Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Admirability

ADMIRABILITY, n. My kind of nobility, as distinguished from your kind of ability.

2006 Update: Restraint in a traffic jam, quickness in a rush or madness in a riot.

The happiest of birthdays to the magnificent, magniloquent, artistic, pluralistic, heuristic, gracious, gifted, good-humored, hectic, lovely, lucky, lavish and plucky, comical, cat-loving, fearsome never fulsome Michael Jackson!

48 comments:

Miz BoheMia said...

Admirability... sentiment deserving of bohemians for being first! FIRST!

TAKE THAT Y'ALL! PFFFTTTT!

Minka said...

I truly admire the fact that you got today´s post up 3 minutes before yesterday´s :)

Minka said...

What just happened?

Miz B. Gloating is not very admirable!

puppybrose said...

admirability: humility

i'm just grateful to be 3rd.

puppybrose said...

admirability: knack for posting a word with nary a quote to be found in relation to it, forcing commenters to actually attempt to match wit with aforementioned knacky poster. aptitude for making up words to suit individual purposes?

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Incompetunce so great it gets you promoted to admiral of the fleet.

ariel said...

a bunch of old men smelling of cheap rum, giving out smoke and good stories. oh wait that's admirality...

brian said...

Well know, speaking of traffic jams. Back when I lived in puppybrose land I used to commute from The City many times. It was 30 miles of bumper to bumper traffic, and one day I thought it would be admirable to see how space I could make up by constantly switching lanes. I gained exactly one mile over 30 mile distance. So what is most admirable, stay in your own lane.

Minka said...

ariel, are those your feet? Youc an brake a bone standing like that, take it from me!

brian, I hardly ever change lanes...I am admirable that way :)

Joel said...

Admirability:A quality of heroes, champions; a virtue rapidly growing extinct.

Joel said...

Admirability: A quality that tends to fade in bright light; more apparent to those wearing rose colored glasses.

(why do I sound so cynical this morning?)

Miz BoheMia said...

It may indeed not be Minka darling but if you're gonna do it, you might as well do it right and that is simply funkified!

FO SHO!

Admirability... BoheMians resisting the urge to Pfffft y'all again!

DIOS MIO!

Ha, ha, ha, haaa!

gdzxkx~ gadzooks, um, socks? Hey, this is a PG 13 place dammit!

QuillDancer said...
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QuillDancer said...

ad-mir-ab-il-ity v. an envious reaction to ability.

ab-il-ity v. the strength resulting from faithfully doing 100 sit-ups a day for a year.

O Ceallaigh said...

ADMIRABILITY, n. An attribute of select company (very select), and clean mirrors. See e.g. LINCOLN MEMORIAL.

Sar said...

Admirability: Recognizing the most excellent word play offered by my fine feathered friend before me.

(Nicely done, Quilly!)

dddragon said...

Admirability... the ability to admire the fact that I will always be exactly one year younger than Micheal Jackson (who is 48 years old today).

Sar said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

HAPPY 47 DDRAGON!!!

Sar said...

In all my excitement, fumble fingers prevailed (can you imagine!)...make that DDDragon or 3D even.

I wish I could see the look on Doug's face when he realizes he broke his post addendum habit a few days too soon and missed this. The birthday of his Pez Big Sis. Teehee!

puppybrose said...

admirability: the ability to do so much for so many and still manage to retain your own sense of self and/or creativity. for example, a certain talented, extremely busy, and admired Pez Pal! oooh, and now it's your birthday to boot?? HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear DDDragon!! xoxox

karma said...

my agility to recognise your amicability for posterity

orifro: to go forward with singular orios (if you have cookies enabled)

karma said...

happpy birthday, dddragon!!!

Joel said...

Happy Birthday DDDragon!

puppybrose said...

admirability: adeptness in appreciating the accomplishments of others. [see also: suck-upperer, fawn-uponer, gush overer, eulogizer]

a4g said...

Admirability, n. Polishing a dazzling shine onto other people's door handles.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Admirable Excellence Award given for the production of wonderful children. Also see, that's me you see with the trophy.

This includes blogchildren.

ikdunt: I kid you not.

ariel said...

Happy Birthday, 3D Dragon!

not my feet, Monika, although when looking at the man I wish they were. what a feeling it must be walking like that... :)

tsduff said...

Admirability: Doug are you fishing for compliments?

O Ceallaigh said...

I admire the staff of restaurants like TGIFriday's, who can, day after day, march out from the back room with a cupcake with a candle in it and singsong out the same rhyme:

I don't know but I've been told,
Someone here is getting old.


Hippo birdie two ewe, DDD. And don't drop that trumpet. The trombone ... eh ...

