Over my lunch break today, I ran to DSW to find some new shoes for this weekend’s Wine, Women and Shoes event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. I’m so excited to be going! I won two tickets at last year’s Florida Blogging Conference (coincidentally, tickets go on sale on Wednesday. Make sure to get yours early!), and of course I’ve waited until four days before the event to realize I have no shoes. Well, no shoes worthy of an event with the word “shoes” in the title.
I picked out a new dress on Friday night, with a lot of assistance from Michelle and her friend Tracy. I’m pretty sure watching me try on 14 dresses sent Michelle into labor. Even in utero, Evan couldn’t deal with listening to me say “Does this make me look fat?” another single time. He had to get out of there!
Of course, I spent entirely too much time perusing the shoes, way overthinking my options. Apparently I wasn’t alone. A woman came up to me in the clearance aisle and asked, “What do you think of these shoes? Honestly.”
And my immediate reaction was to quote “Steel Magnolias.” Do you know how hard it was for me to not say, “Cute shoes, Miss Clairee” or “They’re just too cha cha for words.” These two would have approved.
Is this a normal response in social situations? I just can’t seem to help myself. And it’s not just me. My husband and I frequently have entire conversations consisting entirely of movie and TV quotes.
Who says I’m not bilingual? My second language just happens to be quotes. A few of our favorites include:
“That’s just, like, your opinion, man.” (The Big Lebowski — this just has so many uses. Try it sometime.)
“Two weeks. Two weeks.” (Money Pit — You can imagine how many times we used this line during the renovation project that seemed to last forever when we first moved into our house.)
“Twin! Oh, twin.” (Overboard — If you have a twin or are a twin, you’ve probably heard this from me more times than you’d like.)
“Phone’s ringing, Dude.” (The Big Lebowski — yup, pretty much every time one of our phones ring, the other says this.)
“Blerg” (30 Rock — I mean, this is the word gift that keeps on giving. I’d say I drop this on average of 28 times a time. That’s just a conservative guess.)
“He never has two cups of coffee at home” (Airplane — this one has a lot of uses. Every time DadJovi likes something at a restaurant or at someone else’s home that he claims to not like at home, i.e. tomatoes, I drop this quote.)
“This is the good one. That’s the good card. Just give it a rub.” (Best in Show — pretty much every time there’s the slightest delay in a credit card processing at a store or restaurant, we drop this gem. And it always makes clerks SO uncomfortable)
“My wife is not a forgetful person” (Best in Show — Well, I’ve already dedicated a full post to this one)
“‘It must be nice to be married to a rich Louisiana lawyer.’ ‘Louisiana lawyers do well whether they want to or not.'” (Steel Magnolias — basically any time someone shows any display of wealth, we use this. And I’m going to stop listing Steel Magnolia quotes because, frankly, we quote the entire movie almost on a daily basis)
I’m sure I’m forgetting others, but these are the only ones I can think of as I feed my addiction — watching more TV. We’re currently rewatching “Arrested Development” from the beginning to prepare for its return (yeah!), so I’m sure I’ll have a few new lines for the repertoire. That is if I can hear anything through my hysterical laughter every time Will Arnett appears on the screen. Why did he and Amy Poehler have to break up?? Why????
What are some of your favorite movie or TV quotes? Do you find yourself dropping them into everyday conversations, too?