Sunday, March 29, 2009

Life Lessons Learned From the Bum at Movies 9

After talking with Maria I was inspired to write down the valuable life lessons that I learned from the Bum that would frequent Movies 9 while I was working there. I only hope that those who read this can gain the same knowledge that I have, from the man reffered to as the Movies 9 Bum.

-When you have an actual job you are indeed "working for the king".
-It IS possible to loose BOTH of your shoes in a movie theatre.
-A wet brochure will not pass as a movie ticket.
-If you annoy or creep out the people in the lobby enough, they will buy your movie ticket for you.
-It is not always good to be constantly having the smell of liquor on your breath.
-Digging through the trash to find a large popcorn bag can get you a refill free of charge. 

I Want Magenta!

“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"”
-John Mayer-


"The world has enough
women who are tough; we need women who are tender. 
There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. 
There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. 
We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. 
We have enough greed; we need more goodness. 
We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. 
We have enough popularity; we need more purity." 
— Margaret Nadauld

“Woman is God’s supreme creation. Only after the earth had been formed, after the day had been separated from the night, after the waters had been divided from the land, after vegetation and animal life had been created, and after man had been placed on the earth, was woman created; and only then was the work pronounced complete and good."

"Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who honors and respects her body as a thing sacred and divine, who cultivates her mind and constantly enlarges the horizon of her understanding, who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth. 

"God will hold us accountable if we neglect His daughters.” 

"Every woman is a daughter of God. You cannot offend her without offending Him."
-President Gordon B. Hinckley

"When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time. The women of God know this."

"So often our sisters comfort others when their own needs are greater than those being comforted. That quality is like the generosity of Jesus on the cross. Empathy during agony is a portion of divinity."

-Elder Neal A. Maxwell