The "mot juste"

Earlier this week I called my sister Ashley as I was driving home from work.  It was about 10:30pm and I was just leaving the office and needed to do a little grocery shopping before going home and going to bed.  As you might imagine, the conversation started off with my muttering some remark along the lines of, “I’d get a lot more done in my life if I didn’t work all the time.” 

The conversation rambled on from there.  Eventually we got to the subject of TV shows and I waxed  enthusiastic about The West Wing, which I recently started watching on Netflix:

Me:  It’s so much fun!  The writing is excellent (it is Aaron Sorkin, after all) and I love that it’s set in Washington, DC, and follows the lives of the senior White House staff.  The funny thing is that I watch them and I get all enthralled and start thinking, “Hey, I totally want to have a high-powered Washington job where I’m surrounded by brilliant people and work all the time doing Important Things” — but then it hits me and I’m all, “I’ve GOT a high-powered Washington job where I work all the time with brilliant people — YAY!!  . . . oh wait.”

Ashley:  Yay, you’re a llama again!


Leave it to Ashley to hit the nail on the head with a movie quote.


One comment

  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Perfect! Lady


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