Hi all - Just had to share this with you. Call me sentimental, call me a big girls blouse...I don't care, this brought a tear to my eye and helped restore my faith in human nature:
On tonight's local news (Bundaberg, Queensland) was a story of a young man working with the mentally disabled. He is giving up his spare time, voluntarily, to help coach them in a variety of sports, predominantly basketball. The joy on their faces said it all...the young man's age, just 17...........bloomin' marvellous!!
Isn't it great when you run across a young adult who has their stuff together and seems to be on a decent path through life?
The local news here occasionally does a "feel good" story about young adults contributing in great ways to the community. I wish they did them more often. As it is I think they actually report on these items to make themselves feel better about their jobs!
Anyway, Jim, I'll stand next to you and shed a tear -
August 11, 2011
November 12, 2008
Jim has just casually layed another Oddity From Oz upon we sheltered Yanks. I, for one, find them to be most charming. Perhaps he'd graciously offer a definition or derivation of the phrase. What say, Jimbeaux?
And Jim - thanks for the post. A whole bunch of such anecdotes just might help us to keep our heads screwed on tight.
A "sop" of the first order.
Hey Richard - I do not know the origins of the phrase 'big girl's blouse', it may even be a 'Hillierism'. It is used in a manner of mock admonishment, somewhat ironically because it infers criticism but is really quite complimentary. Usually reserved for us 'blokes' who, in a moment of weakness, reveal a more sensitive side.....you can hear the cries, "Geez, you're a big girls blouse!"
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