This poorly lit picture was taken during Blog Fest when Ann Marie and The Waterman (who recently celebrated a birthday) took us on a boat ride around New Point Light, barely visible in the background.
Once again, we find ourselves in the midst of
Perhaps you wish to share something completely out of left field. Go ahead. Do it. I'll begin.
1. Out of left field? Or is it right field? It should be right field, because if something's coming from there it's a rarity, generally speaking. There tends to be more action in left field than right. In my opinion.
2. I couldn't let go of this "out of left field" vs. "out of right field" internal debate, so I used the magic of my fingertips to call up the internet wizards, who of course are always correct. Although both expressions tend to be used to describe something unexpected, "out of left field" is the most popular, but nobody could seem to offer a reason why, until I found this from a site called phrases.org.uk:
"Perhaps the most likely theory is that it alludes to inmates of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, a mental hospital, which was located behind left field in Chicago's old West Side Park. Hence being told you are 'out in left field' would mean you were accused of being as peculiar as a mental patient. In any event, the term has been used figuratively for various kinds of eccentricity and misguidedness since the first half of the 20th century.
Out "in" left field and out "of" left field are two different things, but never mind. Let's move on to #3 before it's Christmas.
3. There are three incredible ladies shown above in that poorly lit picture. Left to right: TSAnnie; Country Girl Kate; and the ever-stylish Mental P. Mamma.
Now it's your turn to tell me three or more things, anything you want, whatever you feel like saying.