things we said today

stuff i want them to take back and things i want to keep hearing forever.

I’ve been thinking about the voices in my head lately, the ones who have said things in the past that I’ve never forgotten.  To clear up some space for some new voices, I have decided to write these down and get them somewhere else.  Also, for the good ones, it’s a chance to never forget what they said.

To protect the innocent, I’ve removed names. To protect my ego, I’ve thrown a few in that I made up, so you don’t know which ones happened and which ones didn’t.

It makes me feel better, anyway.

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Body Image

the good

BOY
You’re perfect

the bad

BOY
You know, you could be really pretty if you wanted to be.

the ugly

GIRL
Well, I know how you’re comfortable with the way you look, so I’m just not going to say anything because you always get so upset.
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Love

the good

BOY
I’ve never felt so alive as when I’m with you.

the bad

BOY
I don’t like telling you that I’m in love with you because I don’t want you to get used to hearing it.

the ugly

PAMIE
I love you.

BOY
Really?  Wow.  I’ve gotta go.

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career

the good

WOMAN
You’re exactly what we’re looking for.  You totally rock.

the bad

PAMIE
And that’s pretty much what I want to do with my life, I think.  Right now.

BOY
zzzzzz.

the ugly

TEACHER
I’m looking at you and all I can think is:  stick to writing.  It doesn’t matter if you’re not pretty when you write.

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the inexcusable

PAMIE
Hey, according to this magazine and this pencil, my ass is perfect.

BOY
Are you sure you’re reading that correctly?

GIRL
No, I couldn’t do that because I’d have to be really, really, really short, like… well, you could probably do it, you’re all squatty.

BOY
If I say the wrong name when I’m with you, it’s just because I’m distracted, okay?

BOY
I’ll never love you like I loved her, but I’m willing to give you a try.

GIRL
I mean, I don’t know why he’d be interested in you and not me.  I mean look at me!  I’m hot!  And you’re… you, you know?  And that’s cool for you and all, but not me.  I mean, come on.  Let’s be honest here.  We’re two different people and I’m supposed to marry the good-looking ones, and you’re supposed to find yourself a nice smart guy who is afraid of his mother.
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the wonderful

BOY
You’re beautiful.

GIRL
I’m so jealous.

MOM
I miss you.

DAD
I’ve never been so proud of you.

BOY
I love you.

BOY
I’ve always loved you.  I think before I knew you.  The idea of you.  And then you were real.

PAMIE
Hey.  I rock.

MAN
Could you sign this for me?  I just want to prove I know you.

WOMAN
I saw you in that thing last year.  You were excellent.

MAN
You are very dangerous being that funny and that good looking.
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things i’d like to hear someday

“You can do Jackee AND Rosie Perez?  Where have you been all my life?”

“Here’s some money.  Now go do whatever you want.”

“But this is your house, Miss.”

“Will you marry me?”

“I don’t care what you have to do, you make sure pamie is in that fucking project or it’s nothing, do you understand?”

“You had me at ‘Street Fighter’.”

[db]

And my new Get Real is up and even Eric wrote to tell me how funny it is. And he never reads them, so you know this one must be good.

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