When I was a kid, a “bob” was a hairstyle. It was cut above your shoulders, all cute and sassy, and beloved by figure skaters and news anchors.
In college it was my life-changing boyfriend, a real-life “Bob.” He broke my heart, but remains one of the dearest men I’ve ever known.
Once I reached my late twenties and early thirties as a single woman, “BOB” stood for Battery-Operated-Boyfriend. He and I booked regular dates, and he kept me from dating so many loser men.
Hip-hop fans know Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. as B.o.B. Here he is with Taylor Swift.
Then I married my survival-oriented hubby and found out that “BOB” was the acronym for Bug-Out-Bag. This is the backpack you grab when the natural disaster hits your house, or the world explodes. This bag has all the stuff you need to “Bug-Out” of your house and survive for the first 72 hours.
Apparently there’s a cartoon called “Bob, the Angry Flower.” In the following link, we see Bob and his pal Flatulence-Flame talk about gas. Since I’ve got the humor meter of a teenage boy, I had great appreciation for the way the artist depicted flatulence in the strip.
This chi-chi thing’s got shocks and suspension and basically could go all-terrain with the kid barely feeling a bounce. It’s more than a little bit insane, but I’ve got to give him credit…it’s a ROCKIN’ stroller.
And now that I’m mom to a toddler, BOB has taken on a whole new meaning. Meet the new BOB, aka “the Bucket Of Barbies.”
This bucket of magnificence was created last weekend, and is already a staple in my house. The Little Bean is carrying this thing everywhere. I swear, I never imagined I’d have a kid so into Barbies.
Were you familiar with any of these “BOBs?” What does “BOB” mean in your life…is it code for anything cool? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!