fathom. [FATH-uhm].

June 7, 2010

fathom. [FATH-uhm], verb:

1. To penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand.
2. To measure the depth of water by means of a sounding line; sound.

i simply cannot fathom….

1) why people think its ok to wear socks with flip flops.

its not. you’re not a ninja turtle. (if you are and are reading this, my apologies. this is directed at people who have more that 2 toes)

2) pronouncing the word milk as melk

there is no “e”. as stated explicitly on the carton.

3) tattooing your body with chinese symbols.

i hope this says “im a big dumb idiot who wants to look cool”

…because thats what you are.

4) not liking the show E.R. (at least seasons 1-5)

chicago. george clooney. doctors. george clooney. drama. george clooney. i don’t know how to be any clearer.

5) acting like a mature adult.

yep. maturity just isn’t in the cards anytime soon…

there are alot of things i cant fathom. like,

how big is outer space?

how many sea creatures have we never even seen before?

who decided that pieces of paper were worth monetary values?

so if you can fathom any of these, i would really enjoy being let in on the answers.


majuscule. [MAJ-uh-skyool].

May 17, 2010

majuscule [MAJ-uh-skyool], adjective:

1. Of letters written either as capitals or uncials.

1. A large letter, either capital or uncial, used in writing or printing.

heres some majuscule for you:


you college grad you. notre dame will be so sad to be without you, but i, for one, am so glad you are done with notre dame.

creighton makes me want to vomit a whole lot less…

kidding… but not really

while i may have always been the cuter cousin

and the more athletic one…

annnnd perhaps the more agile and coordinated one at that…

you’ll always be the best older sister i never had, but always wanted.

so. hats off to you little bethy! i love ya!

(and heres to 4 more years of schooling before the real world. how smart were we to go the grad school route?)


mugwump. [MUHG-wuhmp].

May 10, 2010

mugwump [MUHG-wuhmp], noun:

1. A person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, esp. in politics; a person who is neutral on a controversial issue.
2. A Republican who refused to support the party nominee, James G. Blaine, in the presidential campaign of 1884

i am the kind of girl who cannot make her mind up about anything.

on a weekend night my favorite phrase to my roommates is “please dress me”. dinner menus are my nightmare.

and don’t even get me started on picking out paint colors. i might have a panic attack just thinking about it.

i think that my fickleness might stem from my mother,

the one. the only. susan reardon.

susie reardon

i mean, this is the lady who constantly has tile samples for our bathroom. and we finished our addition when i was in 5th grade. but i can’t complain, aside from my fickleness, i’ve acquired quite a few other traits from my her as well….

(as much as i would love to deny the fact that i am turning into my mother.)

shes given me:

my drive (some may call it perfectionism).

my intelligence (or what i would like to think of as intelligence).

my easy-going nature (though i’d like to think shes crazy sometimes).

my dashing good looks. obviously.

susie reardon

…i might get killed for that….

and last but not least, she gave me my life, and every day teaches me how to live it without living it for me.

happy mothers day mom! (i realize this post may be a day late, but i didn’t like the word yesterday).

i love you.

susie reardon


vamoose. [va-MOOS].

May 5, 2010

vamoose \va-MOOS\, verb:

1. To leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp.
2. To leave hurriedly or quickly from; decamp from.

just 8 more days. and then after that, 3 more days.

8 until the end of the semester (there is no way to even inject an ounce of excitement i have to go home for the summer) and 3 more after that until i’m in one of my favorite most relaxing places in the entire world.

harbour town

hilton head island, south carolina.

nothing but biking, beaching, and bathing (as in sun bathing) for a whole 10 days.

i don’t think i’ll ever get closer to heaven without actually stepping inside the pearly gates.

just a 6 mile ride from the salty dog cafe.

