Sunday, September 17, 2006

potent potables for $100

Ryan and I have been having an on-going conversation these days about something very important. When I tell you all what it is, I know without a shadow of a doubt that you will agree to it's level of high priority. It's something we can't figure out and I hope you all can help. Here is goes...

How does one go about being quoted? You know...you google "famous quotes" or "quotable quotes" and you come up with websites filled with thousands of quotes from people. Some people are famous, but a lot are just names that no-one or rarely anyone has heard of. I, no we, want to be some of those people. I know I can come up with somethings people will want to repeat in their speeches or at least in greeting cards. How can I go about doing this and most importantly is there any money involved?

There is my question for you. Answer it and answer it well.

Oh! I just had another idea. If you got to be quoted what would you say? This could be fun! The winner might just get their quote on my blog. Oh yeah, that is what I am gonna do. The winner will be quoted here on my blog and it will be good...real good. A-ooo, let the games begin!

16 comments:

tara said...

i dont have the answer to your question, but eric was wondering a simalar question...how does one start a secret society? (he is a nerd) he wants to start a secret historical society someday (kind of like The Cross and Bones, which some of our presidents were a part of)...but how do you let people know, without letting everyone know and it isnt a secret anymore....tricky, jess, very tricky.

tara said...

p.s. i like when you say, potent potable for $100. lol

arwen said...

Tara, you tell Eric that if there were a formula for starting secret societies, they wouldn't be very secret now, would they. Also tell him to watch Dead Poets Society.

And Jess, continuing on my path of destruction of dreams: a lot of those people are famous in their own circles. I've never heard of Dr. Wong, but apparently he is a big deal in the education world. So, you hav to do something really amazing and get famous that way and then, pretty much anything you say gets quoted. You may be able to get some quotes going in your class... just make something up and say it all the time. That's how I single handedly brought back "Your Mom".

Good luck, my friend. Good. Luck.

Ps: i also created the label "Creepshow" as in"_____ is a major creepshow... did you see the way he was staring at my luscious clevage? SICK!" yep. that was me. and you CAN quote me on that!

psII: i shaved off a piece of my pinky skin at work yesterday and I'm pretty sure it's infected and growing tiny siren babies inside and soon my finger will explode and i will be the queen mother to all future Starbucks Partners....

ps3: you can quote me on that too.

RoniZee said...

Dear Arwen,

That pinky/tiny baby story almost made me throw up. Thanks a lot.

Yours sincerely,

Roni

rebecca marie said...

arwen and i say a lot of the same things.

that is not my quote though. that was just me pointing out that i've been saying creepshow for years.

my quote is, and has been for years, "isn't it better to just be a good person to begin with?"

arwen said...

Look Rambo, if you want to throw down in fisticufs, I've got Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary right here. Why do you have to steal my thunder? You can't take Tara and Jess away from me. I reign supreme and you, my friend, while you are wonderful... well... i win.

James Wood said...

What just happened?

I think in order to be quoted you need to be published or to speak in public.

tara said...

jess, i keep calling you...

rebecca marie said...

oh, you can win arwen... that's okay with me. i just think it is basically awesome that we use the same slang. besides, if we fight about it, it might make baby jesus cry.

Lisa said...

yesterday in my history class my professor said this... and i am quoting, "people who use other people's quotes, do not get quoted themselves." he was basically telling us to use our own brains than someone elses. it doesn't answer you question, but i thought about this post when he said it

Lisa said...

and i think he was quoting someone else on that... which is kind of ironic...

RoniZee said...

And you just quoted him, which means you will never be quoted. Sad.

arwen said...

Rambo- i was mad. real mad. but then, you totally redeemed yourself. Good show. yay! We're friends again!

Lisa, I don't like your teacher. He's kind of a ... he's a.... um... he's a creepshow. There. I said it. Now what.

Lisa said...

Roni- Doh!

Arwen, you are so right! hes got the old man pony tail...

arwen said...

ewe... gross.

arwen said...

and i even made the squiggy face when i typed that.