And climb the stairs to the beach...

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Morning Folks 10 01 08

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit, y'all. I goofed and forgot. How about you? If you forgot, also, you don't have to worry about a month of less than wonderful luck. To fix it, just say Tibbar, Tibbar, Tibbar and jump backwards 3 times. Then do your rabbits and your October will be lucky.

Recent Revelations

Do you remember Perry Como? For those of you of my generation and younger, he was a cute (for an old guy) singer, very popular in the 50s; a crooner of Italian descent who never ran with the rat pack. He had a real nice guy image from my 7 year old's perspective. I remember he used to wear cardigan sweaters with his sleeves rolled up to about 3/4 length.
I had a crush on him but gave him up for Gregory Peck, whose picture came in my first wallet. (I told everyone Gregory was my boyfriend. Talk about a May and December romance.) But mostly I remember the fun songs Perry recorded because my Dad used to sing them and taught a lot of them to us. Catch a Falling Star was a real favorite and fun for my sisters and me to harmonize to. "There's No Boat, Like a Row Boat", "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive", "Chi Baba Chi Baba" and my all time favorite "Hot Diggity".

For 50 years I have sung that song with these words: Hot Diggity Dog Diggity, Boom, what you do to me". But Ed and I were listening to his favorite 50s station and there was Perry singing that old favorite. But, what a revelation when we listened carefully the words are actually Hot Diggity Dog Ziggity! Now does that make sense to you? I was shocked that I had those words wrong. I wonder if Dad taught them to us incorrectly from the beginning. Dad? Anything to say for yourself?

Other recent revelations:

The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle. (I found that fact rather titillating. Don't forget to cross your T's and tittle your I's. Actually, to tittle your I's in public sounds a little obscene.)

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. (Let me know what happens if you try this .)

The original name for butterfly was flutterby. (I think I will use this name from now on. Makes so much more sense!)

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. (No comment)

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannotsink into quicksand. (What a relief to know this. I have watched countless episodes of The Lone Ranger which left me with such a fear of quicksand. Thank goodness now I know how to save myself.)

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska (I wonder if some of them work in Russia?)

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

I couldn't think of 4 queens, but here are some suggestions for the jacks:

Spades-Jack Black

Hearts-Jack Sparrow-(okay that's a streatch, but Johnny Depp IS a heartthrob!)

Clubs-Jack Niclaus (you know, golf clubs?)

Diamonds-Jackie Robinson (you, know baseball diamond?)

Have a great day. Do your rabbits and keep your fingers crossed that Wall Street did theirs.

Love ,


PS 3 people voted and it looks like this old signature picture will remain. Thanks for voting! Personally, I liked me as a 7 year old, back when I was innocent and thought the words were Hot Diggity Dog Diggity.

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