Monday, July 17, 2006

"It's the bomb!" and other outdated phrases

At some point in time you must realize that certain phrases just can't be used any more. The exact moment when catch phrase retirement can often be an elusive thing or it can slap you in the face.

I remember exactly when I recognized that never again could I hear someone say "Bling" without cringing. It was in Carlsbad, CA in November of 2004 and I was at the big street fair that attracts 200,000 people to the city in just one day. There was a vendor selling jewelery and he had a big printed sign that spanned the top of his little tent. On that sign was written, "Earrings! Anklets! Piercings! Crosses! Bling Bling! Holy Medals!" The fact that Bling Bling was sandwiched between crucifixes and the St. Christopher Medal was my big cue that bling was done for.
Whenever I see my tank top in progress, I can't help but smile a little and think, "That's the bomb!" I know that this particular phrase has been over with for a while, but can you blame me? After all, it's first attempt at being a tank top really was a bomb and not in a good way, either. However, this second go around in the KnitPicks Shine Worsted is sailing smoothly and I'm now 6 inches in on the front.

The color makes me grin and think happy thoughts about wearing this to the park and other fun and sunny places. The yarn has been great to work with and I forsee more of it finding it's way into my stash. All in all, this project is wicked sweet hellacool radical awesome tubular groovy going really well and I'm happy with it.

6 comments:

Zarah said...

Uh oh.... I think you just crosses out all my fav sayings. I'm going to have to start watching MTV or something to learn the hip new slang.

HibiscuitsGirl said...

That color is keen! Neat-o post, chicka!

Hee.

Catherine Kerth said...

the color is beautiful! and i use "the bomb" when i am really eacited about stuff too.....

del said...

LOL, I think I'm too old for some of these phrases--goodness knows, my 10 year-old would cringe if I said it! I'm glad the tank is going well--can't wait to see.

Laura said...

I love the name of that sweater, partially because it reminds of the phrase "it's the bomb", partially because of the association with the song by John Mellencamp (a cool summer song), plus to me it just says "fun, sexy, summery!" I can't wait to see it on you! And the color is fab.

Melissa said...

I like it. You can still say that it's tha bomb. We won't tell