Saturday, January 23, 2010

What is a Dork

Howd-y-do, fellow bloggers. Hope you're having a nice weekend. We've been hit with that front from CA and it's wet and very windy but all this should "blow"out by tonight and we're back to clear blue skies and are mid 50 degree weather, till the next storm hits next week.

Ok, so much for the local weather report. You're probably wondering why such a strange subject matter to blog about, yea, me too!! LOL So I went to my trusty Funk and Wagnall (remember Laugh-In?) and I found no definition for a dork, then I went to my Websters and nothing...not even in my Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, still no site of the word , "dork." It's not even in the Webster's New World of Roget's A-Z Thesaurus!!!!!! Where have these people been all these years??? So I went to the Wikipedia on Google and here is there definition:

* USA pejorative slang for a quirky, silly and/or stupid, socially inept person, or one who is out of touch with contemporary trends. Often confused with nerd and geek, but does not imply the same intelligence level.

So there you have it. Personally, I disagree, I've known many intelligent dorks in my life and nerds who are geeks and geeks who are dorks and nerds!! I mentioned the "dorks" that I saw at the Celtic Women performance I attended a couple of months ago. They had their official shirts, notebooks and signs to display during the performance...oey vey!! Big dorks!!

Actually, what inspired me to write about this is due to my daughter, Andria. She asked me a couple of weeks ago to send her some pics of herself when she was little. It seems to be a thing on Face Book to display wall photos of oneself as a child, so I scanned and sent them to her. She texted me back and said she "was" a dork. Now I take exception to that, because Georgina did not give birth to any dorks; now after they grew up, that's something else...I take no responsibility for that! I sent her some adorable pics of herself when she was little...take a look:

Now tell me if those are dorky pictures?? Of course not, she was an adorable little girl, a royal pain in the arse, but a matter of fact, at 31 she's still a royal pain in the arse, but one of the funniest people I have ever known so I keep her around for comic relief! I don't understand how she can look at these pics and call herself a dork...I just don't see it. Now I look at pics of myself as a child and lordy, that was a dork. I had buck teeth, a cross eye and wore Cinderella brand dresses under "Chubbets!" label. I wish I could show you a photo of myself as a child, but my blogger couldn't read the file, so no pictures of me at this time.

When I was 13, my mother took me to a diet doctor and he put me on all types of pills. I remember it was the middle of winter and I was sweating outside (hmm, still do as a matter of fact!! LOL), I lost 15 lbs. in 2 weeks and my mother decided it was not worth my health to continue...I also hadn't slept for 2 weeks...I wonder why, Mom, could it be that you had me on "speed!!" So as I matured, the weight came off, I had surgery on my cross eye at 9 and then again at 15 and the braces came off around the the same time. I remember walking into our high school dance, wearing my new doo, the Sassoon cut, no braces and no glasses....the dork or in this case, the ugly duckling had turned into a swan. I recall I danced a lot that evening. The whole make-over cost my parents a goodly amount of $$, but it was worth it.

As for my weight, well, menopause took care of that...where's the speed when I really need it now!! LOL My mother, who is 87, still complains about my weight and shows me pics of myself taken about 8-10 years ago and tells me how beautiful I "was!" I tell her I was thin and gorgeous, but I was extremely depressed and on the brink of suicide because my husband of 25 years left me for someone else and I was scared witless about my and my children's future, but hey, I was gorgeous!!! I'm now very happy, life is great, my sweet man is the best, my kids are ok and I'm still on good terms with my siblings, so I'm very fortunate. I'm fat and happy and no longer the dork of years past, even though, my daughter still calls me a dork sometimes for some of the things I do or get into, but she says it with love, "Mom, you're such a dork!" and proud of it!! Peace out.


Linda in New Mexico said...

Your daughter's pix are sooooooooooo cute. My daughter uses the word dork too. Maybe it's a generational thing. Or maybe the truth is that they are dorks. Nah......
Great post. Miss ya when you're not around.
B&G, Linda
Thanks for the guess on the what is it.
canterst.. sticks and stones can hurt your bones but dorks canterst hurt your feelings.

Chaska said...

Well, I think there's a difference between being a dork and merely looking dorky!
By today's standards, most of us looked rather dorky as children....except me, of course. I was as cute as a button. Another stupid designation. Have you ever seen a cute button?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh gawd make me laugh and cry at the same time!!! What a story!
Had totally forgot about Cinderella dresses.....hey, I was too tall for everything. Blew the feet out of my one piece p.j.s on a regular basis. Someone could have made a fortune making indestructable feet and stretchy legs for those things.
I gues what I'm getting to is this; how many people fit the *normal* size and profile and who the hell wants to BE one????


YayaOrchid said...

Your daughter was very beautiful, not a dork by any means. But I guess as women we are never happy with our looks. :)

Actually, there's something good to be said about being a dork, which I might very well be, develop a thick skin.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Why ever would she think she looks like a dork? She's an adorable child.

Your mother had you on diet pills as a child?

Are you Judy Garland?

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

p.s. - loved your fishtank story over at cynjon's!

Sophia said...

I am sitting here chuckling at the "pain in the arse" comments. ha Your daughter is cute, though. She's lucky to have a mother like you. :)

Happy Sunday!

oldblackcatboo said...

First, your daughter was ADORABLE as a child! She's a Dork now for thinking otherwise! LOL! (Just kidding mom!)
I really identified with this post because I too was a chubby kid. I remember my parents getting a diet aid that was a type of caramel candy called "Ayds"! do you remember that one? You had to drink it with a hot beverage like tea. Didn't work, kids ignored me and never picked me for games. So I became a loner, and rode my bike everywhere and dropped a ton of weight. Suddenly I became VERY POPULAR and a big social butterfly who was secretly terrified of gaining it back. I was SO unhappy.I would weigh myself 3 times a day! Now many years later, the weight has crept back but (except for the health issue) I'm not overly concerned about and I am So much happier. But because of the health thing (and the fact my big dog needs to lose too) I am going to work on getting it down to a "number" where I feel good but not necessarily thin!

Gloria said...

Hi Georgina. I think your daughter's pix are beautiful. How fun that you got to dance a lot at your high school dance. I bet you looked great too. My mom will be 88 in May and she is still having fun with all her friends at the senior center. Life is good no matter what Georgina. Take care and have a great week.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

OMG I am a dork today and yesterday! We could have been raised in the same neighborhood...are you surprised we survived and live to laugh about it. Now we have been empowered to have courage and take risks...just because we Can! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Anonymous said...

Good health is above wealth.健康重於財富,要保重自己哦! ....................................................

Janine said...

Georgina, you rock!
You are such a wonderfull and funny righter.
Actually I had no difficults by finding the dork on the Leo- translation site.
dork = Depp.
Do you remember Depp.
That´s a term used especially in the south of Germany.
Your daughter looks very cute on the photos.
But I understand her. We weared strange cloth, atrange hairdos, we look so 70th, or 80th like.
But no, she doest look like a donk.
But I am sure she will never wear her hair like this again (hi hi)
Have a great week


Popping in 4 a belated howdy! :-)

Have a great & creative week lady!

SpOOky CK (-:

yoborobo said...

Georgina - My mom has given up on me. LOL!!! But I know what you mean, mine would look at my sister and I and you could see those wheels turning. My sister had it the worst, because she was a little chubby. Every single diet product that was ever made come into our house. OY OY OY! You made me laugh today - thank you. AND your daughter is gorgeous!! Just like you. :) xxoxo Pam