The Pit And The Peak Of Your Day

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  1. Bess Barber

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    Is this a reference to the suwannee river? I live WAY closer to it than you do and have not heard that phrase.
    (Will add to my Hollyisms list.):)
     
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  2. Bess Barber

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    Peak: Decided to go to Winn Dixie instead of WalMart for groceries because they are much closer and had a beef sale.

    Pit: When I had to pay the price difference. They do have great meat deals, but they more than make up for it with the high cost of everything else.
     
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    Don't forget that Holly had an American English teacher.

    And yes, the phrases refers to the river: "Since there was a belief in the healing qualities of its waters, the Springs were long popular as a health resort. The idiom "up the Swannee" or "down the swanny" means something is going badly wrong, analogous to "up the creek without a paddle".
    This service is free of charge. :D
     
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    Absolutely right on both counts Thomas. Bess probably wouldn't know I had an American English teacher btw (well remembered) , ... however Up the Swannee..or swanny, has been a saying in the Uk since before I was born,
     
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  5. Holly Saunders

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    Pit : I've had to cancel the dentist..I'm too sore from yesterday to drive today. Appt for Monday instead is the best they could do...
     
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    Oh rats..not good
     
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    Nope, I didn’t put a “like” there because you had to wait or even have a reason to go to the dentist.
    The like is for sharing with us simply because you know that we all really do care. :)
     
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  8. Holly Saunders

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    I know that Bobby.... thank you... :)
     
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    State song of Florida, y'all. :D ("That's where the old folks stay.")

    ETA--I notice the song was edited; I guess the PC police forced Florida to change their state song? :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Holly Saunders

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    We learned that old song when we were kids Beth, and probably our parents and grandparents too ...although a much more upbeat version...similar to this....


     
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  11. Bess Barber

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    @Beth Gallagher What a completely sucky thing for them to do. Ruined the song. And THIS will be the PIT of my day. :D
     
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    Sorry to cause your pit, Bess!!
     
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    Pit of my day... Fedex delayed the delivery of my new laptop. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I sat home all freakin' day, waiting on them.

    Peak... the better half is headed up to the Austin area for 4 days to help our son-in-law build a shed in the back yard of their new home. I get to be unsupervised for 4 whole days!! YAAAAAAAASSS!! cheerleader.gif
     
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  14. Bess Barber

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    download - 2019-10-09T163906.805.jpeg
     
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    You better behave or I am gonna tell...:p
     
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