A little bit of randomness:
-I’ve had a looonnngggg day. A quick overview:
9am: Sit down at my desk with coffee, begin to go through my emails.
9:30am: Not finished with my emails, but I need to go to a meeting.
10:30am: End my first meeting, andddd…go into another one.
11:30am: End THAT meeting, andddd…go into another one.
12:30pm: Ah, a break – go back to my desk to check emails and listen to my voicemails. Agh, wait…I REALLY have to pee.
1pm: Shit, I have another meeting.
3:05pm: Longest…meeting…ever. Still, now I can…fuck, I’m late for a meeting.
4:30pm: Please let that be it, I can’t take one more…what’s that, Boss? You want to recap my day? Sure, why the fuck not? It’s not like I’m STARVING or anything.
5:15pm: Alright, NOW I can finally finish checking my emails from yesterday.
7pm: Ahhh, blessed alcohol.
-Went to the theater last night and had a really good time (I actually like theater – assuming the show I’m seeing doesn’t suck – but I never seem to find the time to go; still, somehow - thanks to a weird confluence of events - I’m going to like 4 shows in the next three weeks). Anyway, none of that was pertinent in any way, but…wait, where was I? Oh yeah, went to the theater last night for a ‘friend’s’ office Christmas thing (tis the season). They had a whole cocktail hour (wait, two actually) at a bar beforehand – and open bars are always appreciated – and then we all went out for some culture. Thumbs up to a solid night out.
-Not sure why, but Claire Danes came up twice yesterday (how random is that?). Boy do women hate her – the vitriol that was flying was amazing. My thoughts: She’s a fine actress, but when you date a man who has a girlfriend at home who's 8 months pregnant, you’re pretty much asking for everything bad thing in the world to happen to you. Or, at the very least, you’re going to be called the c-word (I didn’t say it mind you, but…yeah, I thought it).
-It’s fucking FREEZING in NY right now. I need to locate my hat and gloves ASAP, because the coat alone isn’t cutting it anymore.
-The Princess Bride is on tv right now – easily one of the top 5 movies of all time – this movie taps into my sense of humor in a way that very few things do. Therefore, the top quotes (for me at least) are going to be forced upon you below - you know, I can recite the entire movie by heart…hmmm, I wonder if those brain cells could have been put to better use? Nah:
Vizzini: When I found you, you were so slobbering drunk you couldn’t buy brandy!
Vizzini: Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, in Greenland?
Vizzini: He didn’t fall? Inconceivable.
Inigo: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
Inigo: I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Westley: Do you always begin conversations this way?
Vizzini: I can’t compete with you physically, and you’re no match for my brains.
Westley: You’re that smart?
Vizzini: Let me put it this way, have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?
Buttercup: We’ll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense, you’re only saying that because no one ever has.
Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
Westley: What are you? Are we enemies? Why am I on this wall? Where’s Buttercup?
Inigo: Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
King: What was that for?
Buttercup: Because you have always been so kind to me, and I won’t be seeing you again since I’m killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite.
King: Won’t that be nice. She kissed me!
(and the great one)
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
OK, I’m going to stop torturing you guys now – sorry about the deluge of quotes but I fucking love that movie. Obviously I only really on touched on the best here (if you want to add any, feel free), but in the interest of time I’ll finish up by simply saying this: See The Princess Bride again, it’s that good (I refuse to believe there’s anyone out there who has NEVER seen this movie).
Have a great weekend everyone!