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August 2001
            IJMC - Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

So, in two emails I was corrected twice about how I was not actually
electrocuted since I am still alive. Oops. The proper term is apparently
"shocked" as you can see below. That is what I get for having a news
producer and a copy editor among my friends...Then, the third email came
from a long time subscriber who is concerned that I may suffer from AAADD
as he does. Read below the definitions for more on that. Lastly, another
long time subscriber passed along another link for bubble popping. So in
the end, I get to say nothing, but take up this much space saying it. Care
to write a few more posts'n'blurbs (like kibble'n'bits but without the
doggy food smell!) fer me?                                           -dave

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Forwarded by Ambassador Dave 
----------------------- Original Message -----------------------
 From:    "Uncle Flip" 
 Date:    Mon, 13 Aug 2001 00:40:22 -0500
 Subject: Re: IJMC - The Language of Love

> In the process of setting up my home theater I managed to both burn and
electrocute myself.

Begging your pardon, kind sir....but you are not dead.

>From Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: elec=B7tro=B7cute
Pronunciation: i-'lek-tr&-"ky=FCt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -cut=B7ed; -cut=B7ing
Etymology: electr- + -cute (as in execute)
Date: 1889
1 : to execute (a criminal) by electricity
2 : to kill by electric shock

Be well

--------------------- End Original Message ---------------------

shock \Shock\, n. [Cf. D. schok a bounce, jolt, or leap, OHG. scoc a
swing, MHG. schoc, Icel. skykkjun tremuously, F. choc a shock, collision,
a dashing or striking against, Sp. choque, It. ciocco a log. [root]161.
Cf. Shock to shake.]

4. (Elec.) The sudden convulsion or contraction of the muscles, with the
feeling of a concussion, caused by the discharge, through the animal
system, of electricity from a charged body.

Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder This is how it goes...

I decide to do the laundry, start down the hall and notice the newspaper
on the table.  OK, I'm going to do the laundry...BUT FIRST I'm going to
read the newspaper.

After that, I notice the mail on the table.

OK, I'll just put the newspaper in the recycle stack....BUT FIRST I'll
look through the pile of mail and see if there are any bills to be paid. =

Now where is the checkbook? Oops..  there's the empty glass from yesterday
on the coffee table. I'm going to look for that checkbook....BUT FIRST I
need to put the glass in the sink.

I head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice my poor flowers need a
drink of water, I put the glass in the sink and there's the remote for the
TV on the kitchen counter.  What's it doing here?

I'll just put it away....BUT FIRST need to water those plants.  I head for
the door and...Aaaagh! stepped on the cat.  Cat needs to be fed.  Okay,
I'll put the remote away and water the plants....BUT FIRST I need to feed
the cat.

END OF DAY: Laundry is not done, newspapers are still on the floor, glass
is still in the sink, bills are not paid, checkbook is still lost, and the
cat ate the remote control...And, when I try to figure out how come
nothing got done today, I'm baffled because...I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY! =

I realize this condition is serious...I'd get help...

BUT FIRST...I think I'll check my e-mail...

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