Because my thumbs are sore this morning — from typing so much on my iPhone keyboard — I am focusing on sayings about thumbs, including:
- “Thumbs up” (meaning approval)
- “Thumbs down” (meaning a negative judgment)
- “All thumbs” (meaning clumsy), and
- “Stick out like a sore thumb” (which is what my first heart surgeon told my parents my first cardiac pacemaker would do, when I was 10 years old).
Pain makes things stick out like a sore thumb, so it’s no wonder my mind is thumbing through thumb-related associations and memories.
My calves are sore too, today, but I can’t think of any sayings about calves. If you can, I certainly won’t thumb my nose at that.
Are there any thumbs in the photos I snapped yesterday, always using my left thumb?
No thumbs there.
See that guy, to the left, holding his thumb at his side? He’s wearing a New York Yankee shirt and hat, right next to Boston’s Fenway Park. Moments later, two Boston fans verbally thumbed their noses at him, with
“You’re in the wrong city, buddy.”
Speaking of thumbs down, that’s how I feel about one of my favorite Starbucks baristas, Kevin, leaving the Boston hospital where we both work.
Personally, I give two thumbs up to these next two photos, from where I work:
Thumbs up or down to any of these photos I took after work?
Here’s Tom’s reaction
I always give two thumbs up to spending a Friday evening with my 17-year-old son Aaron and my 50-something-year-old boyfriend, Michael. Last night, I used my thumbs on the steering wheel of my cat* to drive us to Harvard Square in Cambridge. A big thumbs up to all the fun we had there.
After I used my thumbs to eat a “Longy School of Music” ( not pictured) and was all thumbs enough to spill some of that Smores Frappe (pictured) on myself, we went next door to the Harvard Book Store, where we thumbed through lots of books:
What thumb-related music am I using for this all-thumbs post?
Here’s a hint:
My thumbs are too sore for me to give a proper thumbs up to all who helped me write this post, so I’ll just say
* That’s a typo. I drove my car to Harvard Square, not my cat.