Sunday, April 18, 2010

Phrase Ten

I am a repeat offender. What I mean to say is that the same jingles get stuck in my head. The same movie quotes reside there as well. And I constantly give the same answers in response to questions, comments, concerns. I'm not sure if that makes me not very surprising/unique or if makes me like most other people...but I'm okay with it either way.

Ten Phrases I use or think... a little to much.

1.) "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." This is from the movie Princess Bride, apparently I watched this to much as a child. But also, when I would talk to my dad on the phone as a child we would quote this to each other sometimes.

2.) "I'll tell you when you're older." This is a response I use to get out of answering many a question. People hate it, but it never fails that they forget whatever they asked and therefore I never have to answer.

3.) "Now, you are family. Okay. All my life, I had a lump at the back of my neck, right here. Always, a lump. Then I started menopause and the lump got bigger from the "hormonees." It started to grow. So I go to the doctor, and he did the bio... the b... the... the bios... the... b... the "bobopsy." Inside the lump he found teeth and a spinal cord. Yes. Inside the lump was my twin." This is from My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The great Aunt Voula says this legit line. I don't usually quote the whole thing...just parts, mostly... "It was my twin." (On a side note...many quotes from this movie are repeated by me...this just represents that.)

4.) "Pizza in the morning, Pizza in the evening, Pizza at suppertime. When pizza's on a bagel, you can eat pizza anytime." I don't know why this jingle is in head so much... I don't really love pizza or bagels.

5.) "Livin' the Dream." This is my auto response if people ask me how I am doing. It's usually pretty right on. Life is pretty stellar. (and it beats the average 'fine' offense if you use fine)

6.) "Theresa Starr as in There's a Starr." This is how I explain my name sometimes. Why? Who just is more fun.

7.) "A.C. said 10 percent. Too bad A.C. ain't in charge no more." This is from Home Alone. Sometimes when I use this around mormon people they think I am talking to them about tithing...that gets awkward.

8.) "I dunno, I just live here" or "I dunno, I just work here" or "I dunno, I just (whatever I'm doing or where ever I'm at is inserted) here." This is used in a variety of ways...when people look at me at work and can't believe something is happening, I just shrug my shoulders and say..." I dunno, I just work here." Or when I am confused as to what is up or what I am supposed to be doing or perhaps I have been day dreaming...."I dunno, I just live here." It's not helpful. But it's me.

9.) "Billy Jean is not my lover...." This is a Michael Jackson song...I wouldn't say it's in my head to terribly much, but it's in my head right now. And let me tell you one thing...I am glad Billy Jean is not my lover.

10.) "Ya Booze, Ya lose." "Ya Smoke, ya choke" "Hugs, not drugs." "Don't get mad, get glad." etc etc etc. Apparently rhyming really is an amazing thing to me. Who knew.

11.) "Peace out Homie."


Sunday, April 4, 2010

East to the er.

My favorite holiday is RIGHT THIS SECOND! I love Easter. I just think it is amazing. I love that it is spring time. I love that is not as commercialized (but that's getting worse). I love what it is a HUGE deal...the Atonement and the is what gives us the opportunity to live with our Heavenly Father again. Just sayin. LOVE IT!!! And I also love Easter candy.

Ten random memories/things about Easter...

1.) One Easter I was on my mission. I was serving in Santa Rosa with Sister Beck. We had easter dinner at the Beal's house and Sister Beal made me wear a bow in my hair. I think we all know I am not a "girly-girl"...I just try to keep it real, but NO....a bow had to be worn. Ridiculous. It was a little much, but I managed...somehow. (The blessings of serving a mission.)

2.) When I was a young buck my grandma used to send us these HUGE chocolate and peanut butter eggs. They were as big as my head and DELICIOUS. Yum to the max...

3.) The Easter basket I used as a kid can also be worn as a hat...kind of. It's not that appealing for anyone to see but every year I put it on my head as a fact, I just did it tonight. A little random but true.

4.) My freshman year of college we had easter together at the dorms and we played this crazy was SO FUN. We were all in teams and Lizy hid easter eggs and only one person from the team could find them and the person had to make an animal noise until another person from the same team ran over and scooped up the egg. I remember this for a few reasons...
A.) My team was called "3 darkies and a whitie" shocker but I was the super super white one. I can't tan people...ok.
B.) Pep tried to steal people's candy by saying "Girl, let me see what you got in dat bag" I think I still use that phrase.
C.) Diehl found the last easter egg and all of his team had already gone back inside the dorms so for about 5 minutes he laid next to the egg yelling "GOOBLE" (his team picked turkey as their animal). It was hilarious.

5.) My last year in college, Tamry, Lexy and I took a road trip to visit Tina for easter. On Easter Sunday we decided to skip church and go to Knotts Berry Farm. (Ok, so I really REALLY love that place). Easter Sunday is a stellar time to go...not a lot of people are there. It was a good day minus Tamry getting sick from her funnel cake. BUT...Church is probably a more appropriate place to be...our bad.

6.) Another Easter in college I came home over the break because I told my parents how Easter is my FAVORITE holiday and I would love to spend time with them plus they were having a baby shower for Catherine that same they, being the kindest parents ever, let me come home for the holiday. It was an awesome time and I also got to participate in an easter egg friend, Meg, was putting one on for her kids and let me come over and join. I think the youngest person participating had to have been like 12 or 13.... pathetic eh? yah was AWESOME!

7.) That same Easter I visited Tina's house (in #5)...her mom hid easter candy for all of us in little bags. Tamry and Tina and Lexy all found theirs super quick...I couldn't find mine until Tina's mom started playing "hot and cold" with me. Dang it. I did not have mad skills then.

8.) Easter dresses are overrated.

9.) I'd like to thank Melissa for letting me be part of the easter egg hunts she puts on for the last 2 years. The little kids and I have a blast.

10.) Deviled eggs should be eaten on Easter. They are so wonderful.

11.) I love Cadbury eggs more than I love most things.

12.) I love the saying..."there would be no christmas if there was no easter." Think about it...awesome. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

13.) As a child I loved to "shrink-a-dink" the eggs... that was super legit.

14.) My college roomie, Holly, used to always come back from Vegas after Easter weekend and bring this random cake that was a was the craziest thing ever. People always ate like 2 bites of it and then it somehow got turned into a random prank. Oh man. The memories.

15.) I came home from my mission like 3 days before Easter... the holiday may have been one thing that brought me joy at that hard transition time.

16.) Easter rocks! The end.

I think I was on a sugar, I am crashing. Good day.