Going Bananas

I love the expression “go bananas”.

go bananas

verb phrase

  1. To become wildly irrational; freak out, go ape: speculation that maybe old Strom had gone bananas at last
  2. To be extremely enthusiastic; admire enormously : She went bananas over the dress and bought one in every color
[late 1960s+; fr the spectacle of an ape greedily gobbling bananas]
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.

It is hard to think of bananas without thinking about monkeys.  I love the energy that monkeys have.  I was born in the year of the monkey.  My husband’s nickname for me when we were dating was Curious George (now CG1).  My son absolutely loves Curious George and I have read all of the books multiple times.  He has a large collection of Curious George “stuffies”.  I have always been curious and love my son’s curiosity and constant questions.  Life without curiosity, enthusiasm, and going bananas would be so boring.

Curious George Collection

This preppy display of golden bananas caught my eye.  The shirt drapes nicely, too.  I styled it with one of my favorite new hats from J.Crew, white jeans, my new gold espadrilles (that are on constant repeat) and a bandana in the Ratti “Into the Wild” print.  I was inspired by the J. Crew challenge to wear this print five ways in five days and managed to certainly “go bananas” for it and buy it in several pieces.


J. Crew Top

J. Crew Hat

J. Crew Bandana

J. Crew Shoes

AG White Jeans

Lipstick Queen Lip Gloss in Big Bang Creation

Here is to staying curious and going bananas once in a while.



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