Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'm In A Movie!!

Look very closely at the above image. In the upper left-hand corner you see the torso of a girl in a black t-shirt and blue jeans. I kid you not, my friends, THAT IS ME!!!! I will show you the jeans for proof!!

As many of you know, last summer I starred...OK, had a supporting role in...OK, I was an uncredited (yet paid!) extra in the movie "Whip It," directed by Drew Barrymore. Well, the time has arrived, my friends...the trailer is out!!!! I have to thank my friend Andy Owen for informing me, for I would otherwise be unhappily oblivious to this fact.

I have studiously reviewed the trailer multiple times, and while I technically have not seen a still shot of myself (and belIEVE me, I reviewed it frame by frame), I know I'm in there. I watched many of those shots being filmed! The above photo is exciting proof of that fact!!
As soon as the scenes of roller derby in the warehouse with the crowds came up, I can't tell you how fast my heart started to beat. I kept saying to Elizabeth, "I was THERE! I SAW that! I was IN THAT WAREHOUSE!! Wow. Crazy!" etc. It's such a weird sensation actually having spent countless hours there last summer and now seeing those scenes and images all put together and in a trailer!

I'll stop gushing. Check it out, though! And please keep October 10th open. I know the movie comes out on the 9th, but I've decided to go watch (preview) the movie with Sarah on the 9th so we can: 1.) Get our giddy gushing out of the way without our friends having to witness it, and 2.) To see if I'm actually visible in any shots so I can point them out to my fans...err...friends. Oh, and 3.) To make sure I haven't made a fool of myself in any shots so I can distract the entire audience during those moments.


Friday, July 17, 2009

I'm on the Front Page!

As many of you know, I'm one of the chairs for the annual Saline Celtic Festival, which was held last weekend. Everything went really well, and I had a lot of fun! To top off a great weekend (including the Tartanic'll probably hear more about that at some point...), I'm quoted on the front page of the Saline Reporter! It's no New York Times, but hey, ya gotta start somewhere! Here's a link to the article on the Saline Reporter website: I'll be signing autographs at the Saline Library. ;) I also drew the red dragon for the Red Dragon tent sign, complete with Saline baseball cap. When I win all of my awards some day, I'll have to remember to thank the Celtic Festival...

Monday, July 13, 2009

And I Quote...Elizabethisms

Well, folks, it's what you've all been waiting for! My sister Elizabeth is a very quotable person, and has approved of these quotes (this is starting to feel like a campaign commercial). I really hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

"Dictionary! You entice me with your words!"

"Peeps? They should be payin' ME $4 for 3!"

"...You know what, though? Scrabble players around the world would hail me as their Queen!" (talking about removing the letter Q from the alphabet)

"I love to see a woman punch a man in the face when he's asking for it! ...Put THAT in your quote book!"

"I can't help it if you guys can't draw a toilet with your eyes closed. It just happens to be a natural talent that I have." (Playing Cranium)

"Life is too short to finish a boring book."

"One of these days I'd like to learn the secrets of the number 9. Why isn't 9 everyone's favorite number? It's the only one with all those tricks up its sleeve."

"I'm going to type up my resume and under 'skills' I'm going to write, 'sarcasm, snide remarks, and mocking (especially celebrities and/or idiots)'."

"Why won't these church tapes play? It's like our VCR is run by Satan."

"You don't understand, but he heals. He heals me." (Joking about whether or not Dr. Mario is a real doctor)

"Ok, I just need to go. This is the 11th hour. This is when I do my best work!...It's go time. Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum!" (talking about writing a paper)

"You know, I wonder if someday in my life I'll fall off a cliff and hang from a branch. I mean, it happens to so many fictional characters!"

"That's what I'm here for: to encourage you to do what you decide to do on your own."

"Hardly anything gives me the heebie-jeebies like claymation."

"I'd never marry a fascist. A dictator, yes, but a fascist, no."

"A roly-poly cannot enter a closed nose." (talking about "A closed mouth catches no flies")

"Boy, 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' really got us associating cellos with Asian people, huh?"

