I’m back! Vacation was amazing, I was happy to spend six days disconnected, relaxing, and enjoying my family. I am happy to be home, sleeping in my own bed and reconnected with the world. I really did miss staying in touch with my blogging community while I was away – I had very little cell service so WordPress wouldn’t load my reader. I’ll be spending some time catching up!
Apparently, while I was gone, Stephanie at Making Time for Me nominated me to participate in the 3 Quote Challenge. 3 days, 3 quotes, 3 nominated bloggers each post. I’m going to go rogue and spread it out a little bit. Keep you on your toes!
For the record, here are the rules of the game:
- I will post 3 new quotes on a variety of topics each day for three days, maybe in a row, maybe not so in a row.
- I will nominate 3 new bloggers each day for three days, or when I post other quotes
- Thank the lovely writer who challenged you
- Let the bloggers you have challenged, know about it
Thank you Steph for the nomination, it was just the push I needed to get back to the routine of blogging. It allowed me to get something posted that I was excited about, without having to write all of the posts that were circulating in my head while I was on vacation.
I love quotes. Mainly from my favorite television shows, books, movies, songs, etc. I like when someone’s art resonates with me. So, for day one, I picked some of my favorite quotes from my favorite television shows.
“Somebody told me that this is the place where everything’s better and everything’s safe.” – One Tree Hill (Originally from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Walk on the Ocean)
When moving week came, this card was attached to a beautiful and incredibly thoughtful gift that my friend gave me. I had written the post Home, about finally moving back to the neighborhood I grew up in. I was finally home again.
“Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do which was just to wait. For a really long time that’s all I had. I just had little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with but I think even then I knew I was waiting for my wife.” -Jim Halpert, The Office
I mean, come on! That one is self explanatory.
“This guy’s walking down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can’t get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, “Hey you, can you help me out?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up “Father, I’m down in this hole, can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey Joe, it’s me, can you help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.” The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.”” – Leo McGarry, The West Wing
I’ve always loved this scene in the show and the meaning behind this story. It’s about people having each other’s back, supporting each other and moving forward as a unit. In a time of uncertainty, personal crisis, and stress Leo reassures Josh that he is a part of this team. The following piece of dialog is: “As long as I got a job, you got a job, you understand?”
And there you have it! 3 Quote Challenge – Day One.
However, I’m going to cheat a little and say: If you’re reading this and you have some quotes you want to share – participate! I nominate YOU!