This week, my guest is my separated-at-birth twin sister, Aral Peppermint Patty Pez. AP3 was asked to define Burnout some more.
BURNOUT, n. 1. Physical or emotional exhaustion, especially as a result of masochism. 2. One who is worn out physically or emotionally, as from self-abusive scheduling. Symptoms of: a.) looking at calendar in week-long increments induces crying, fainting, or panic attacks, while looking at calendar in month-long increments induces nervous breakdowns or Swedish Fish binging; b.) definitions as Doug's guest are distinctly lacking in humor.
The AP3-DP Coincidence:
Aral's first home was the city next to the one Doug went to High School in and she went to High School in the State next to Doug's first home.
Aral was in the special forces and Doug is in special education.
Aral's a Red Sox fan and Doug likes the World Champion Chicago White Sox.
Aral dreams of bunny butts and Doug imagines with hare brains.
The average of Aral's and Doug's marriages are both gender neutral.
Aral and Doug were both born late to the crib and early to the suppertable.
Aral graduated from Cornell University and Doug was banished from there.
Aral and Doug both climbed a volcano in what they remembered as 1991.
Aral blew Strayhorn and Doug threw horned strays.
Aral's a minister and Doug's Mister Sinister.
Aral and Doug both can be traced to Herbie The Love Bug and the Nobel Prize in 6 degrees of separation.
Aral's a lesbian Unitarian vegetarian and Doug a plebian contrarian ex-agrarian.
Ms. P3 drives a bug and Brother P was born a Doug.
Surely this means something.
Last August, AP3 made her first guest appearance (click here) and was the character behind the very first fiction story on this site.
How to be a future guest on this site: Just send an email to dpascover at mac dot com. On a future Wednesday, after posting that week's guest, I'll send you an email with a word to define. You'll be expected to return your definition along with a graphic representing either your definition or yourself by the following Saturday. The only rules are no profanity and no novels, please. And whatever I make up at the last minute.
I will be contacting previous guests who regularly comment here to repeat in no particular order. Previous guests who haven't been much heard from since their guest post should recontact if they would like to repeat.