Monday, January 22, 2007

Reception

RECEPTION, n. Fireworks, flags and foolish talk.

2007 Update: A joined celebration of revised misfortune and feigned appreciation at which the ungrateful honor the unworthy in memory, poetry and drink.

34 comments:

quilldancer said...

reception not always cordial, the way in which others greet you when you enter a room

Whe my dad would go fishing and stay gone for hours poast the time he said he would be home, he would always toss his hat in the house before entering. If the hat was pitched back out, he knew how much trouble he was in.

oceallaigh said...

RECEPTION, n. 1. Sometimes you get signal, sometimes only static, and sometimes you get the message that the receiver's been turned off. 2. Where I saw her today, with wine.

You can't always get what you want ...

Miz BoheMia who refuses to go away to sign in and then come back and rewrite the damn comment!!!!! said...

Reception... Delightful when held in San Francisco...

Hey! What else did y'all expect from me?

Old Mule said...

Reception: A garden of bridesmaids.

Joel said...

Reception: Usually the first opportunity to escape.

puppybrose said...

Reception: c*n .... ?

puppybrose said...

Reception: can you hear me *now*?

Doug said...

Quilly, I wondered why men of his generation wore hats.

O Cellaigh, I knew someone would make that connection.

Hermana, eso es lo que espero.

Haha, Mule. I wondered why people went.

Joel, only if you've made friends.

Puppy, Wh*t?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Reception: If it's warm, mmmm, very nice. A divorced spouse is the exception. Calls for chilly.

Lammy said...

Gifts from wedding showers and receptions are advantages of plural marriage.

Anonymous said...

Reception: *shakes head and wonders* What kind will I get here after having been away for a week or more.....I dipped my toe in yesterday to test the waters....speaking of hats you will get a good reception and
here also.
Shameless plug from one who missed this group :)
Doug life would be easier if you changed to New Blogger :) :o

Anonymous said...

The reception of WDOG is coming in quite clearly today.

Reception: I can't hear the word without recalling my own wedding's. In traditional Jewish wedding fashion, I was hoisted up in a chair over the heads of the revelers. In Irish fashion the chair slanted and I gracefully but dramatically slid out. That's what you get for trusting a bunch of micks.

Sar said...

Reception: A lofty penguin talking smack.

Bonus definition...

Irony: The absence of one lofty penguin on the day Reception is WA's featured word.

Anonymous said...

An event at which a person is accorded the attention generally reserved for TV sitcoms.

Doug said...

TLP, to me it's all about the coat closet.

Lammy, I'll take your word on that. The disadvantage is spouses.

Mo'a, I actually can't. According to Blogger, Waking Ambrose can't move because there are too many posts and comments. Thanks a lot.

G, I can think of a smoother blend than Bailey's and Hora. (KDOG)

Sar, I'm pansified. Penguins may be flightless, but this one went over my head anyway.

Diesel, I think that's why I don't attend receptions. I don't like sitcoms. Or joy.

puppybrose said...

Reception: the firing squad of plastic smiles, platitudes, air-kisses, and/or handshakes one must face for the privilege of dining on lousy hors d' ouvres.

puppybrose said...

which aren't *nearly* as tasty as hors d' oeuvres, in case anyone's wondering...

Sar said...

Doug, let me clarify:

Much like a traditional office, Reception is the initial gathering place to be greeted (e.g. 'I'll meet you in reception').

When we all meet up here in the WA comment box (ie "reception"), our usual initial greeting is the teasing wit (ie "talking smack") of our favorite penguin, Minka, who is first atop the comment box (ie "one lofty penguin"). And lastly, I found it ironic that she's not the initial greeter in WA's Reception today.

*sigh* it was funny in my head.

Sar said...

Check it out, my previous comment was at 9:47!

Hey.... did you set up me to clarify just so I could get a 47 out of the deal?? Who knew curmudgeons could be so considerate!

puppybrose said...

Sar: hahahahahahahahahaha! (i got it, even if Doug did not) you're one clever girl, missy.

Anonymous said...

Will my reception be pleasant? Afterall, I am WAAAAAY late today.....

I used to work in Reception, you see the strangest things there. D :)

Jamie Dawn said...

Reception: After the nuptials, comes the cake eating, dancing, drinking, and tossing of the bridal bouqet where the single women jockey for position to catch the bouquet, and the divorced women head to the restroom.

At my wedding reception, I should have had truffles shot out of cannons instead of the bouquet toss. Where were YOU when I needed this great idea 23 years ago???!!

One of these days when I go to visit my brother, we will arrange to meet you for dinner or something of that nature. I guarantee you a non-chilly reception.

Anonymous said...

Receptions? Enh can't come up with anything. And everyone has such clever definitions already.

Maybe my reception is bad? Enh.

quilldancer said...

reception the first greeting the morning after the night before.

Doug said...

Puppy, that's why I wait outside by the dumpster.

Sure, Sar. I was plenty quick enough to get the joke, I just wanted a 47 for you. *looks left* *looks right*

Feline, as weird as in the break room?

Jamie Dawn, I betcha I wasn't planning anyone else's wedding.

Jenna, try twisting your rabbit ears.

Quilly, that's some euphemism for "taking the wallet and hiding the keys."

Omnipotent Poobah said...

reception - The event immediately following a wedding where guests crash into wedding cakes, stumble while dancing, and hit the groom in the crotch so they can win the $100,000 prize on American's Funniest Home Videos.

Anonymous said...

reception: that's when everyone gratefully gathers around a table of FOOD after some kind of longish presentation, pretending to compliment the people who they were supposed to be paying attention to instead of how their stomachs were making those where's-the-food noises.

Did that make sense? Man, I'm hungry....

Anonymous said...

Doug: Obviously I did not have that problem with my blogs....you so popular......and you always give good reception. I will remember not to get testy when I have to change to google and verifyverifyverify.....sorry I have one to many usually it takes only two verifyverify....why, I wonder does it take two times at least and what is the use for verify.....do spamers not know how to get around it?

SquareGirl said...

Catching a football pass. duuuh.

cindra said...

when you do it again. that one thing.

Minka said...

Doug, lovely update.*dripping sarcasm* Single, by any chance?! Shocking!

Sar, thanks for missing me, but today I´ll just try to put in the last comment, which is the first one from the bottom after all:)

reception,n. in England, Wales and South Australia, the first year of primary school (following pre-school or nursery)

Boy, it is hard to come up with soemthing new so late in the game, and that´s why I usually don´t do it :)

Doug said...

Poobah, that's the difference between the ordinary and the exceptional. The latter will abuse the cake and groom without hope of reward.

It sure made sense that you're hungry, A-bell.

Mo'a, I'm old in blog years. That's all. See any spam?

Thank you, Square! I had a feeling it might come down to you or AP3.

What thing, Cindra? Not much risk of my doing it a second time.

Of course I'm single, Minka. Modern women are too sarcastic.

Minka said...

Couldn´t let me have it, now could you?

Anonymous said...

Rhymes with "deception."