I call Gregg "The King of the Mixed Metaphor." Over the weekend, he said one of the funniest, so far.
Andrea & Mike have a yellow labrador retriever named Sam, who is super-loving and enthusiastic. He's still a puppy, and I can tell he's going to be HUGE. They also have a seven-year old dog named Lena. Lena was adopted as an older dog, and she is a bit touchy. One day a while back, she snapped at Gregg. He has given her a wide berth ever since.
On our way up to Bellingham, Gregg informed me that he was not going to "extend the fig leaf" to Lena. I said, "I think you mean the olive branch. A fig leaf is what you use to cover your private parts; the olive branch is what you extend when you want to make peace." We both laughed until we were nearly incapacitated.
I love that guy. He is very entertaining.