IDITAWORD - descriptive words associated with or somehow related to the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Often used by Iditaholics!
GRITS-BITS – fascinating and/or entertaining information, stories and trivia posted by Grits
IDATAFRIENDS – people from all over the globe who meet here once a year to share their addiction.
IDITABET – wager placed during Iditagames
IDATBITS – Little snippets of information/gossip that are posted.
IDIDADUTY – chores that cannot be put off, i.e, evacuate for tsunami, start generator when power loss shuts off computer access
IDITAFIX – watching the most recent videos to counter Iditawithdrawals
IDITAGEEK – what “neglected” kids call their Iditaholic parent(s) during the race
IDITALIGHT – headlamp worn to bed when Iditaholic takes “8” so if they wake they I can tell if they’re back in reality or out on the "trail"... “à la Martin and Lance.”
IDIDANAP – gives keyboard prints to foreheads
IDIDASPRAY – what gets on the keyboard & screen from reading posts while eating
IDIDNADIDIT – Anything/everything on the to-do list during the race.
IditaAAARRRGGGG! – The sound you make when Inditatus Interruptus [aka Iditapffft] occurs.
IDITABLITZ – What, for instance, Seb did at Iditarod (oh, man, was I rolling on the floor laughing!) and Buser did at McGrath where he arrived and departed between webcam updates.
IDITABOMB –when your musher ain’t doin’ what you want ‘em to do (e.g. snoozing and schmoozing at a checkpoint instead of getting on down the trail)
IDITACONFLICT – when the uniditaworld schedules events within the Iditarod compition timeframe
IDITADIGIT – finger injury caused by hitting refresh in an ipad waiting for gps updates.
IDITADOBILLS – got caught up up in Ititarod and missed a few bills.
IDITADOOKIE – Dog poo on the fly. :shock:
IDITADOWNER -- the feeling a musher gets when tired, hungry, and sore. 2nd Definition: Depression inflicting Iditaholics soon after the Red Lantern is extinguished
IDITAFANS – those of us who follow the Iditarod
IDITAFOLKS – pl n. fun, friendly race fans. Example: "I got online to spend a few hours with my Iditafolks. They're all doin' fine."
IDITAGAMES – what we're playing on the Updates thread while we wait for the GPS to update.
IDITAGESTION – what you get from eating junk food and drinking coffee while "tracking" 15 hrs at a time
IDITAGURU – Mitten (AKA Iditagoddess)
IDITA-HOT-MAMA – pup in heat
IDITALOOS – Iditarod looky-loos blocking webcam views
IDITAMARATHON – what many of us are or will be doing watching the exciting developments.
IDITAPFFFT – when you are unceremoniously booted from your internet connection at a Iditarod critical moment
IDITAPLANT – Done by mushers (usually on the Steps) and fans (when you fall asleep at the computer and your face smacks the keyboard). Nothing a dram or two won’t cure.
IDITAPRESSED - Prozac-resistant depression afflicting Iditaholics when race is over
IDITASINNER - sneaking a peak at Iditarod Race Talk on a smart phone during church service
IDITASLOBITIS – The condition in which a person is unable to perform nomal household chores. In extreme cases it can carry over to personal hygiene… WARNING- once sufferer experiences these symptoms, Iditaslobitis will very likely reoccur the first weekend in March and last for two weeks. This will occur annually.
IDITASPIRITATOR – Iditarod spectator computer transported 15 thousand miles around the globe via the net to a position beside the trail somewhere between Safety and Nome yelling "Go Lance" as the Man goes past.
IDITASWIM – what mushers must do when they encounter overflow ice
IDITASYLUM – Place that family is threatening to commit me to if I don't come up for air from the race.
IDITATHRITIS - soreness from overuse of hand & arm controlling the mouse for hours on end. (see iditidigit) However when it affects the whole body it's cause is from underuse. Occurs after sitting in one position for 2 weeks during Iditarod.
IDITATUSI – when teams tangle up
IDITAVACATION – days off work to follow the Iditarod 24/7. OR what we'll need after the race is over.
IDITAWANNABEES – my 2 dogs as they race out of the house in the morning for their walk
IDITAWHAT – What Australians say after you have told them you are an Iditarod fan
IDITAWIDOW/ER – from somebody's earlier post elsewhere
IDITAWITHDRAWALS – what you get when you miss 6 hours or more of the race during the day. Augh
IDITIOT – what people think I am every March [say that three times fast]
IDITITRACK – what you have to get your mind out of to answer the spouse's question on third repeat
IDITNTSLEEP – something no one gets much of during the race
INDITATUS INTERRUPTUS – when you lose your internet connection during the Iditarod. [see also Iditapffft, IditaAAARRRGGGG!]
MUSHPIT – like a moshpit in heavy metal concerts...only the 'mushpit' is comprised of race addicted, snow crazed, dog fanatic, bloggers...who 'party on' (online) 24 hours a day! Example: "Grit leapt into the mushpit...and wasn't seen again for two weeks."
SLED ENVY – a psychological condition wherein the race observer carries a deep, inalterable desire to be mushing in northern climates. Highly contagious, highly resistant to drugs or therapy, not curable...only manageable
BUSHTROLLING – nuff said
Still a mess but working on it.
Additions, deletions, corrections or…?