We’re in the Sahara, yo!

My new favorite line from a television show comes from a show I will likely never watch.  The line is featured in a commercial for the show Expedition Impossible – another one of those Amazing Race type of shows.  I am not into that kind of television – I am challenged enough trying to find my way around a small city (yes, I am hopelessly geographically challenged).  I get no joy out of watching these folks globe trot as a matter of personal growth.  The closest I would get to investing in such a notion would be to see the movie Eat, Pray, Love – which has not happened yet.

In the commercial promos for the show one of the show participants who is replete with East Coast attitude says to her teammate in a tone that indicates that her teammate must have missed something significant, “We’re in the Sahara, yo!”  It never ceases to amuse me – every time I hear it I smile and repeat it.  Cheyenne is pretty much over it, but what can I say – simple things amuse simple minds…and I am endlessly amused.

It carries the equivalent (when delivered correctly) of the old Gary Coleman line, “Whatcha talkin’ ’bout Willis?” If you are going to be around me this summer you can expect this retort to come up no matter how random it may seem whenever you say something that I find ridiculous or disdainful.  I ties so perfectly into my inborn New York roots and my increasingly irrepressible summer attitude.

Sooner or later my new favorite line will be replaced by something else, but until then all killjoys take note -”We’re in the Sahara, yo!”  – now that is what I am saying! ;-)

Day six hundred and ninety-seven of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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4 Responses to We’re in the Sahara, yo!

  1. Becky says:

    Hi Carol,

    My friend Bill in Valencia, Spain, had a blog on Area Voices that got hacked on Wednesday. Here’s some of what he emailed me about what he has learned:

    “I have done a bit of research in the last few days and find that blogs are a prime target for hackers. I was not the first and I certainly won’t be the last. They plant malicious scripts in your comments box, and when you open them, they activate. God knows what they put in there. Probably using my site to send millions of emails out – thus using up all the CPU capacity of the hosting company.

    On the new site, I have deactivated the comments facility so that you have to become a registered user before you can access the comments section. I have also bought a plugin which will back up the whole site, and activated the security devices.”

    Bill lost everything in this attack – website, blog, archives, all of it. The attack was not personal, just a random attack from hackers in Russia, in his case.

    You should consider taking some of the same precautions he did. If you would like to know exactly what he did and how he did it, I can forward the information to you. Just let me know you’d like it, and I’ll get it out to you.

    You should at least require registration in order to comment, if you haven’t already. A determined hacker can get around that easily, but it is a first defense, and it works against some random attacks.

    Just FYI.

    ~Becky

  2. tommy says:

    yea thats crazy cause i feel the same way when she says it just don’t know what it is about it but its catchy yo

  3. I just Googled for the name of that show by typing in, “We’re in the Sahara, yo.” and came up with your post. LOL. Glad to know I’m not the only one who stops, listens, repeats and smiles. :)

  4. SolidState says:

    I just did the same thing as Jennifer F. “We’re in the Sahara, yo” is my girlfriend’s favorite summer phrase and it make me laugh every time she uses it.

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