Friday, June 10, 2011

Good Vibes

I was originally going to write a short post about "good vibes" but decided to take this post somewhere else.  First though, about the vibes. 

On the last day of school I finally told my students why I was gone for a week in January and why I hadn't quite been myself.  I thanked them for being so nice to the substitute, and to me, during one of the hardest years of my life.  I told them that I was pregnant from December 8th until January 22nd and then we lost the baby.  I thanked them for "bringing me back to life."  I received lots and lots of hugs (and some tears) and I could tell they appreciated my honesty.  I also asked them to send me good baby making vibes all summer so that I would have the strength to try this all again.  And, believe it or not, I'm feeling their vibes.  :) 

So, as I wrote this post in my head I thought of my word - vibes.  Ian always accuses me of using words that either haven't been used in 20 years or that no one says.  So, I thought I'd write a list of my every day vernacular here, for your enjoyment.  Here are some Allison-isms: 

vibes (can be good or bad)
energy, thoughts, feelings

kind of like vibes (can be good or bad) but a mood/feeling I get 

dogs or babies (and now all of my friends use this word!)

when something is untrue or wrong (my students actually adopted this and yelled it mimicking my high voice in class all the time)

this could be something that is yummy or something that looks good (not necessarily food) or something I like (could be anything)  

when I hear a good idea or see someone doing something I would have never thought of

this one is self-explanatory

damn it janet
when something goes wrong or you find out some bad news

punch it margaret
when Ian drives slow and I want him to go faster to make a light or get somewhere on time

geez oh petes
when you are surprised at something

judy moody (a new one)
when someone is being moody

take a chill pill
I usually say this to my students to get them to relax

see above

lose the 'tude dude
when someone has an attitude about something and I don't like it 

So, there you have it.  My many silly sayings.  I will be adding to this list over time so keep checking back and feel free to add your own to the comments below! 

Oh, and send me those "good vibes," I still need them!  :)


  1. I already forgot two!

    Jelly: When you are jealous of something
    Fav: When something is your favorite

  2. I love all of these. Thanks for's my fav!