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Movie Quote Monday – A Christmas Story (special edition)

The Byronic Man has a weekly contest on his blog, and I won the last one – I’m so excited!  I wrote a little poem about setting fire to the personal possessions of your not-so-significant-other-anymore-since-he-just-dumped-you.  Autobiographical.  (Just kidding!)  You can read it here.  I think you should go do that right now.  I’ll wait.

Anyway, I found out Saturday after work, and A Christmas Story is the first thing that popped into my head:

Sweed:  …what is that?
—Dad:  It’s a major award.
Sweed:  A major award?

Dad:  I won it.
—Sweed:   Damn, hell you say, you won it?
Dad: Yeah.  Mind power, Sweed, mind power.
—Ralphie:  The entire neighborhood was turned on.

You have permission to be turned on by my major award: I get to be Blogger Of The Week over at The Byronic Man (damn, hell you say).  It’s true!  He put my picture up, with a testimony about my elegance and shark-fearingness.  It’s totally awesome.

If you haven’t been over to his blog before, you should go check him it out.  I can’t guarantee you’ll end up being a major award winner, like me, but I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Movie Quote Thursday – A Christmas Story

This is one of my favorite movies.  Admittedly, I have a lot of favorite movies, but this one is at the top. Ralphie’s youth bears little resemblance to mine, on the surface anyway.  But the themes of Jean Shepherd’s stories ring true for me, of being young, of expectation and disappointment, of just trying to keep out of trouble’s way…of longing for something I can’t get for myself.  I remember what it felt like when I wanted, wanted, wanted a Baby Alive, and how excited I was when I got her.

And I remember what Christmas mornings used to be like.  I remember the wow. continue reading…