Abase-ically a New Word

Today’s word was abase, which was another that I had never heard of. It means “to humble” according to my tiny dictionary. This word came on the scene in the 14th century but has changed meanings over the years. Originally meaning something along the lines of “to lower yourself physically” to the more modern definition of lowering…

Whoooa Man, Don’t Even Get Me Started.

Today’s word is abandon. The lil Vest Pocket Dictionary defines it as “to forsake”, once again, quite to the point. I’m down with it. Merriam-Webster defines it as both a noun and a verb, what a power word. Generally the old definition stands, as the current dictionary lists various iterations of “to cease, to give up,…

Abaft?

Today’s word is one I’ve never actually heard of, and I’ve definitely been in situations it would have been appropriate… Abaft. Apparently meaning “towards the stern of the ship”. It can be an adverb or a proposition apparently. According to my research, the first use of the word was in the 14th century which does…

Not That I’m Counting, But…

The next word in the Vest Pocket Dictionary is Ab’acus. The dictionary defines it as a counting table. Did anyone ever consider an abacus as a table? It’s really not something I ever thought of… I know they’re a decently common childrens’ toy if doctors office waiting rooms are to be used as any sort of…

Don’t be Alarmed, But…

First word in the Vest Pocket Dictionary: Aback’. Naturally since this dictionary measures 10.50 by 6.00 cm, the actual definitions are quite… brief. The book gives the definition for aback’ as “backward”. Seriously, I warned you it was going to be brief, don’t be taken aback’. Is it strange how I really enjoy such a bare bones…

New Idea Alert!

Hi all, So I’ve been taking some time during this period of unemployment to clean out my house and go through some career counselling. I’d rather take my time and intentionally end up in a field, and role, that I love. But in this clean out, I’ve been going through some of the items I’ve…

Day Two of Freedom or… Being Unemployed

You know, by and large, this whole unemployment thing isn’t too bad for now. Sure I’m low key nervous about how long my savings will last. But hey! At least I have savings right? My best friend helped me sort out my EI yesterday (She used to work there so she knows how to actually…

A Glass Case of Emotions?

I was fired today.. So that’s definitely something. I’ve never been fired before, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. Technically I’m not allowed to talk about it. So that’s where that story ends legally. But me, being me. Couldn’t be normal about it whatsoever. I kept my composure the entire time, and…

Week One of “Back to the Trenches”

You know, having over a week off really nails down how much you’re not in love with your job or your commute. Being sick for well over a week also grants you the opportunity to think about what things you really enjoy spending your time doing. What activities make you feel productive? What activities make…

Day Billion of Being Sick

That feeling when you’re no longer feeling sick, but can’t go back in to work until you can see your doctor and they clear you for being around people. I have never been more ready to go back to work. Staying home might be the worst thing. I’m at the point of trying to find…