Ode to the Facebook profile quotes.
Well, I have decided to explain the context of these quotes so that you can understand me a little bit better. Trust me, they probably won't seem funny even after explanation. And some of them aren't funny.
I'm solar powered.
Not a quote, just a fact. I am happier, healthier, and more productive when I have access to vitamin-D year-round.
"I see you're wearing your bourret."
My favorite GG quote since "I'm Chuck Bass." XOXO!
"Oh don't worry Missy. I'm sure your little sister sits there sometimes and thinks to herself, 'Man, I'm sick of being famous and talented, I wish I were more average and normal like Missy.'"
I studied abroad in Italy the summer of 2007. One of my roommates, Stephanie Godinez (now Manwaring, writer of the hilarious Bolivian Underground), said this and created an absolute uproar in the apartment. We had just gotten back from grocery shopping at the open-air market, were all getting to know each other, and after I bragged about the awesomeness and ridiculous talent of my little sister, she stood there awkwardly and said what is quoted above. Ginny, Julia, and I just stared and then burst out laughing. We had no idea that Steph was going to be one of the most hilarious parts of our semester abroad. One night we had a group of people over to our apartment and she read excerpts from her journal out loud. We all cried, literally, from laughter.
"Missy, you're just one big bunch of ridiculous."
One of my favorite experiences in college was working at a residential treatment center near Provo. Those girls were struggling with everything from drug addiction to borderline personality disorder, and one of them spat the above quote out one night. I felt that it described me well.
"You're so dense you could be a boy."
Jennifer Kellis, or Jenny Redhead as I liked to call her, was my roommate during my 4th (but definitely not last) year of college. I liked to play this game where I acted like I had no idea a boy liked me if I wasn't interested in him, so one day she told me how dense I was when I acted clueless. Good times.
"There's something Freudian going on in here. I know it. I'm not sure what it is, but it's there."
I took a short story class in college. My professor was very stern and had a hook, which is completely irrelevant, but it gives you an idea of how random the above comment was. The best part about this quote is that the awkward silence inspiring the words followed something completely un-Freudian. It was just too funny not to remember--especially coming from him.
"You left your chi at the Quarry. Go find it."
I'm 90% sure this comment followed a conversation with Tyler where I tried to convince him and myself that I shouldn't date Mike anymore. Because hello, I was falling in love, and that was not part of the plan! Ty knew very well that rock climbing was one of the only things that could really relax me, so he was sending me to the right place.
"The future is as bright as your faith."
Attitude is everything. I loved this simple and relevant quote from the president of my church a few years ago.
"Perfection is a direction, not a destination."
I am a perfectionist. Big time. when I get down on myself, my dad likes to remind me that I can't be perfect now, but can aim to be so in the future. I need to be reminded of this every once in a while.
I like clean stuff.
I do. You might call me a clean freak. Which is tricky in a tiny San Francisco apartment, I can assure you.
I have a crush on Michael Squints Palledorous.
Have you seen the Sandlot? Love that movie.