August 10, 2009

mediochre monday

Hi everybody!!!! Okay, so I hate downer's, and it takes alot to make me feel bad, but have to share somethings w/ you 2 things that make me way frowny. Sad!

Sorry in advance if it bumbs you out!

1. Public transportation.
Honestly it makes me shutter. AngelNougat made me leave the escalade in Utah for this summer's DC move bc it's supposably to big for the city, and people here take something we locals call the quote-on-quote Metro. Public transportation is so gross and dirty I swear! People are always uptight on it and in a hurry, so, I love to stand on the left and just give them time to slow down and ponder you know?
Even though it's a great service opp, public transportation is sick.


2. Pregnant. Ew! It's so gross when people ON PURPOSE say "pregnant" or even worse, "expecting". Barf!
I feel frumpy just typing it. Preggy or preggo or preggers are SO much cuter.

57 comments:

debbie said...

What I hate is when people says they (the couple) are pregnant. Pregnant is an awful word, and unless the husband is showing a baby bump, HE is NOT preggo.

Public Artist said...

Tamn, I hope you bring the bath and body works germ gel on the metro and slather the twinsies entire body in it every few minutes.

I think bun in the oven is so much better. Pr*gnant is like practically p*rnographic.

Lyndsey said...

Oh my Gosh you are a Escalefter! I hate Escalefters! Some career woman who doesn't know about the plan is going to hit you with her briefcase.

WhiteEyebrows said...

Everyone should refer to it as "with child"

Heather said...

Wow. Standing on the left ON PURPOSE! Never thought of that one. Very thoughtful of you to try and improve others. BUT they will think you are a TOURIST!

brossettelewis said...

OMGoodness! Are you hinting that you are TTC? I just don't understand why so many richous people find out they have have fertility problems after a month of trying. I know it's such a downer but hey ovulation calculator tickers, weeks waiting for a baby, those are cute tickers to have on your sidebar. And in a couple of months you can change them to HOLY COW SUPRISE we're pregnant. Sorry you have to ride the grody bus aka metro. Just think how much richouser you are going to be when you get back from you mish!

Jenni said...

ARE you preggers?

kathy said...

Geez, TAMN, sorry to have to point this out, but it's AUGUST and you still have a JULY header. Are you okay?

Kayleen the Violinist said...

mkay. so, are you pregnant?

Sarah said...

oh tamn. i hope you're holding up.

Lauren said...

I find it funny that just before I read this I was looking up bus routes in my city.

Dave said...

While perhaps not as cute, I always go with the more ritchus biblical version: "great with child". Plus, then it sounds like they will be a really good caregiver too.

Sabrena Suite-Mangum said...

Love the 'stand on the left comment' -- but I'm pretty sure you get run over anyway.


And I prefer 'great with child.'

ljy said...

Hmmm. In regard to #2, is that an announcement?

Mhana said...

Well I hope you don't actually TAKE public transportation! Just stay alone in the house, and use taxis if you need to get anywhere cute or cool. Make your visiting teachers drive you around to shop, that is why their they're isn't it? I don't want to shock you or anything but I understand that there is also public transportation in Utah. Honestly the very existence of an ucky bus in Zion shakes my testimony just a little bit. How can we be good stewards of the earth if we don't all have our own personal vehicle to go out and INSPECT nature?!

I actually deeply loathe the words "preggy, preggo or preggers" they all make ME want to vomit. Why not say something tecnical like "blossoming" or "blooming with fertile seed." Are you hinting something to us?

Jeannie said...

TAMN, it's called Zion for a reason. I can't believe you'd even concider raising the twinsies anywear else for even a few months.

Bekah said...

I agree. Preggo is the way to go.
Thanks for blessing me today

GladysIcanbee said...

Escalade withdrawal. So sad. Thanks for not bumbing me out.

Meg said...

Is this an announcement????

Jamie said...

are you announcing????

MamaBear said...

FIRST!

i so agree about using THOSE WORDS. one that paticklarly aggravates me is BODY. there is just nothing Qt about BODY. and isn't it awffuly WORLDLY of us to even THINK about a body? i'm just speerchual that way.

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

You actually take public transportation? [frownsmile] Aww, that's nice.

MB said...

I KNOW! And, how people feel all important when they call it the "TRAIN" or the "METRO" and look at you crazy if you say "THE SUBWAY"?!?!
Yeah! I totally agree!

Deborah said...

That is what you get when you move to DC-NY corridor. Everything is fast fast fast. And a lot of people out here refer to the metro as the ghettro.

Lara said...

That must have been you in front of me on the escalator this morning (should have known from the hair). Thanks for the service--it means so much to me.

Laura Bloomfield said...

Are you making an announcement? I mean after all, your perfect little twinses are over 4 months old already... Don't you think it's time to continue on your quest to "multiply and replenish the earth" on your own?

jdb in AZ said...

If you think the word pregnent is awful, what about the old-fashunned term of "confinement" refering to the due date. I'd much rather call it "hatching." after all. Confinement sounds too much like prison, and aren't we supposed to be libberated?

Megan said...

HAHHAHAHA! PREGNANT!

Sarah F said...

wow i feel so bumped but still seriously blessed that i don't say "pregnant" and that Utah still doesn't have a good public tranzport system

Trent!? said...

There is nothing, NOTHING, I can't handle more than than the term "preggo."

It makes ME, um, shutter.

Jessica said...

Trent's CrAzY!!!
Preggo is SOOOOO much cuter than the alternative. Icky.

