The blog world is atwitter - or perhaps aFacebook (get it? it's an interweb social networking joke!) as the apparently anxiously awaited premiere of Twilight. I haven't seen this many people excited about a movie since...well...Sex and the City earlier this year.
Now I know nothing about the books or the movie (knowing nothing seems to be a theme of mine this week), but just for fun I decided to print out a list of quotes and sprinkle them throughout my conversations today.
Here's what I've been able to work in so far:
"Your skin is pale white...and ice cold." - To a co-worker as we rode the elevator this morning
“There was no image violent enough to encapsulate the force of what happened to me in that moment” - To someone who asked how my evening was.
“Hating her, hating how she made me feel – it helped a little.” - To my assistant when she asked how my meeting with our COO went.
“You are a magnet for trouble. If there is anything dangerous within a ten-mile radius, it will invariably find you.” - Included in a draft of a written warning that I sent to a manager for review
“So, is the new one afraid of us yet?” - Asked of a manager about an employee we hired a few months ago.
"If I could dream at all it would be about you. And I'm not ashamed of it." - To Phil - one of our Managing Directors - as I walked into a meeting.
“I'll be back so soon you won't have time to miss me. Look after my heart - I've left it with you.” - To Phil as I left to get a cup of coffee before the meeting began.
“Here’s the thing… I've already gone crazy once. I know what my limits are.” - In response to a question about why we chose to take action A instead of action B to resolve an issue.
"I think she's having hysterics. Maybe you should slap her.” - To a Manager who asked for advice on dealing with a difficult employee
“If you ever repeat what I'm saying right now I'll cheerfully beat you to death” - To the same manager as we discussed some confidential information
“You are the most dangerous creature I've ever met” - To my boss as she explained a recent department reorganization
“I'm really glad Edward didn't kill you. Everything's so much more fun when you're around.” - To an employee that just returned from disability leave.
Anyway, what I've found most interesting about this exercise thus far is that people aren't looking at me any more quizzically than usual.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"Twilight...Of my Career?"
This is a post from one of my favorite bloggers, Joe: