Friday, April 30, 2010

Now 40, trifler, sparkles

- 40 is the new 30, I hear. One day in traffic, a man was spotted taking down the letters - but he was too fast for a 'through the windshield' shot and disappeared inside. John must be the sign guy, because this time last year it said, "Happy Birthday, Me."

- My new favorite radio station AM 1690 "The Voice of the Arts" plays the quirkiest music and they played a blues song yesterday in which a man announced to a woman that she was "a trifler!" Great word, that.

- The wind has been up so much in Atlanta that dandelion blossoms are blowing through the air, looking like traveling sparkles.

I hope you have a sparkling weekend!


G. B. Miller said...

Hmmmmm...I was always of the belief that 45 is the new 27.


Lynn said...

G -

Works for me! :D

Granny Annie said...

The act of trifling is making a big comeback these days but primarily among men as in Woods, James, Edwards, Clinton, etc. I had not thought of the word "trifler" in ages.

Lynn said...

Annie -

You are right! :) I was kind of taken with that word. I saw a poem (when I looked up how to spell it), called "The Trifler" by Dorothy Parker. It is actually about death, but the definition of a trifler being "wild and fickle and fierce" caught my eye.

TALON said...

Trifle is also a dessert. So you can actually trifle with the trifle while conversing with a trifler! lol!

I guess I might techncially be like 35 or something :)

I envision Atlanta being completely yellow when those seeds settle!

Have a fabulous weekend, Lynn.

Meredith said...

I love the image of traveling sparkles.

I'm glad to hear that 40 is the new 30 -- so I can look forward to being 30, which I didn't do the first time around, LOL. Actually, I'll take any age as long as I don't have to go back and live the mentality of a 19-year-old again. ;)

Lynn said...

Talon -

Hey - that would be clever! I make a chocolate trifle. And had to buy a special trifle dish for it. So good.

You have a fabulous weekend, too!

Meredith -

Thank you - I like the sparkle effect, too.

19 was kind of an angst ridden age for me, too. I don't get to caught up in milestone birthdays and what they mean to ones life. I think that you can be happy at any age.

Louvregirl said...

Having a sparkling weekend yourself Lynn!!
lg :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Age is just a number.

Have a wonderful weekend Lynn!

Lynn said...

lg -

Thanks lg! :) Happy Friday!

Joe -

Absolutely! I agree.

Maude Lynn said...

We've got wind gusts of 40-50 MPH today!

Lance said...

...and may your weekend sparkle, too, Lynn!!!!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the that 40-50 mph sounds about right! :)

Lance -

Thank you, my friend!

Riot Kitty said...

I keep telling my dad, who turned 60 last year, what I read in the NY Times, that 60 is the new 40. I'll keep the 40 is the new 30 theme in mind in 7 years...

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Your dad sounds like a fun guy and hardly old at 60, for sure. :)

Jannie Funster said...

I know that 50 is roughly the start of middle age now, where it was once 40. So I've heard. So 4o is the new 30 for sure makes sense.

I do like trifle, um good. But have no special dish for it.

Man, I mean Woman, (obviously,) it's been plenty windy here too. I like it, especially listening to it at night.


Lynn said...

Jannie -

I like listening to the wind, too. Hope your day is good.


Brian Miller said...

traveling sparkles...thats cool.
happy birthday sign man! smiles.

Lynn said...

Brian -

I get kind of kick out of the sign. :)

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Snaggle Tooth said...

That's a very amusing sign, alright! Some one wants a gift!
Thanks for the clue, Granny Annie!
the dandelions are getting in a bumper crop! At least the floating seeds are cute!
Happy Sunday!

Lynn said...

Numbers -

Thank you.

Snaggle -

Happy Sunday to you, too!