Before we talk about how I am it, can we talk about what a great word “lackadaisical” is? Despite being nearly impossible to spell?
It is, itself, nearly musical in its tumbling lazily toward its finish. Lackadaisical. It’s careless and it doesn’t care.
Which, I suppose, is the crux of being careless.
I, on the other hand, do care, but I also nearly forgot to blog today. Just as I nearly forgot it was #AccountaClub yesterday.
Wherever the ball is, I am not on it.
But I may have made a discovery. I was talking toothpaste with my father, as one does. He’s a doctor, and I told him that the one I use has potassium nitrate in it.
Which is a migraine trigger. “Eureka!” he exclaimed.
Well, he didn’t really but it makes for a better story.
Is it possible that my scrupulous oral hygiene has set me up for these headaches? We’ll soon see. I’ve changed the toothpaste.
Don’t worry though, my lackadaisiality doesn’t extent to brushing my teeth.
11 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Lackadaisical”
Well, it wasn’t for lack of trying. 🙂
Migraines are the devil! Feel better!
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It really is a great word! And I hope the change in toothpaste helps with the migraines
Hoping the headaches get better – and yes, lackadaisical is a fun word!!
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I’d nearly forgotten that word… and for some reason (probably from being lax, relaxed, or chill-laxed) I want to spell it laxadaysical. Sadly, on most days, lackadaisical describes me.
What a great word! And I just love, love this sentence: “Wherever the ball is, I am not on it.” Very funny! So is your whole post. 🙂
It is a marvelous word, isn’t it?
And don’t worry, the ball will roll back up from behind you and likely knock you on your keester. Or maybe that’s just me… YMMV.
I recommend brushing with baking soda. Sounds odd but boy, do your teeth feel clean!
That word kind of annoys me. I had a professor who used it regularly. Then his aide picked up on it and it was in my head all the time. Drove my bonkers. Why not just say lazy?
As a word-monger, I do recognize the subtle difference between the two, but they did not, and used lackadaisical universally.
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Oh how the incorrect use of a word – especially repeatedly – is so dreadful. It’s like hearing chalk squeak on a blackboard and the grinding of teeth. But I *may* be a little judgemental …
Lackadaisical is a great word!
Great word! Great find on the toothpaste too. Whilst frustrating that it may’ve been causing your problems, if the change of toothpaste removes the problem – hurrah! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.