The fat lady’s aria

Aug 5, 2009 by

The sky has fallen, the end is near.

Adam knew a word I didn’t.

It wasn’t even related to farming.

We started back on hard core phase 1 of South Beach, as of Monday morning. Monday evening we were in Peoria and trying to figure out where we could eat dinner and have more options than a garden salad. Harder than one might think. White bread is EVERYWHERE!

I was near meltdown status, because everything I wanted included flour, pasta, fries, etc. Finally, I narrowed it down to 2 choices, but could not decide.

Adam said, “Well, you’ll get more ‘utils‘ out of the chicken.”

I started cracking up. WTF are utils? It sounds like noodles but with a u. Sounds like a made-up word, if you ask me. He proceeded to inform me that they’re a unit of measurement regarding enjoyment.

All throughout dinner, I could not focus on anything but this mystery word, which I still didn’t believe was actually a word. By the time we got in the car, I had to bust out the blackberry and find out once and for all. had no listings, but the thesaurus sure did. He was absolutely right.


He thought it was fantastic and decided he would start reading the thesaurus every day just to find a vocab word I don’ t know. Ass.

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