A no-brainer

Thursday, December 31, 2009

My daily conversations are peppered with lots of common phrases that have been passed down through the English language for years.

"I'll be waiting for her to finish that report until the cows come home."

"Well, aren't you a sight for sore eyes?"

"Oh geez, look what the cat dragged in."

"He's not the sharpest tool in the shed."

"Let's just play it by ear."

"I have sex every once in a blue moon."

I heard on the news that tomorrow, New Year's celebrants will be able to look up from their champagne glasses to see a rare Blue Moon.

It simply means that each year has twelve full moons that occur on a monthly basis. Each solar calendar year has an excess of approximately eleven days compared to the lunar calendar so that every two or three years, there's an extra full moon. Hence, the Blue Moon.

So, in a nutshell, the phrase, once in a blue moon, means every once in while.

I can't believe I never put two and two together about that.

What can I say? Sometimes I'm dumb as a box of rocks.


  1. Guess I am too, then - never knew that! Happy New Year Chrissy! Here's to an AWESOME 2010!!


  2. Chrissy
    how nice for you to pose in such pictorial splendor to ring in the new year! even though my elevator doesn't always go to the top floor!

  3. Hey smurfs are born when there is a blue moon! Kinda related don't you think, human gets laid, smurfette delivers yet another blue baby?

  4. Happy New Year Chrissy. Let 2010 be a wonderful year for you.

  5. Well, you could knock me over with a feather! ;)

    Have a very Happy New Year and don't let that blue moon go to waste!

  6. Happy New Year and I will be sure to look up at the sky tonight.

  7. I love it. It's funny how so many of the younger generation haven't heard a lot of our cliches, and have no idea what they mean... But I'm looking forward to this blue moon... Hope it's not too cloudy here to enjoy it. I'm pretty much a pagan moon-worshipper in my heart... Happy new year!

  8. I can kill two birds with one stone; tell you that I enjoy your blog and wish you a happy new year!

    Kitty x


    Looking forward to another great year blogging with you, my friend!

    I'll be toasting to that Blue Moon and thinking of you and Bern!

    Cheers, ladies!


  10. So you only have sex once in a Blue Moon...and there are TWO Blue Moons this month..So I guess congratulations are in order!

  11. Happy Blue Moon Day, Chrissy! (And Happy New Year, too!)

  12. Don't you be talking that way about my friend Chrissy!

    She's a sharp as a tack!

    She's the bee's knees....the cat's meow!

    Be nice, or you'll be swimmin' wit da fishes....

  13. And now we have to wait until 2028 for the next Blue Moon.....isn't that what they are telling us?


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