Monday, June 25, 2007

Horsing Around


Can you tell what that is in the picture?












Why, it's a horse hat. Or more specifically, a visor with a horse's head on it. And why do I have it? The spouse brought it home from a horse show Saturday. If I was supposed to wear it, well, that ain't gonna happen. Who on earth would walk around with a horse on their head? Wouldn't that sort of make you look like a horse's ass?

I tried putting it on the dog so I could snap a picture, but she wasn't having it. She bucked it off in a flash, barked at it, and took off running with it in her mouth. I figured I'd better not try again or she'd get so offended she might pack up and run away from home.

I suppose if I ever sign up with one of those cyber dating services, I could wear it on first dates. It might be reasonably interesting to check out the reactions, don't you think? I wonder what kind of guy would carry on a conversation, perhaps consume a whole meal, without ever questioning the unspeakable thing on my head? Soul of discretion, you think, or so weird I'd better not stay through dessert?

My house is full of junk like this. At least this piece, since it's "mine," I can stick in the bottom of the trash can in a few days. A lot of this stuff is taking up valuable closet and drawer space. One of these days...



Today's Words Gone Wild turned over to Twisted Linguistics for punishment.

intriduced - When you hit the trifecta at the dating service.

deodarant - A smelly daredevil.

inondating - I am not going out with anyone at present.

eschowing - Diving into the buffet.

congrates - A convention of thankful people.

dellusion - A state of high euphoria brought on by the purchase of a Dell computer.

unwarrented - Losing Warren.

pubilish - A hideous debilitating disease of the groin area which causes frequent blushing.

setting the record strait - Coordinating stories in the Psych ward.

he was drug home - Apparently, the boy lived in a crack house.






You Are an Espresso


At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic
At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung
You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping
Your caffeine addiction level: high




29 comments:

Charles said...

SJ,

Hope your day is going well.

Maybe I should have the visor, I've been called a horse's ass and I'm not afraid to make fun of it.

I always thought "congrates" was flooring in the prison. Perhaps it's just a homonym.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

OMG, this thing has me pinned down like an exotic butterfly in some freak's collection:

You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high


Why, I'm drinking home-brewed black coffee even as we speak!

Hale McKay said...

What? No picture -at least one- posing with the new fashion statement?

Serena Joy said...

LOL, Charles. I've BEEN a horse's ass before, and am not afraid to 'fess up to it. Hope you're having an excellent day as well.:)

Greeny, the law of averages says it has to be right sometimes. This time, it was. That DOES sound just like you. Just watch out for freaks calling themselves Collectors. And if they're wearing horses on their heads, run like hell.:-)

I'm a pretty good sport, Mike, but -- NO! I'd never live it down. It doesn't match what I'm wearing today, anyway.:-)

Roxan said...

***You are a Black Coffee***


At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high

Oh yes, coffee 24/7 That's me.

Kanrei said...

Either the vaca changed me drastically or I came back to work as someone else. I am not sure, but the coffee is certainly NOT me.

You Are an Irish Coffee

At your best, you are: wild, spontaneous, and outgoing

At your worst, you are: too extreme and reckless

You drink coffee when: you want to keep drinking booze

Your caffeine addiction level: low


Been gone too long. My fingers are cracking as I type. Getting tired typing is not a good sign, is it?

Walt would love a horse head hat. Better than in his bed. Sorry, watched Godfather this week....twice.

Serena Joy said...

Yay, Roxan, another coffee person.:)

I'd keep an eye on that, Kan. I've turned up as someone else before and it caused all kinds of problems.:-)

You know, you need to be careful about giving me ideas. I'm going to hang on to that horse's head now because it just may prove useful. LOL. Hope you had a good vacation.

littlebirdblue said...

Hey, SJ,
Have you read December Quinn's post today deconstructing Publish America and analyzing why authors should beware their web site?

P.S.--I still get that message. It comes up twice every time.

Serena Joy said...

I haven't seen it yet, LBB; just now getting around to my blogroll. I'll be sure and read it, though.

Twice? I'm going to dump it.

Top cat said...

LMAO@ the horses hat.
Oh wow..let's file this one under
"what were you thinking?"

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high

Serena Joy said...

LOL, TC. I'll let you borrow my horsey hat.:)

Now I know why we're all drawn to each other and hang together -- we're coffee addicts.

Charles said...

I don't need no shtinking test to tell me my caffeine addiction is high. Heck, 2 60oz pots of French roast a day tells me that. Long live the bean!

leelee said...

I've popped in here at least 5 (maybe more) times today and I kept getting interuppted and was unable to comment..Love the horse visor..it's something my grandkids would love AND WEAR, really I can show youlast years xmas pictures..they were all wearing fish visors..too cute! Todays quiz labels me:

You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high

All true except for the addiction level, I drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning and that's it for caffeine...don't need it..apparently this quiz doesn't love me as much as yesterdays..lol

I love your blog SJ!

Serena Joy said...

2 pots a day, Charles? I salute you! Let's crown the bean and make it king.:)

Leelee, I'd be happy to give you and your grandkids custody of my horse's head. I can't wear it; it clashes horribly with my tiara.

The quiz still loves you. It's just having an off day. And honey, I love your blog, too.:-)

leelee said...

awwwwwwww I wasn't fishing...but thanks!! Oh and I'll take that visor!! email me.. lol

Serena Joy said...

I just might send you that thing, Leelee. But you have to promise not to shoot me for inflicting such butt-ugly headgear on you. You also have to promise a picture of you wearing it!:-)

G-Man said...

SERENA!!!
I'm an Irish Coffee!!!
I don't wanna be an Irish Coffee..
I wanna be like......
Kona, Dude!!

Serena Joy said...

You can be Kona if you wanna be, G. Dude! I have to tell you that I adore Irish coffee, though.:-)

tfg said...

You should drive around your city wearing it. When people give you funny looks at stop lights, give them a big thumbs up.

Lee said...

Ummmm...I can't say I blame you for not wanting to wear it, Serena! Good decision! ;)

December/Stacia said...

I totally want to write a scene where a girl wears that hat on a blind date. Maybe she lost a bet? Or was dared?

I seriously find the idea so amusing I'm having a hard time typing.

Serena Joy said...

T, I SO want to do that. I AM going to do that. I'm going to have to get somebody to ride shotgun so they can take pictures. LMAO!

LOL, Lee.

I think you should write the scene, DQ. It would be hysterical.:-)

Gardener Greg said...

That would be so funny to show up on a first date like that. I would laugh and think you were the one for me. Nice blog you have here.

Greg

Serena Joy said...

Thank you, Greg, and welcome to a man brave enough to risk being seen in public with a woman wearing a horse on her head.:-)

Variant E said...

Now seriously, could you really keep a straight face wearing that hat on a first date? But take your date to a Value Village or Good Will and have you both pick out the tackiest outfit you can get to wear around for the rest of the date. It would be very funny if you are bold enough to do.

G-Man said...

(Hehehehe...Serena adores me!)

Serena Joy said...

I seriously couldn't do it with a straight face, VE. "Maybe" in a Good Will outfit, but I doubt it. I'd end up laughing so hard I'd wet my 1983 polyester pants.:-)

Hehehe, G. Of course I adore you.:-)

Corn Dog said...

I so love the horse's head.

I'm a Soy Latte
At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed
At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky
You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn't cutting it
Your caffeine addiction level: medium

Serena Joy said...

You know what, Queen Corn? Next time I throw one of my idiotic (and heretofore prizeless) "contests," somebody's going to win that ridiculous horse's head. LOL!