Thursday, December 18, 2008

Annoyed! (and other stuff)

Annoyed, annoyed, annoyed. I haven't been able to update my website for a couple months now, and I'm not sure if it's iweb, filezilla or my web hosting that is the problem. I now need to go through all the lines of error codes to try and figure it out. I'm not relishing that particular chore at all. Could be worse, but still annoying.

I've decided on the sea monkey article for the newsletter, but not if I should add it to the Editor's Link or not. I'm not sure why I'm having such a hard time making a decision about it. I think because I'm a newbie at this whole writing gig, and I don't know how it would be perceived (big industry picture-wise)to have my dinky little article out there. I don't want to look like a fool, or come across arrogant or pushy. Which will probably mean that I will keep it to the local writing group only. When in doubt, leave it out.

I'm full of cliches. Sometime I think I'll try to speak only in cliches or well known phrases for the entire day. I bet I could do it.

Speaking of cliches and old adages, I said one the other day that I hadn't thought of since I was a little girl. Smoke follows beauty. I have a million of them, some are more obscure than others. For example, if your nose itches, my mom always said that person would get a kiss or a letter or something better. Many people have told me over the years that if your nose itches you'll get in a fight or kiss a fool. I like mine better.

How about you? Any old sayings that you use? Maybe ones you grew up with? Let's hear them!


Natalie J. Damschroder said...

What does smoke follows beauty mean?

My favorite is that if your palm itches, you're going to get money. And it's TRUE. I remember being in class in college and my left palm itched like MAD, I couldn't stop scratching it. Then I remembered the saying, and when I went to my mailbox, I had a check from my mother! It was only $10, but as I'm always telling my husband, it doesn't mean the money will be a lot or unexpected. It just means money.

WV: argoltl = argyle for goats

Ava Quinn said...

Smoke follows beauty is what you say around a campfire, or if you're allowed to burn leaves in your township. When the smoke shifts and flows over someone, it's said that smoke will follow beauty. Just a fun old saying. We did a lot of leaf and stick burning at my house growing up, so it came up more often.

I believe in the palm itching adage too!

You know, I've often seen goats wearing argyle, and wondered what the fashionistas called it. Thanks!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Ah, okay! I think now that I have heard that, though I haven't been camping in many many years. :)

Victoria said...

We hear the smoke follows beauty one every time we're at camp.

I love cliches too! Here are a few I remember from childhood.
If you're foot itches, you'll walk on new ground.
My mom always said your nose itching meant company was coming.
If your ears ring someone's talking about you.
And yes, the palm itching means you'll get money.

Obviously, I'm a little behind on my blog reading!!

wv - anesses - angel butts.

Ava Quinn said...

Cool! Never heard the new ground one, just that you'd be taking a trip.

I totally snorted at your WV def.!

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