Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Swim? Swammi? Slippy? Slappy? Swenson? Swanson?

Matt and I have been lucky enough to have met this sweet little old couple at our Sunday school class who have pretty much taken us under their wing. They seem to know everyone...but they always sit with us. They introduced themselves the first week we were there and they were just so warm and welcoming. They're wonderful because they give me the accountability to be there every week.

Well, they live right around church and have asked us to go to breakfast on Sunday. I'm super excited to spend more time with them outside of church. They're our first church friends! (Okay...is it weird that our first church friends are like 70?? I'm going with....no!)

My whole point...their last name is Swanson. Want to know what I always think of when I see their name tags?? Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) of course...from Dumb and Dumber. Has anyone ever seen that movie? Well my brother and I grew up thinking this was the best movie on the planet (confession: a little part of me still does!) and quoting it every chance we got. You'd be surprised how many opportunities there really are!

The main girl in the movie is Mary Swanson. She meets Lloyd (Jim Carrey) when he drives her to the airport. She "accidentally" leaves her briefcase in the airport....Lloyd rushes in to claim it...but misses her before her flight leaves. Lloyd and his roomie Harry (Jeff Daniels) embark on this hilarious journey to return the briefcase to Mary and to make a better life for themselves in Aspen, CO.

If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it. I would also say...give it a couple times to really sink it. I didn't like it the first time I saw it...but I gave it a chance and eventually saw the awesomeness that is Dumb and Dumber. I have even brought my husband around to becoming a fan! And that, my friends, is a feat!

These are some of my favorite quotes from the movie:

[after Lloyd trades the van in for a moped]
Harry: Just when I thought you couldn't get any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!




Lloyd: We got no food, no jobs... our PET'S HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!"


Lloyd: This isn't my real job, you know.
Mary: No?
Lloyd: Nope. My friend Harry and I are saving up money for a pet store.
Mary: That's nice.
Lloyd: Igot worms!
Mary: Ibeg your pardon?
Lloyd: That's what we're gonna call it. I got worms! We're gonna specialize in selling worm farms. You know, like ant farms.


Lloyd: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary: Well, that's pretty difficult to say.
Lloyd: Hit me with it! I've come a long way to see you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
Mary: I'd say more like one out of a million.
[pause]
Lloyd: So you're telling me there's a chance.



[coming out of the 7-11]
Lloyd: Hey guys. Oh, big gulps huh? All right! Well, see ya later.



Sea Bass's Friend: Kick his ass, Sea Bass!


Harry: What's her last name? I'll look it up.
Lloyd: You know, I don't really recall. Starts with an S! Let's see. Swim? Swammi? Slippy? Slappy? Swenson? Swanson?
Harry: Maybe it's on the briefcase.
Lloyd: Oh, yeah! It's right here.
[He reads the manufacturer's name, which is Samsonite]
Lloyd: Samsonite! I was way off! I knew it started with an S, though.




Do you feel like this about a movie?? I'm also completely obsessed with Dirty Dancing, Juno, Finding Nemo, and Lilo and Stitch. I'm big into the quoting...which can probably get annoying...but I heart it!

7 comments:

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i feel this way about ferris bueller and christmas vacation. everything always goes back to those movies for me.

A Journey Through The Waiting Game said...

^I'm with Blue-Eyed Bride on those two movies! And about Dumb and Dumber ..."Just go man, just go!" Anytime one of my friends has to pee really bad, I always say that in reference to that movie! ha!

Lindsey said...

Hahahaha! My husband quotes these lines all the time!

With Love from New Orleans said...

Haha! A blast from the past...

Brown Eyed Girl said...

HA so funny!! It's been forever since I've seen this movie!

And how sweet that you all are going to breakfast with the older couple! I would love to meet a couple like that at our church!!

Nessa said...

haha..i love this movie. Claasic.

LillySue said...

We do that with Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings quotes. My daughter can listen to the Harry Potter soundtrack and tell you what would be going on in the movie at any point in the music....She has watched the movies WAY too many times, heehee! I would watch Lord of the Rings every week just to see Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. Sigh.......(He is my screen saver so I get to saver him all day!)
Blessings- LillySue