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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Advice and Comments

Lately I've been thinking about some of the advice and comments I've internalized over a lifetime of being suggestable.

Parental Advice:

Long sigh from my mom, “It looks like you’re just one of those women who will always have to wear lip color.”

While looking through the 1960 and ’61 PHS yearbooks with my Dad. “You see how the women in these pictures look old even though they are only 17 or 18?” I nod in the affirmative. “That’s because if you never change your hairstyle, eventually your hairstyle becomes the style of old women.”

Mouths of Babes:

From Kris, seven year old from around the corner, two days ago, “You’re not pregnant! You’re just fat!”

“But MAMA, she’s Beeyoootiful,” from the three year old pointing at me in the lobby at church a few years ago.

On Marriage:

From LuAnn, a former employee at the bookstore, “You know my nephew, the astronaut, well even his wife says that sometimes she looks across the breakfast table, past their five kids and says, ‘This guy? I married this guy? Really?’”

On Entertainment:

“Instead of Larry King you should be watching Tom Snyder,” said Samantha.

“You know, you should really watch Arrested Development,” insisted Lisha.

“Get a DVR, it will change your life,” ~j

From Friends:

"It's always the doughnuts," gc77.

"If the verification is any longer than 6 letters I just hit preview," La Yen.

On Bearing Children:

"All I'm saying is that it's NOT the Poo push!" Julie.

Things that make you go Hmmm:

"Please sit your delicious body down," my high school German Teacher.


Do you have any memorable advice or commentary?

19 comments:

wendysue said...

My father, while talking with my sister about depression medications. . ."I haven't felt guilt for YEARS!" That says a lot. . .

BowlerGirl said...

Just because it seems like a good idea does not necessarily mean it is a GOOD idea. This mostly after another kitchen or sewing disaster has occurred.

fijiangirl said...

"He is really funny and nice for a black man!" said my cousin-in-law's mother after meeting my husband for the first time... (odd comment considereing my husband is polynesian not black.)

I remember Gary about died when Julie made the comment about the poo push! That was so funny!

AzĂșcar said...

Do you remember what she said AFTER that? I didn't want to say it here...

c jane said...

This from my sage Sister Page: Don't do anything you don't want to do.

~j. said...

"You're like an eight-year-old living the life of a four-year-old."

La Yen said...

Frm Tio Manny:
"I have two words of advice for you: Drink Heavily."

courtneylove said...

DON'T DO DRUGS just kidding do no DON'T HA

The Scooter Lounge said...

My dad's talk to me about the birds and the bees was pretty unforgettable. I think I'll write a blog about it.

Elizabeth said...

I have to ask: Did you go to PHS? And, was your German teacher, by chance, Mr. Chambers? When I read that particular one, I was reminded of him. Gross, huh? I had him for two years when I was there, and that was enough. I was describing his gross eating habits to my husband a couple weeks back and trying to give him a mental picture. I don't even really think I learned that much there. Kind of sad to say, but I somehow can see him being the one to say something like that.

AzĂșcar said...

Sorry, I went to THS and my German teacher was named Barry. I couldn't even remember his last name since he was one of those teachers who was called by their first name. He wasn't so bad then, but remembering that quote NOW makes it...an interesting memory.

compulsive writer said...

Best advice I ever got was regarding my first kid.

"If he's not dirty, he's not having fun."

Words to live by at any age...

La Yen said...

From a Mia Maid the other night:

"And he was all, like, wanting me to do sexing things with him, but I was like, I don't want to--I think it is better for us to be married before we have children."

sue-donym said...

"You're not fat, just big boned" - from many.

"Have you really thought about it" - from about a million people before I got married. (going on 16 fabulous years)

"Ladies don't get mad, dogs get mad" - thanks Dad

April said...

My favorite commentary happened at Barnes and Noble a few years back. I was standing near a table of books on Rennaisance paintings, and there was a young couple looking through the pictures. I saw them look at me a few times before hearing the guy semi-whisper, "You're right! She DOES look like the painting!" hahaha

Emmie said...
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Emmie said...

When I was visiting the Tower of London, my friend and I were looking at the site of Ann Boleyn's execution when a woman passed by and said:

"Careful who you marry, girls."

Emmie said...

P.S. Barry said that to you?!

~cari~ said...

Here's one from my father-in-law who is lucky to still be alive after this comment: "The reason women live longer than men is because men work harder."