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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Crazy Fantastic Fridays #1


Fantastic Fridays #1

“Crazy as a loon” they said.

             Crazy describes someone or something that is insane or not mentally sound.(adjective)
         An example of crazy is an idea that makes absolutely no sense.
         An example of crazy is a person who is in a mental hospital and who is yelling, hallucinating and otherwise acting like they are insane.

If I were to don swim fins and ski goggles and motorcycle helmet while sashaying in a grass skirt, every day at tea time, but you never saw me do it, would you think I was crazy?  So really Crazy is doing something out of the “norm” and being seen by others who would  then judge you.
I enjoy labeling myself as the “Crazy Lady On The Corner”.  I feel a moniker of this nature gives me character.  Stature within the community you might say.  Walk your pet up to my house to use my flower bed as a toilet, I will get out my broom to chase after you and your little dog too!

Crazy doesn’t mean, today, what it meant years ago.  As with much of our language, the word crazy doesn’t automatically bring images of a mental institution to mind.  In today’s world, crazy simply means “someone who walks to the beat of a different drum”.  And to me, that’s not all bad.

Growing up on a deep lake, we have been graced with a mating pair of loons for as long as I can remember.  They, like all animals, become acquainted and are far less fearful with the “locals”.  I have had them swim alongside me, pop up from a fishing expedition next to the canoe I was paddling, or simply swim across the lake to see what game was making the kids laugh so loudly.  I have never seen them act “crazy”.  Guess crazy is subjective or at the very least, I never caught them in the act.



  1. I completely agree! I am proud to be crazy!! :o)

  2. Yes. A lot of words change meanings over the years. If the Flintstones were born in 2013, they wouldn't be singing about having a "Gay ole time," would they? At least not if they wanted to stay on the children's market.