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Poo-tee-weet?

 
 
Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 01:21 pm
We're putting in a new bathroom and I'm doing the tile. The shower has this perfect inset in which to do something cool so I've decided to write something as I place the tile. It has to be short(ish) and, I prefer something somewhat literary.

At first I thought I'd write "Poo-tee-weet?" but that seems kind of sad.

Then I thought I write "42", which is interesting but a tad fan-boyish.

So I started looking at longer book quotes...

"And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much of it was mine."

"The big show is inside my head"

"There are no wrong roads to anywhere"

"The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between."

And at sports quotes...

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it"

"Make every day your masterpiece."

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

I'm still up in the air about what to write but I started wondering what other people might write.

What short quote would you make a permanent fixture of your wall?
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 01:52 pm
@boomerang,
If you can't play a sport, be one.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 02:10 pm
Red Skelton: "If I dood it I get in twouble. I dood it."
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 02:55 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
At first I thought I'd write "Poo-tee-weet?" but that seems kind of sad.

Seems kind of meaningless from where I'm standing.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 03:40 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

boomerang wrote:
At first I thought I'd write "Poo-tee-weet?" but that seems kind of sad.

Seems kind of meaningless from where I'm standing.


Oh. Yeah. Slaughterhouse Five. I really liked that book in 1969. Scary how long ago that is.
boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 03:49 pm
@contrex,
That's actually what I liked about using "poo-tee-weet?" -- that it would have meaning, be meaningless, or spark someone's curiosity enough to look it up to see if it meant anything. I can't think of many words that would do that.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 04:20 pm
@ehBeth,
I'm thinking a sports quote is pretty appropriate for a shower wall. This shower will be in the basement and mostly used by Mo so a sports quote would work well.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 04:47 pm
Wash thy sins away, from Acts, 22:16, in the King James version . . . it doesn't sound preachy religious.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 05:06 pm
@Setanta,
Does too.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 05:07 pm
@Setanta,
That's a goodun' Set.

Speaking of Mr. Vonnegut and S-5, I've always been partial to "so it goes".

Kinda says it all.

http://uboachan.net/n/src/1393139804113.jpg
boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 06:02 pm
@chai2,
I thought about using "so it goes" and putting it in a thought bubble high up on the wall.

The space I have to use is 43x40 inches. Each letter will need to be about 7 inches tall to avoid multiple cuts so the maximum number of lines I can have is 4 when space between them is taken into account.

I might have to map this one out....
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 06:06 pm
@Setanta,
For me, putting something about "sin" in a teenage boy's shower seems kind of wrong but now I'm thinking of something like "wash your cares away".
boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 06:14 pm
Here's a good quote from Lewis Carroll

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality".
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 06:19 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
For me, putting something about "sin" in a teenage boy's shower seems kind of wrong

British joke: Father goes in bathroom and says to son (in bath): "You shouldn't do that." Son replies: "It's my cock and I'll wash it as fast as I like."
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 06:40 pm
@boomerang,
That would work, too.
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George
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 07:47 pm
My favorite sports quote is from Michael Jordan.
"I never lost a game.
I just ran out of time."
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 07:56 pm
Don't sink my battleship.
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 07:56 pm
"Smells like...victory."

"Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand."

"Trying is the first step toward failure."
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 09:05 pm

http://taolifestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/TAOLife-Babe-Ruth-never-let-fear-of-striking-out-get-in-your-way.jpg
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2014 09:18 pm
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” –Anna Karenina
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