Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tales of Woe Work

I am on my 15th night in a row of working. Only 10 (also in a row) to go until I leave for the church women's retreat with Mom & Belle. I am getting quite sick of this place, due in part to the long hours but mainly just from all the go se (Firefly Chinese for crap) that's going on. So far we have lost 2 overnight staff since they were both no-call, no-shows 4 days in a row & a third who would fall asleep for hours at a time. That fella was moved to 2nd shift.

The kids are being evil - for quite a while, 11 out of 12 were on restriction (basically consequences for being evil). Runners, cutters, people giving razors to cutters, just plain not following instructions or rules... They're starting to improve just a bit since we came up with the idea of not allowing the ones on restriction to use makeup, hair gel or spray, straighteners or perfume. I haven't been here when they've done hygiene, as I'm in the other girls' cottage most of the week, but I imagine they haven't been happy campers. But, if that's what it takes to get them to start following some rules around here, fine.

I was at one of the boys' cottages for several days a week or so ago and one of the other staff sent a kid to ask me what "parle vous Francois" means. Why he sent him to me, I'll never know. Anyway, I answered him & he then asked if I was French. I said that no, I'm English, Scottish & Welsh, which prompted the question "Is that why your hair is so long?" "Um, no... my hair is long because I don't cut it..." Apparently, if you're English, Scottish & Welsh, you automatically have long hair.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Quotable Movie Meme

Yet another movie meme, this one snitched from SWG...

Here's the deal
Look up 15 of your favorite movies on IMDB.
Take a quote from each and post them for your readership to properly identify.
As your movie-savvy readers correctly identify the quotes’ cinematic origins in the comments, strike out the quotes and name the commenter who answered correctly.
If the commenter also identifies the name of the speaker (the character or the actor), he or she gets bonus points in the form of a link to his or her site.

1. "This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion, in Serenity - Oh, Hell of Hell in a Basket

2. "Oh, it's nobody's fault but my own! I was looking up... it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there..."

3. "To be born, or at any rate bred in a handbag, whether it have handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life which reminds one of the worst excesses of the French revolution, and I presume you know what that unfortunate movement led to?" - Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest - Eric of Straight White Guy

4. "It is a great nuisance. I can't find anyone else to talk to. I'm so full of interesting information, I feel like the latest edition of something or other. Well, after some consideration... so much to do, there's only one thing to be done. There comes a time in every son's life when he must, indeed, follow his father's advice: I shall go to bed at once."

5. "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony." - Dennis the Peasant, Monty Python and The Holy Grail - Walrilla of Walrilla's Wonderings

6. "Speak friend and enter." - Frodo Baggins or Gandalf the Grey, LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring - Walrilla

7. "Oh yes we could. Spoilin' nice fish. Give it to us raw and w-r-r-riggling; you keep nasty chips." - Gollum, LotR; The Two Towers - Walrilla

8. "Certainty of death, *small* chance of success... What are we waiting for?" Gimli, played by John Phys-Davies, LotR: Return of the King - The Night Writer

9. "I just want you to feel you're doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed." - Andre the Giant as Fezzik, The Princess Bride - Walrilla

10. "Dear Diary, Today I tried not to think about Mr. Knightly. I tried not to think about him when I discussed the menu with Cook... I tried not to think about him in the garden where I thrice plucked the petals off a daisy to ascertain his feelings for Harriet. I don't think we should keep daisies in the garden, they really are a drab little flower."

11. "I will simply deny you the crown and live... forever!"

12. "I am no longer astonished at you knowing only *six* accomplished women, Mr Darcy, I rather wonder at your knowing *any*." - Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice - Walrilla

13. "Kevin, this is possibly the most adorable creature I've ever been in contact with, and if she turns out to be as good looking as a mailbox... I would be crazy enough to turn my life upside down and marry her." Joe Fox, played by Tom Hanks in You've Got Mail - The Night Writer

14. "Look, I... I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O'Connell, but I am proud of what I am. ... *I* am a librarian." - Evie Carnahan, The Mummy - Eric

15. "So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right..."

Feel free to Google the actors or characters...