Thursday, August 28, 2014

What I really want to say is...

There are some great lines from some fantastic films that reverberate with me, and at times I wish I could use them to satisfy certain situations.

Marc Whalberg is filming Ted 2 in Massachusetts right now, and my sister and I got to talking about some of the movies he's been in.  Inevitably, The Departed was first out of our lips.  Boy, there have been many a day when I wished I could've said...

Some other classic favorites of mine include just about every word that comes out of George Clooney's mouth in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, but I really get a kick out of this scene.

Today was one of those days when I felt like Little Nicky when he wanted to kick the devil's ass in the pillow fight.  It's back to school time, and to your surprise and mine, some kids just aren't in learning mode.  *gasps while holding finger tips over lips*  I've asked this little bugger nicely to change his attitude, but he's apparently under the stronghold of Satan.  So, would it be ok if I do this?

I don't want to go all Breakfast Club on his ass.

Really, assigning detentions is more of a pain for me than it is for anyone else involved.  I have things to do.  I don't really want to sit in a room and stare at this obstinate little bugger for 15 minutes, nor do I think it will rectify the situation and prevent any future misconduct.  Maybe if I take a page from Rhett's book in Gone with the Wind, the kids will turn into teary-eyed Scarlets and weep themselves to sleep in hopes of finding some way to get me back.  Probably not, but who doesn't love this scene?
There is so much that I would prefer to say to these sassy little teenagers, but turns out much of it is not only unkind but unprofressional.  Alas, tomorrow is another day.

And speaking of tomorrow--good news! I'm back to working on that fiction book that I'm hoping to some day finish.  Because it's Labor Day weekend, I'm again offering the FREE kindlebook of my memoir this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Click here to download a free copy, and if you like it (or hate it for that matter), PLEASE post a review on Amazon.

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