Giddy Up!

Have you ever visited Urban Dictionary? I tell ya what, it’s the greatest source for all things pop culture – although some of their definitions can be a bit scandalous (just giving you fair warning). I wasn’t sure what to post today, until I ran across an image I took last week, when I met up with Casey. As we were walking downtown, I spotted this vintage mechanical horse (or as my friend Emily calls it, a grocery store horse). It was screaming to be photographed. It was only when I dropped this photo’s html into blogger that “giddy up” emerged.  

For the record, I don’t say “Giddy Up,” although I have been known to say some pretty random things. Just a few weeks ago, “super” became my new favorite word. For example:
  • My coworker might say, “ugh, my back and knees are killing me!” 
  • Me: “Well that’s SUPER!”  
As you can see, I am completely random today. Anyways, Urban Dictionary defines “giddy up” as:

1. Giddy Up: the new “you betcha”, “let’s go”, “i’m in”, et. al.
  • Guy 1: You ready to go to the game? 
  • Guy 2: Giddy Up!  
2. Giddy Up: in the show “Seinfeld”, the character Kramer uses this word repeated. It means lets go/ready to go.
  • Bill: Do you wanna go to the movies? 
  • Mike: Giddy Up
3. Giddy Up: upon introduction to a new idea or plan, this phrase is used.
  • Emily: “Let’s go to a new party.” 
  • Bobby: “Giddy Up!”
With all that in mind, I think today is the perfect day to introduce the phrase “Giddy Up” into your vocabulary. That’s right, I’m sharing this phrase with you today. And, if you don’t watch it, I’ll make these vocabulary lessons a regular (abet random) thing here at Ramblings and Photos! For me personally, “giddy up” is completely appropriate. This weekend we’re celebrating our niece’s 7th and our nephew’s 2nd birthdays. It’s going to be awesome…complete carnival style (so I’ve been told). Stay tuned for photos! On that note, I’m ghost (A term meaning you’re leaving. Similar to “outta here.”). Have a great weekend! 

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    very funny! great shot too :-D

    have a blessed weekend!

    ROTFL! Now that is a challenge. I so have to do it now! LOL

    Funny how Giddy Up doesn’t even include a thing about a horse.

    Love the I’m a ghost. Be prepared I think I’m gonna have to use that. :)

    I’m ashamed (not) to admit I use this phrase often.

    I seriously lol’ed here. LOL. Giddy Up…Idk if I ever used the term, I’m sure I have since my country bumpkin self lives in the middle of nowhere in southern KY. LOL! Plus we raised horses my whole childhood, we had 8 at one time once! WOO HOO! They were my favorite animals. Now we have NO animals lol. Funny how your preferences change! Great capture!

    You’re too funny. I’m gonna giddy up to another cup of coffee…. ;)

    LOL, it must be Friday!! yay!! Giddy up!!

    Love the processing on this!

    haha that is hilarious! I’m a ghost and giddy up… you know I am totally going to have these in my vocab now! Oh geez! :)

    terrific post!

    Great shot!

    So let’s giddy up for the weekend! :-) I enjoyed your post :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

    L-O-V-E it!!!

    okay.. this post is hilarious! Love your pic! The texture is awesome with it!! Wonderful as always! :)

    I love carousel and “grocery store” ride horses :) Whenever we run into them, my kids HAVE to ride. What a great shot.

    I think it’s funny you looked up “Giddy Up” in Urban Dictionary. I sometimes need it when I hear people (generally younger than me) throwing around terms I plain just don’t get!

    Even though I live in Houston and we go to the Rodeo every year, you don’t really hear anyone using “giddy up” seriously. We use it to talk about someone getting more get up and go, like “that coffee gave him a real giddy up” :) That said, I can’t think of the last time I used it, but for you’ll I’ll throw it out in a conversation today!

    What a magnificent shot Ashley!

    I have heard that before… but I should try it, but people may think I am being sarastic?

    Great shot.

    You, my friend, are completely random :) This cracked me up. I’ll try incorporating Giddy Up into my vocabulary today; though I admit I’m unsure exactly what my husband will think I mean by it. Hehe. ;)

    You know what’s funny? Me and my friends (posse!) say “Giddy up!” a lot. Of course, we’re all 40’ish and thought it was cool for years. :) Perhaps we started it???

    YES! The grocery store horse! love it!

    Sounds like you are going to have a super weekend! hehe! I love this post! Thanks for making me smile!

    I remember Kramer saying Giddy Up. Grocery store horse. My mom would never “spring” for those when I was a kid (or the grocery store rocketship either).

    Fun photo! I love urban dictionary!

    Urban Dictionary is a great source when you don’t understand phrases in rap songs. Whoa!

    Yeah – how embarrassing is this – I’m from a small farming town – so giddy up’s always been in my vocabulary – now it just comes out when I’ve spent time at home.

    :) LOL! You always make me laugh!

    I luv horses and luv your image.

    That was definitely shouting out to be photographed. Love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Oh I love it!


    I have an entire story I could tell you about the Urban Dictionary, but it’s one of those ones that are better left unsaid!

    You crack me up Ashley! I will do my best to work Giddy Up into my weekend, ;-)

    Very cool photo. I like it.

    oh a quarter horse!

    Bahahahaha…urban dictionary. I love it. In fact I learned my most recent phrase from there: Dunlap Disease. It’s where your belly dun lapped over your belt. LOL

    Great shot and great post. :) Thanks for participating in Fabulous Friday!

    Great photo! I don’t know…I think Giddy Up may be hard for me to fit into my vocabulary ;) Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday!


    You really are funny. I love how random you are. I think we would get along in real life, but we might not be able to carry on a conversation, though. ;-)
    Thanks for joining in Foto Friday.

    That is a riot!! :D

    I love this, Ashley.