Thursday, November 29, 2007


I have huge, make that HUGE, gaps in my knowledge base. Just last evening I had to ask Lee the meaning of the acronym ROFLMAO, when she made that cryptic comment on my previous post. I thought she was referring to a rolfing session with Chairman Mao, as disturbing and surreal as that strikes me. She explained that ROFLMAO means: Rolling on the Floor, Laughing My Ass Off. In the meantime, JS's curiosity had been aroused. An internet search for ROFLMAO led her to this rollicking image of Chairman Mao at

I was then reminded of this photo of my son Oakley. Thanks to Lee, thanks to JS, I now have a new name for it: OMAONROFL (Oakley Mao Not Rolling on the Floor Laughing). It was created by a fellow writer at the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, 2005. Kids today.

Now, if you're curious as to what all the ROFLMAO was about, proceed (at your own risk) to the "Hell on Wheels" post.


Celebration of Life said...

My son recently educated me that ROTFLMAO was originally ROTFLMFAO but has been modified by the conservative population. Just in case you can't figure that one out it is: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My F*****g A** Off. Since I hate that F word, I guess I am a member of the "conservative" population. LOL

Lee said...

LOL I love it, San. That picture of Mao is really funny. Guess I need to go back to that dictionary and look again. Nice picture that kid put together.

I'm liking the way you lead others into your next post. I should probably try it someday. :)

Peace! Hope! & Joy!

San said...

Jolene, I'm glad you clarified that. I would have been googling again. And I too would have been appalled. Guess I'm getting old. Hug.

San said...


The picture of Oakley's head was taken from an image of him standing in front of one of my paintings.

Peace, hope, and joy to you!

david mcmahon said...

Hi San,

That's hilarious. My kids had to explain the acronym to me some months ago!!!
Hi San,

In answer to your question about seasons here in Oz, I suspect it stems from the great Aussie preference for simplicity.
Summer starts 1 December, Autumn on 1 March, Winter on 1 June and Spring on 1 September.



San said...

Well, David, my knowledge base just gets bigger and bigger. Thanks.

Celebration of Life said...

We aren't getting older, the world is spinning faster and it is getting harder and harder to keep up! LOL

BBC said...

"I have huge, make that HUGE, gaps in my knowledge base."

I can answer any question in the universe to my complete satisfaction.


And then change my mind. :-)

San said...

Yeah, Jolene, we're gerbils spinning faster and faster on the great activity wheel of life. LOL back.

San said...

BBC, the minds, they are a changin'.

Celebration of Life said...

Hi San,
Did you see that this Post is listed on David McHahon's blog today?
Chuck asked him once what does it take to be honored by him but David never answered him. He must not speak Baby Dragoneese! LOL

San said...

I'm on my home laptop, Jolene. David's blog won't load on this machine, but thanks for the heads-up.

David doesn't speak baby dwagonese? What a shame.

Dan said...


ROMFLMAO!! That's all I can say. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.

San said...

Well, enough said, Dan!

Thanks for stopping by.

Joe Friday said...

The youngster makes a fine-looking dictator, ma'am.

San said...

Yeah, Joe, he does at that. Thanks for visiting again.

kate said...

That is a great pic of Oakley and I am ROTFLMFAO. All these abbreviations these days - it's hard to keep up.

I've added your blog to my blog links!

Have a good week!

San said...

Kate, you put the "F" in too!

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll.

Stay in touch...

Celebration of Life said...

You must be a busy lady! I just wanted to stop in and say howdy today.

San said...

Howdy, Jolene. That must be what they say in Wyoming.

Busy? I had the weekend off for a change and took the opportunity to do nothing productive. It was heavenly. Back to the grind today. But hope to snag some time to post a big later.

indicaspecies said...

I am technologically handicapped to some extent as well. That's why you see at my place a dull-looking blog without the usual decorations you see around here in blogosphere. Now you know the secret. Shhhh! :D

This is a great post. Congratulations for making it to the well-deserved post of the day. :)

San said...

Celine, I admire the simple elegance of your blog. Your stunning photographs accompanied by thoughtful writing--what more could a reader ask for?

Thanks much for the congratulations--have a great week.

Sandra Evertson said...

Ha! Hilarious!
Me too! Some one once left a comment on my blog that said ROLF and I couldn't figure out what the heck it was! Good to know!:)
Sandra Evertson

San said...

Hey Sandra--

Thanks for stopping by again.

Keep ROFLing...good for the soul I think.

Meanie the baby dragon said...

Hi San! Me hav a nu bwog wiff me twee dum dee me! Wuv, Chuck

San said...

I pwomis, Chuck. I will dum dee wu.

Danks for dumming do dee me. Wuv.

Lori Witzel said...

San, so nice to "meet" you! Saw this post and thought of your ROFLMAO art, extended to another LOL plane:

Yes, there is a Flickr pool called LOLsheviks.