I don’t mind orange on carrots, tangerines, or kumquats.

It’s a healthy color on them, but on everything else it can be a nightmare!

Do I have issues with orange?

Certainly, you would too if it happened to you.

Take a look at this: inacceptable orangeness

I still can’t believe it was made color of the year!

Yes, in the year of 2012 we face Tangerine Tango as the main enemy, I think – life can be so cruel, sooo very cruel.

Does anyone else think it might be a little careless?

As if we don’t have enough problems already:

2012 Mayans predicted the end (nobody knows the end of what).

I still didn’t have a chance to meet Alan Rickman.

I haven’t been to Disney World yet (that’s a quicker way of world traveling, and cheaper, if you resist buying merchandise).

But I’ve been dreaming about a trip last night:

I dreamt, I was on a ship, when it began sinking I got contemplative.

I had a hard decision to make.

Would I be able to get over my grudge with orange?

I dearly loathe it – should I betray my principles?

Could I live on with that shame?

When they were giving out the life vests – I declined.

I don’t wanna die, while wearing orange!

109 thoughts on “Orangeness

  1. artblablablablog says:

    Orange is an awful color, what was Harley-Davidson thinking with orange & black? I totally agree.

    • Turber says:

      Some people think everything looks good with black – that is incorrect! 🙂

      • artblablablablog says:

        so true!

      • Turber says:

        Hard times we need to be brave 2012 will come to an end, too. 😉

      • Wait a minute…..that’s my last name, as opposed to middle. Everyone DOES look good with Black.
        Are you racist or something? Or just anti-semantic? -rim shot-
        Aside: have worn black since my punk band days back in the late 70’s. As a goof my dad got my a black Christmas Tree/Hanukkah Bush decoration many years ago.

        Oh, best way to avoid Orange? Avoid prison.
        Yes, orange is an atrocity.

      • Turber says:

        My dearest, I meant things (not human, nothing breathing) I’d never dare to say you don’t look good in black.
        I think black is beautiful!
        I don’t think orange becomes beautiful by slapping something black next to it. 🙂

    • Bless you my child. Oddly enough knew you were being sarcastic, and agree with you. I’d never sleep with anyone from Jersey Shore or a guy suffering from jaundice. Ewwwwwww

  2. luckyluwi says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahah this post is too funny!! I share your sentiments though! that would be quite the dilemma! to wear orange or

  3. magsx2 says:

    I just can’t help but laugh at the many different names people keep coming up with for new colours it is just amazing, you would think sooner or later they are going to hit a brick wall. 🙂

    There isn’t too many things around that would go with orange or is now Tangerine Tango. 😀

  4. emma says:

    Mmmmmm. Alan Rickman.

    What was this post about again? Oh yeah. I like orange. It looks good with my olive skin. You, on the other hand, should make an effort to stay off sinking ships!

    • Turber says:

      Yes, dear you are of course right, but things we dislike tend to haunt us.
      Hey, wait a minute, I think I should start disliking Alan Rickman.
      Nope, can’t do it, even if my life would depend on it – I’m just too fond of him … damnit! 😉

      • emma says:

        Aaaak! Never stop liking Mr. Rickman. And, forget about orange, next year it will be Tangential Teal!

      • Turber says:

        Teal, is lovely, doesn’t look good on me – doesn’t matter still like it.
        As far as Alan is concerned – I don’t think there is a cure to get over him. 🙂

  5. I’m with you, Turber, and would have made the same dreamtime decision.I went through the seventies when orange was revered. Along with muddy brown. It was not a pretty time.

    • Turber says:

      No, it wasn’t the atrocities of the 70s, were indeed terrible! If we ever make contact to other species in the galaxy – how are we gonna explain that?

  6. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    Orange haters unite!

  7. Wouldn’t want to die wearing a color that can’t be part of a song lyric, it doesn’t rhyme.

  8. My first kitchen set was ORANGE and I LIKE it. Then again that was in the dark ages.

  9. brennagrimes says:

    The way you feel about orange is how I feel about red. Ick.

  10. Orange you going to eat pumpkin pie ?

    • Turber says:

      The pumpkin pies I’ve seen so far didn’t look very orange, they were more brownish. 🙂
      Talking about pumpkins, why do you think they’re used for Halloween – and why is it that the predominant color is orange, on days where people try to scare the hell out of each other?
      Orange seems to be a very creepy color … 🙂

  11. toryfisher says:

    I agree…orange is my worst!!!

  12. Frank says:

    I like orange … my college has orange as one of its colors …. real orange, … bright orange … not burnt or pale …. but the real deal.

