Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So this was what I woke up to.

I don't know if it's true or not but I'll let you know. It might have been a delayed warning about the weather we had LAST week.
But it did get me to thinking.
All those homilies and aphorisms that we hear...
"For example.
"That's a good way to lose an arm."
I mean really. Has anybody actually made a study of this?
And who do they test it on?

"Bad things come in threes."
Great. If it were ONLY three. But who's counting?

"What goes around comes around."
Now I in fact say this. But does this happen? Or is it just an obvious statement of physics?

I'm sure you bloggers can come up with a ton more.

I'm working on one right now. It has to do with Tooloose.
I came up with it right after he hurled into my packed suitcase.
"Cats have nine lives."
I want to check it out.

"Here Kitty Kitty..."


Travis Erwin said...

I'm highly doubtful there is a good way to lose an arm. Seems to me like it would suck regardless of how you lost it.

D. Robert Pease said...

I was thinking the other day when I saw your tropical storm post, "Hhy would you want to live on an island risking life and limb (Oops, there's one.) every time a big storm comes by?" Well this photo is my answer to that!

Paula said...

What I love about the "bad things come in threes" is that there's no boundaries on the saying, and its soooo easy to "proof text" it. People love to count three bad things, and then start over. It could be the death of a famous person, an accident on the freeway, and spilling coffee on your keyboard at work. Yep! Three bad things! See! It's true.

What would Tooloose think of "A dog don't smell it's own dirt."?

Gay said...

Is it really a good way to lose an arm? I don't know many armless people, or any that I can think of, so it would seem from my small sampling that none of the methods work well. Not that that's a bad thing.

Bookfool said...

Wow, it's worth risking an arm just to view that kind of sunrise.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

My Trixie had at least nine lives. Sometimes I was tempted to hurry her to the end of the list, but she did a good job of hitting those stages herself.

We had to nurse her back to health from many mishaps, including falling from a shrubbery and breaking her leg.

What a klutz.

dan radke said...

You've just got me thinking of The Lord of the Rings and Legolas saying, all badass-like, "A red sun rises. Blood has been spilled this night."

Think I'm gonna talk to my girlfriend about some kids. So I can make them watch the trilogy when they're like, five.

So any blood spilled the night before that sunrise? My knuckle cracked from dry skin because it's 9 out. Degrees.

Holly Kennedy said...

I hope your weather gets better. Ours has nothing to do with red sky -- it's ice cold (minus 35) and lots of snow, so I'm sure there MUST be some oddball saying that applies. (I can't think of one offhand, though).

Have a good holiday, Pat!

Ello said...

That is a beautiful photo. I envy you that view!

Kim Stagliano said...

"God only gives you what you can handle." Gee, that could be worked into an excellent book title for a certain cursed someone!

Sharla said...

What a gorgeous picture!

My mom's favorite saying was "catching your death of cold". I grew up in Texas so I don't think anyone was going to die from the ungodly cold.

BClark said...

"Better late then never", well guess it depends on what you were late with. My current pictures have one theme, snow! Thank goodness for 4x4,White Christmas for sure. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Michelle O'Neil said...

That is a breathtaking picture!


Happy Holidays Pat!