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Tuesday 23 July 2013

B is for having a Ball

The Free Dictionary definition of the idiom To "have a ball" is to "enjoy oneself greatly." The example: "We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM."

Well, I don't usually stay out, or even stay up THAT late. But you might find me some Tuesday night around 10:30 pm, US Eastern Time, having a ball reading what BODACIOUS things you have submitted to ABC Wednesday.

So have a BALL visiting your fellow contributors. Not only will you have a BLAST; you might even learn something from someone halfway around the BIG BALL we call Earth.
Oddly, the couple songs I like with the phrase "have a ball" are a bit melancholy.

One is Come Dancing by the Kinks [LISTEN], from the early 1980s:
Come dancing,
Come on sister, have yourself a ball.
Don't be afraid to come dancing,
It's only natural.

The other is Is That All There Is? by Peggy Lee [LISTEN], from the late 1960s

Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing.
Let's break out the booze and have a ball,
If that's all there is.


  1. Love Tuesday evenings too Roger! xxxxxxxx

  2. It's no wonder that foreigners have such a tough time with our language! Your word 'ball' is an excellent way to shatter one's ability to understand us. I must tell you that I had a ball listening and watching the Kinks, my whole body responded to their song!

  3. Fun take on the letter B Roger.

  4. This is a ball game I understand and like!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  5. Off to a good start this week, Roger. It's fun to be back, and am hoping I make every letter this round, including Q and Z.

  6. I'm enjoying the journey here. Blessings!

  7. Hi! I could visit this meme by taking blue opium poppy. Thank you for hosting.

  8. b is for bonding with the love of my life