and a 3 minute walk over to harbour town at dusk to hear good ol’ greg russell

one day, in the future, i’ll be bringing my vinyard-vine-and-sperry clad children into this harbour and watch them sing up on that stage just like i did when i was a youngin’. and it will still feel every bit as magical as it has for me all the years that i’ve stepped foot off the plane in savannah georgia, endured the what seemed like excruciatingly long hour car ride in excited anticipation, only to finally arrive and kiss the ground that is sea pines plantation.

have i mentioned that i can’t wait?

but for now, i have to vamoose to the library to write 2 papers and get crackin on a few study guides for finals. i’m not even that stressed about them right now. i’m more distraught over the fact that a lot of my friends– you wonderful, wonderful seniors– will be vamoosing in a few short weeks.

i wish you all the best with everything. good luck with graduation, good luck with the move out, good luck finding jobs, and good luck trying to cut off your ties from me at marquette. (obviously im not going to let THAT happen). its been a wonderful stay here with all of you and im sure you will all make us proud in whatever it is that you end up doing. visit soon– and visit often!


quash. [KWOSH].

April 27, 2010

quash. [KWOSH], verb;

1.(Law) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, “to quash an indictment.”
2.To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, “to quash a rebellion.”
well looks like its about that time to quash all your fun and extinguish my witty postings in the quirky blog for the semester. these
past 16 posts have been a real slice. and, i can honestly say, i learned to like blogging. and i think that other people have liked my blogging too. i’ve had over 600 hits on my blog– not too shabby for a novice writer, i’d say.
and little do many of you know, i was able to track a lot of links from facebook
so, you loyal fans. i know who you are… even if you didn’t think i knew. thanks for reading. i hope i’ve entertained you.
but there have been a few people from other word related blogs that have clicked on through to my humble little page, never leaving a comment, but a few repeat readers nonetheless. maybe we should start a club. or a support group.
this blog has really helped me realize that i really, really like to write.
not research papers.
not formal lab reports.
not press releases.
just writing in general. its almost as good as running for a stress relief. maybe after my next few years of school i’ll have enough pent up stress juggling class, work, and clinicals to write a book. keep an eye out. i’m sure it will be on the new york times bestseller list.
and as for my quirk, i’ve learned a lot of new vocabulary. duh. but its also really helped me to think on my feet, improv some thoughts based on all of these words that for the most part i’ve never really used before. and hopefully allowed me to amuse all you fine folks out there who have been reading.
….maybe i’ll keep this blog around. i haven’t decided yet. but just for the record– the logolepsy isn’t going anywhere.
so in the meantime– sayonara [sahy-uh-nahr-uh]. arriverderci.[are-eve-a-der-chi]. auf widersen. [off WEED-er-sen].
goodbye. [good-bahy].

scapegrace. [SKAYP-grayss].

April 19, 2010

scapegrace. [SKAYP-grayss]. noun,

1. a reckless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless; a rascal; a scoundrel.

leroy, spawn of satan

this, ladies and gentlemen, is the face of pure evil.

leroy, deception as an innocent cat.

his name is leroy. don’t let him deceive you with his innocent little fluffy sleeping head. i promise you one day this little rapscallion will prove to you just as he has to me that there is no worse thing than a cat living amongst you.

…also, sometimes he pees on your clean laundry. filthy.


tiger. [tahy-ger].

April 9, 2010
tiger, [tahy-ger], noun:
1.a large, carnivorous, tawny-colored and black-striped feline, Panthera tigris, of Asia, ranging in several races from India and the Malay Peninsula to Siberia: the entire species is endangered, with some races thought to be extinct.
2.the cougar, jaguar, thylacine, or other animal resembling the tiger.
3. a person resembling a tiger in fierceness, courage, etc.
4. an additional cheer (often the word tiger) at the end of a round of cheering.
5. a cold, impassive, emotionless golf prodigy. inclined to repeatedly commit adultery.
..sorry im not sorry for picking on tiger. this commercial. really?
not only do we get the morbid factor from having to hear your deceased father posthumously chastise you for being cheating scum, but we also see that you have no emotion or the appearance of any real remorse with this tv spot.
shame on you, tiger. (and shame on you too, nike)