April 25, 2013
Alright guys, I’m getting down to brass tacks here. I’m not some fuddy-duddy who can’t get her foot in the door, you know. I don’t have an axe to grind, but some would say I go the whole hog. That’s because I know my onions!
I don’t care to paint the town red. I just want to live the life of Riley. I’ve had my fifteen minutes of fame. It was a red letter day, let me tell you! I have been on cloud nine and sold down the river. But everything is hunky-dory.
Sometimes, I get the heebie-jeebies or throw a hissy-fit or two. And they tell me, "Don’t jump the gun. Just hold your horses!" Good advice, I guess, if you don’t want to end up at the funny farm. So, I just try to keep my chin up and keep the ball rolling.
Now this part is strictly off the record. I used to be the new kid on the block, and boy was I on the warpath. I even tried to pass the buck a few times, but then I decided to paddle my own canoe. After all, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!
Have you ever wondered what all those crazy sayings and phrases mean you’ve heard various people use? Well, I sure have. And if you want the skinny on it, get over to MCPL P.D.Q. and check out these books (among others): Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms by Marvin Terban, America’s Popular Sayings by Gregory Titelman, and Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries: and Other Delicious Sayings by Anne Bertram.
Of course, being the sitcom fan that I am, I have to recommend a couple of shows while I’m at it. Try I Love Lucy and All in the Family. Ricky and Archie tend to have trouble when it comes to sayings. They were close, but no cigar!
That’s all she wrote!