Saturday, February 27, 2010

Precious Illusions

'But this won't work now the way it once did, and I won't keep it up even though I would love to... Once I know who I'm not then I'll know who I am, but I know I won't keep on playing the victim.
These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless and parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends.'

Friday, February 26, 2010


'So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you?
I know you don't listen to me
'Cause you say you see straight through me, don't you?
But on and on
From the moment I wake, to the moment I sleep
I'll be there by your side; just you try and stop me
I'll be waitin' in line, just to see if you care.
And it's you I see but you don't see me
And it's you I hear so loud and so clear
I sing it loud and clear...
Don't you shiver'

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beat Your Heart Out

'Any first year med-student knows that an increased heart rate is a sign of trouble. A racing heart could indicate anything from a panic disorder to something much, much more serious. A heart that flutters, or one that skips a beat could be a sign of a secret affliction, or it could indicate romance, which is the biggest trouble of all.

It seems we have no control whatsoever over our own hearts. Conditions can change without warning. ROMANCE CAN MAKE THE HEART POUND, JUST LIKE PANIC CAN. And panic can make it stop cold in your chest. It's no wonder doctors spend so much time trying to keep the heart stable. To keep it slow, steady, regular.... To stop the heart from pounding out of your chest. From the dread of something terrible or the anticipation of something else entirely.'

(GA, s05, ep14)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

'Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me'

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's All About Lines

'It's all about lines. The finish line at the end of your education, waiting in line for a chance to get the best job... and then there's the most important line, the line separating you from the people that are with you daily.
It doesn't help to get too familiar and to make friends instantly. You need boundaries between you and the rest of the world. Other people are far too messy. It's ALL ABOUT LINES. Drawing lines in the sand and praying like hell no one crosses them.'

(GA, s01, ep12)

(or at least that's what the theory states... as for the practical side, personal experience teaches you that it's the most difficult thing in the world not to get involved, especially if you're one of those who care about the sun that shines or the birds that sing, announcing the spring.)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mon Mec A Moi

Mon mec à moi,
Il me parle d'aventures
Et quand elles brillent dans ses yeux
J'pourrais y passer la nuit
Il parle d'amour,
Comme il parle des voitures
Et moi j'l'suis où il veut
Tellement je crois tout c'qu'il m'dit.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No Woman's Land

'Intimacy is a four syllable word for “here is my heart and soul, please grind into hamburger and enjoy”. It’s both desired, and feared. Difficult to live with, and impossible to live without. Intimacy also comes attached to the 3 R’s: RELATIVES, ROMANCE and ROOMMATES. There are some things you can’t escape. And other things you just don’t want to know.

I wish there were a rulebook for intimacy.
Some kind of guide to tell you when you’ve crossed the line.
It would be nice if you could see it coming and I don’t know how you could fit it on a map. You take it where you can get it, and keep it as long as you can.
And as for some rules, MAYBE THERE ARE NONE.'

(GA, s01, ep04)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

If Tomorrow Never Comes

'A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. “Never leave that ‘till tomorrow”, he said, “which you could do today.” This is the man who discovered electricity.
You’d think more of us would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d say it had a lot to do with fear. FEAR OF FAILURE... FEAR OF PAIN. FEAR OF REJECTION.
Sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you make a mistake you can’t undo? Whatever it is we’re afraid of, one thing holds true: that by the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it. It can feel like we’re carrying a huge tumor.

The early bird catches the worm.
A stitch in time saves nine.
He who hesitates is lost.

We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about the wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to cease the day. Still sometimes we have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping. And even the biggest failure, even THE WORST MOST INTRACTABLE MISTAKE BEATS THE HELL OUT OF NEVER TRYING.'

(GA, s01, ep06)

Friday, February 5, 2010

The War Of The Sexes (part 01)

(Make Love, Not War!)

Men vs Women

* If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
* If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla and Four-eyes.

* When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.
* When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.

* A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
* A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.

* A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.
* The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.

* A woman has the last word in any argument.
* Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

* A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
* A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

* A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
* A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

* A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
* A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.

* A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
* A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

* Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
* Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

* Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.
* A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing!'

(the authors of these lovely thoughts are people just like me and you ;)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


'And I know that it’s complicated
But I’m a loser in love
So baby raise a glass to mend
All the broken hearts
Of all my fucked up friends'

Monday, February 1, 2010

Don't Stand So Close To Me

'At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by.
No matter how much we hurt them.
Or how much they hurt us.
The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close.
But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, IT CAN BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED.'

(GA, s03, ep10)