On this episode of the LuuDell show.
With the help of a few sociologists (and Reader’s Digest), author Chrisanna Northrup interviewed more than 80,000 people from around the world to compile some quantitative data and marriage statistics on love, sex, trust, and more. Here are her most surprising and illuminating findings—and the numbers to back them up.
My good friend, Hanna Lee, once asked me what I live for and I told her, “I live for moments that are hard to replicate.” So I’d like to share one of those moments that occurred this month. I have a client that sometimes makes awesome requests on top of the normal ones for business envelopes. Last week she asked for Arrested Development references and smiley smiles. I made sure to draft her something extraordinary, to which she was so stoked with that she mentioned our e-adventure for her friends and family to read about. I can’t begin to tell you how amazing I felt upon receiving her response. Please see attached photo.
This is what I put together for her. For all you non-Arrested Development watchers, don’t bother reading because you probably won’t get it.
Request numero uno (Arrested Development references): I had a dream the other day, not that all men were equal – that was MLK’s dream…mine was about the New Resource Bank having our very first Diversity Dance. We had a new CFO that came aboard, whose name is Steve. I thought - Maeby I’ll ask him to dance! But of course, our Commercial Portfolio Manager, Jonathan O’ Dell, is quite the Tom to my Jerry and he screams, “Steve Holt!” Seeing how bummed out I was, Jonathan came over and put his arms around me awkwardly. I looked up at him and said, “Why are you squeezing my body?” He tells me it’s a hug. I tell him, “Get me a vodka on the rocks.” He looks shocked and says, “Kate, it’s breakfast.” So I say, “And a piece of toast then.” Suddenly I’m standing in a supermarket, and there are two types of frozen bananas in front me of me for sale. I can’t make up my mind about which one I want, so I walk away accepting that being buy-curious is a serious condition.
If you haven’t already seen this movie, you are depriving yourself of pure brilliance.
from Good Will Hunting (1997)
For all you brave enough to want to take on dating a writer. Watch this before you decide to walk the plank.
It’s hard letting go
I’m finally at peace but it feels wrong
Slow I’m getting up
My hands and feet are weaker than before
And you are folded on the bed where I rest my head
There’s nothing I can see, darkness becomes me
But I’m already there, I’m already there
Wherever there is you, I will be there too
There’s nothing that I’d take back
But it’s hard to say there’s nothing I regret
Cause when I sing, you shout
I breathe out loud
You bleed, we crawl like animals
But when it’s over, I’m still awake
A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest
No matter where I sleep, you are haunting me
But I’m already there, I’m already there
Wherever there is you, I will be there too.
|Me:||Hey, remember that time you got all Casablanca on me and texted me "your the one"?|
|Me:||Do you recall what I said back?|
|Somebody:||yea, u said "no, you're the one," which surprised me.|
|Me:||Well, I didn't mean it as though I loved you back. I was actually just correcting your typo.|
|Somebody:||i hate YOUR guts, Katherine Luu.|
“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and problems with children. She has lost 30 pounds and weighed about 90 pounds in her 35 years. She got very skinny, and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the morning and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, she was poking her head, and stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon…But then I decided to act on it. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on the earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her and to hug her shoulders.I began to pamper her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised her and pleased her every minute. I gave her lots of gifts and lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends.You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became even better than before. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and she loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she CAN love that much.And then I realized one thing: The woman is the reflection of her man.If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it.“
- Brad Pitt