Thursday, September 30, 2010


I wish I wasn't so incredibly reliant on pop culture references, but the truth is while you might have been reading, say, Little Women I was watching Facts of Life. (FYI, I did eventually read Little Women two years ago and it was kinda boring after the first 200 pages.)

One result of this is that while you can relate to some character of Jane Austen's or Fyodor Dostoevsky's, I can relate to...Chris Farley.

I think this scene in Tommy Boy pretty much sums up how I feel about my ability to screw up at least 50% of my first impressions. I reference it often. You see, I love getting to know people. I'm mostly an extrovert. But, I have no go-to way to handle a first meeting. My nerves get the best of me and I say totally awkward things and then I go into disclaimer-overload and then I make a drug reference or something, I start sweating and then it ends somehow. I feel like this:

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How much do you rely on pop culture references?


Eric said...

I am so with you. I would not be able to communicate at all with out Simpsons' quotes. The look on someones face when they have no clue what I am referring to is like kryptonite to my ability to speak. I can't tell you how many past conversations I relive in my head while slapping my forehead repeatedly. I remind myself that this is what grace is all about...

Greta said...

You become more and more interesting and hilarious to me with each post it seems.

Jen Berge said...

Fat Guy in a little coat.
Fat Guy in a little coat.
Fat Guy in a little coat
Richard, something's happening to me! RRRRRIIIPPPPPP!

Best movie ever made.

Vander Griend said...

I am catching up on your blog and boy am I glad I am since there is a TOMMY BOY VIDEO--bonus! Can you come the Chicago again? Lucy needs her bangs cut.