Happy Tuesday everybody!

In honor of the title of my blog, I am actually going to delve into the bizarre things that cross my mind on an every day basis. I promise not to bore you with stories about my weekend this time. 

So last weekend I worked at a 5k (I know I said I wouldn’t talk about my weekend… bear with me) and it made me think back to my days on my middle school cross country team. I am not what you would say, “a runner,” in any sense of the word. At the end of every race we would receive a Blow Pop, and my sixth-grade season, we wore shirts that said, “Do it for the Blow Pop.” To be quite honest, I’m pretty sure that shirt summed up every single race for me. I’m did it for the candy.

Anyways, I digress… I was thinking back to my cross country season and it made me think of my dad who always used to say, “run like you stole something.” I’ve always thought that was funny but at five in the morning I actually had time to consider that saying. I mean what if I had stolen something incredibly heavy? Wouldn’t that mean I would be running much more slowly than usual? Or imagine if I had robbed a pet store and I was dragging a bulldog or a goldfish in a bag with me. Those scenarios would definitely hurt my mile time.

I’m reading a book right now about a little boy with Aspergers and he is constantly trying to understand metaphors and the silly sayings that we use without even thinking. This has made me so much more aware of any time that anyone uses a phrase that doesn’t necessarily make sense. 

I’m a Hoosier so I’ve grown up with little sayings like, “Knee-high by the fourth of July,” among other things. However I never thought that I would use sayings down here in Tennessee that people wouldn’t understand. For instance, I said to someone the other day, “six of one, half a dozen of the other,” to which I received a blank stare of confusion. So then I took it upon myself to find someone else who knew what this idiom meant. As it turns out, I have yet to meet anyone who has ever said or heard that phrase. For everyone’s education, if someone references two things that are similar in comparison, it is applicable to respond with, “six of one, half a dozen of the other.” There. Now you know.

Well I guess that’s enough idioms for one day. I want to give a shout out to my loyal readers: Jake, Chandler, Joy, Emily, Mids, and Pops. You guys rock for sticking with me!

Today I will leave you with this…

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

-Steve Martin

Love your neighbors as yourself and always remember to Have a Great Day!

Allie

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2 thoughts on ““Straight from the Horse’s Mouth”

  1. Allie so I just found your blog! anyways I miss you and its great to here what you’ve been up to 🙂 I really do miss the blow pops after running, I don’t know why that is still not a thing everywhere. Oh and I love the quotes! we should Skype soon! 😀

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