Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lollygagging, Time Period Clothing, and #RiskRejection

Do you remember the time you took a friend to the new church you are trying out and at the end of the service, an elderly gentlemen asked your friend if she did any modeling, specifically modeling of time period clothing?


Oh, that's right. That was me. That was the friend I brought to church. That was a man showing my friend photos of women dressed up in colonial garb on his phone. I do not have words.

In other news, it's Spring Break, baby, and this means the Sullivans plan to fully embrace lollygagging.

Side note: I am working hard for lollygagging to make a comeback in daily conversation. Starting today. Starting now.

Our new favorite part of the AT (that's Appalachian Trail for all of you far away peeps) is open, and nothing encourages lollygagging more than sitting in the sun on a giant piece of grass at the top of a mountain. I realize there are five prepositions in the second part of the previous sentence, but I do not care to fix it. I am too taken by the mountains.

Anyway, this post was intended to communicate three things with you:

1. You need a prethought out response for elderly men who ask your friends about modeling time period clothing in church. You may think you will have a witty, quick on your feet answer, but you won't.

2. Please consider using the word lollygag today as many times as possible. Join me in this revolution.

3. The biggie: It is almost the first Thursday of the month and this means it's time for #RiskRejection. Will you join us? I'd love to hear about the risks you are taking in life. Use a video, photograph, blog post, or have your oldest child record you taking the risk you shared about last month. Oh, wait, that's me again.

Need a few examples about this whole #RiskRejection thing?

Fun example.

Another example.

One more example.

Look, at me, I can go all day. Here's another example.

The link-up is open Thursday to Sunday, but only on the first Thursday of every month.

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bluecottonmemory said...

It's like the Sound of Music! Except it's Sullivan family on the mountain top! I love lollygagging - I think we all say it in our head - maybe that is a risk-rejection word! Have wonderful lollygagging holiday!

Beth Stiff said...

Those moments are breath-taking. Can I join you in some lollygagging there? I think I will join you in the lollygagging movement from San Diego later this week when I do some lollygagging with my son and his wife. See..it's catchin on. I've used the word lollygagging four times already. :) Blessings to you sweet friend. You always make me smile.

layla said...

we are lollygaggers! we call our cat a big fat lazy butt lollygagger...
my husband likes to use other fun phrases such as: all up in scatter (kid: Dad, where are we going on Saturday? Danny: all up in scatter)
i help with toddler church and we affectionately refer to the mood of the morning as willy-nilly; i used to say, in the frigid wintertime months, that my nanners were freezin off, but my husband told me that girls don't have nanners...
anyway, i'm thinking i should write on my own blog sometime soon in addition to blog-lurking ;)

lisa said...

The AT is beautiful and so is that lollygagging family :)

Mariah Magagnotti said...

I commit to using "lollygag" at least once a day for the month of April. If I can remember to, I'll tweet them to you. Get excited. Also - the mountains, I love them. I've never been on the AT, but it looks fabulous.

Julie said...

Something I will do this summer = come to the mountains and I will stop by and lollygag with you! It must happen. I will make it a #risk rejection. That's so beautiful. Is it super close to you guys? If so, I don't know how you get anything done.

Jen Ferguson said...

I love the word lollygagging. I pledge to use it 3 times today. I'll let you know if I'm successful. But I can't use it as a criticism (Lenten fast) toward my husband. :)

Mindy Whipple said...

My daughter and I use words like lollygagging a lot. We think it's normal. Other people don't always share that sentiment. : ) I LOVE people who use words like lollygag. I hope you have a wonderful time doing it well with your family on break!

Loraine said...

These pictures make me miss you. A lot.

Amy Sullivan said...

Reading your posts make me happy, happy! Thank you. All of you.

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