Have you ever wondered where the expression “It’s Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings” comes from? How it came to signify the end of something? I found the following online: The origin is sort of up in the air, but most entries have to do with a particular basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and Washington Bullets in 1978. Sportscaster Dan Cook said it on television when the San Antonio Spurs were behind in a playoff series with the Washington Bullets. The Washington Bullets’ coach, Dick Motta, repeated it and was widely quoted by the media. By the time the Bullets came from behind to win the finals that year, the saying was on thousands of T-shirts, “fat ladies” were coming to games to cheer the team on, and the proverb’s popularity was firmly cemented.
Why the opera reference? Again, another theory is our stereotype of the female opera singer is that she’s hefty and usually has a horned helmet. Well anyway, that’s what I think of.
I hate to say it but the Fat Lady is Singing and telling me it’s time to end my blog. I so appreciate all my readers and the great comments I’ve gotten over the years. I started this blog 6 years ago when we first moved to Portland. I recorded my many adventures and discoveries moving to a place where we knew next to no one. It was frightening but what an experience. We would definitely do it again. Eventually the blog evolved and I guess you could say it’s evolving again.
It turns out I am not quite out of the woods as far as my health is concerned and I need to concentrate on that. I love to write about funny and uplifting things, not to mention all the blogs where I’ve made fun of that guy in the picture standing next to me. Lately, those things are hard to come by. So thank you for making time for me in your busy lives, I truly enjoyed it.