~Debbi~ said...

*frownsmile @ TAMN* You don't actually ride the escalator with the twinsies, do you? That is way not safe. I'm a long-time DC resident and I'm surprised you haven't already discovered that Metro has special elevators just for us mommees. Sometimes old people and icky wheelcharez try to use them, but you can just push your cute double stroller to the front so no one else can get on with you. They can wait! There is special seating on the train for us, too.

Please don't try to take the stroller down the escalator; your too teensy to keep it from tipping forward.

Pam C. said...

So, is Ruth expecting?

Little Lovables said...

bring back the old fashioned language and call those preggo peeps a "lady in waiting"

as for the metro... think of it as an opportunity to give out pass along cards. i've been on the bus in provo and thars no point passing em out there cuz people either are either members or like totally anti

Rachelle Arlene Doxey said...

Ya know what is even worse than saying pregnant instead of preggers? Posting a pic of the stick you actually peed on to find out you are preggers! But people do it! Uh, hello, tacky!

Stephanie said...

Well, it does make sense that someone who has a difficult time spelling big words would prefer shorter versions.

Talina said...

I actually strongly prefer the phrase, "knocked up" when referring to preggo-ness. I think it's the memory of my Grandmother's reaction the first time I referred to my married sister as knocked up. It works with my cute relief society sisters too. Great fun.

Geoff said...

"Baby bump" is the most awful term ever. It sounds like a cancerous growth.

clan of the cave hair said...

Tamn, do you even know what "Mediochre" means? I am pretty impressed that you came so close to spelling it correctly though ;)

Kayla0110 said...

Ummm..... "Lady in waiting" doesn't refer to a preggo woman..... It refers to, ummmm, another kind of woman. *blush*

Liv said...

"in a delicate condition" is by far the best way to refer to a woman who's going to have a baby.

after all, we're all perfect princesses who need to be catered to, especially then!

The Bradley's said...

I'm surprised you aren't calling it the ghettro. That's what all the cool students, er, missionaries do. People might actually think you are from Back East if you say Metro. Just so you know. :)

Oh, and make sure you use lots of sanitizer all the time so your babies don't have to build up an immune system. That would be too much work for those sweet little babies!!! Surely they'll never come across anything serious anyway...you're too righteous for that.

Oh drat, I forgot to misspell everything. Sheesh.

Tarnation said...

"quote on quote" Whats it rilly spose to be???? Oh yeah, quote unquote. I rilly thought this. Sometimes your blog sucks me into a hole new world.

Lindsey said...

LOL!!

Thanks for "supposably" and "quote-on-quote." I've heard both and hate them so much. You gave me a good laugh.

Are you preggo? Congrats!

Anna said...

Yep, yep ... "supposably" and "quote-on-quote". Makes me want to slap everyone's grammar and English teachers!!

Matt and Jennae Porter said...

Ditto to the quote-on-quote. Love it! I think prego is the most awful word EVER and I refuse to say it. However, I did post a pic of the digital pregnancy test that said "Pregnant"... so I guess that doesn't make me much better than the people you are making fun of!

Molly in the Jello Belt said...

When you get back to Utah, drive your Escalade in the left lane while doing the speed limit. That helps people slow down and ponder what it means to obey, honor, and sustain the law like it says to do in the Articles of Faith. Driving the speed limit in the left lane is part of the plan!

And the Church-approved euphemism for "preggo" is "in the family way." I know because I read it in The Work and the Glory.

Marivic said...

Public transpo? I thought Barack, Michelle and 'portant people like senators and lobbyists and people in your class in DC ride limos? The Metro is so peasantry, luv! And just so you know, I was already saying preggo years ago. It just didn't catch on. I'm not as cool as you apparently. "Pregnant" is gross and common. I hope you have more success than I did stamping it out of the English language.

dharvey said...

What a relief that you will soon be back in Zion, where all the mommy's drive MAV's ( Mormon Assault Vehicles) like Escalades and Navigators. You will not have to endure this trail in the mission filled much longer. Bear up, my dear. XOXO, D.

Chelsea said...

Your spelling of "shutter" makes me shudder. No a-fence.

granny said...

Preggy, preggo, and preggers all make me gag. What in the world is wrong with pregnant?!? Those other expressions are just so icky and sickeningly sweet.

Bradley, DeAnna, and Donovan said...

I have to agree with Talina. "Knocked up" is the best one. That is what my husband told everyone when I was pregnant. It does get a fun reaction. And I seriously can't stand when people say preggo or anything similar to it, it annoys me so much that I want to puke.

Kim said...

my grandma used to say "in the family way..."
I'm w/ev1 else TAMN, are you giving us a BIG HINT????

mal said...

Can you use "in the family way" in a sentence? I'm not quite sure how exactly to use it...

Kim said...

mal, she would say that "so-and-so is in the family way." then she would kind of raise her eyebrows so that we all KNEW what she was talking about.

now that I think about it, I crack myself up!

Misty said...

My Mom always called it "P.G." Because "pregnant" was almost naughty to say. Of course, as a child I got it confused with P.E., which made it really awkward in elementary when we'd have P.E. in the gymnasium, and I was announcing to everyone that my Mom was also P.E. I'm so glad you're on the same paige as my Mum.

Mrs. Clark said...

My mom used to say PG, too. Then I saw a headline from the Provo Herald about a girl from Pleasant Grove..."PG girl does so-and-so..."

Kind of like the S&M toy store on Center Street in Provo years ago. Woo hoo!