pilfered from Uncle Beefy
Who doesn't love a quote? Pia obsession confession #1: Quotes. If someone gives me a book of quotes that's it, anything I was doing goes out the window and I am stuck in that book until I get to the last quote. I am truly obsessed by them - I mean, they are tiny little pieces of art are they not? They make you think, question, ponder, wonder, and instantly fly you someplace else. And what's more, if you have one of those freakish abilities with memory you can pull them out of your head to really bring home your story at your next dinner party. Instead, my story finishes with something like this, "and yeah you know, it is just like that guy said, you know, that guy, his name starts with an S, you know, everyone knows him! Anyway, he said something like, 'fish with a man and you eat with...' no no hang on, it's 'be a fish and eat for a day' I mean no, sorry, it's...). By then everyone's eyes have rolled so far into the backs of their heads that I am surrounded by a table of zombies grappling to fill up their wine glasses to dull the pain.
Actually I'm wondering now whether the eye rolling just starts the moment I start a story, not necessarily when I end it. Hmm. Food for thought.
Anyhoo, I stumbled upon Uncle Beefy's cool blog who then lead me to Compendium, a Seattle based company who's mission is this: "To inspire, educate, motivate and celebrate the world we love and live in. We will strive to set an example of hope, passion, and creativity in everything we do—from the products and programs we create, to the ways we can make a difference for our clients, customers and community."
Right on! Love finding companies with these goals. From what I understand, they are the guys who make all those journals and books, and postcards with cool quotes. You will have noticed already that I love to throw in a quote or two in my stories (like in Handy Hints numbero uno), and I have already a list of some great French ones I've learnt that I will be sharing with you so you can show them off at your next dinner party (I will try to give some pronunciation tips too, so you don't look like a complete fool to the guest who's secretly fluent in French). But for now, I will leave you to ponder this oldy-but-a-goody, you may even be able to find a slot for it at tonight's soirée...