Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

the hue of you

We are
all the colours of the universe
sometimes the red
of a toreador’s flashing cape
or blue
as the infinite sky that washes over us
our hope
is green
like the promise of spring
and golden
as the breath of summer sun
that hovers
over your soft skin
even black and white
have their place
in our palette
for without them
everything else
would have no hue

Get an idea of how others see themselves in the entries of
the Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You.

The Price of Eggs

the price of eggs it all depends on where you shop

Across the Bored and fellow blogger Bennetta Faire always get to bantering about life, laughs and literary pursuits whenever the occasion arises.  Despite growing up on opposite sides of the continent, we manage to share common bits of life experience from vintage recipes and favourite print ads to those odd pop culture references pre-internet and yes, even pre-colour television.

Our conversation are sprinkled with silly sayings, all-encompassing adages and candid colloquialisms spouted by ancestors and peers alike.  Some of them are humorous, some cheerful and sweet, some down-right awful for each one carries with it a vivid memory of occasion and the personalities that favoured them.

One in particular that still raises hackles is “What does that have to do with the price of eggs?”.  Perhaps if it had been used as a philosophical preface to ponder the deeper meanings of life it would not have rankled as much but it was usually used when an argument had been lost and there was no foreseeably valid point to be made in order to win said discussion. Drove. us. Nuts… and still does.

Are there any phrases that are particular to you, your friends and family or culture that you just love and use on a regular basis? Care to share those you despise and would have disappear into the fog of never-to-be-heard agains? Drop those idiosyncratic idioms into the comment box – you might pick up a few beauties to be used at your next dinner party…

Get Random


Not one to let things get too predictable, we finally got around to installing the “Random Post Generator” in the sidebar yesterday. Give it a click to see what it pulls out of Across the Bored’s archives – it just might be what you didn’t know you were looking for!

Thanks go out to Rarasaur for her post reminding us just how much fun this nifty widget can be.

24/7/365 – One Year Later


like sugar and spice

The span of a year is 365 unique days – 8760 sometimes long hours – 525,600 quickly ticking minutes and a million thoughts and ideas – in it Across the Bored has presumed and postulated, been challenged, asked to think and launched a particular view out into the megaverse to be caught up readers, friends and visitors near and far. It has been an interesting experiment, one whose results are quite different than those anticipated at the outset – one that has strayed far from the confines of its original inception, outgrown its first hesitant forays to engage happily in a full-blown dialogue between not only blog and viewer but interestingly, form and content.

To take a line from James Brown:
I feel good, I knew that I would, now
So good, so good, I got you

Happy First Blogiversary!