I was reading the novel : 'The Notebook' did not get the meaning of this phrase. Could anybody make it clear to me please? My life? It isn't easy to explain. It has not been the rip-roaring spectacular I fancied it would be, but neither I have burrowed around with the gophers. I suppose it has most resembled a blue-chip stock: fairly sable, more ups than downs and gradually trending upwards over time. Please let me know the clear meaning of them both .