:)

Doug said...

Here I thought it was related to graciousness, sis!

Ha, Minka. You were close. See above.

Puppybrose, I'm sure a little googlery would go a long way.

S.A.C.A.D.A, or spelling so precise it gets you promoted to the fifth grade.

Ariel, that's companionship.

Brian, staying in your own lane is a virtue finer than compassion.

Minka, staying in two is no accomplishment.

Joel, I think we bloggers have it all to ourselves now. I wonder if they make rose-colored monitors?

Unexpected restraint, herman. Admirable to be sure.

Quilldancer, I'll start Monday. This week is too stressful.

O Ceallaigh, the Lincoln Memorial is humbling, isn't it. An admirable president with an enviable pen.

That Quilly's a witty one, isn't she, Sar? You're an admirable wit and an inerring judge of talent.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SISTER DDDRAGON!!! ADMIRABILITY, n. The capacity to remember the birthdays of the finest and kindest.

Sar, it's a little red.

Amen, Puppybrose.

Karma, my ability to recognize your posterior for amicability.

Puppybrose, that's a great definition.

a4g, that's another one. Bierce regains breath by your rasp.

TLP, you're a winner down to the next generation. Sure hope the twins' kids aren't rotten.

Ariel, isn't that like false advertizing? You won't find Pansi using someone else's picture. Or Icy.

Why, Terry? Did you have one you wanted to leave?

O Ceallaigh, I admire them from afar if at all.

ariel said...

I don't use someone else's picture. someone else's picture uses me.

puppybrose said...

regarding additional message: now *that's* what i call an admirable Birthday Greeting! well done!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I deny any connection to Michael Jackson.

But since some of you are talkin' 'bout driving, who said: "Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead"? (not me.)

Jamie Dawn said...

Brian is RIGHT about it being an admirable thing to stay in your own lane during heavy traffic. I feel like bombing those people off the road who are always cutting across lanes in a feverish hurry.
I think they actually think it makes them get there quicker.
It's really funny to pass them when traffic begins to lessen and they happen to be stuck in the slower lane.
It's not very admirable for me to feel such glee at their expense, but I don't really give a... you know.

brian said...

Why thank you JD, thank you very much. The King thanks you admirably for visting him last week. Makes my retirement that much easier. Gotta go, here there's a swinging party over at Shayna's.

QuillDancer said...

Sar -- thank you, thank you (throw money)

Mutha said...

Admirability: One's capacity to be excellent. Even on Mondays...even first day back from vacation...even hung-over.
(I'm not talking about me, mind you.)

mireille said...

"Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography [and blogs, their poor cousins]"
Hilaire Belloc

xoxo

shayna said...

Doug "DAWG" writes his heart out with as much focus and admirability as he has always...

BTW... thanks for picking up the tab over at my place...

actonbell said...

OH Michael Jackson! Ha ha, pull the other one.

Still,that was an admirable joke, cuz I didn't see it coming.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

admirability - Showing the proper traits to become an admiral.

I'm told very few admirals actually have this ability, but you go to war with the admirals you have, not the ones you wish you had.

Wait! I was chanelling Rumsfeld there for a minute!

AP3 said...

D'oh! on the Michael Jackson!!

I once had lieutenantability....

weirsdo said...

Quality exciting amazement in the inept, resentment in the stupid, competition among the vain, and admiration in none.

The Village Idiot said...

Wed almost and wheres the wit...

Denied again, a day late and at least a dollar short

However, if you have a hamburger....

Logophile said...

I'll take a hamburger and a side of slaw.
And I am still searching for some one worth admiring.

Minka said...

Ariel, they really freak me out. I have bandages and everything ready though in case you trip!
*looks paranoid at Arile´d feet*

Doug said...

Ariel, if clever answers were admirability I'd bow.

Thanks, Puppybrose.

TLP, we all have a skeleton in the closet. Honesty is an admirable trait and your skeleton happens to be darn near a skeleton.

Jamie Dawn, Justice is only served if you kill them slow.

Brian, just remember, the lampshade is G's hat.

I hope not Mutha, because it was Tuesday.

Mireille, I said the same thing on June 20, 1983. I was at an art museum, I think it was in Des Moines, no, Iowa City and...

Shayna, let's just hope the check clears.

Thanks, Actonbell!

Poobah, I think you're just confused, lacking moral and intellectual courage.

Aral, that's admirable enough for me. (To the tune of Spoonful)

Weirsdo, I'm amazed.

VI, it was Tuesday, bro.

Logo, you're a Diogenes for our time.

Minka, it's kind to bandage the fallen but kinder to catch them.

ariel said...

LOL @Minka!!!