>> Monday, December 15, 2008
I'm not fond of some cliches such as "back in the day". Where'd that one come from and why did it take off like wildfire? Hey, friends in the UK and Sweden--has that phrase entered your lexicon yet? Oh! It didn't start with you did it? Yikes!
There are other cliche's I love, like "how's that workin' for you?" or "let me know how that goes" (used when it is obvious that it has never worked before and trying it again will be just as pointless and as much a complete waste of time and effort as it has always been).
"Keeping it real" is kind of in the middle. I don't really like the (over used) term, but I like the description. Kind of like this:
Oh, what? You don't see it?
That's because of this:
Because as much as we love living out here in the nice rurals, we have to contend with this:
I don't have the fancy pens to circle or point arrows to the satellite dish on the roof. It is full of snow. And that means we get this:
But wonderful Son 2 climbed up onto the roof (he's part mountain goat and loves heights) and cleared the satellite so that we are connected again. Hurray for Tyler!
So back to the original subject for this post, which was "keeping it real" by showing you my living room with all the extra and unused decorations sitting around being messy, waiting for the clean up fairies to put it all away. (...So, how's that working for you?...)
So far it's still there. I'd say it's not working for me at all. I must need to find a better cliche.