So, can ya guess what I've been doing these past few days? That's right, I've been straightening and quasi-organizing. And you're right, this could have major consequences for the environment, since hell is probably freezing over this very minute :)
Besides the lame jokes, there's also the grudgingly spoken hmmph that "when hell freezes over" adds to a contentious conversation. I suggest there might be no more appropriate response than this phrase to questions like, "Will you do me a favor and tell me what about this brand new outfit makes me look fat?", "Would you mind hopping into my brand new, untouched/pristine car and driving it to town for me?", or "Here, taste this new recipe for squash and beef liver casserole and tell me what you think?". Uh, huh, like I'm stupid?
There's also "well, hell a mile" and "hell's bells!" and "going to hell in a handbasket". Lately, I have been fond of reminding worrying adults from my parents' generation that the world has supposedly been going to hell in a handbasket since before they were born. . .but we're all still here. Nice way to say, it all works out in the end, don't ya think? Except, considering the state of the economy here this week, it's hard not to think we really are heading that way, after all!
Here's hoping you each have a helluva good weekend, despite whether or not we're riding in a handbasket :)