I made a comment today and the person I was talking to promptly asked, “What the hell does that mean?”
“Crazy as hell,” I stated; but truthfully I really had no idea.
I used to think it was something my sister made up when she referred to me. She would always (not exaggerating) call me ‘crazy as a road lizard’. Perhaps it came from when I chased her around the pool table with her dead goldfish, and she ran and screamed like a little girl. I laughed so hard till I cried and my stomach ached and I peed myself. Oh yeah of the two of us I’m the bratty baby of the family.
So, I got to thinking, “What the hell does ‘crazy as a road lizard’ mean?” No one has ever asked me that before and in my family we just know, I think.
I invoked the Internet god, Google, for the answer. Well, from what I could gather it refers to a lizard on the side of a road and if they try to cross the road they’re crazy. Hmm, I think you’re giving them way to much credit. Unless, of course, you’re referring to the Geico Gecko.
While I was at it I searched for some other sayings that have had the pleasure of being passed down or I’ve heard:
- Idle hands are the devil’s workshop — is supposedly some kind of Proverb which means an idle person will do evil things.
- Don’t let the door hit ya, where the good Lord split ya — basically means don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
- Dumb as a box of rocks — well, a box of rocks is inanimate and has no intelligence and you’re being put on the same intelligence level as a box of rocks.
- Tighter than Dick’s hatband — apparently this idiom is supposed to reference someone who is miserly, but that’s not how my uses it. I’ll let you figure that one out.
- Batshit Crazy — is undoubtedly my personal favorite. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), since 1971 it: means “crazy, mad, insane.” The OED notes that batshit may also function “as an intensifier, esp. in batshit crazy” The OED ’s first citation dates from 1993
Do you have any phrases that you grew up on and still say or heard, please share them in the comments section. Definitely share the WTF one’s .
Which “Peanuts” Character Are You?
You got: Charlie Brown
You’re a classic over-analyzer. You’re charismatic, have a core group of friends who are very loyal to you, and are highly intelligent — but that intelligence often leads you to overthink most things in life. To feel satisfied, you have to consider everything from every angle, from Christmas to crushes. This way of thinking makes you highly intuitive and emotionally aware, and also gives you a great sense of humor and ability to view situations objectively.
My Comment: Well, I’ll be damned. This is spot on. I am the one at the movies that says, “Um that just doesn’t make sense. That’s not logical.” My friends and family tell me to suspend belief but, Ah Ra Um, I can’t. I try.
I do consider everything from every angle, especially relationships — frienships, romantic relationships, work relationsips and the bottom line is how are they going to benefit me.
Beign emotionally aware is a bit of an understatement for me. I am quite hypersensative to other peoples emotions, which is quite beneficial. However it can be a bit problematic too, especially when it comes to those people, I put in the not beneficial to me category. I find myself being quite unsympathetic to their emotional needs. Need to work on that.
Anyway take the quiz via BuzzFeed and let us know which Peanuts character you are.
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UPDATE: 4.17.14 Daily Post
What is you biggest junk food weakness?
Hi my name is E- and I am addicted to Gummi Bears.
Haribo Gold-Bears to be more exact.
Step 1: Honesty — I am being perfectly honest with you when I say I have a Haribo Gold-Gummi Bears addiction
Step 2: Faith — I have faith that I will forever only eat Haribo Gold-Gummi Bears
Step 3: Surrender — I shall not surrender my Gummi Bears. You will have to pull them out of my cold dead hands
Step 4: Soul Searching — Not really, but more on of a quest to discover how many flavor combinations I can come up with.
Step 5: Integrity — Do not mess with the integrity of the Gummi Bear, unless you plan on infusing it with vodka Continue reading
Today is perhaps one of the greatest days of the year, outside of my birthday.
1) It’s April Fools Day
2) It’s the start of the Blogging A to Z Challenge, which I think is actually better than April Fools Day
I was going to go all out and give a history of April Fools Day, which by the way is pretty sketchy. It seems as though there is no real concensous on when/how it began. But there are some pretty awesome pranks out there that I’ll share with you.
Anyway, I came across this quote by one of my favorite authors Continue reading
I’m not really sure how I about this new iPhone app. Oscar Mayer has a new app for iPhone Wake Up & Smell the Bacon. I like-, no love bacon just as much as the next bacon eater. I tell you if my doctor only knew how much bacon I eat, he’d probably have me placed in a bacon detox or bacon rehab center.
I am a firm believer in
as well as . . . Continue reading