Thursday, May 06, 2010

Pink . . it's the colour of . . . .

Theme Thursday’s choice of subject this week is “Pink”. It's the colour that least describes, me, I don't like it, it's insipid and girly and sweet and sickly and everything I'm not but . .in an attempt to avoid negativity, remain positive and be part of the programme . . . I'll skip a beat, get a little up tempo, fruffru and feminine and go through a few simple things that tickle me pink:

I am tickled pink when my dog greets me. It’s the wiggliest most pathetic display of spine-bending, tail-wagging and stick-picking that you could ever imagine and it's a daily event.

I am tickled pink when my son does all the yardwork and I mean ALL without being asked. He's awesome.
I am tickled pink when I wake up on a Saturday morning, leap out of bed and realise that it’s not a work day! Yes I do that . . .often!
I'm tickled pink when I buy new bed linen which fits perfectly and has that just-bought smell!
I am tickled pink when my daughter turns up with a bunch of lilies for no particular reason and on no particular occasion.

I am tickled pink when someone says “Amy and I will cook” and they do, and they do it well and I don’t have to worry about anything other than the washing up.

I am tickled pink when I can buy six bottles of half decent Chardy for just $11.00 a case!

I am tickled pink when my boss brings back a little gift from his latest business trip as a 'thank you' for organising it.

I am tickled pink when the end of the fortnight comes and I have $100 left in the bank!
I am tickled pink when I've finished my chores on a Saturday and all is clean and tidy and sweet smelling.
I am tickled pink when friends drop in unexpectedly.
I am tickled pink when I take that perfect photograph, the one I didn't really try to capture but it just got there somehow.
I'm tickled pink when someone notices that I've lost a little weight or I buy a pair of trousers and it turns out I should have bought a size smaller!
I am tickled pink when you chat or Skype. No mean feat when you’re in a different hemisphere and a different timezone but some of you manage it somehow.
Actually I don't much like pink . . but Stephen makes it sound so sexy . . .



Now let your pinkies do the walking and check out the other Theme Thursday entries

27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

like your tickled pink list...my boys like being tickled though pink may not be the color they trun. lol. nice vid...

my aunt gave me a pink baseball hat once...rather odd...

nick said...

Very ingenious. Glad you get tickled pink so often. Ah yes, the just-bought smell of new bed linen, mmmm! I adore pink myself but then how weird am I? Luuuuv the video, I've never seen it before, Aerosmith have somehow always escaped my full attention.

Ropi said...

Pink is still not my colour.

hokgardner said...

Great list.

And I am far from being a girly-girl, but bright azalea pink is my favorite color.

Roy said...

Heh, heh! You certainly found a creative way to get around dealing with the color. Even the Aerosmith was cool, although Steve Tyler often annoys me. Good work!

Janice said...

What a great list! You have a lot to be tickled pink about. A case of chardy for $11.00? Amazing!

Dot-Com said...

What a wonderful tickle - though it tickles me blue with new bed clothes. They just always seem to smell all wrong at first!

California Girl said...

great idea for the TT. There were alot of interesting posts on this one. Pink, at first, seems rather mundane, girly and foo-foo. But it's really quite broad in its applications. Lots of fun this time.

I'm tickled pink when you do Friday Fuckwits.

Ronda Laveen said...

I have never yet jumped out of bed on a Saturday thinking it was a work day. But, I'll keep trying.

Oh, maybe that's because I work on Saturdays.

laughingwolf said...

since this is a 'family' page, i won't mention my fave pink :O lol

JeffScape said...

I like to tickle pink.

Er... I'm gonna get in trouble for that one, aren't I?

tut-tut said...

I'm tickled pink I know you! (although virtually) Let's Skype or whatever sometime, Baino!

Jill said...

I am NOT a pink person either BUT, I do so love your tickle me pink list and am a fan of Aerosmith...so thanks for the listen!

Kath Lockett said...

Without meaning it to be sound corny, that was a nice one, Baino. Little 'tickled pinks' can make one helluva difference sometimes.

kj said...

in a black and white photograph, i love the smallest splash of pink.

all the things that tickle you would tickle me too. not everyone liked unexpected company like you and i do.

love love love hells!
kj

i beati said...

Actually I think pink is a little fru fru but like the tickled pink parts..sk

River said...

I recently found myself buying a couple of pink clothing items. Me! Pink! Shocking, I know. After years of jeans and black t-shirts.

jay said...

Wow, that guy has a quite mesmerisingly large mouth, hasn't he? LOL!

I know what you mean about pink. I hated it and refused to wear it in any shape or form until I was well into my late thirties, then I suddenly somehow mellowed and I wear it quite a lot now. But not the pretty-pretty girly stuff. I prefer it mixed with other colours, or as a very muted incarnation of itself.

Dreamhaven said...

All I can say is "HUH"? Happy TT

Ms. Gibson said...

Ah yes, tickled PINK!
and I enjoyed reading about Aliens on you Friday Fukwit post.
Thanks for popping over at my new blog!
Yes, I used to be Auntie!

marina said...

what a great take on pink.
Love the number one: I can just picture your dog "performing" it as it is such a familiar scene to me too :-)

Leslie said...

I love the way your mind thinks.

So pinkish

Cheryl said...

You sure went above and beyond to get into a theme you didn't really like. Nice job with all the tickling and pinking.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Better tickled pink than seeing red! -J

eyemakeart said...

what ever tickles your fancy I suppose

PattiKen said...

I'm glad so many things tickle you pink. There are plenty of pink things that tickle me too.

My post for Pink, close to my heart, is up here.

Tammy said...

Your post tickled me. Thanks!