Miss the Boat!

/mis/ /T͟Hē/ /bōt/

missed the boat

What Does it Mean?

1. to miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).

2. to have made an error; to be wrong.

3. to be too late to get something that you want

We are looking for stories of missed opportunities and major mistakes. Tell us about a time you missed out on true love or the job of your dreams or an important flight. Or maybe you actually missed a boat! Ever been on a cruise ship that left you at the port? Ever walked away from something/someone great by mistake? Ever been late to something that later changed your life? We want to know about it for Miss the Boat coming up in April!

We Want to Hear Your Story. Seriously. You have until tomorrow, Friday March 29th at 5 PM to send them in!

If you need some inspiration listen to “Missed the Boat” by Modest Mouse!

Get ready for Miss the Boat at the MAC on April 23! Be sure to get your tickets early to save $5!

Playing the Field of Love, Sports or Sexcapades

Playing the Field

/plāi ng/    /T͟Hē/   /fēld/


What does it mean?

-a sports term usually related to soccer, football or any sport played on a field.

-when a person dates numerous people but is in no serious relationships.

-to have many romantic or sexual relationships

As we prepare to hear some of the greatest dating woes and wins in Dallas history, let us take a moment to learn a little something about dating from the 40 Year Old Virgin…

Grab your Valentine or your best bud and bring them out to Playing the Field on February 12th! 

Floating on Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine
/kloud/  /nīn/


What Does it Mean?

1. a state of happiness, elation or bliss; often used in the phrase, “on cloud nine.”

2. Popular etymology references the 1896 edition of the International Cloud Atlas which defined ten types of clouds. The book defined the ninth cloud as the cumulonimbus, which rises to 10 km (6.2 miles), the highest a cloud can be.

3. Research also suggests the sense in this and other expressions might be because, “As the largest one-figure integer, nine is sometimes used for emphasis.” The phrase  appears in the 1935 aviation-based play “Ceiling Zero” by Frank Wilber Wead.

Learn a little something from the Temptations’1968 hit single, “Cloud Nine.”

Cold Turkey Has Got Me on the Run

Cold Turkey 

/kōld/ -/ˈtərkē/


What Does it Mean?

1. “without preparation,” 1910; narrower sense of “withdrawal from an addictive substance” (originally heroin) first recorded 1921. Cold turkey is a food that requires little preparation, so “to quit like cold turkey” is to do so suddenly and without preparation. 2.From the American phrase talk turkey meaning “to speak bluntly with little preparation.” 3.Some believe the derivation is from the comparison of a cold turkey carcass and the state of a withdrawing addict — most notably, the cold sweats, goose bumps.4. Reference to the periods after Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays where cold (leftover) turkey was likely to be eaten, coinciding with the end of those holidays’ characteristically high alcohol consumption.

Listen to John Lennon’s “Cold Turkey” Wisdom.

“Baby Steps, Bob. Baby Steps.”

 A Little Info About the Theme for the Upcoming Show:

baby steps

/ˈbeɪbi stɛpz/


  • a tentative act or measure which is the first stage in a long or challenging process: the country is just taking its first baby steps towards the future
  • to make progress on something in small increments.

It has  been noted that the term “baby steps” really sunk itself in as a standard American idiom, after its use in the 1991 movie, “What About Bob?” starring Bill Murray.

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