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Quote of the Day


“Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be 16 when they turn 17. I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. We’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening, I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world.
And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.

– Charlie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)


QOTD – Midnight in Paris

Gil: I’m a huge Mark Twain fan. I think you can make the case that all modern American literature comes from Huckleberry Finn.

Ernest Hemingway: Do you box?

Gil: No. Well… Not really, no.

Midnight In Paris

If you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest you get off your soap box and rent it this weekend 🙂

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“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” -Rob, High Fidelity

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“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society

On the days following a week of devestating news all across the country, this quote feels oddly reminiscent of the American spirit.  It’s important now more than ever to keep that spirit alive. We can’t let our enemies, either domestic or abroad, hold us back from seizing the day.  Make your life extraordinary, little by litte. Be inspired, and you will inspire others. Go out and work hard, but remember to play nice.  Be the change you want to see in the world. Carpe Diem.

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QOTD via Mad Men’s Trudy Campbell

Trudy:  We’re done Peter.  This is over.

Pete:  You want a divorce?

Trudy:  I refuse to be a failure.  I don’t care what you want anymore.  This is how it’s going to work – You will be here only when I tell you to be here.  I’m drawing a 50 mile radius around this house and if you so much as open your fly to urinate, I will destroy you.

God, that Trudy Campbell is something else.  On this week’s Mad Men, it was all about affairs and betrayal.  For Don, we see his affair with Sylvia grow even more intense and his lying to Megan even more sickening.  He used almost the exact same words to comfort both women (“I want you, I want you all the time.” “You have to know I want what you want.”).  For Peggy, her late night conversations with Stan are her way of staying in the loop at SCDP even though she’s at Cutler Gleason and Chaough.  When Ted Chaough walks in on Peggy and Stan discussing how the Heinz Baked Beans guy, brought in the Heinz Ketchup guy to meet with SCDP then told Don & Co. not to pursue it (because he likes having SCDP on his side, doesn’t want to share the wealth) Chaough encouraged Peggy to go after Ketchup.  In doing so, she would betray the company that raised her.

But the best story of the hour belonged to Peter Campbell.  After last season’s disaster of an affair with Beth, Pete is looking for short-term, no-strings-attached flings.  The episode opens at the Campbell home, where Trudy has invited a few new neighbors over.  Trudy brushes off the flirtations of the men, but Pete feeds into the women.  Giving his card, he basically invites them into the city for a “good time call me.”

One of the ladies decides to take Pete up on his offer, they meet at his Manhattan apartment and get to business.  Pete’s affairs seem so sleezy when compared to Don’s type of seduction.  The whole scene made me uncomfortable.

Later that night, the woman shows up at the home of the Campbells’ beaten by her husband.  As they open the door, we hear the husband yell “She’s your problem now Campbell,” revealing everything to Trudy.  Always the lady, Trudy cleans her up and takes her to a hotel.  The next morning, she confronts Pete in the kitchen, appalled by his inability to be discreet, she lays down the law.

Trudy’s not dumb, she’s never been the unsuspecting wife.  Her and Pete have always been partners, she’s helped calculate his moves up the corporate ladder and she is just as ambitious about their social life.  I can’t wait to see how this marriage moves forward.  You go girl!

BONUS! Trudy and Pete do the Charleston, enjoy!

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QOTD (Deadliest Catch Style)


“Juicy, succulent, glorious, king crab…”Keith Colburn, The Wizard

If you are the slightest Discovery Channel nerd such as myself and are feeling the pain of being smack dab in the middle of the off season for Gold Rush, you’re in luck. Season 9 of the Deadliest Catch premieres tonight on the Discovery Channel and is offering a pre-show call “Deadliest Catch: The Bait,” starting a 8 P.M. ET. Tonight’s ‘Bait’ episode features fellow fan and celebrity, Steve Carrell. Check out the promo on EW’s website here.

If you haven’t watched this show in the last 8 seasons, now’s the time to jump on board (literally).