we're on week seventeen of the movie closet challenge. did you know that? week seventeen. i'm going to go ahead and put it out there- i don't think we're anywhere close to making the september 17th end date. we're deep in the heart of simpsons territory right now, season six, and three things have become blatantly obvious to me:
1. i forgot how much i like the simpsons. there are a lot of good episodes. (MONORAIL... MONORAIL...)
2. i am tired of watching the simpsons. six seasons straight without a break is too much simpsons in a row for me. jon says otherwise, he is thrilled.
3. i quote lines from the simpsons in conversation more than ten times daily and i'm not even aware of it.
jon and i are THOSE people, those annoying people who communicate almost entirely in one liners from shows and movies. we've done it for so long that i'm not even aware that i'm doing it and half the time i couldn't tell you what quote is from what. our conversations are maybe, 50% quotations? an outrageous percentage. they're constantly peppered with:
oh sandwich, i could never stay mad at you! and,
so's your face!
NO YOU'RE IN THE CEILING!
eastman! he came out of the east to do battle with the amazing RANDO!
monkey's brains, while popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often found in WASHINGTON D.C.!
etc. etc. etc. (etcetera... what does this mean, etcetera? who can tell me what this is from? because it's from a show, and it immediately popped into my head, but i have no idea what it is. do you see my problem now? every word triggers a tiny movie in my head.)
you get the point. a few times it's occurred to me how strange we probably sound to outsiders since we communicate almost solely in inside-joke-speak, and how odd it would be to not understand anything we're saying. repeatedly through the movie closet we've been watching something and i've had a lightbulb go off- OH! THAT'S why i say that! i don't even remember where some of these things come from.
we speak a different language, you see. we speak tv.
who rigs every oscar night? we do. we do.
bonus points to anyone who can name where all the quotes in this post come from. bonus points of me loving you.