Thursday, June 19, 2008

So I've Got That Going For Me, Which Is Nice

So I'm kind a nerd too. There's lots of reason's but I'll only tell one. I have this thing about quotes, love 'em. Movie quotes, Music lyric quotes, famous quotes, even things my friends say. I just can't get enough. Hence the title, you know where that's from right? Because sometimes I am a tad judgemental if I want to be friends if you understand what I'm talking about.
You know, Bill Murray from Caddyshack, "Hey Lama, how about something for the, you know, for the effort?" And the Dalai Lama says, "Oh,uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice." Just the "So I've got that goin' for me." can be used over and over. Another favorite, which Marc and I say a lot is, "All I need is...(insert whatever you want here) and this ashtray, that's all I need." Steve Martin, The Jerk, right? Kind of old school, but then again, we're kind of old. Okay, one more, that literally I can't talk to my friend Rachel on the phone without one of us saying is, "What are you doing? I never know what you're doing back there." Will Ferrell, Wedding Crashers. "Mom, the meatloaf! F@#*!" Okay, you get the idea.
Where am I going with this? To be honest, nowhere really. It's just last night I was reading Always Home and Uncool's
blog and he quoted Warron Zevon, which made me so happy. So I had to quote back my all time favorite lyric of a song, I don't know why it's my favorite but it is, always has been, when Don McLean says, "Do you believe in rock and roll, can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow." I used to believe when this song came on the radio I would have good luck for the rest of the day, just like my brother (Chris, not Mark) thought hearing the Doors was bad luck, don't know or remember why either of us believed either of those things.
So I love quotes, another all time favorite is something my friend Lisa says anytime someone gets annoyed with us, that we're not paying attention, or generally have just done something to bug them. She says, "You're so pretty." For real, she means it too. In the airport, at a cash register, really to whomever needs it. It cracks me up and people love to hear they're pretty so really it's a win/win. And my friend Christina is literally a quote a minute. My all time favorite of her's is what she says to aggressive drivers who get irritated at her, "You're so crazy." while twirling her finger near her head. So there you have it. This is for you anonymous, who knows nothing about kids and yoga, you've got to have something to say to this, song lyrics are your speciality. And whoever else, please share....


Anonymous said...

Ok i have to tell you my all time most favorite song lyric is "you don't have to go home but you can't stay here" I say it to my employees and ah I think I may have said it a couple of customers too.Is that unprofessional???Oh well I guess a little late to worry about that now, because all I need is this blog and an ashtray.Thats all I need

Love ya

Name of awesomeness said...

Git that corn outta my faaaace!-Jack Black, Nacho Libre

ONly the BEST movie ever!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I must admit, I am the king of quotes. Now seems like a goo time for a Top Ten List. I am going to note that "All I need is this..." from the Jerk would have been high up on the list. BTW, I can do 10 from the movie Wall Street, but not now. Here we go:

10. "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" - Animal House

9. "Because you know you're so hot, I want to get you alone. So hot, I wanna get you stoned. So hot, I don't want to be your friend, I want to f--k you like I'm never gonna see you again. - Kid Rock

8. "The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd." Jules, Pulp Fiction

7. "220, 221 whatever it takes". - Mr. Mom

6. "Some men see things as they are and ask why, I dream things that never were and ask why not." Robert Kennedy

5. "Every battle is won before it is ever fought." Sun Tzu

4. "Blue Horse Shoe Loves Anacot Steel." Wall Street

3. "Have no friends not equal to yourself." - Confucius

2. "Don't F__k with a truck when your riding a bike". - Me

1. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined. - Thoreau

Suzy said...

I love Wedding Crashers too, one of my favorite lines is when Owen Wilson cheerily asks Vince Vaughn in the morning at the senators mansion " Want some breakfast, How was your night?" And he says- Besides the midnight rape scene, and feeling like Jodie Foster in the accused, No Im too traumitized to eat a scone." Old School is another one of my favorite movies (Am I 22 yr old frat boy trapped in a 38 old womans body?) When Vince Vaugh (Mitch) Says: "True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend... ".

Finally, ( Ames- Im bloggin now!) one of my personal quotes I have been using for some time now- whenever somebody does something perfect in real life, on TV, a friend- I like to say- "What are you going to do for an encore- walk on water?". I forget where I stole that line from but me likey :) Well, Im off to England on Monday for week with the family- my cousin got married in Cyprus last week, they are all In Egypt today crusing the Nile and the pyramids and all the Stuchells are there but me- im going to the reception this week in England for my sweet gran- she was too old to go to Cyrpus/Egypt ( I was just to poor!) Love ya!

MarkNYC said...

"All of life is a boomerang. We receive what we give."

"Accept and embrace others where they are. Take what they can give, and ask for no more. It helps you to be forgiving of others and yourself."

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

"I'm sorry we quarreled," from Sleeping with the Enemy (particularly useful to make someone smile after make-up shenanigans).

Just for Amy (I can't believe you left these out of your post)...
"Plan B"
"Amy, you're such..."
"I treated you... "

Amy said...

MDS- I love that quote. So funny.
Other Amy- I have to admit I have not seen that, it's on the list now.
Anon- I knew I could get you back with this one. Who doesn't love Gordon Geco?
Suzy- My queen of movies. You picked some good ones.
Loooking good Phillip/Feeling Good Todd.
Mark-Sleeping With the Enemy- you're so twisted, I love that. And of course, "PLan B" -pass the bitch along will go down as an all time favorite.

Kathy Steinmetz said...

#7. "220,221... Whatever it takes." - Mr. Mom
This has always been a big on in our house too.

"Just Smile and Wave, Boys. Just Smile and Wave." - Madagascar
Perfect for sooo many occations.

This is a fun one, Amy
Happy "School's Out"

Sarah said...

My golden rule....."Don't fuck with anyone crazier than yourself"

Amy said...

Kathy, Wave and smile, a golden rule.
Sarah- Holla.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed. Or repair anything sold, bought or processed, y'know? As a career I don't want to do that. So, my father's in the army, he wants me to join, but I can't work for that corporation. So what I've been doing lately is kickboxing

"How would you like a nice greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?"

"Nobody put's baby in the corner."

....Anyone who says money can't buy happiness doesn't f--king have any.
From: Boiler Room