Saturday, November 22, 2008

MOS

Well, some of you thought that MOS was perhaps the cure, or at least related, to TDS. Sadly, this is not the case. Trust me, if I had the cure for TDS I would be doing some serious marketing for it. And I'd give some proceeds to Annie so she can go to Disney World, since I don't think I'll make it to her yard sale today. And I'd give some to Buffy to go to Disney World if she doesn't win her KOSY competition.

Anyway, MOS is Missing Out Syndrome. It's what happens when you feel depressed/bummed/sad/despondent cuz people you know are having fun and they're having it without you. This syndrome is frequently manifested in my family. Like my brothers that thought it would be a good idea to become smart at universities outside of Utah. Don't be mad at those of us who remained here and get to hang out. You're the ones who left. Their MOS is manifested by frequent phone calls, which always magically come during family dinner or games (which, ironically, my parents always answer even though they say not to answer the phones during family time), random one-line emails and conversations that involve them asking all sort of random information that they normally would never care to get from their younger sister.

But it's okay, brothers. I'm not mocking. Well, not much. I got MOS back when I was in AZ. And you know what I did? I moved home. That's the cure. Come back.

If you're not sure if you've ever experienced MOS, think of how you feel after I tell you that Edward Cullen personally invited me to go see Twilight with him. It's true. He sent me an email to a private party and asked ME to come. At first I was confused as to how he got my email address. Then I remembered that he's a phenomenally rich vampire and technology limits mean nothing to him. So, if you're feeling a little left out that you didn't get a personal email...that's MOS.

16 comments:

Machen family said...

Sounds like your brother needs a little SOS mixed in with TLC and a girlfriend.....

Kristina P. said...

Not only did I get a personal email, but I got a personal imprint. Take that! (OK, I don't even really know what an imprint is, seeing I refused to read the last book, but it sounds good, right?)

Rychelle said...

what if I feel gratitude instead of MOS about not receiving an invitation from a vampire. the way I see it, i'd just get my heart broken since he's already imprinted on Kristina.

Melissa Bastow said...

Ok, people, werewolves imprint, not vampires. Sheesh.

Now that we've cleared that up, I thought I'd just say that you might want to watch out because I'm thinking that vampire Bella could totally take you - if she finds out about the date to the movie... And she would just shield whatever you threw at her, so yeah...be careful...really.

JD said...

appears as though the doctor is in the house. keep it up, dr. barb

Kimberly said...

I totally know how you feel...cause being here in D.C. and hearing about all that's going on in Utah makes me feel the same way. But then I remember that people are probably experiencing the same phenomenon when they hear about the so totally amazing things that I am doing. It's a cruel, cruel world! ;)

Becky said...

So that's what MOS feels like.

I get MOS sometimes in the Young Women's organization. All of the leaders except for me got their calling before girl's camp last summer. So I feel a little out of the loop.

I do what I can by bribing the girls with treats, though, so I'm slowing clawing my way into their hearts. :)

Sue Q said...

I get MOS every stinkin' time somebody in Utah puts together a Meet and Greet for bloggers! And I get MOS when I haven't checked out my blog dashboard for two days!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I don't ever feel MOS when the word Twilight is mentioned, but I think I know what you mean.;)

Buffy Dayton said...

I didn't feel MOS then, I was mostly just Jealous, like to the point I wanted to hunt you down and kill you so I could go with Edward. But I do know what MOS is.

JustRandi said...

I agree with Sue Q. I hate when people get together without me. Even people I don't know.

Barbaloot said...

JustRandi and SueQ---totally know what you mean. And Kristina---you got an imprint?! I've never felt such intense MOS. :)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

So I really DO have MOS now that I know what that is...I actually have MOS for my family members that DON'T live with my Parents...since I do.

Thanks for letting me know my diagnosis Doc!

Erin The Great said...

I personally didn't get an e-mail from Edward... I think it's because he doesn't prefer Blondes so I'm sure it was because of my hair color... After hearing you did, I must say I am currently suffering from MOS. That and I miss all my buddies in Utah.

Hoggards said...

I hate that MOS stuff! I hate the feeling of it. Thankfully I don't have to experience it too often - my fam all lives within 20 mins of me!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

And Edward can read you mind, don't forget about that tactic he has for getting your e-mail. I absolutely hate MOS. And since I live all by myself away from my family, boo hoo for me, it happens all the time.