Monday, May 04, 2009
There are so many good sayings that help us express what we are trying to say. For instance, when a person is loose as a goose, he is about as relaxed as it gets.
A man who is drunk as a skunk has a difficult time walking straight. I have never seen a drunk skunk but I’m sure it’s not a pretty sight. If you are high as a kite, you are not staggering but I suppose you are just over enjoying the moment.
If someone tells you that you are tight as Dick’s hat band, you must be one of the stingiest folks around. I never knew who Dick was but he must have worn a hat that was at least a few sizes too small.
If someone says you are fat as a hog, you are not only overweight but the insinuation is you have a little odor along with the extra pounds.
A person who is sly like a fox is much smarter than he appears to be. He will slip up on you with his smartness.
If you are meek as a lamb you will most likely be quiet as a mouse.
If a man is wild as a buck, he doesn’t play by the rules most others play by. He stays out late, hangs around wild women and enjoys much strong drink. And he doesn’t stay in one place very long.
If a person is sick as a dog, he is more than just not feeling well. He is seriously hugging the porcelain and will find himself going back to the same porcelain over and over. He needs a doctor.
And if a young lady is pregnant as a jaybird, she is really pregnant. That means a new human life is really growing in her tummy and in just a few short months the beautiful little baby will make its grand entrance.
And if a fifty something year old man is happy as a lark, that means he is whistling most everywhere he goes. No matter what he has to deal with, there is a song in his heart and a spring in his step.
And when the fifty something year old man happens to be me, and the pregnant jaybird happens to be my gorgeous daughter in law, the song in his heart is just about to turn into a symphony.
I just did the moonwalk in my kitchen just thinking about it.
David and Holly Goddard are having a baby.
And this Papa is beside himself.