  13. Tooty Nolan says:

    You have to feel sorry for the Dutch. William of Orange did them no favours whatsoever

  14. newbiepics says:

    Lol very interesting post 🙂

  15. There you go! Your ability to make a fortune is now clinched. We need international yellow life vests. Afterall, when one is drowning, one should get to at least pick a favorite (not hated) color. Hot pink would also work for me…? Instant. Billionaire. 😉

  16. Fay Moore says:

    Name me executor in your will and I will be sure there’s no orange in the room and on your person– providing I outlive you. Hey, you know how you think I am such a “sweet thang”? Today I posted a short short 55 worder that shows my other side. Thought you’d get a laugh if you want to take a peek.

    • Turber says:

      You’re in honey! I checked out your post and I like your other side *evil grin* – being just sweet can be tiresome – it’s good to add up another flavor.

  17. offdadome says:

    funny post, I can’t join the I-despise-orange bandwagon though, I have an orange lipstick that makes me smile just thinking about it lol

  18. Hi Turber,
    thanks for visiting my site – I’m very new to the blogging scene, so very happy to know someone likes what I write! Loved your post about orange – will definitely be back!!

  19. ORANGE you being a little hard on this a-peal-ing color? (Sorry)

  20. djc84 says:

    If you took out orange, and replaced it with banana yellow, that would be about my feelings on the subject too.

  21. notsowitty says:

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one that shudders at the thought of orange. ❤ the post.

  22. Lynn says:

    I never in my life have thought of some discussion about orange!!!
    Orange is a quite colorful feeling when spring comes,as lemon too.We need bright colors sometimes to bring us good sentations.But you are right,it doesnt match quite good with some others colors.

    I like to see a good fruit bowl full of oranges in my kitchen anyway.Vitamin c ..I love it.:)

  23. singer51781 says:

    I heard it was purple and orange this year. Or was that last year? Yikes! I get your point here. 🙂

  24. HoaiPhai says:

    Orange as a colour and especially in the form of the fruit is evil. Ever notice how oranges were around whenever someone got bumped off in The Godfather?

  25. GrayFoxDown says:

    I know what you mean. Orange is devoid of that cool allure that more subdued colors possess; it’s too brightly obtrusive, usually interrupting our mellow visions. From now on I’m going to lace my morning orange juice with gin.

  26. The burnt orange of a summer sunset is the most beautiful sight.

    • Turber says:

      I never considered a sunset as burnt or orange you just gave me something else to freak out – thanks!
      Still like sunsets though – I’m a romantic I guess… 🙂
      Drowning in the beauty of an irresistibel sunset, cloaked in the embrace of … ?

  27. I feel like I’m at an Orange Anonymous…. Hello, my name is Tricia and I like the color orange. I have serveral orange pillows on sofa to help brighten the mood. I’ll be back next week to discuss my bedspread. Cheers, T

  28. Here’s my vote on the controversial subject: I love orange! It’s a happy color 🙂

  29. that is one beautiful piece of comedy! orange has been said to be the colour used to heal shock…..make of that what you will

  30. I love your writing. I’m sold. My ex used to wear ORANGE CARGO SHORTS. Until I threw them away one day while he was at work. My name is Brandy, and I too despise orange…

  31. bohemianspiritedmom says:

    I love orange, Disney and meeting people with opposite views!

  32. Orange is for oranges

  33. LABzBlahg says:

    I, too, have a severe prejudice against orange. In my opinion it is too attention seeking and has a “holier than thou” attitude. Nothing rhymes with orange. Sheer arrogance!

    • Turber says:

      Oh my God, you put it in the perfect words! I adore: “holier than thou” and “sheer arrogance”. You are so wise *taking a bow*

  34. I’ve been looking for the perfect burnt orange picture for you.!/photo.php?fbid=3632779270856&set=t.100000242693972&type=3&theater
    Hope you take a minute to look at this picture.

    • Turber says:

      Impressive, very impressive! But I’m colorblind if it comes to sunsets – they’re just too beautiful to be considered orange. Thanks for the pic it’s hypnotising. Are you a shrink? Is this a weird mind trick? I don’t want to be cured you know! 🙂

      • I’ve been told to see a shrink, but never acused of being one. I have to like orange being from University of Texas, but I like BURNT orange like sunsets. The eclipse just happen to be visible here for a brief time earlier this month and lots of pictures hit the web. I wouldn’t want to cure you. You are just who you are supposed to be I’m pretty sure. One thing I do like about it is the fruit is called by it’s color. Like why didn’t people look at an apple and say it’s a red and we would now call apples red. Sorry, my mind goes off sometimes.

      • Turber says:

        That’s lovely of you, dear, but I’m pretty sure that no one is supposed to be the way I am. The apple thing is tricky though! I’ve never thought about that, if I should ever find an answer to this vital question, you can be sure I’ll share. 😉

  35. Color of the year? it is a conspiracy.
    Hello, fellow issues-with-orange sufferer. (i hope it means what it means!)

  36. I could offer to buy ’em for him!

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