Tuesday, February 24, 2009


ADOLESCENT, adj. Recovering from boyhood.

2009 Update: Undergoing the transformation from external to internal disappointment. In the chrysalis between larval and carnal stages.


Unknown said...

the time when you're always numero uno

Jai ho!

Nessa said...

As in, your definition is all about me, isn't it?

Adolescent - my normal state of being (hence "The Chrysalis Stage")

Tom & Icy said...

Icy is fourteen, a mere adolescent, but she says she feels seven times that.

Anonymous said...

ADOLESCENT, adj. Newly entered into the competition for a Darwin award.

Ariel the Thief said...

Adolescent, the menopause of childhood.

Jim said...

Those were the good old days for me. I really never recovered from boyhood though.
My TBird was a'69. I was the original owner, I worked for Ford Aerospace and bought an 'executive car' turn-in through a local dealer and our HR.

Hobbes said...

Stage of addled essence.

Anonymous said...

I don't miss the early years

Anonymous said...

Actually, the word adolescent was cobbled together from the words:

ad (short for advertizing -- normal adolescents are much louder and more persistent at self-promotion than even that Quilldancer person),

dole (have you ever seen an adolescent who didn't have his/her hand out looking for a hand-out?) and

scent because the little buggers reek, either from too much cologne or not enough water.

Anonymous said...

first thought is Republican

Doug The Una said...

And tomorrow, Karma, you'll be number one.

Nessa, you don't mind modeling?

Tom, Willie and Walela are ten. Lela feels half that and Willie 14 times that.

Amoeba, that's a great site. I bookmarked it.

That's the one I wish I'd thought of, Ariel.

You have fine taste in wheels, Brother Jim.

One of them, yeah, Hobbes.

I don't remember them, Pia.

Actonbell, who thinks the condition is temporary.

Quilly, I think you might underestimate that Quilldancer person.

Anonymous said...

A time too long extended these days, from what I have been told.

I prefer your definition to Bierce's in this case.