Friday, November 04, 2011


Or something like that.  Debbie is celebrating National Blog Post Month over at her place by posting every day for the month of November, and I'm tempted to do it here, too.  (Julie does NaBloPoMo every month, she is already a Blog Goddess.)  But my November is already looking beyond crazy.  And I missed yesterday.  Could I cheat and backdate one to yesterday?  So anyway, I probably won't be able to keep it up, but I'm putting this here just in case I decide to get crazy and do it.

The phrase that popped into my head just then was "get a wild hair," which I had never heard before I moved here.  As in, "Last weekend I got a wild hair and went dancing at the Blue Moon."  The phrase always makes me smile, because I imagine out of my entire head of completely straight, thin, fine, boring hair, one single hair suddenly twisting up in a mad frenzy of curly insanity.  I've heard it often, but never seen it in print.  Then a couple of weeks ago, I saw it written somewhere and it was "get a wild hare."  I was so bummed.  Is that what it's about?  rabbits?  who knew?  if it's a local phrase, none of you will be able to help me out (or at least, none of you that comment), but if you know the answer, please fill me in.  Inquiring minds and all that.

And since this is mainly a placeholder post, I'll stop now, but leave you with this picture, which is of poor Jazz, trying to sleep in the cat's bed.  I'm not sure what exactly prompted this-- probably sore hips, she's getting a bit arthritic.  Some of you already saw it on Facebook, but I need something else here, so I'm posting it again.

(OK, I did the obvious and googled "get a wild hair" and looks like it can be either, but that it was originally "get a wild hair."  And apparently in the south, it is "get a wild hair up your a--," but I never heard it in all my years of living in the South until we moved here.  So now you know.)


  1. 1. Back date a post. I will never tell.

    2. I don't know if I will make it all the way through NaBloPoMo either so we are in this boat together.

    3. I have a wild hair that pops up on my chin. I pluck it out. But I don't think that is what you were going for.

    4. And Jazz? Awwwwwww that is sweet.

    5. Thanks for the linky shout out.

  2. I've heard (and said) it before. I always thought the location of the wild hair was implied.

    Poor puppy. My lab had bad hips, too. I made a giant pillow for her, but she was afraid of it (really, she wouldn't go anywhere near it), so the kids took it over and use it for a floor pillow.

    Oh, I won't tell if you back-date, either. ;)

  3. now I just have to think of something to backpost about. ha.

    Debbie- we will muddle through. I have a hard enough time blogging a couple of times a week. I'm going to skip using the logo and linking to Blogher though-- I just love the play on NaNoWriMo, which I've done three times but not this year. I miss it, it's like falling off a cliff.

    and Delia, re: implied location of the wild hair-- lol. Honestly, that never occurred to me till I googled it last night.

  4. Goddess? Well how kind of you. Mostly I'm just wordy and Dan must leave for work every few days, so I talk on the interwebz instead of (in addition to?) at him.
    (Also, there was a Postaday2011 challenge on WordPress in January...)

    Yeah, the wild hair thing is not my fave because I always heard it with the location mentioned, and that's really icky. I like your image SO much better, thank you.