I am not going to be warm.
Frig yeah! – Happiness is indescribable.
Blow me – I am pretty disappointed with the current situation.
Quarter life crisis – When a person reaches a certain age, say mid to late twenties, they suddenly realize their life is not where or what they thought it would be. This could spring up due to some of the following reasons: An invitation to a high school reunion arrives, a final friend’s wedding comes and goes, everyone starts having babies, the final payment of student loans is mailed and the automatic salary increase causes the person to think of purchasing something big like a house or a BMW. Getting a handle on this fact can cause one of two things to happen. Either the person deals with it or decides to rebel against whatever oppression they think they are facing. The settlers conclude that eventually many people give up their teenage ideal of bucking the establishment and conform to whatever box society thinks they should be placed in. The ones in crisis are still trying to rebel against the man. These people are referred to as Artists. A quarter life crisis can last as long as seventy five years. I predict the show will last about six episodes.