Monday, March 9, 2009

International Day of Awesomeness

It has come to my attention that today is officially the International Day of Awesomeness. As I read this on the internet, I must assume that it is absolutely, 100%, set in stone, irrefutably true (double true).

Now. The questions then become: How should one best celebrate such an auspicious occasion? How much awesome can you bring to the table before the table collapses? Am I really awesome enough to participate?

I can only provide a confident and solid answer to the third query. You are totally awesome enough. Totally.

As for question number two, I figure if the table collapses from an overabundance of awesome, well, it was probably time for a new table anyway. You didn't want a table that had a set capacity for awesome, did you? So don't worry about over-taxing the table with your awesomeness. Things will work out the way they need to.

Now the first question. Hmmmm. This one is tougher, I think. That you should celebrate in a manner that is awesome is obvious. But what is awesome? Websters defines "awesome" as:

1: expressive of awe
2 : inspiring awe

Well, that wasn't as helpful as I'd hoped...

Let's see how they define "awe":

an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime

Hmmm - if I had been asked to define it without the assistance of Websters, I almost certainly would not have included the word "dread". I absolutely would not have listed it first.

Nope, Mr. Webster, in this case you were no help. I think we need to return to the current vernacular definition. Where does one find current vernacular definitions? Urban Dictionary, of course. The Urban Dictionary carries many definitions for awesome, my possible favorite being:

A 'sticking plaster' word used by Americans to cover the huge gaps in their vocabulary. It is one of the three words which make up most American sentences. The American vocabulary consists of just three words: Omigod, awesome, and shit.


Well, shit. That didn't make me feel awesome at all. But it did make me giggle. And starting
your morning with a giggle is, in my humble opinion, pretty awesome.



However you choose to define it, I hope you have an awesome day!

6 comments:

Gibby said...

Cute post! And those dictionaries...they never really tell you what you really want to know, do they? Hope you had an awesome day!

smarmygal said...

I would like you to know that you are officially the most awesome person I have met in 2009. Not to put the pressure on or anything, but the year IS still young. I am so glad to have rung in the new year with you - now when are we getting together again???

Tammy Howard said...

Sounds like perhaps over some Christopher Guest? Did I understand that correctly?

And thanks, BTW, you're pretty awesome, too. :-)

Jenny Penny said...

Omigod, this is some awesome shit.

Seriousy, I am going to use this post as motivation to get out of this decidedly not-awesome funk I'm in this week. To awesomeness!

Tammy Howard said...

To awesomeness! Cheers!

Swine said...

Frak! Jenny Penny beat me to it. My words exactly. Oh, and btw? shit