Wordful Wednesday for July 9, 2014

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday! We’re just going to jump right into it today, because the hamsters and I are on a bit of a one way street these days.

Today’s word is limerence: an involuntary state of mind which results from a romantic attachment to another person, and an overwhelming need to have one’s feelings reciprocated. Colloquially referred to as a “crush”.

In other words …

The way amb has felt about every single one of her Imaginary Boyfriends in the history of ever.

Today’s post is brought to you by the lovely Saturday afternoon that I recently spent with my lovely friend Deb, (the Future Mrs. Deb) and the lovely (other) men in our lives (ahem – I mean, on our television screens. Hi, Future Mr. Deb!)

I am just limerencing all over the place, here.

I am just limerencing all over the place, here.

In other, other words …

I have been watching a lot of “The Originals” lately, you guys.

Whew! I am going to cool off, and I’ll see you back here on Friday. If I can tear myself away from my television, that is.

love amb


25 thoughts on “Wordful Wednesday for July 9, 2014

    • Um. Is there a road that starts off being paved with good, grown up intentions and then turns into one that travels down amb staying up way, way, WAY past her bedtime? Because I’m pretty sure that’s the road I’m on 🙂

  1. Eureka. Might be able to do a bit of limerencing over there, too. Especially when the sheriff needs to take his shirt off to wear a wire or get bandaged up. Just sayin’

    • I tell you Liz, I am just liking the sounds of this show more and more … off to food for fun now! See you shortly, my friend 🙂

  2. Amb!!!!! I just started watching Vampire Diaries! And by just started I mean I’m already on Season 3 – but seriously, I love it. So, so much. Just met Klaus and I am already smitten. He is just so crazy. And I cannot wait for the stuff with him and Caroline. She’s the sort of character where I literally ship her with EVERYONE.

    • Yaaaaay !!! Caroline is just the BESTEST. I love her. Lots and lots and lots. Every show needs one character who is sassy and smart and says what her friends need to hear whether they want to hear it or not. In other words, every show needs a Caroline !!! ❤

  3. Holy sweet word, Batman! I’m seriously limerencing over here just catching up on all your blog posts I’ve missed over the last few months. *limerence* (because *swoon* is old hat)

  4. Limerence.



    That is too fun to say. I’m totally going to throw this into casual conversation and enjoy the bewildered looks. Oh, so many applications for this fantastic word.



    • Teeheehee! I know, right?! I haven’t had the opportunity to work it into conversation yet, but it will happen, and it will be FANTASTIC.

  5. “An overwhelming need to have one’s feelings reciprocated” – that’s an odd turn of phrase. I’ve never thought of a crush as something which created an “overwhelming need” rather than just a fun daydream.

  6. oh my. at least i have a word to mutter when i’m taken speechless at seeing those three beautiful faces……….. wow, is it how in here this morning?

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