Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bloviator...

2008  photos

At the YMCA I noticed a new poster on the board and stopped to read it. It said Camp Talk-A-Lot and I was so excited thinking... AT LAST! a new program I can handle.... Alas, the fine print said 3 to 5 year old and I am just a TAD past that.

The above collage is my 64th birthday celebration in 2008, that Heritage Park Rehab home surprised me with. I volunteered for 6 years there and my JOB was..... are you ready? Talking, talking and telling tall tales. If you look closely, the one thing you will see if in every photo, my mouth is OPEN...

Camp Talk-A-Lot brought up these 3 stories from the past. Bob so kindly reminded me of them when I told him about the camp.

1. In 1984, my husband and I worked in Sears automotive.. I was greeter dispacher for all the mechanics jobs. Bob and his friend Mel were standing at the counter and Mel said... "Bob, its a good thing Sandra doesn't work outside" and I said WHY? Mel said "because with all the talking you do, your tongue would be sunburned."

2. Hubby and my 25 year old son and myself were leaving church and as I stood in a group of people TALKING, with the two men waiting impatiently for me, My son said to the group "my mom has a black belt in conversation".

3. When I first joined the YMCA in 06, Bob was talking to the lifeguard and mentioned me. Renee said "Isn't your wife the one that talks alot?"

Now you know why my post are so LONG and full of verbiage... I write like I talk... And all this Bloviating is not my fault. I was  born to be a bloviator...and to bloviate in person or on line. The funny thing is, a few days ago, while reading a book in my kindle, the word bloviating appeared in a sentence and I thought WHAT? tapped that word and this is what came up... It is a for real word and fits me perfectly.

I may just change the name of my blog from MadSnapper to Bloviator...


29 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Brilliant! I had no idea that was a word :) I thought you made it up! Haha. Funny stories, thanks for sharing. I'm back home since Thu night but with a lot of unpacking and catching up to do. And 1000 photos to sort out. (No, not exaggerating.)

Mildred said...

I love seeing the birthday pics. Cute stories and of course, Bob would remember these! lol

Did not know that was a word!

Blogoratti said...

I learned a new word today. Very heart warming stories that you've shared. I'm sure everyone around you are already used to you by now. Greetings!

DeniseinVA said...

What a hoot, love your bloviating ;-0

Ann said...

Your post title had me curious. I love that about kindle when you come across a word you don't know the meaning to.
I think your bloviating ways are what makes you one of my favorite bloggers. I love your stories, they always put a smile on my face

From the Kitchen said...

If I may get a word in here, let me say that I love your bloating!! Go Sandra!!

Best,
Bonnie

Cranberry Morning said...

Hilarious! Love the stories. Oddly, I'm much more a bloviator when there's a keyboard under my fingers. It's a great new word!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning Sandra! Thanks for the laugh this morning. I like the definition of bloviator. I learned a new word today. I think my hubby would be competition for you, he is a talker! Have a happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I find it refreshing to know that you are as fun a person in person as you are on your blog. ;)

TexWisGirl said...

too darn cute. thanks for the laughs. :)

Madi and Mom said...

HILARIOUS....BLOVIATE IS A NEW WORD TO MOM. IT COULD APPLY TO HER TOO
A BLACK BELT IN CONVERSATION. YOU WERE SURELY THE PURRFECT PERSON TO VOLUNTEER TO TALK. MANY YEARS AGO WHEN MOM WAS STILL WORKING AT NC State University they advertised volunteers to help in the English as a Second language class. All she had to do was talk....
hugs madi your bfff

Madi and Mom said...

PS Bloviate...doesn't have the same ring as Mad Snapper!!

Rose said...

oH, Gosh! I needed those three tales....this post just made my day!

carolann said...

I like your blog. I had alot of shy friends and less talkers. So I am known too as the talker.

Mine you. I have now converted them so now. It is a wee bit easier.

Glad I am not alone. Also I am called the Social butterfly.

I am also called Ma.Donna.

Not because I am sexy and I know it. Ha-ha.

Because I am a fussy pot on my hair and clothes. It has to be just so. Not fond of remarks.

I guess we are who we are. My daughter gets. Your your Mothers daughter alright.


I enjoyed your blog and the remarks people gave you.Nice pictures. I had a good chuckle from your blog.

For sure that is You.

barbara l. hale said...

I, for one, enjoy your bloviating! And admire that you have a black belt in conversation. There are days when I would like to attend Camp Talk-a-Lot for sure!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Lol! Too funny! I'm going to remember the 'black belt in conversation' and use it on my daughter. teehee. She's the bloviator in my family. Never stops talking. Sometimes I have to ask for a timeout. haha!
Have a nice weekend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I bet those 3 to 5 year old's would enjoy you in their class! Love the collage of you. The gift to gab isn't a bad thing.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh Sandra you made my day!!! I too am a talker--or used to be a really good long winded talker--then I realized that I was not learning anything about any one else--so now, once in a while, I do ask a question and then close my mouth long enough to hear an answer and to learn something about someone or something--
my favorite saying about myself is--
"Open mouth--insert left and right foot"!!!
I can always seem to say the wrong things--I try too hard to be the 'fun' one and usually end up with 'mud' on my face!!
But now here is the worse thing--
I have a very loud voice--always have--probably always will--
my Dad used to yell at me all the time about it--
in fact the last thing my Dad said to me the last time I saw him was--
you are talking toooo loud--and I was trying so hard that day to
talk quieter!!
I have lived in a Senior place for 12 years now and am often told--
I talk too loud--but--there are so many here that can't hear--
so one has to talk loud--gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
thanks for listening--love, di

Jo said...

I thought you made the word up! A brilliant post all round. Don't we all talk (alot!) Have a wonderful Saturday. Jo

Gail said...

Your talk is never inflated or empty. I always learn something new and enjoy my visits.

Chatty Crone said...

I love this - you are so incredibly sweet and cute.

Felicia said...

cute post. i can almost hear you talking.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Keep up that chatting, Sandra, and the name if yiur blog is lerfect "as is" except you could add Mad Talker, but it doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

You are too funny, or as we would say here in Ireland 'you're gaz', meaning that someone or something is funny.
Lovely post

Ruth Hiebert said...

Interesting! By your talking we are getting tp know you better and that is refreshing.

Anita Johnson said...

Happy Birthday! Being a conversationalist is a gift! Don't change!

Ida said...

Well that's a new word for my vocabulary (Bloviate) - I've been accused of that myself from time to time. - I agree though that you aren't (inflated or empty) at all with what you have to say. I enjoy your tales and love the way your write. - By the way #2 was my favorite.

pattisjarrett said...

Excuse me, did you say something? ;) Love the stories, those guys are hilarious. They should take that show on the road! I met my hubby when we both worked at Sears. Hmmmm

Denise inVA said...

Rose told me about this post and left a link in her latest comment. I am very thankful she did as this is great. I always love visiting you and I am going to have to go back through your blog just like she does :)