Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 374 - Share Your Acronyms

Who doesn't love a good acronym?

Ah, that is a trick question isn't it? The operative word being 'good'. There are so many so-so to so-bad acronyms out there that they frankly give the art of acronyms a bad name. Yes, acronyms are an art form. If paper mache gets to be called art, then I declare acronyms get to be called art too!

Why my mind is on acronyms today is due to a horrific acronym I saw yesterday. I found it horrifying because it butchered a brand which I am quite fond of. Here it is...

ADIDAS - All Day I Dream About Sex

Oh the horror. Ok, the truth, sure I am guilty of the implication. But I don't need an acronym to reinforce my belief in this particular purpose and commitment to the same. That is after all what acronyms are for in my book, to simplify the reminder of something important and inspire towards achieving it. Sex is important, but it needs no acronym to inspire me into action. Moving on...

As I said I find Adidas to be a fine brand, and as well a funny name to be sure. A couple of mouse clicks will reveal the company name was derived from the founders name; Adi Dassler. There is your trivia for the day, use it wisely in your next social gathering. But stop there, do not, please; do not follow up with that acronym All Day I Dream About Sex. That is unless you really believe it will lead to sex, then by all means that may be the one instance where citing it is acceptable.

Left me offer a better acronym for the fine brand Adidas...
ADIDAS - Adopting Desire Into Determination Achieves Success

Ah, Adidas is not so easy to work up a 'good' acronym with. What good acronym can you cook up with Adidas?

Here are some other acronyms that I like...
PRIDE - Purposeful Responsibility Inspires Deliberate Excellence
LEAD - Listen, Encourage, Appreciate, Develop
TNT - Today Not Tomorrow

What about you, what are some of your favorite acronyms which inspire you?
Please do share!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Oh I am not good with acronyms. MizFit comes up with great ones. The first acronym I ever remember was for the Great Lakes! Not fun, like Adidas, but it sticks with me decades later.

  2. Too funny. I'm not very good at remembering acronyms! So, they don't help. LOL.

  3. Hahaha, we use to say that about adidas all the time in h.s. Thanks for taking me back in time!
    The only other one that comes to mind is also from h.s. And not really used by me lately. Roygbiv oh yeah, and foil!

  4. Umm....I have to say that I can't really think of anything other than I'll never see those tennis shoes the same way....thanks. Ha ha!

  5. I had never heard this before. Thanks for sharing. Now every time I see that brand name I will think that to myself and giggle. :)

  6. I got one!

    AAAAAAAAA: All American Association Against Acronym And Abbreviation Abuse Anonymous

    (but I had to use Google)

  7. And this one...

    BBQ: Big Booty Queen

    (you know I could do this all day, right?)

  8. I like your acronyms. I actually use some of them at work with the kiddos. I hear the ADIDAS one when I was much younger.


  9. Overuse of acronyms is a real bug-bear for me too, although there is the occasional gem....


  10. I'm terrible at coming up with acronyms but I love your TNT and Phil's LIFE above.