Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wordfuse (Hormone Edition)

strestrogen (noun): stress + estrogen = uh, what men experience when the women they love are having their lady problems. 




(Ladies: I begin with an apology because yes indeed, we men experience nothing in comparison to what you slog through and I can imagine you are thinking what the hell do our feelings even matter regarding this situation but I mean, I ask you to uh, I hope you can see our point of view, er, uh we do experience a little "collateral damage" from the whole PMS thing and uh, when I write PMS in uppercase it's not because anyone is yelling, I assure you no one is yelling at you and uh yeah, so there's a bit of stress and stuff and I'm sorta afraid to write anymore so I'll just stop there because I don't want things to "strescalate"....)

*This post is a bit of a tribute to my mother's patience. During my clueless tween years I noticed some mood swings and such and so daily, for years, I would ask her, repeatedly, "are you grumpy today Mom?" Older, somewhat wiser, and as empathetic as any guy really can be regarding this, I am truly amazed she did not snap my head off like a spear of asparagus. 

25 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

Or, due to the manic ravages which accompany it, I give you: Mentalpause.

dbs said...

Clever. Hmm. Such insight.

SherilinR said...

because i'm not at that moment in time, i'm able to appreciate this. i liked "stessculate" too!

Christopher said...

ha! going to have to remember that one, the disclaimer was priceless.

Alittlesprite said...

My Hubby cops it. It's like a vicious circle. 2 Days before, I am cranky, then I clean, then he worries because I'm in so much pain. Then I get weepy and apoligetic. Then he's happy cause I'm frisky, then there is a time of calm, then two weeks later I want to kill him when I get PMS. Some more calm, and then it all just happens again, and again...

dbs said...

@SherilinR Thanks. I'm glad you were able to appreciate it.
@Christopher Thanks.
@alittlesprite Just don't kill him. I think this is my wife's mantra too.

Antares Cryptos said...

And that's why men invented the calendar.
Your hormone edition is missing stresstosterone. (No one wants to sleep on the couch).

Underground Dude said...

Does this also come into play when men go through their monthly bout of Irritable Male Syndrome(IMS)?

-UD

dbs said...

@AC Ha! Exactly. And yes, I am indeed missing your most excellent wordfuse addition.
@UD Dude. I'm not a doctor. *irritated, begins weeping*

Alittlesprite said...

When Hubby gets his testosterone injection every three months, he's as randy as a bag of ferrets.

Kev D. said...

It's the unpredictability that brings on the heaviest doses of strestrogen for me.

Vinny C said...

History says men trained for war so they could conquer nations or defend their lands. Not so. It was simply to survive PMS. War itself is a by-product. It actually came about as a way to get out the house until that time of the month passed.

Vinny C said...

* No actual scientific research was done to corroborate these findings.

Elly Lou said...

I don't understand why "mensa" and "menses" are such similar word. Just a thought. Also? Give me chocolate.

Roxanne and Lorraine said...

I like to fool myself into thinking that I'm magical and rare, like a unicorn, and that I don't get all pissy. Like I'm a strestogen free zone.

Please let me have my delusions.

The Lissst! said...

Someone finally said it. Awesome!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Are you getting in touch with your feminine side?

jono said...
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jono said...

@Elly Lou. It's very simple, Mensa is the latin for what he hide under when menses occurs. :-)

Missy said...

I LOVE this!!! This is a million dollar word!!

dbs said...

@alittlesprite So basically he turns into a 20 year old again.
@Kev D. Exactly.
@VinnyC Nice grinput.
@Elly Etymology is so silly and confusing and that's why I like it too.
@R&L You ARE magical and rare. I like to think I'm hot for a fat-guy so you can be a unicorn if you want.
@Lisssst! Thank you for visiting and for validating my idiocy. I like you.
@Mrs. Tuna I'm totally into my feminine side because I have man-boobs. Just sayin.
@jono More grinput!
@Missy Thank you. And you need only send $100 max.

Dr. Cynicism said...

Hahaha... brilliant!

Nicole said...

You're mother's a saint.

I actually only had raging PMS twice. The kind that went on for days and during which I alternately cried, broke up with my boyfriend, screamed, and cried some more.

One time? It all started when he didn't bring me a bowl of ice cream in the dorm dining hall.

Can I just apologize to you on his behalf? And then we NEVER speak of it again because PMS is no joke and I will rearrange your manhood if you suggest it is.

*kisses*

Nicole said...

Damn. "Your" Screw it, I giv up one speling.

dbs said...

@Dr.C Thanks.
@Nicole Woah. *sends you virtual ice-cream* (Note that I spelled whoa wrong just for you.)

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