Urban Word Wednesday: Vacationitis

Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!

Vacationitis: The lack of concern for any of one’s responsibilities in the days (or weeks, or months) leading up to a vacation. Physical symptoms include the wearing of capris and jeans at work, flip-flops, or Uggs, and a lack of makeup or grooming. Dishes begin piling up in the sink, and the afflicted’s response to most questions is: “Uh, I’ll worry about that later.” Can happen as early as the date of vacation planning, or as late as the hours before the flight leaves.

Examples Of Use:

Hubby: so what’s on tap for Wednesday’s post this week? More of our sexual conversations, bedroom exploits, noon-hour rendez-vous, or shopping expeditions? Is nothing sacred between us any more????

Me: oh hubby, stop it, you know you love it! But no, I am afraid I will be disappointing you and our fans. I’ve got a terrible case of vacationitis!

Hubby: what!?!?!?

Me: given that we are flying out IN 12 HOURS for our 2-week vacay in Punta Cana, I can’t concentrate on anything…blog…work…urban word fun…it’s all totally escaped me. I am mush!

Hubby: well I can’t say as I blame you. I can’t concentrate on anything but grabbing our suitcases and flying outta here! Ola Punta Cana!

Me: knowing my readers, they’ll forgive our little bout of vacationitis!

Yip, you read it correctly – hubby and I are flying out of here for a little FUN in the SUN!! We are going to be in Punta Cana for the next two weeks. Squeeee!

No worries, I have the ever fabulous Jessica O’Neal swinging by for a guest post on Monday (squeeeee…thank you Jessica) and I have a few more surprises in store for you while we are away.

I hope y’all will continue to make yourselves at home here! Talk amongst yourselves, frolic in the comments, blogjack one another, enjoy shameless self-promoting, and have an all around party!!! I’ve taken the “first-comment” moderation off so all hell could very well break loose…FUN….have at er’ and let the good times roll.

I will catch up in person upon my return April 23, 2012! Till then…have fun everyone…I will miss you but will console myself with girlie drinks on the beach as I say “cheers” in each of your honor!!!

Have you ever suffered from vacationitis? How you stay focused when you are so close to jet setting to your vacation destination?



  1. Loving the blog, girl! Good stuff! Also, I so have this right now. I am just going to Hali for the weekend and I am way off in the rhubarb when it comes to work. I just cannot concentrate and keep thinking about all the shopping before hitting The Old Triangle Pub for a pint!

  2. I’ll be looking forward to having a case of this if I ever get to go on a vacation. Oh hell, why not admit it, my like is one long vacation anyway. You folks have a great trip. Enjoy!

  3. Have a wonderful vacation! I’m on the other side of having been out of town over the weekend, and wanting to do nothing but recover. My husband looked at me a little askew last night because I really couldn’t say what, if anything, I’d gotten done yesterday. It was a bit of a blur. Enjoy the trip! We’ll continue the party until you can join in again.

  4. Karen McFarland says:

    Hasta la vista Natalie and Hubby! I see a couple of Pacificos waiting for you on the beach! Enjoy! 🙂

  5. SOOO that’s what that is called. You provide such educational posts 😉 Have a FAB vacation!

  6. Have a fun and safe trip, Natalie! I’ll just enjoy my case of vactionitis here at home. 🙂

  7. My husband would say that he hopes vacationitis is contagious because I’m in dire need of a vacation. We keep saying we’ll get me a chance for some time off, but something always comes up so that I just keep working. If I’m not careful, I may find myself kidnapped with chance to enjoy the anticipation that causes vacationitis 🙂

    Enjoy your vacay!!

  8. Coleen Patrick says:

    Have a great time Natalie!! 🙂

  9. May you enjoy the next two weeks to the fullest and come home exhausted and tan. 🙂

    I’ll miss you, girlfriend. 🙂

  10. This is a great one! It is similar to “Short-timers Syndrome” which I now have. Anytime you know you are leaving soon, you just lose interest in being here now. In high school they called it Senior-itis. Right now, my big effort is make-up. That way people still think I care, because it looks like I do on the outside. But on the inside I’m just a big ol’ bag of “whatever”. Shh, don’t tell them I said that, though.

  11. Thanks all for the fab comments and blog luv and support – we had a GREAT vacation but I missed yas and am pumped to be back and getting into the swing of things!

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