Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wordfuse (Dubious Achievement Edition)

Dubious but pleasing achievement.
smilestone (noun): smile + milestone = an achievement that warrants a smile but perhaps not much more fanfare or celebration; some may not even be aware that a smilestone has occurred. 


Yet, to the person who has reached the smilestone, it might secretly feel like a bigger achievement than many other things. Other people might not get it. Like say for example you win a Grammy, which would be an AMAZING career milestone, but (no offence to anyone) maybe you won it for this and that makes it kinda more of a smilestone. Sorry. 


Smilestones happen everyday and they might be as simple as "I didn't scream at my kids once today," or "I remained calm when my teen daughter backed into yet another vehicle," or "Look honey, we still have money left in our bank account and half the month is over!" or "I didn't tell my sister-in-law to suck balls once this evening," or "Not once today did I visualize bludgeoning the district manager with a medieval mace club." Or even "My blog is one year old today and I would likely be insane without this creative outlet and all you procrastiknaves and grinputters!"

Uh, that last smilestone is mine. And it makes me smile inside and out. Thanks for making it such dorky fun peeps. *goes to kitchen to make sandwich to celebrate*

26 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

Congrats on your smilestone!

Alistair said...

Well done on reaching your smilestone!

I like these oddities of yours. I often wondered if you spent time in your earlier years as a smug druggler or a snoo gliffer.

Glad you made your insanniversary!

Crivens! Jings!

HELP MA BOAB!!!

Tim Riley said...

Totally agree-one year of blogging is a nice smilestone. Looking forward to more great posts over here in year two.

dbs said...

@AP Thanks for the grinput.
@Alistair Definitely a snoo gliffer.
@Tim Thank you.

Fran said...

Happy blogobirthday! And I like 'smilestone'. They are all worth celebrating, those smilestones.

Antares Cryptos said...

Procrastiknave at your service.
Thanks to some amazing grinputters and diabloguers like yourself, I just reached a smilestone of my own.

Congratulations on reaching this smilestone dbs. Intelligent, clever, witty, humorous and insightful writing is what keeps me addicted to your posts and comments. THANK YOU DBS.

Aaaaaaaaw. Did I just visualize a little embarrassed smile? Yes, I did...;)

Alittlesprite said...

Congrats on your smilestone. I am glad to be part of it hommie.

aww.. Ant says the nicest things.

What sort of sammich did you make?

dbs said...

@Fran Thank you.
@AC Yup. You did. Thank you for your kindness.
@alittlesprite Ditto. And it was a chicken salad sandwich. No Vegemite.

Cheeseboy said...

I had a smilestone reading this post.

paulsifer42 said...

Every time I beat a video game. Probably a smilestone. Is that right? Am I catching the vision?

Antares Cryptos said...

Ant means them too.
What? I thought you're vegetarian. Did you think I wasn't paying attention?

Antares Cryptos said...

I meant ANTARES!
Spriiiiiiiite!

Hey, look at that Paulsifer is back and I really, really, really want to procrastiknave right now, by hiding here. Sssshhh

Alittlesprite said...

Hehehee! ANT ANT ANT!!!
*evil snigger*

Vegemite goes on TOAST! Not sammich.

Antares Cryptos said...

She found me.
*Running*.
Do you know how difficult it is to run fast with 4 additional feet?

Windsmoke. said...

Happy smilestone mines not until april which will a milestone in itself. How about putting my blog on your blog roll and i'll return the favour :-).

Sarah Walton said...

problem with smilestones is that everyone just think you let a quiet one go...

Symdaddy said...

Blessed are those dedicated to the dissemination of ruminations via the medium known as the blog-i-verse!

(Blogosphere is sooooo 'old hat')

Happy Blog-i-versary!

Chelle said...

Congrats!

Mine is that I recently hit 200 followers. Now I need 250. Collectible little buggers.


PS. I can't spell anymore, Dave. I used to be such a good speller. Spell check has wreaked havoc on that part of my brain and made it lazy. I had to get Neil to tell me how to spell disciples.

The Gaelic Wife said...

Smilestones happen quite often at my office. Making it to the bottom of my in-box. Printing something right the first time. Playing the bad guy by telling my boss (in the middle of a meeting) that he has another meeting in 5 minutes. Being able to make a coffee run without feeling guilty for being away from my desk.

Chelle said...

PS... my original comment had the word, "disciples" in it, but I edited it and then forgot.

I need caffeine.

Missy said...

I will count my Smilestones this week...

dbs said...

@Cheeseboy Excellent.
@paul That works.
@AC Mostly vegetarian. Are you profiling me? ;)
@alittlesprite You created a monster. See AC (Ant).
@Windsmoke Thanks. Sure.
@Sarah Clever.
@Symdaddy So true.
@Chelle Thanks. My spelling abilities have changed too. I can still spell well but I doubt my spelling and waste time checking. It's annoying but caffeine helps. P.S. Google chrome has a built in spell check.
@Missy I'm glad.

Sandra said...

Hurray for your smilestone! I think a wee cake would have been in order instead of a sandwich. Smilestones don't happen every day!

dbs said...

Thanks Sandra. Now I have an excuse to eat even more.

Nicole said...

I'm very glad to be a part of your smilestone moment. I'm pretty sure I'm reaping the benefits.

dbs said...

I'm glad too.

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