Thursday, February 28, 2008

My Bumper Sticker Collection

"I'm sorry I'm a perfectionist...I'm working on it." (anonymous)

"Common sense is not common anymore." (anonymous)

Anyone have any to add...?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

only in Kenya

so, I was just going to quote it, but it would not have the same effect!

Monday, February 25, 2008


"The world belongs to the energetic."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Office

This starts with Andy's cell phone ringing.

Andy: What's going on?
Jim: What are you talking about?
Andy: Where is my FREAKING phone?!
Jim: You know what? Maybe it's in the ceiling.
Andy: Maybe you're in the ceiling!
Jim: Okay.
Andy: [trying to look in Phyllis's desk, she slams the drawer shut] I don't trust you, Phyllis!

earlier Jim and Pam hid Andy's anoying phone in the ceiling above Andy's head...Poor Andy...

Jessy does it again

C- "You get a look on your face."
J- "That is why God gave us faces."
"I feel a whine coming on." -me

Thursday, February 21, 2008


(Oveur is prononced over)

Roger Murdock: Flight 2-0-9'er, you are cleared for take-off.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9'er.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Victor Basta: Request vector, over.
Captain Oveur: What?
Tower voice: Flight 2-0-9'er cleared for vector 324.
Roger Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.
Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
Tower voice: Tower's radio clearance, over!
Captain Oveur: That's Clarence Oveur. Over.
Tower voice: Over.
Captain Oveur: Roger.
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: Roger, over!
Roger Murdock: What?
Captain Oveur: Huh?
Victor Basta: Who?

The movie Airplane it just about the best movie ever!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

From my friend Sam

For those of you who know Sam, you will be able to grasp the full irony of the quote I'm about to share. For those of you who do not, let's just say, Sam W. is a very outgoing, talkative, friendly individual - one of those people who gets along with just about anyone he meets.

Tonight he told me, "Sometimes I say words."

Maybe you had to have been there. But I laughed hysterically.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

keep things goin'...

Well, I suppose since there is a lull in the posting on this blog, I'll post a "quotable" up. (c:
"I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure."
--John D. Rockefeller (1839 - 1937)--

Monday, February 18, 2008

Greatest Conversation in Spanish Class

Person 1: ¿Por qué?
Person 2: Porque.
Person 1: ¿Por qué?
Person 2: Porque.
Person 1: ¿Por qué?
Person 2: Porque.
Person 1: ¿Por qué?
Person 2: Porque.

Person 1: Why?
Person 2: Because.
Person 1: Why?
Person 2: Because.
Person 1: Why?
Person 2: Because.
Person 1: Why?
Person 2: Because.

Friday, February 15, 2008


A great rabbi stands teaching in the marketplace. It so happens that a husband finds proof that morning of his wife's adultery, and a mob carries her to the marketplace to stone her to death. The rabbi walks forward and stands beside the woman. Out of respect for him the mob forbears, and waits with the stones heavy in their hands. "Is there anyone here," he says to them, " who has not desired another man's wife, or another woman's husband?"
They murmur and say, " We all know the desire. But, Rabbi, none of us has acted on it."
The rabbi says, "Then kneel down and give thanks that God made you strong." He takes the woman by the hand and leads her out of the market. Just before he lets her go, he whispers to her, "Tell the lord magistrate who saved his mistress. Then he'll know that I am his loyal servant."
So the woman lives, because the community is too corrupt to protect itself from disorder.
Another rabbi, another city. He goes to her, and stops the mob, as in the other story and says, "Which of you is without sin? Let him cast the first stone."
The people are abashed, and forget their unity of purpose in the memory of their own individual sins. Someday, they think, I may be like this woman, and I'll hope for forgiveness and another chance. I should treat her the way I wish to be treated.
As they open their hands and let the stones fall to the ground, the rabbi picks up one of the stones, lifts it high over the woman's head, and throws it straight down with all his might. It crushes her skull, and dashes her brains onto the cobblestones.
"Nor am I without sin," he says to the people. "But if we allow only perfect people to enforce the law, the law will soon be dead, and our city with it."
So the woman died because her community was too rigid to endure her deviance.
The famous version of this story is noteworthy because it is so startlingly rare in our experience. Most communities lurch between decay and rigor mortis, and when they veer too far, they die. Only one rabbi dared to expect of us such a perfect balance that we could preserve the law and still forgive the deviation.
So of course, we killed him.

Orson Scott Card

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This is one of the few truths of life:

"A sweater is that thing you put on when Mom's cold." -anonymous. (or your CG leaders;)

C.S. Lewis for the 21st Century Western World

"Straight tribulation is easier to bear than tribulation which advertises itself as pleasure. The one breeds camaraderie and even (when intense) a kind of love between the fellow sufferers; the other, mutual distrust, cynicism, concealed and fretting resentment." -C.S. Lewis, Surprised By Joy

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Oh, Chesterton

This quote if from Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (43). My life would be a very dull place without him.
"He who thinks he is made of glass, thinks to the destruction of thought; for glass cannot think."

He is a great man, a great man.


Coffee: Nectar of the gods

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee's frothy goodness. ~Sheik Abd-al-Kadir
Here's another one from the archives:

“We think our lives progress in a steady, logical way, but they don’t. The path meanders and loops back on itself and changes altitude.” –my mom, May 2, 2006
Oh, I am digging this quote blog!

Here's one from the archives that, oddly enough, I was just thinking about earlier this afternoon as I (you guessed it!) changed my socks after work:

“Nothing says luxury like a fresh pair of socks.” –Judy, November 2005

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Le vin à la fin

“There is good wine poured in the inn at the end of the world”

- GK Chesterton The Napoleon of Notting Hill

In response to Jessy's Quote

From Keanu Reeves in probably every movie he's played in...."Whoa"

From Jessy

In discussing the hazards of standing in front of a microwave, someone asked what would happen if you sat on one. Jessy Wall replied, "Radioactive brings a whole new meaning to 'hazardous waste'. - Sunday lunch, August 28, 2005


This is The Official Quote Blog.

It's purpose: to share funny, meaningful, quotable things with all your friends! From C.S. Lewis to your next-door neighbor, feel free to contribute but only if its quotable.

To spare this from getting ridiculously long and hard to keep up with, let me define that for you.

The definition of quotable: (from "suitable or appropriate for quotation; easily quoted, as by reason of effectiveness, succinctness, or the like." (Ooooh! The first quote!)

Please use your best judgment. This is not a place to mouth off your prejudices. It's a place to preserve that which otherwise might not have been preserved (see my 2nd quote...yet to come if you're reading this blog properly). And/or to encourage one another with things that stimulate your mind towards good, positive, godly thinking. Please source your quote (as appropriate - in other words, if you're quoting your roommate, please ask before posting!). Any quotes that do not meet these requirements will be subject to swift annihilation and/or endurance of Medieval torture methods.

Now that the rules are set in place...start quoting!