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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Show and Tail

I'm joining in on Tuesday's Show & Tail at Angela's West Virginia's Treasures. If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Please check out the rules at her blog, and WELCOME!

We had a world win trip to Cincinnati last weekend. The girls went to a baby shower and the boys went to a water slide. Guess who had the best time?

Now getting to the animal part of the post. Cincinnati is know as the city where pigs fly.

"The phrase "when pigs fly" is an adynaton – a figure of speech so hypberbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question (the adynaton, and the circumstances to which the adynaton are being applied) will never occur.

Because of the historical importance of the pig industry to the city, flying pigs are prominent in the local iconography of Cincinnati, including in such events as the Big Pig Gig and the Flying Pig Marathon.

"When pigs fly" is an adynaton, a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used for humorous effect, to scoff at over-ambition. There are numerous variations on the theme; when an individual with a reputation for failure finally succeeds, onlookers may sarcastically claim to see a flying pig. ("Hey look! A flying pig!")" WIKIPEDIA

So as you can imagine - we really didn't see any flying pigs.

We did see some lazy pigs (now I am just kidding). The three boys watching animal planet.

Disco is the best dog ever! We were really lucky and so far so good.


Happy Birthday Marlee Matlin - wikipedia

Matlin was born in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers, Eric and Marc. She is of Russian Jewish descent. She lost all hearing in her right ear and 80% of the hearing in her left ear at the age of eighteen months. Matlin graduated from John Hersey High School in nearby Arlington Heights and attended Harper College. In her autobiography, I'll Scream Later, she suggests that her hearing loss may have been due to a genetically malformed cochlea. She also indicated that she is the only member of her family who is deaf, as her parents, siblings, and children are not deaf at all.

I met this woman on Sesame Street - when my son and daughter were toddlers. I would always watch it with them because I just loved it - my second childhood I guess.

And way this is the funniest thing - I graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights! Named after the writer John Hersey who wrote Hiroshima

Small world - I went before her though - teehee.


Angela said...

Wow Sandie! You got to see flying pigs! hehehe Sounds like the boys got to have a little more fun than the girls... That Disco sure is getting spoiled rotten by Andy! I love it! It reminds me of my chihuahua. I like a dog that size. Disco looks like he is posing for the picture too!

Thanks for sharing some more pictures of your new man of the house with us this week!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

Chicken Wrangler said...

That is so cute - Sandie, you have been fortunate with your choice of a dog, so far - hope things continue on well for all of you.

Stella said...

So glad Disco looks like a permanent fixture. I can tell he loved.

Rose said...

i goofed i put my comments in the next post comment area. i must have bad eye sight or my brain isn't working. have a good day. rose

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the phrase "When Pigs Fly" and how cool to learn more about it. I know it was a crazy trip and I'm glad you are home. Disco is about the cutest dog ever!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Sandie, always learning something new when I drop in to see you. I have heard of the phrase, enjoyed reading more about it. Oh, you think the boys had more fun? Sandie, you have a cutie pie of a doggy!


Mimi said...

HI my friend!!
thanks for the lesson on the phrase When pigs fly!!!
I never knew this or that there was a word to describe such non happening things!!See I have already forgotten the word!!
Cincinnati is a wonderful city, been there once, but traveled through another time. I loved King's island, but recall some very scary rides!!
How far of a drive was that?????
Gosh from Savannah???I am sure you flew!!!
how fun though!
I like that boy and his dog!!So cute!!!
have a great week

A Hopeful Heart said...

First of all, Disco and grandson look SO cute together!! Ya gotta keep that dog!!

Next of all, I was in a sub shop called Jimmy Johns recently. They're motto is "subs so fast, you'll freak." Well, one of the little posters they use is "At Jimmy Johns, pigs really CAN just gotta put them on a ham and cheese sub first."

Finally, I haven't forgotten that I owe you an email. Forgive me!! I've been backlogged with emails...I hope to sit down and do it tonight while the rest of the family is watching AGT (I am uninterested this year, so I only half watch).

Have a lovely day.



I can't relate to flying pigs but I have no problem relating to those 3 lazy pigs. :-)

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sandie! Oh first that picture of Andy and Disco is perfect! He is definitely part of your family..Halo likes to lay with me like that..

Flying of my favorite sayings..when pigs fly!


PS thanks for sharing the info on Marlee..she is quite a lady!

Mevely317 said...

OK, I'll admit to hearing something about Cincinnati and pigs ... but never knew the back-story. It's such fun, learning from you, Sandie!
Glad to know you're home safe n' sound!

Annesphamily said...

I love flying pigs! I also really like your post. You have such a way writing. I really like it over here. Come see me soon. Anne

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Boy and dog both look content and happy. A goal has been met!

That corgi :) said...

Disco looks so content in your GS's arms!! and he looks like he is a good traveler too!! neat it is all working out!

Honestly, baby shower or water park........I'd pick the baby shower any old time (especially since it doesn't involve a bathing suit, LOL) bet you all had a great time with what you did!


ocmist said...

SO HAPPY to see Disco and GS doing so well, and to hear from you, that things are going well, too! Loved the info on the city because I've always liked that saying, and it was interesting to get more info on it.

I always watched Sesame Street with my kids, and then I watched a TON of Barney and Elmo with the kids in my class! :) I still love the songs and will sing them sometimes while my kids just roll their eyes! :)

Thanks for the info on Miss Matlin, too. I've always liked her.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Our Shelby looked a lot like a darker brown version of your dog. We always called Shelby the "best dog in the whole wide world." She was special and I wish we could have had her longer. I like the way you worked in the boys watching TV after the flying pigs. I had to laugh.

Jules said...

Disco sure does look comfy!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I learned something new today! Andyton (I have to go back again and see how that's spelled). Even though I've heard the phrase "when pigs fly" all my life, I never knew that word. I also never knew that about Cincinnati and pigs -- so I guess I learned two things. TX!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Adynaton. Now I think I've got it.