Books 551-555

I've been thinking about idioms today.

No clue why.

Just have.


One of the blogs I read,

Chocolate & Zucchini,

used to occasionally post

traditional French phrases and idioms about food.

The author hasn't done that for awhile now.

I miss that.


Sayings are interesting things.


You know the saying,

"If you don't have anything nice to say,

don't say anything at all"?

I try to follow that rule.

There have been many, many occasions where

I thought of something to say,

and then thought better of it.



This book is one of those occasions.

Corrupted thoughts ruin childhood memories.



another idiom:

a stitch in time saves nine.



I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that one out loud.

But that's okay,

I'm betting that's what the police officer

on the cover of this book is thinking

as he stares up at those ghoulish figures in the sky.

Ginormous floating heads would worry me, too.


I don't know any sayings about parrots.

Or parrots who are women.

Or women who are parrots.

Or girls who look sullen even though they're wearing berets.



I did a Google search, though.


"being sick as a parrot" and "parrot-fashion"

are real sayings.

Let's all start using them.

We can work them into casual conversations at happy hours or something.

Or not.



how sick does a parrot get, anyway?

Is it sicker than a dog?

Or less?


I remember this next book pretty fondly,

though I'm not exactly sure why.

I think it might be the braids.

Or the teddy bear.

Also, I think there were red shoes.



Not sure if my sisters liked this one, too, or not.

If they did,

I guess that means it runs in the family?


Okay, that one was bad.


Seriously, why do you people read this blog?

You should be doing something more interesting

 Or at least less painful.



Like, say, adopt a cat like the one on our last cover.

There are lots of idioms about cats,

but you probably already knew that.


So I guess we can all leave it at that.