Monday, January 31, 2011

Fig Leaves and Mixed Metaphors

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.

13 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...that is so funny.
I think Gregg had a BLONDE moment!!!

Ellen said...

This is the same problem I have...in our family it is referred to as an "Ellenism"...

deb colarossi said...

That's classic.
You guys are adorable.

Elizabeth said...

That made me giggle. Greg might be regular Mr. Malaprop!

Lakeland Jo said...

great fun and good to laugh X

ChiTown Girl said...

Well, he was probably subconsciously thinking about his need to protect the family jewels from a not-so-friendly pooch. ;-)

karen gerstenberger said...

Laura (Smileygirl) calls these "Momisms" after her mom!

Allegra Smith said...

Make him read "the church ladies" on my blog. He will fit right in. I am still laughing so from now on no more olive branches here, fig leaves forever!

Jennifer said...

I think I love him too. Hysterical!
:-)

Karen said...

Hilarious! Yes, it could be very dangerous to extend the fig leaf! Even illegal. They definitely need to be kept in place. Funny guy, funny story. Thanks!

Kay said...

Well, at the end of your post I kept reading "We both laughed until we were nearly DECAPITATED" instead of "incapacitated". Ooops! But I guess it would still work. You were laughing your head off! : )

AnnDeO said...

Thanks for making my day.

Sheye Rosemeyer said...

On this heavy-hearted day, I stopped by to glimpse Katie and catch up with your words. I didn't expect to be giggling. Thanks Karen, I really, really needed that.
Sheye xxx
ps thank you for your breath-takingly beautiful note.