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?

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Comments

  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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