"I wonder if a Lifesaver got stuck in my throat if I'd still be able to breathe through the hole in the middle?"

"He proved that disfigured can be hot!" (talking about Gerard Butler in "The Phantom of the Opera")

"Man, that really brought out the WT in me. I knew it was in there somewhere." (talking about the demolition derby)

"Are we supposed to watch and, like, daydream about their life together?" (watching the happy couple dancing at a wedding reception)

"I've been curious about the worm for a long time. I've just never voiced it. And yes, I do realize that makes me sound crazy."

"Is this what it's like living with Elizabeth Downie? It's a bit much." (After I said something crazy!)

Friday, July 10, 2009

And I Quote...

Years ago I started jotting down funny things people said. I had these nuggets on napkins, scraps of paper, receipts, etc. Finally I took this little notebook that I'd bought in Thailand and started to compile the quotes there. There are some real treasures in this little book of mine!

The whole thing really started with my sister Elizabeth. Having lived together for so many years, I have been witness to some real slap-happiness and intense silliness (I include myself in this, too) which has resulted in some hilarious and sometimes profound quotes. Since I'm a nice sister and am letting her approve of which quotes will go up here, and she's still out of town, I thought I'd warm you up with a few other quotes (then post hers at a later date). Some of these are from TV/Movies, some are from friends. Enjoy!

Quotes from friends:

"Katherine, there's something you must know: At heart, at my core, I am an adolescent girl." -Dave Pate

"What I need is a big tub of lust." -Joe Donnellon (while watching "Shrek 2")

"And I'm SO mad! Warlocks get 28-slot bags!" -Jen Irwin, talking about WOW

"It was a real tractor beam, if you will, for the babes." -Todd Lillian, talking about his "Star Trekathon"

"Awkwardness isn't so much a fear as a way of life." -Megan Mason

"So I just walked from the car to school and I couldn't have done a better job wetting my pants." -Quincy Harrison (it was raining hard)

"If I had a heart, it would be broken right now." -Jason Evans

"It's like last call." -Seth Johnson, talking about engagement

"My fantasy would be completely different...including some tight yellow pants, but yeah..." -Camilla Broderick

"I do love is evidenced by my dating record." -Megan Mason, talking about her pig collection

"I forgot it was Wednesday." -Me "Yeah, I have that effect on women." -Joe Donnellon

Quotes from TV/Movies:

"We're right on this guy like stink on a monkey!" -Kramer ("Seinfeld")

"Just look at him - square...the shape of EVIL!" -Plankton ("SpongeBob")

"Who among us hasn't snuck into the break room to nibble on a Love Newton?" -Mr. Peterman ("Seinfeld")

"I think 'better a happy idiot than someone who knows the truth'." -Michael Scott ("The Office")

"It was a tough night at the senior center. I had to flip the checkerboard in a fit of rage a little earlier than usual." - Arthur ("King of Queens")

"I'm bakin' like a toaster cheeser! It's so hot here!" -Ham ("Sandlot")

"Ah, Squints was pervin' a dish." -Yeah-Yeah - explaining why it took them so long to get there ("Sandlot")

"Pride is an abomination. One must forgo the self to attain total spiritual creaminess and avoid the chewy chunks of degradation." -Ace Ventura ("Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls")

"He who ha-ha's last ha-ha's best." -Nelson ("The Simpsons")

"Oh, I love today's music. 'Frere' this, 'Jacques' that...outta sight." -"Meaux" (Moe on "The Simpsons" during the "Count of Monte Fatso" story after Bart and Lisa had been singing "Frere Jacques.")

"...And I fell to my death." - Bill ("Still Standing" - after starting to tell his kids about this time he snuck out of his house, he said the above after getting a warning look from his wife - click on the link for some other funny quotes from that episode)

Well, those are some highlights. Do you have any funny quotes, either from people you know or from the media? Share, please! I love a good case you couldn't tell...