O: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/17/21

Starts with O – Once Bitten Twice Shy

Jilly’s Take:  Fool me once shame on you.  Fool me twice shame on me.  In other words, after one bad experience if I get “bitten”, I hope to learn my lesson or at least be shy about going there again.  Proceed with caution! 

For more on today’s idiom LOOK here. Then check out Great White. Songwriter: Ian Hunter. Love the piano in this one. 


N: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/16/21

Starts with N – Never in Your Wildest Dreams

Jilly’s Take:  In a word – UNIMAGINABLE!

Now for the song.  Moody Blues always reminds me of “Knights in White Satin, never reaching the end” … But that does not fit with the idiom.  I went another direction with their pep in your step classic Wildest Dreams.  Who knew the Moody Blues were so versatile?!?  Ahhh now that’s the stuff. Sorry to anyone hoping for Taylor Swift.

For more on today’s idiom LOOK here.


L: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/14/21

Starts with L – Lend me your ears

Jilly’s Take: Oh keeper of secrets lend me your ears to keep them safe.  I had a dear friend back in high school who was the keeper of my secrets. I love and miss her to this day. We went our separate ways when life got complicated. But up until our oldest kids were in high school themselves, we kept in touch.

Lend me your ears also reminds me of a sounding board. To ask for someone’s full attention as they listen carefully.  With the Rona, we’ve lost some of those connections.  Sent to our respective corners in quarantine. Shelter sounds like such a safe word but “sheltering in place” was a new phrase that brought isolation to many. Safe in one respect maybe but not in all respects. Covid related mental health issues are abound though many are mercifully spared. 

Reminds me that tomorrow I must check on my work friend H. At the onset, he told me he had never been more fully aware of his isolation in living alone. That was over a year ago and we have only spoken twice. Shame on me!

If I didn’t have B and this blog to release the hounds, I’d go bonkers.  Okay the jury is out on that as I may already be bonkers. Hehe. Thank goodness for the vaccine which has allowed us to dip our toes back into life’s proverbial pond.

For more on today’s idiom LOOK here.

Songwriters:  John Lennon & Paul McCarthy

Here’s a particularly soulful cover performed by Joe Cocker. 


Share Your World ~ 4/13/21

Thanks Melanie for the questions. I like them, all serious or silly so I’m giving it a whirl. If anyone else wants to join in, here are the rules and ping back

QUESTIONS: What would be the worst “buy one get one free” sale of all time? Hmmm. Probably something I didn’t want to buy in the first place. Free is for me. I love a good bargain.

Have you ever gotten a really bad haircut? Do share! Yes because I used to drop in at a mall salon without an appointment. Usually getting someone still learning. Usually the bad part was with my bangs. Too short or too long or uneven. I’ve grown them out which helps.

After many years of bad hair cuts, my friend D told me about her hairdresser who I then went to for over a decade. Now I’m back to dropping in to random places. I did two home haircuts during Covid before going to a local barbershop to even things up. No more dye job. I’m officially low maintenance 😂

Isn’t Disney Land and Disney World (and all the variants) just a people trap operated by a mouse? Yes! Without a doubt 😂

What if Batman got bitten by a vampire? What would happen? He’d be double trouble. Or he’d become the undead Dark Knight.

What do you want your final words to be if you could choose? I’m borrowing … “Thanks for the memories”.

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always optional)Please feel free to share some My new swing❣️❣️❣️

K: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/13/21

Starts with K – Knight in Shining Armor

Jilly’s Take:  Doesn’t everyone wish for someone to save the day?  Swoop right in and make everything better.  A knight on his royal steed. Okay, now I am laughing as I picture Shrek the Ogre with Donkey. If memory serves one of the many Shrek movies had a royal steed.

The song I found for this idiom was in the movie “Karate Kid Part II”.  I loved the Karate Kid movies (though I never saw parts 3 or 4).  I also really enjoyed the Netflix series “Cobra Kai” based off the “Karate Kid” movies.  Cheesy as hell but the nostalgia outweighed all that.  Killer soundtrack too. For more on today’s idiom LOOK here.

Writer: Billy Hill

Performed by Peter Cetera


J: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/12/21

Starts with J – Jump in at the deep end

Jilly’s Take:  To be in over your head.  Might as well as they say … jump in at the deep end …

I found this new to me song which speaks to me.  Hope you like it too. For more on today’s idiom LOOK here.

Songwriters: Jeffrey Randall Bowman / Joshua Bruce Williams / Margaret C Eckford

Performed by Ruelle


I: Idiom of the Day ~ 4/10/21

Starts with I – If it’s not one thing, it’s another

Jilly’s Take: That’s so Me!  When I get into my Eeyore head.  Or that’s so Gilda Radner as Roseanne Rosannadanna.  Wamp, wamp. Life! ya know. As always, more to come. The ride is rough but then again, considering the alternatives, I’ll take what I get!! Way to settle Jilly.

For more on today’s idiom LOOK here. Then let’s turn things around with a nice little ditty by The Fixx shall we?  We shall!! Not exactly the idiom but close enough for cigars …


H: Idiom of the day ~ 4/9/21

Starts with H – Heads Will Roll

Jilly’s Take: Means someone is going to get punished.  Off with their heads!! Said the Queen of Hearts <3. In addition to Alice in Wonderland, I’m reminded of the Judas Priest song “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll”.  I love this song.  My rock roots are showing.  Rob Halford!!!  Voice of an angel with range for days.   

I went to school with the drummer for one of JPs spin off bands. Small world. Bobby came from a musical family. He played drums in our high school band first. I’m pretty sure most of the girls had a crush on him. Or maybe just me. Boy crazy girl – silly Jilly that I was before B tamed me. Hehe. I’m a nut.

For more on today’s idiom LOOK here.

The beginning of the video brings back awesome memories of concerts past. Crammed in shoulder to shoulder on the floor if lucky enough to get floor seats. The HemisFair Arena full to the rafters. What a venue! Sadly torn down. Music so loud you could feel it. Ears clogged and unable to hear well for days afterwards.

\m/ devil horns really meant to ward off bad juju. That hand signal was made popular by Ronnie James Dio who learned it from his grandma. Fun fact! Or urban legend. Now for the tunes!!


G: Idiom of the day ~ 4/8/21

Starts with G- Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

Jilly’s Take:  This reminds me of the Erma Bombeck book turned TV movie “The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank”.  You might think someone else’s life is easy but you never know.  Many people put on a brave front.  Trying to make things look easy while things are crumbling behind the scenes.  Life is hard y’all.  Don’t cha know it.   Maybe this was a line from the book or maybe this is something someone once told me – “the grass is always greener but there are brown patches everywhere”.    That’s why I’m trying to “bloom where I’m planted”.  For more on today’s idiom LOOK here. After that, check out this video using the idiom.