Happy YesterBirthday Borba!
Happy Today Birthday to Grandad and Britt!
And an early Happy Birthday to Mamabel!
(Note on Mamabel: that wonderfully stubborn woman will be 89 on Wednesday. I spoke to her on the phone today and she is doing remarkably well. She decided that she would never get her strength back if she doesn't get out of the bed once in a while so she was sitting in the room with my mom waiting to fold some laundry. How crazy is that? She even talked about how she wants to play with the kids when we come home to visit this summer. Quite a jump from when Amie gets here I'm checkin' out, huh? The hospice nurse has said that if she continues doing this well, they will reevaluate her and may have to take her hospital bed away. Aw, bummer. ;-) )
Okay back to our Words Get in the Way title--
Some people count sheep to get to sleep. My brain creates silly word games which actually don't help me sleep at all since once it starts I have a hard time turning it off.
You are familiar with idioms, yes? Well, I have a tendency to inadvertently confuse my idioms and sometimes combine idioms that are similar into longer idioms which may or may not make sense. And it was one of my late night-brain cell wasting-idiom confused moments which prompted this post which prompted this...
doot, doo, doot
That's right. It's our first ever, true to life, real prize awarded blog contest.
Here's the challenge: Come up with the most creative, funny, or interesting mixed idiom and submit it in the comments section of this post. (A tutorial/reminder of how to do that is below.) Here are a few of my own examples to get your juices going. And don't go whining that I stole all the best ones. There are plenty out there.
Don't count your chickens before you put all your eggs in one basket.
When hell freezes over my dead body.
People in glass houses shouldn't throw in the towel.
That's the pot calling the kettle the black sheep of the family.
Now that you've got the idea; you will be playing for a
$10 Barnes and Noble gift certificate
Myself and a distinguished panel of non-biased judges (okay, it's just Tim) will choose and post the winner on Wednesday. You have two days to get your idioms posted!
Go ahead --give it a shot in the dark! :o)
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