Sunday, July 30, 2006

I'm a Mousepotato!

Found while surfing the Net: This priceless list from Sandy's Spot. Good blog! Go visit!

Gotta Have Them

NEW WORDS FOR 2006: Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace (and

1. BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was
missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

2. SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on
everything, and then leaves.

3. ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and
advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

4. SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream
only to get screwed and die in the end.

5. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube
farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.

7. MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

8. SITCOMs: Single Income, two children, oppressive mortgage. It's what
yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to
stay home with the kids.

9. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and

10. SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because
the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

11. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's

12. IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but
you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben wedding (or
not) was a prime example - Michael Jackson, another.

13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an
electronic device to get it to work again.

14. ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above
the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often
profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to

15. 404 : Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error
message....."404 Not Found," meaning that the requested site could not be

16. GENERICA: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same
no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and

17. OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that
you've just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting SEND on an email by

18. WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.

19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube


Brooke said...


Anonymous said...

OK, well, I'm a Mouse Potato with SITCOM issues! (Only because I'm having paycheck issues with the company I do independent contract work for!)

I have to steal this...I hope you don't mind, benning!

WomanHonorThyself said...

OHNOSECOND:...I got tons of those!]
cute post Benning!

benning said...

brooke: Ain't we all 404 at times? ; )

Anna: I stole it first, so go ahead! Heheheee!

Thanks, Angel. :D