Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BEST THING EVER HAPPENED TO ME TODAY

"Oh there she is!"
"Here I am, Denis!"
"The woman herself!"
"Yeeeeessss"
"Your twin is all over the papers!"
"...Yes she is..." [?]
"You're getting more and more like her everyday!"
"...ahem.  Yes, my, uh, twin.  The one-"
"Yep! Your twin! With the hair!"
"Aha, the hair... who might this be now, Denis?"
"Ah Lucy, you know! The one! With the hair!"
"I don't, Denis!"
"Ah you do! ...Kate Middleton!"
"...."

I'm putting that compliment in my pocket for the cold, dark winter nights. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Woe


Obsessive adoration for Tina Fey projects is a dealbreaker for anyone who wants to make it into my inner circle of friends, FYI. 

Friday, August 02, 2013

Bridesmaidin': A dirty job

"I can confirm, though, that the second you agree to be in a bridal party, you are actually committing yourself to addressing every e-mail with "Hello Ladies!" until your death or the conclusion of the festivities, whichever comes later."

From the comments on this.  Oh-meo-oh-myo, so much truth. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Danny Boyle's AMA


"I'm open to most genres. I like to play around with genre though...28 Days later was a Zombie Movie with no Zombies in it in my opinion; Slumdog was a Fairy Tale in genre terms but there are moments of real darkness in it; 127 Hours was an Action Movie about a guy who couldn't move... Trance is supposed to be a heist movie or an amnesia movie, or a femme fatale movie. but it's all of those things and none of those things really. the genre hooks are macguffins that give us a route into exploring ideas about perception, reality and madness."

You really should read the whole thing

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Some Reactions to my Losing my Phone for Seven Hours Last Weekend




















...and then found it in my coat pocket.

What is heartening is the absolute lack of surprise either Gra or Aoife expressed upon hearing the news.  They know my ways. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Word of the Day


Shoehorn
transitive verb
Definition of SHOEHORN
1 : to force to be included or admitted
2: to force or compress into an insufficient space or period of time : squeeze

Examples of SHOEHORN1 : A parking garage has been shoehorned between the buildings.
2 : She's trying to shoehorn a year's worth of classes into a single semester.
3 : I don't know how they managed to shoehorn everyone into that little room.

Less frequent useage:
  • It is amazing how Lucy manages to shoehorn 42 references into one essay that she wrote on the fly.  
  • Well what do you know! Two days before a deadline and Lucy is furiously shoehorning incompatible paragraphs into some semblance of an essay.
  • How many times can I shoehorn some Negroponte references into this essay to appear smart?! Lucy pondered passionately.