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Thursday, July 15, 2004

I'm Tryin' Hard

I pick up slang so easily. I just hear a word or phrase a few times and without even realizing it, I'm using it myself.

I picked up the word "tryin'" from my pal Playboy and I've been using it a lot lately.


  • I'm at work headed to the buffet to eat something before my shift starts. My goal: a plateful of marinated butterfly shrimp. A coworker sees me with a plate in my hand.
    Coworker: What are you gettin'?
    Me: (near the shrimp, tongs in hand) I'm tryin' to get me some shrimp!

  • I'm at work and we're slow. There are too many servers on the floor and nobody is making any money. I head over to the Manager to see if I can leave early.
    Coworker: (sees me on my way to the Manager) What are you up to?
    Me: I'm tryin' to go home!
I do just do things anymore, but I try to do most everything.

Also I've been using the word "grill" to mean "face".
As in: "That bitch was all up in my grill!"

The thing is, it's totally unconscious. It's not like I'm tryin' or anything.

Of course it could be worse. I could be walking around totally oblivious, and wouldn't that just suck?