Friday, July 11

It is what it is??

At my house we have a little pet peave with the saying, "It is what it is". Glen and I always look at each other when we hear anyone say it. It's just a funny saying. I am always so surprised at WHO says it too. I have heard some VERY smart people just throw it out there like it is something smart to say. That''s when Glen and I look at each other like, 'Did you catch that one'? and then of course we roll our eyes at each other. It's just a "thing" with us.

I have a few questions.....Where did it come from? Who started it? What does it mean? Do you or anyone you know say it?

I just think it is one of the funniest saying around and truly just don't get it. But I guess it is what it is, huh?


  • I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU!!! What does it mean??? I hear it a lot on reality tv shows. Matt and I have had that same conversation!!! How funny!

    WE ARE COMING TO A-TOWN today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet you couldn't sleep last night could you?

    By Blogger Allison, at 12:33 PM  

  • LOL You are hilarious. I have said that before, but never really stopped to think about what it means. I've always just thought of it as is what it can't change it, so no use worrying about it. That's always the context I've used it in. Who knows if it makes sense or not. HA! But, I will forever catch people saying it & think of you from now on! haha =)

    By Blogger Anna, at 12:53 PM  

  • i don't know...but i say it ALL the time..and it was voted by USA Today as the #1 cliche of 2004. hahah!@

    By Blogger Ali, at 1:22 PM  

  • Nicole,
    I have been reading your blog for months and have been waiting for updates. Then I don't check for like a week and suddenly there are tons of entries to catch up on. I love seeing what you, Glen, and the kids are upto. I am right there with you about the "it is what it is" statement. I never say it. I think people use it to explain their issues.

    By Blogger Martha, at 2:54 PM  

  • That's hilarious...there were a couple girls who quit the softball team last season and while quitting the threw those words out there...and then i started to say it b/c it sounded fun! I love it!

    By Blogger The Doty's Dish, at 9:22 PM  

  • Yah!! I'm so glad you found my blog cuz I had no idea you had one either. That is so exciting.

    It is so funny you guys have a "phrase". Stacy and I do the same thing when someone says "obviously". Mostly because I used to say it all the time and he always made fun of me, so now we laugh when we hear others say it.

    By Blogger Lori, at 9:53 PM  

  • I hear that all the time too!!! I have no idea where it came from! Welcome back! I just caught up on the happenings in your family, you have been busy woman! Glad you are back!!! Happy Summer!

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 6:32 AM  

  • LOL LOL, your so crazy.. but I can honestly say I have never used that saying and can't even recall if I have heard more then a handful of people use it.

    By Blogger KC, at 12:25 AM  

  • My boss says that ALL THE TIME!

    By Blogger Liam's Mom - Gina, at 10:58 AM  

  • Well its not rocket science nicole. When people say it, it usually means that no matter what they do, some things will never change. "It is what it is". Like Cody doesn't like that I'm a total neat freak is what it is cuz I don't want to change. texans...:I

    By Blogger The Claridges, at 5:54 PM  

  • I read your post yesterday, but didn't comment.:( I was trying to prolong laundry day!! Today, I was reading, which is awesome, and you HAVE TO GO READ the first sentence on her new post for today!!! I immediately thought of you!! Hilarious! Go check it out!

    By Blogger Amy, at 1:32 PM  

  • Hey! Thanks for all the great camping info! The one in the hill country sounds like lots of fun. We LOVE the hill country. We moved to C-town from Hamilton, which is borderline hill country!!

    My email is Looking forward to hearing from ya!

    By Blogger Amy, at 2:56 PM  

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