Friday, December 15, 2006

Homesick

HOMESICK, adj. Dead broke abroad.

2006 Update: The yearning for restoration as an abuser of foreign riff-raff.

37 comments:

Minka said...

It is all about the quantity of honey that matters ;) In any shape or variety, anywhere on the face of this earth!

"with a spoon full of sugar, the medicine goes down...in a most delightful way!"

Minka said...

oh and also, yes: I have to say, I hope you´ll forgive me, but:
ok I am just gonna come out with it:
ready?

1ssssssssssssssssssttttttttttttt!

O Ceallaigh said...

HOMESICK, adj. The state of one who has discovered a greater evil. The condition of the space traveller who is fresh out of dilithium crystals, and the natives know nothing of subspace.

Mutha said...

Homesick: When nothing smells or tastes the same and all you can think of is your own bed.

al said...

Homesick: The symptoms accompanying the realization that, no matter where you go, there you are.

Interesting update, Doug.

Anonymous said...

...the call to my heart from the source

QuillDancer said...

homesick a longing for that place where you're generally held in contempt and ignored, but loved anyway anyway; so you can feel free to go ahead and be yourself.

Mo'a said...

Ok!!!, I take it you are homesick for foreign lands where you abused the *riff-raff......oh dear is * politically correct?

As for my definition of homesick in a word.....Iceland

Brian said...

Homesick: What you tell the boss when you call in after that barely remembered holiday party. :)

9nnnnnnnnthhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

mireille said...

When the domicile has an issue with asbestos. Or a tree crashes through the roof. Or the foundation settles. xoxo

puppybrose said...

Homesick: whetted appetite for the stale and/or moldy leftovers in your own fridge.

Miz BoheMia said...

Ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaa!

Ha, ha, ha, haaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaa!!!!

Nuff said!

SquareGirl said...

Realizing that the grass isn't greener and the skies aren't bluer on the other side of the rainbow afterall.

Logophile said...

You prefer to be the abuser rather than the abusee, eh?

Doug said...

Minka, if you're expect me to clean your chimney, 'ave patience. I 'aven't even done mine.

OC, live long and prosper.

Mutha, so you eat in bed?

Thanks, Al. And you're right, no matter which Central European city I was in, I still didnt look like Cary Grant.

Welcome, Joe. Picked it up quick, didn't you?

Quill, contempt and ignorance are two of my favorite sympathies. Love's just the gravy.

Mo'a, Minka will be happy to hear that.

Brian, I'll hear it all weekend long.

Mireille, I should have known you'd follow the pun.

Mmmmmm, Puppybrose. Mold. Just like Mama used to make.

Hermana, that looks pretty.

Squaregirl, we'll see if you feel the same after going.

Logo, a man can only do what he was made to do.

Anonymous said...

I'm homesick for a visit here, but I have to run. So hi and goodbye.

Oh and stop by The Snark for a little game of dreidl.

Jenna Howard said...

homesick: when you're tired of the people you're visiting.

Although I do like the "dead broke abroad" and MizB's maniacal laughter.

Anonymous said...

Homesick...the feeling that comes when this troll is out of the cave too long.

Mutha said...

Doug: Yes, eating in bed that does not involve crumbs.

tsduff said...

Homesick: We've all been there, at one time or another.

Anonymous said...

HOMESICK, adj. Dead broke abroad.

whata way to go!

welcome HOME, Doug!!

Jenna Howard said...

Gee...if I didn't know better I'd think Doug missed out with words like "home" "homesick"...

Doug said...

G to the, well, G nice of you to swing by.

Jenna, I actually do get homesick for the dogs. Eating cows just isn't the same without bones to bring home.

Kyah, a little billy goat helps with that, I find.

Mutha, so, chili?

Sure have, Terry. I get nostalgic for those days.

Thanks, Karen. Good to be back, you caught yesterday's announcement, right?

Jenna, I'm just very, very particular about alphabetical order.

LeesahEm. said...

So then you're having a good time?

puppybrose said...

home sick: the woman in bed with pneumonia and/or the guy on the couch who just sneezed.

Mutha said...

Doug: Crumbless. Exactly. If it is vegetarian, I'm game.

The Mushroom said...

Homesick: the longing for the comfortable feeling of your native surroundings, usually inspired by too-stiff motel pillows or the expense of having to purchase every meal.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Homesick: That sick-of-being-home feeling that goes away as soon as you start your trip. Only to be replaced by that I-wish-I-were-home feeling that starts on the fifth or sixth day. Also see, There's just no pleasing you is there?

Doug said...

Haha, Lisa. Swell. Does Karma know you arose again?

Puppybrose, give them each elderberry extract. I swear by it, although I never have found any.

Mutha, I forgot you had that defect.

Mushroom, its true business travel makes home look good. There's ennui and then there's the "what city is this again?" kind of boredom.

TLP, easy to please and hard to satisfy is a good motto.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

homesick - What I tell my boss when I call in well.

puppybrose said...

what, no Whole Foods Markets in Santa Clarita?

Doug said...

Haha, Poobah. I hear you.

Honestly, Puppy, I've never checked.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Doug... yes, there's the karass thing. But then there's Bierce. I encountered the dictionary in my youth, which resonated immediately with my bitter adolescent heart.

Most of us have seen Enrico's film of An Occurance At Owl Creek Bridge. But it was part of a trilogy, In The Midst Of Life. The other two gems (Chickamauga and The Mockingbird) hardly anybody has seen. Neither, to my knowledge, ever made it to VHS or DVD. I saw The Mockingbird at a movie theater in Greenwich Village years ago. It was so poignant and haunting that I can still whistle its theme song thirty five years later. Although seen only once, it is and will always be one of the pictures on the wall of that home we've been talking about.

Doug said...

Joe, some of us never outgrew our bitter adolesccent hearts. I didn't realize Enrico made movies of What I Saw of Chickamauga or The Mockingbird. I'll have to see if Netflix has them or start looking for screenings. If you're interested, there are a few good sites, linked on the right under "Bierce Resources" that are more about Bierce than this one.

Sar said...

Homesick: About damn time you got back to open up my intellectual plaground. Nevermind I'm late to the return, I call tire swing!

Anonymous said...

Home: can't live with it, can't live without it.

Anonymous said...

Homesick:
Not at work or school due to illness real or feigned.
Oh, wait. That would be home, sick.