Category Archives: Quotes and Conversations

Happy Father’s Day

Dad: “Do you still want to learn how to throw a football?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Dad: “Let’s make sure to do that this summer before you leave. You can impress the boys at Grove City.”

Me: “You want me to impress boys?”

Dad: “Not necessarily, but I thought you would like that angle.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

“She refused to be bored, chiefly because she wasn’t boring.”

You Are

If you’re right, I’ll find
Every piece will fit together,
Just the way that you remember
And I’ll try
To see it from another angle,
Find the picture on the table

And you are the weight on your shoulders,
The gravity always pulling you down,
You are talking in circles,
The sound of your own voice wearing you out.


“I don’t want to hear that it won’t work out. I will find out for myself. Love is love, stupid or otherwise.”

via Lauren


At least there was a water slide.

An actual conversation:

Me: You were in my dream last night.
Boy: I was? What happened?
Me: I dreamt I came to your house for dinner and everyone was horrible and hated me.
…But the cool part is that your house was huge and it had an indoor water slide.
Boy: Honestly, I don’t know where your brain comes up with these things.
Me: Me, either!
Boy: Well…. did we use the water slide at least?
Me: Yeah. Your mom and grandma gave me the small mat to use to slide down and so I didn’t slide down very well and they laughed at me.
… Because for some reason we needed mats to slide on?

I know it’s been a while, but I’ll make it up to you with a crazy party.

Ben: Hey, there.
Me: Hey.
Ben: What’s goin on?
Me: Not too much. I have the house to myself until Sunday.
Me: Muahaha. 
Me: Let the wild parties commence.
Ben: Hahaha.
Ben: Oh yes cause that is so you.
Me: I know, right?
Ben: hhaha, exactly
Me: I am the god of throwing wild parties that you’ll regret attending tomorrow.
Ben: *rolls eyes* what ever you say hahaa
Me: No really, Megan still remembers my going away party from when I moved from here to NC in the first grade.
Me: How many parties that don’t result in teenage pregnancies or STD’s are remembered eleven years later?
Ben: hahahaha uhh idk? i don’t know that statistic but im sure there is one out there haha
Me: That’s how cool I am.
Me: You just don’t understand.
Ben: hahaha i really don’t.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

You definitely need to read this book. It’s brilliant.  Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“Indeed, the ony truly serious questions are the ones that even a child can formulate. Only the most naive of questions are truly serious. They are the questions qith no answers. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limits of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.”

“She thought about that [tomb] stone all day. Why had it horrified her so?
She answered herself: When graves are covered with stones, the dead can no longer get out.
But the dead can’t get out anyway! What difference does it make whether they’re covered with soil or stones?
The difference is that if a grave is covered with a stone it means we don’t want the deceased to come back. The heavy stone tells the deceased, ‘Stay where you are.'”

“‘Why don’t you ever use your strength on me?’ she said.
‘Because love means renouncing strength.'”

“One day, he paid a visit to his wife. He told her he would like to remarry.
Marie-Claude shook her head.
‘But a divorece won’t make any difference to you! You wouldn’t lose a tihng! I’ll give you all the property!’
‘I don’t care about property,’ she said.
‘Then what do you care about?’
‘Love,’ she said with a smile. ‘Love is a battle,’ said Marie-Claude, still smiling. ‘And I plan to go on fighting. To the end.’
‘Love is a battle?’ said Franz. ‘Well, I don’t feel at all like fighting.’   And he left.”

“Because everything (day-to-day existence, peers’ opinions, promotions at work, vacations) depends on the outcome of the assessment process, everyone (whether he wants to play soccer for the national team, have an exhibition, or spend his holidays at the seaside) must behave in such a way as to deserve a favorable assessment.”

“But if we betray B, for whom we betrayed A, it does not necessarily follow that we have placated A.”

“But, he said to himself, whether they knew or didn’t know is not the issue; the main issue is whether a man is innocent because he didn’t know. Is a fool on the throne relieved of all responsibility merely because he is a fool?”

Breaking News: Doing it is entertaining.

I was eating out with my parents and my sister.  I kept making them all laugh and my mother said “Where else can you find entertainment like this?”

Okay, so right here, my train of thought went to okay, you could get it the same place I came from, but I don’t wanna say womb because that would be gross and we’re eating and it’d be weird and I hate that word anyway.

So I went to an event a little earlier in that process.  

I replied with, “Sex!”



…That’s not exactly how I meant it.   Thankfully, my mother didn’t hear me clearly and if she had, I probably would have gotten in some trouble…

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As I predicted, an interesting first week of term #4…

So on Tuesday, this kids walks into the gymn for PE.  Mr. Ford, my teacher, wasn’t in there yet.  So the kid walks up to me with a friend and says “Are you the gymn teacher?” 


I smiled and said, “Yes. I’m the gymn teacher.”
        “What are we doing today?”
        “We’ll talk about that later but right now you’re going to get on the floor and give me 50 push ups.”

Horrified, he looked at his friend. I smirked and said, “I’m SIXTEEN.” And walked away. He was stunned.  But I guess he got over his embarrassment and now he always calls me “teach.” 

I don’t think he has any idea what my real name is.

Also, rehearsals this week have been interesting.  One of my lines is “Liesl, will you give us a do?”  But I was thinking of the do and I ended up saying, “Diesel, will you give us a lo?”   Better yet, my director’s name is Mrs. Lowe.  So yeah.


In other news, Peter DeWolfe is amazing.

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