Keeping a blog is so much like having a conversation with an old friend. A 40-year old friend — because you’re basically talking to yourself when no one else is reading your blog. And you’re 40.

It doesn’t matter how long you go without writing, you can just pick right up where you left off like nothing has ever happened.

Of course, a lot has happened. But that’s neither here nor there.

Any one else ever grow up hearing that phrase “that’s neither here nor there” without really knowing what the heck it meant? I decided to look it up today…it’s an idiom that means “Not important; having no significance or influence on the question at hand; not related; not relevant; not germane; not pertinent.”

I’m completely embarrassed to admit I then had to look up the word “idiom”, because hello? Ninth grade was over 24 years ago and I’ve slept since then. {Not to mention I’ve had three kids — my vocabulary has been decimated by (reduced by a tenth – and no, I didn’t look that one up…I actually remembered it) twelve years of child-rearing and saying one syllable words like “no” and “wait”.}

Idiom means “A phrase characteristic of a particular language, that cannot necessarily be fully understood from the separate meanings of the individual words which form it, but instead must be learned as a whole unit of meaning.”

So basically, I’m just throwing some words at you in hopes that someone will take notice that I actually BLOGGED today.

Thank you and have a good day. Tune in tomorrow…same bat time, same bat channel. {of course, I’m not promising I’ll actually BE here…but you can tune in just the same.} 😉

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7 Comments on Idioms and being 40

  1. Jeni
    August 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm (14 years ago)

    Well, HELLO there! You blogged! With actual words and stuff!

  2. Kim from Hiraeth
    August 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm (14 years ago)

    Welcome back!

    : D

  3. Mrs Lemon
    August 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm (14 years ago)

    Other odd phrases you use and don't think about "Six of one or half-dozen of the other"

    It took me a very long time of thinking that out before I realized it means "it doesn't really matter."

  4. Headless Mom
    August 9, 2009 at 9:01 pm (14 years ago)

    Hi! Miss you! Hope you have had a great summer!

  5. Lona
    August 10, 2009 at 5:59 am (14 years ago)

    Anytime you blog, I'll read it. I'll be here tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel. 🙂

  6. Best Life
    August 10, 2009 at 6:55 am (14 years ago)

    You don't have to use big words for us. We've also slept since 9th grade. We don't require them. Lisa~

  7. Revka
    August 13, 2009 at 6:47 am (14 years ago)


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