Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dude, Help Me

I've developed a bad habit. I thought I only did it around Maddie and Justin. I was wrong.

And someone at work caught me. Then, he called me out on it.

"Um, Chelsea- did you, um, did you just say 'dude'?"

Crap. I'm a 30 year old valley girl. Righteous.

I don't know when it started, but I use that stupid word all day long. Maddie shows me something new- "Cool, dude." I can't convince Maddie that I'm right, and she's wrong- "Whatever, dude." Maddie yells at me, while sitting on the potty, that she is going poo poo- "Do your thang, dude."

Tonight, I said it to an adult. He asked for me to help him- "Sure thing, dude." I. Must. Be. Stopped.

Or, should I?

Maybe I should embrace my inner valley girl. It sounds, like, totally gnarly, dude. I could, like, you know, say whatever, sounds awesomely cool.

Cowabunga. Dude.

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The Egel Nest said...

Embrace your inner Valley Girl!

I so TOTALLY miss the 80's...dude...

I also am guilty of using that word frequently...

I have removed the "totally" from awesome...but still awesome remains...sometimes even awesome dude :)

The Egel Nest

Amy said...

LOL Dude.

You say dude to your daughter dude.

All great twosomes say dude, dude.

Beavis and Butthead.
Bill and Ted.

You're in good company.

Busy Mom said...

I say it, too.

Even less flattering when you're 43.

chantelle said...

I with ya, dude.

I can't for the life of me kick the d-word.


noble pig said...

LIKE I TOTALLY agree. LIKE everyone thinks it's so RAD when I talk all VALLEY and TOTALLY, GAG ME WITH A SPOON delicious. Let's cruise on over to the SAN FERNANDO VALLEY and what's SHAKIN'.

Christine said...

that is so funny. it's addictive. I went through a 'dude' phase. you have to be careful. I started b/c I was making fun of people. and then I actually started saying it ALL the time...

what can I say? it just rolls off the tongue dude

suchsimplepleasures said...

i'm so sure (here my valley accent?) like...gag me with a spoon...gah!
like...dude, you're like sooo bitchen!

kimmie said...

Could be worse...I can think of many other words you could use that are bad for Maddie to pick up, so dude, your just keepin it clean, dude.

Adrienne and Jim said...

I love reading your posts. I am giggling away on the couch as Jim is sound asleep on my shoulder. There must be something in our water...I said "Dude" to Jim the other night, and he almost fell on the floor laughing. I don't think I've ever used "dude" before!

Rachel said...

Dude, we always say dude.
Dude, seriously. I do. It's a bad habit.
At least you aren't saying Dudette. Then you would have cause to be ashamed :-)

The Chick said...

I have a guy friend who calls me 'dude'. It is both funny and annoying. Do you read the blog "The Dooce"? Go and read the origin of her'll feel much better!

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