November 18, 2006

A post to tie you over...

"Tie you over" is a funny phrase. Leave us a comment if you know why "tie you over" means " I'm giving you something right now that will help you wait until I give you something better." I don't have a clue. Even if you don't know either, just make up something. We won't know the difference. I never knew how weird the English language was until I tried to explain some American slang in a foreign country.

So here - as the title suggests - is the post to tie you over. Let the over-tying begin...

We'll post a decent entry later on today or tomorrow, since some of the goings on in our lives will happen today. In the meantime, here's some pictures from last spring of our friend Micah expressing his feelings over The Di Vinci Code. You can feel his conflict between enjoying the suspense and feeling saddened and dismayed with Brown's utter disregard for factual, historical information. [As a side note, when I first wrote that last sentence I used the word "udder" instead of "utter"... cow anatomy has nothing to do with The Di Vinci Code... or does it? - there's no telling how deep the conspiracy runs.] I think the yellow earplugs add just the right emphasis to all his emotions. Forget Mona Lisa's smile, check out Micah's secret underneath these grins.






Quite a breath-taking display of the range of human emotion.

5 comments:

C-Love said...

This will be a long comment too, so hold your horses (don't you love English idioms!).

The phrase is actually "tide you over" not "tie you over." I'm not sure exactly when it came into use, but it's a reference to sailing days. When the tide is in, the ocean is higher, and therefore will allow you to get past obstacles that otherwise would block your passage. It also carries the connotation of not requiring any effort on your part.

I am afraid politics are going to cause some friction here. Who would've guessed that half way around the world, we'd still be divided over party allegiances.

I am not anti-girl or anti-getting married. I just wish people could think about and talk about something else.

Sorry that you didn't know those names. The Allman Brothers Band is one of the greatest southern rock bands of all time. They do have a song entitled "Revival" that sounds gospelish, but besides that, they are just plain ole rock 'n roll. John Fogerty was the lead guy for Creedance Clearwater Revival, another incredible southern rock band that has many hits that I'm sure you know (Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Down on the Corner, etc) even though you may not recognize the name. And the Marshall Tucker Band never made it big, but they were good. Their big claim to fame was that they put on a free concert in Greenville, SC the same night the Dixie Chicks played in order to protest the Dixie Chick's back when they made such a stink with their political agenda.

Alright, that's enough. The pictures are great. I always wondered what a hippie commune looked like.

Follower said...

I always thought the expression was "tide you over". This doesn't make any sense either, so maybe there is tying involved...

Sharon said...

You guys just inadvertently made me look smart. When Anthony was posting this, I said "Isn't it 'Tide you over?'"
And yes I know who CCR is, but none of the rest.
And the pics of our friend were taken at "Thunder Over Louisville." The largest fireworks display in North America. Everyone gathers by the Ohio River downtown Louisville.

Laurie Millican said...

Okay, I think that Blog is awesome!!! YEA for my handsome hubby for making the blog! :) And, Yeah, I think it is "Tide me over", or at least thats what my Mamaw used to say when she would give me some lame crackers or something before dinner was ready. Love you all...miss you like crazy!! Laurie

Jennifer said...

Oh, I was just going to say that I thought the phrase was "tide you over" but I can see that there are plenty of other smart people in the world!
Hey...can we come see you sometime?!?!?!
Jennifer