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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Thinner Than a Minute (Feedback Saturday (#23))

Well, we're headed up to the mountains for a few days of skiing, snowshoeing and innertubing. I probably won't be able to check the Station for awhile, but the good news is that when we get back, my counter's gonna have a couple more days on it.

I know everyone is beside themself with elation.

I wanted to leave you with what I think is a pretty entertaining question for the weekly feedback session . . .

What is the best saying that you've heard lately. Maybe your uncle always refers to smooth customers as being "Cooler than the other side of the pillow", or perhaps it's your best friend's constant use of the phrase "That is just like a snowplow in the Sahara" or it might even be the blue-haired checkout lady down at the supermarket who always manages to slip in the ever-popular "Honey, if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy".

Let's have 'em.

When I get back I'm hoping for a comments section overflowing with wonderful phrases.

This should be fun.

Ben O.


Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

Firsties!! I got firsties wow I have never got firsties before. Ok I am composed. I have not heard any good sayings lately but I looked one up for you.

This guy is all foam, no beer.

3:33 PM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

I got soo excited about being first I forget to tell you have fun fun fun!!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

We are just about to leave and I had to check. Nice saying. I hope I am more beer than foam. I like a little head, though.

We'll have fun, no doubt about that.

Later all!

Ben O.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

One of the Curves ladies referred to her ex husband as her "wasband" the other day and I thought that was pretty great.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

One of hubby's favourites:

I'm so hungry I could eat the south end of a north-bound skunk.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...


"Hotter than a 3 pecker (that is not the correct word, but I tried to tone it down) dog in a screwing contest"...

Yep, thats mine.
My parents are sooo proud of me.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

I'm not a fan of sayings.
I hear 'em all the time and I think most of them are lame.
The only one I ever say (as a joke) is:
"She'll cling to you like ugly on an ape"
"white on rice"

9:33 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

"Colder than a witch's tit" always made me chuckle.

A local one would be "Her mind changes quicker than New England weather."

Cripes, now you've got me thinking ... you should NEVER encourage a Hag.

I may be back for more.

Hope you have a glorious away time.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

When I took my poor car in last summer, when referring to just patching the oil pan & transmission leaks, the mechanic said it would be like "putting perfume on a pig", and ever since then it's made me chuckle.

hope you have fun!

12:04 PM  
Blogger jenbeauty said...

hiya Ben...we are headed to a Funeral this week and then off for Spring Break in GA. I hope skiing was fun.

1:30 PM  
Blogger StringMan said...

My current favorite is:

"Busier than a one-legged man at an ass kicking contest".

I also like this reference to dimwits:

"Lights are on but nobody's home".

Happy skiing.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Dad "O" said...

As a young boy, my dad's favorite saying was "Son you don't know whether you are washing or hanging out"
As a bit of explanation, that was before washing machines and dryers when people still hung their clothes on a line to dry!

PS. You were special to my dad!

9:01 AM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

A former accountant here used to say this one all the time: "I'm starving like a hostage."


10:20 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

thought of another...

I'm out like a fat girl in dodge ball.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Coyote - that is pretty good. I like Hubbie myself, but hey.

Terri - I like this one - "I'm so hungry I could eat School food" Maybe that was more popular back in High School.

Sherry - I bet they are. There are so many that involve body parts. The whole 1-legged dude at the @$$-Kicking contest and so on. Good stuff.

Sadie - I like the white on rice one . . . or possibly even Stink on doodie. Gotta get a little dirty sometimes to have a good saying.

Hag - I didn't mean to encourage anyone . . . nice sayings, though. I like the witches tit one. I can think of colder things or places, but not more colorfully described.

Cristina - I like that one. We did have a blast.

Jen - it was really fun. Sorry about the funeral - hope the trip is good, though.

Strings - I like the one-legged man one (see my reply to Sadie's comment up a few . . .) I always sort of like replying this way to someone instead of saying "yes". They ask a question and I reply "Does Rose Kennedy own a black dress?" A little crude, but it gets the job done. There is always the "Do bears crap in the woods?" one too.

Dad O - I like the whole "I feel like I been rode hard and put up wet" saying. It seems to happen more and more the older I get . . . and I ain't even that old yet.

NyPinta - That's good. Nice one.

Cristina - Been there. Another really good one.

This was really fun - it's good to be back amongst you crazies.

Ben O.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Son: Hope you all had a great time in the snow!! Dad O. forgot one of his favorites: She's so ugly, she could make a freight train take a dirt road! And there are also several other favorites like: "a pickle short of a barrel", and "his elevator doesn't go to the top floor". Have a good weekend. Love, MOM

12:24 PM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Hey Everyone - Mom O's in the house!

I like those alot. What about "Older than dirt", "Dumber than a sack of hammers" and the ever popular "You musta been absent the day God handed out the smarts."?

This one has been pretty fun.

Ben O.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few more come to mind-
1."Light in the Loafers"
2."Fair to Middl'in"
3."The lights are on but nobody's home"
4."That dog won't hunt"
5."If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts we would all have a nice Christmas"
6." You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"

And last but not least, you mom's favorite--"It is never wrong to do the right thing".
Dad O

3:20 PM  
Blogger StringMan said...

Rose and a black dress. Very bad, Ben. I love it!

I have a friend named Bob Cohen. We have a saying about him: "He doesn't know whether he's comin' or Cohen."

10:27 PM  

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