Friday, May 7, 2010

"The Rose Goes In The Front, Big Guy"

And other pieces of sage advice. I don't have much to blog about today. It's TGIF and I got a decent enough night's sleep that I'm not slurring my words this morning, so that's a plus.

I still need to do laundry (boring) and give myself a pedicure (also boring) tonight. I may nix that and go to a meeting instead, as I'm planning on spending the day with Mom and Sis instead of my Saturday morning meeting. I'm going to try to get in an early morning workout. Plus gymtime today.

So you tell me - what's the best piece of advice you ever got? And if you can't think of good advice, tell me your favorite movie? I simply adore Bull Durham and I'm thinking maybe it's time to watch it again. Or maybe not.

Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Know your cliches.




  1. Best advice is to "Listen to your gut and trust your instincts."

    My favorite movie is "The Sixth Sense."

  2. Best advice that I've not always taken: Be as kind adn compassionate to yourself as you would be to others.

    Favorite movie: Too many to choose I think but there are a few that I will always stop and watch if I catch them on TV, one of which was on last night. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It's Every Family.

  3. From my HS gym coach who borrowed it from someone else - "This above all else, to thine own self be true." It's not as easy as one would think.

    Movie? "Midnight Express", "Braveheart", "Amistad" to name a few. Funny, they all have freedom as their core theme. Hmmmm.

  4. Best practical advice I ever got was in college: a professor told me to get some work related work experience while I was still in school. Helped me learn that networking and who you know is way more important that a college diplomma.

  5. "Wash the outside of your pots and pans" - seriously, I remember a woman telling me this when I was 18 and to this day I think of her as I'm scrubbing my pans!

    Favorite movie? Love Actually. Followed by Anchorman.

  6. Best advice: Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.

    Favorite movies: Off the top of my head, I can think of 2...Fargo, and Pulp Fiction. I noticed Brian said Braveheart, that's a good one too.

  7. One from you that I've always loved and maybe not so much "advice" but more of a statement, but I've taken it as advice is: "Not my pig!!" Gosh I love that. Another statement from my mom, "Would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy..?" Hmmm, gets me everytime, seeing as I want to be BOTH.

    I too adore Bull Durham, I think you should rewatch it. "Why's he calling me meat? I'm the one driving a Porsche..."

  8. It's on everybody knows......"this too shall pass"....... Its helped me get through many things in my life....

    Fav movie? Too name a few..... All three Lord of the Rings movies. Under the Tuscan Sun, City of Angels, Harry Potter movies especially the first two.

  9. I love the movie The Sound of Music. Reinds me of being a kid.

    Best advice I ever got was to not take things personally. That it's never really about me.

    Have a great Mother's Day and weekend. I hope you enjoy your family.

  10. Best advice - Never give up.

    Favorite movies: (can't pick just one)French Kiss, The Year of Living Dangerously,Under the Tuscan Sun, Chocolat, and Thelma & Louise.

    Happy Mother's day! Have a great weekend, Roxie.

  11. My Dad always told me to not be so sensitive but I never really got a handle on that one. :)
    He also told me to save 10% of every paycheque.

    One of my favorite movies is a German one called Enlightenment Guaranteed (it's subtitled) about 2 brothers who visit a monastery in Japan to *find themselves*.
    And I like Shelley's pick ... Love Actually and yes, ok, I'll admit it ... I like Bridget Jones' Diary. There. I said it out loud.

    Have a great Mother's Day, Roxie!

  12. Best advice -- my father to my 10 year old self. He told me to study hard so I could get a college scholarship. Almost fifty years later I still appreciate his honesty and realism.

    Favorite movie...In could watch "Casablanca" another thousand times and probably not get bored.

    Happy Mother's Day!


We'll try this for a while.