Monday, March 27, 2006

Strange but True Confessions

Sometimes, with my ebay junk, I just lose my mojo.

I didn't really know what mojo was, but I hear of people losing it all the time, so I looked it up: it originally came from voodoo, and specifically refers to carrying around a bag of herbs or bones that are supposed to give the bearer an upper hand. In our venacular, it just means that you're a little off-kilter and can't quite pull yourself together and do what you are supposed to or want to do. I lose it with ebay periodically...usually after I make some big sales and the Eyeore in me says that lightning can't strike twice, so I shouldn't try to sell anything for awhile because it'll just be junk and I'll be wasting my time.

It's surprising how superstitious we can be at times.

I also didn't know what a Geisha really is, so I looked that up too, while I was at it. It could be a Japanese prostitute or just a woman who was good at entertaining with caligraphy and playing stringed instruments. (Talk about range....)


So there are my strange but true confessions: I've lost my mojo, I didn't know what mojo was, I also didn't know what a Geisha was and I can be rediculously (and probably sinfully) superstitious if I don't consider the way I'm thinking. Back to work....

8 comments:

Darla said...

that's funny - i've heard that word mojo another time this week and now by you! ha ha

all i know is our grocery store here, publix, has an awesome rotissere chicken... flavor? mojo!! it is SO good. and i usually pick it up when i'm a little off-kilter and can't quite pull myself together to make dinner! :) also, i love to make chicken salad out of it.

but i'm confused, what does a geisha have to do with mojo?? oh, wait.... i feel a joke coming on...

:)

A said...

And then when people die on Gray's Anatomy, people get juju in hopes of getting their mojo back. Go figure.

By way of clarification, I think that the mojo V is referring to has a j that gets pronounced. I think that with mojo chicken, the j is silent taking an h sound. Kind of like a mojito (alcoholic drink). Yes, I watch too much of Bobby Flay on the Food network.

=)

Darla said...

a - you are quite right - my bad!! did i just say my bad? oh, my - so eighties!! anyway, yes, according to wikipedia, the mojo v is referring to is indeed pronounced, MO-JO, while the chicken flavor is, MO-HO. AND according to wikipedia, mojo has yet another "misunderstood" meaning, which was popularized by jim morrison, mr. mojo risin', and austin powers, who seemed to have gotten his mojo stolen... anybody know what this mojo refers to?? i'm not telling!! you have to look it up! i don't want v to have to put a pg-13 rating on her blog! :)

klasieprof said...

Ann Cole's version :

I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I want to love you so ‘til I don’t know what to do

I got my black cat bones all cured and dry
I got a four-leaf clover all hangin’ high
I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I want to love you so ‘til I don’t know what to do

I got my hoodoo ashes all around your bed
Got my black snake roots underneath your head
I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I want to love you so ‘til I don’t know what to do

I got a gypsy woman givin’ me advice
I got some red-hot tips I have to keep on ice
I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I want to love you so ‘til I don’t know what to do

I got my rabbit foot, I know it’s workin right
I got this strand of hair I’ll keep day and night
I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I want to love you so ‘til I don’t know what to do

I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I got my mojo workin’ but it just won’t work on you
I want to love you so ‘til I don’t know what to do

courtney said...

Donna, for goodness's sake, where does it all come from??? :) A, you're a geek but at least you're food geek so we can be friends. D--chicken salad out of that chicken is THE BEST. I think they put heroin in it. And, Ness, at least you don't throw salt over your shoulder if too much comes out of the box. WHAT!?! I didn't say it was ME....okay, it's me.

ness said...

Yes, Darla, I left out that def : ) I imagine the right geisha could get it back.

While everyone knows I'm a perfect heathen, I would like to state for the record that I have never in the past or will in the future, watch an Austin Powers movie. But I did find it quite amusing when a young pastor at my parents church threw a "Shag Party" for the college students, trying to be all hip. A little too hip, don't you think? Anywhooo...just another strange but true confession.

A...why do you watch the food channel exactly? Isn't the most excotic thing you've ever tried eating like...an apple?

Ash...you tried that chicken? Publix is your grocery store, right?

Hmmm...yep, I'm hungry.

A said...

It's fun to watch other people eat wierd stuff. Who doesn't love Emeril? And Bobby Flay is my man of many sauces. Everyone needs to know how to whip up a 30 minute meal every once in a while. And finally, in another life I'd be an iron chef.

Just because I don't eat a wide range of foods doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy making them for other people to eat.

ash said...

haven't tried the rotissere chicken, but have had plenty of publix fried chicken and boar's head subs.....yummm! darla, i'll totally try the mojo chicken this week!
fyi: the geisha book was better than the movie

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