“I tell you one thing, though. If that friend of yours makes you happy, hang onto ‘em any way you can. Ain’t too often in this life you meet another person makes you really happy. Listen to this shit,” Chef Irvin said, stubbing out his cigarette on the sole of his shoe. “Motherfuckin Hallmark Cards oughta hire me. Make me head of the motherfuckin inspirational division.”
The Value of X, by Poppy Z. Brite
I suppose I could have stopped a sentence sooner, but then it would have taken out some of Chef Irvin's verve, I'm afraid. :P I also suppose this is more of an advice, than a simple quote - read in context, that phrase was referred to a single friend, and a pretty particular kind of one... but that's really the beauty of taking things out of context. You can take them to mean pretty much anything. In my case, though, I don't want to go really that far - also because there is no rule that says you can have only one best friend. You can get lucky and have more of them - both online and offline, I'm not making distinctions. And I know I've had that phrase, that hang onto ‘em any way you can, ringing quite a few times in my head all last week.
Now - it's been kind of a rough week, next one will probably be just as much so, which means that I was wondering if you could help me out some. I'd like this entry's theme to be All things funny. I just really, really need to laugh as much as I can*, so if you can think of any funny stories, pictures, links, whatever - could you post them here? Please. Don't worry about what I might like or not - whatever sounded funny to you. For any reason. Pretty please? ♥
* Books helped in that regard, though. I'd started reading A Confederacy of Dunces - a new bookshop opened, and the section with the books in English is a thing of beauty - but it really wasn't doing the trick, and last Tuesday I switched to A Monstrous Regiment. By page 25 I was definitely sure that yes, that was just the thing. (I'm not saying that I wasn't liking Confederacy, though. It just wasn't the right moment for it.)