Hey You! Chill Out. Dude!

Calm down…

Hang loose…

Loosen up…

Mellow out…

Settle back…

Take ten… or

Take Five’ if into Jazz…

Take a load off…


Wind down…

But this Grandfather clock doesn’t work any more!


“Dude” was once an insult referring to the city slickers just pretending to be cowboys. It’s pretty much a harmless word nowadays of course, but for a while, it was an insult, albeit pretty mild as insults go.

The female equivalent was “dudette” or “duds.” But theses both have fallen into disuse and “dude” is now also used as a unisex term. This more general meaning of “dude” started creeping into the mainstream in the mid-1970s.

19 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    That’s very pretty. What is it?

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  2. jdstringfret says:

    I’ll “Take Five” 🎷🎺

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    1. Yes – with Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Amy Barbera says:

    Dad I LOVE this!!!!!!! I love your poem and I love your amazing and cute picture too! You are so creative! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Walking chills me out!


  4. KT Workman says:

    I’m going to chill out. 😎

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      Deep breathing soothes the body and mind – especially lengthening the exhalation which is known for its relaxation effects. Try this easy exercise to instantly chill out: breathe in to the count of five, hold in for five, and then slowly exhale while counting to five again.

      Do this til the cows come home or fives minutes. Which ever comes first!

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      1. KT Workman says:

        The cows are already home…now what do I do????? 😁

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Breathe deeply … then …

        Get a shovel
        ‘cause you have
        a lot of cleanup
        to do, I fear!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. KT Workman says:

        Oh no!! 🤣🤣🤣

        Liked by 2 people

  5. JulieBarbera says:

    lol! Great post, Dad! I need this clock too!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks … the clock is just decoration now …
      Having lost it’s chimes and tick tock sounds!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. JulieBarbera says:


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  6. You talkin’ to me?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me, Tannen? Well, you’re the only one here.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. So it seems like you’s talkin’ to me.

        Liked by 1 person

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