Friday, March 07, 2008

a side order of chaos...

Okay, so today while I was cleaning up in my office, I turned on the latest episode of October Road. (have I mentioned how much I LOVE being able to watch real shows on And by real, I mean anything that doesn’t consist primarily of cartoon characters or puppets. Yeah, I’m sure I have mentioned it.) Anyway, there’s a scene where two of the guys are sitting on a couch having this serious conversation about women. I thought it was kind of funny…and then the more I thought about, I realized how absolutely true it is…

Here’s the quote from the movie:

“Why do they get so mad? Furious, frenzy, freaked-out mad? Your basic male – his default emotion – Happy. Give him a meatball sub, a cold beer, 9 innings and any Bruce Willis film, where Bruce gets to fire a gun, and your basic male is happy. Eupohoric even. But the female? oooh….The female has to have everything just so. And whatever idea they wake up in the morning with in their head, if that idea…notion…goal, is not summarily achieved, it’s say hello to bedlam wrapped in mayhem with a side order of chaos.”

Except for the beer part, that could totally have been my husband talking. Is that sad? Am I the only one? I especially liked the image of the side order of chaos, lol. Only sometimes my side order is more like the main dish!! Seriously – why do women, in general, put so much pressure on themselves? Why do we HAVE to accomplish whatever it is we wake up with in our heads? Please tell me I’m not the only one who can see the humor AND the honesty in that quote…and then tell me how I can make my “default emotion” HAPPY, lol! :o)

P.S. There's some great music on this show too...I need to find out what it is...and get it!


  1. I am so relating to you on this one. I don't think I've seen that show before, I'll have to check it out. Have a great, chaos-free weekend! ;)

  2. I like this show too! And I love being able to watch tv on my computer too. It's great to catch up on old episodes too. I hadn't thought of watching Lost online - I might need to do that since my hubby has been bugging me to watch it with him this season and I have never watched it.

    Anyway - I totally cracked up at that quote - it is SO true! And you are NOT the only one with a main dish of chaos :)

  3. i can so relate wendy! my husband is the same way ... except he likes the beer too. lol! and i cause chaos for everyone around me if i'm not having the kind of day that i feel i should be having. we do put tons of pressure on ourselves ... but i have no idea how to not be like that. lol!

    great show too ... i've been watching it since it started!

  4. October Road is My FAVORITE! I love everything about the show...the characters, the writing, especially the songs. I'm embarrased to admit I bought the Bay City Rollers greatest hits CD after one episode...and I LOVE it.
    And Yes...I can sooo relate. I wish it was just a side dish...or maybe even an appetizer...not a main dish.


  5. I love this quote because it is so true! I don't know why we put so much pressure on ourselves, but I'd like to change that!

  6. This is so completely true!!! My husband would be rolling his eyes and laughing because I think he has actually said something similar to me! I don't know why we do this to ourselves, but we do. If you figure out the secret to changing it, let me know PLEASE!