Friday, March 20, 2009

It's not easy being green.

I'm a few days past St. Patrick's day but green still feels right for this week. Today is the first day of spring and darn, I just remembered, I forgot to try the egg trick. Apparently on the vernal equinox, an egg will stand upright on its bottom and stay that way the entire day. Did anyone try that today? Does it really work? Did you take a picture? I'm so curious. OK, back to green. It doesn't have to be Irish green because although I'm Irish- that ain't a pretty green. Let's talk about spring green. It is a cool, fresh color like summer grass, new spring Maple leaves or a juicy tart lime. It can be soft and soothing like the color of a pear, the stem of a tulip or a green grape. It can certainly be olive or Hunter green like the head of a duck, a Barbour jacket or a pair of Hunter wading boots. Or green can remind me of the designs of the 70s- that pea soup green- very acidic and quite ubiquitous- the green ash trays, green sinks, green commodes, green tiles, green shag- uh what were they thinking? And hey, isn't everybody "going green" these days?

I've pulled some of my favorite green items. From now until March 31st, use coupon code: green at checkout and get $20.00 off your order of $50.00 or more. Happy spring!

Green facts:
  • The color green can have dramatically different meanings in some cultures- in Islam- it is a celebrated color as it is thought that paradise is lush and green and in many other cultures, green denotes sickness, envy or greed.
  • The Chinese term for "cuckold" is to "wear a green hat". Consequently, you will rarely see Chinese man wearing a green hat.
  • Do you remember in the Wizard of Oz- in the Emerald City- everyone wore green tinted glasses so that everything looked green?
  • And of course- who doesn't just love Kermit the frog? Did you know that the first prototype of Kermit was made in 1955 out of a green coat that Jim Henson's mom threw in the trash?

For a stroll down memory lane. Play this YouTube video of Kermit singing his famous, sweet, song, "It's not easy being green."

1 comment:

  1. This is so interesting! I had no idea Jim Henson was inspired to make Kermit out of his coat.