Looking for a Favorite Quote

This is my final post for the Quote Challenge. The rules are simple:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
A big thank-you and a shout out to swtspontaneous for the nomination. Go check out the site and leave a nice comment (you might even feel compelled to follow!)

2. Post a quote each day for three consecutive days.
“It is, as you know, very, very rude and usually unnecessary to use profanity.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room
I must give off some sort of straight laced vibe. People try not to curse in front of me. It has been happening to me for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, standing in the lunch line, a girl behind me was agitated and began using words that now days wouldn’t cause anyone to even blink. When she realized I was in line ahead of her she apologized profusely for her language. Before finishing her rant she clapped her hands over my ears! I always understood that resorting to vulgar language was lazy and a sign of a small vocabulary and a smaller mind! Calling some one an F-ing F-er may get your point across but it doesn’t elevate you. I would much rather state that they were as appealing as a decomposing otter and as attractive as gastric reflux followed by eructation and as intelligent as an equestrian rectum. Of course most don’t get all that especially if it is spoken (without the benefit of accompanying text), which causes me a little mirth which must be suppressed…

3. Nominate 3 people each day.
I won’t be heart broken if you don’t do this but I’d really like to see what you all post!
ShaunGordon.co
Tom’s Treasure
iampeacenow

Looking Quotable

As I explained yesterday, I was nominated to participate in the Quote Challenge.
The rules of the challenge are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote each day for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three bloggers each day to do the same.
I accept the challenge!

A big thank-you and a shout out to swtspontaneous for the nomination. Go check out the site and leave a nice comment (you might even feel compelled to follow!)

My quote is as follows:
“Oftentimes, when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

This is of course a take on the old saying that misery loves company. Making everyone around you unhappy never cheers you up and only results in everyone having a miserable time! And it is so very true that it is not only unhelpful but is a sure way to drive away acquaintances, friends and even family. I have had some really horrible days at work and when I returned home I just wanted to isolate my self to limit the contagion of negativity. Some folks turn to drink or drugs. Others seek comfort in food. My preferred escape is between the covers of a good book.

Now the difficult part – to nominate 3 more people! As they say in the Pokemon universe “I choose you!”
stephensmustang1
Sim’s Jollies & Jaunts
sagemntmom

Looking for a Quote

In a surprising turn of events, I was nominated to participate in the Quote Challenge.
The rules of the challenge are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote each day for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three bloggers each day to do the same.
This reminds me of the heyday of Xanga where there were multiple games, challenges, contests and mayhem going on at all times. It was a wonderful time. I accept the challenge!

A big thank-you and a shout out to swtspontaneous for the nomination. Go check out this site and leave a nice comment (you might even feel compelled to follow!)

My quote is as follows:
“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.” – Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events.
As is my modus operandi I want to give you an explanation and some insight to the reason for selecting this quote. First I’ve been binge watching the TV show “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and although at first I was just curious, I find that I’m now completely enthralled with the story! Secondly I can seriously relate to this quote. As a child I spent countless hours immersed in a book and living in the far away and imaginary worlds contained therein. As an adult I find that the joy of escaping into another dimension is still available but the reality of the adult world limits my time to escape. It is also much more likely that I’ll have to “take to my heels” if I want to avoid the very real unpleasantness of adult consequences. And even then I’m not as swift as I used to be! I suppose I have a well developed “fight or flight” response. Unfortunately sometimes you just can’t outrun that falling piano!

As for my nominations, well, I suppose I’ll give it a try. I nominate YOU (this is not the same as a falling piano – really it isn’t):
righteousbruin9
The Runaway Writer
Alittletea3