Lego Outtakes, French Cats and Meatballs Speech

To the untrained human, trying to get pregnant simply involves gettin’busy, knockin’ boots, makin’ bacon, the lust and thrust, the bump and grind, havin’ a bedroom rodeo, some hanky panky, gettin’ lucky, a roll in the hay, a good old fashioned shag…..

……but for those of us in the infertility trenches, we know getting pregnant means trying to hone your body into a perfectly balanced eco-system of hormones and chemicals you never knew you had while aligning the planets during a mystical creatures convention where a unicorn nods approvingly at you and The Cubs win The World Series.

It can be daunting.

For me, it boils down to having a constant stream of distractions, shiny objects and things to occupy my brain.  I share some here each week.

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We saw The Lego Movie last weekend and it was WAY funnier than I’d anticipated. It’s one of those great movies that have tons for kids and even more for adults. And, you gotta love when they take the time to animate some of the goofs that happen when they’re recording audio.

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A friend of mine sent this to me and I can’t stop watching it. The subtitles start in French but switch to English fairly quickly, so hang in there. Poom!!

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Harold Ramis died earlier this week. He was a comedy legend who wrote/directed/starred in so many amazing films that made us root for the underdog and question authority. He was also a really great human being and he’ll be missed. Meatballs was always one of my favorite films as a kid and this scene in particular was highly quoted in our house.

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Have a great weekend everybody – hope everyone’s great!

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Movie Motivation & Pirate Michael Bolton

To the untrained human, trying to get pregnant simply involves gettin’busy, knockin’ boots, makin’ bacon, the lust and thrust, the bump and grind, havin’ a bedroom rodeo, some hanky panky, gettin’ lucky, a roll in the hay, a good old fashioned shag…..

……but for those of us in the infertility trenches, we know getting pregnant means trying to hone your body into a perfectly balanced eco-system of hormones and chemicals you never knew you had while aligning the planets during a mystical creatures convention where a unicorn nods approvingly at you and The Cubs win The World Series.

It can be daunting.

For me, it boils down to having a constant stream of distractions, shiny objects and things to occupy my brain.  I share some here each week.

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The week here started off with some tough news so I’m a little late with this week’s edition.  I spent a mess of time looking at Louis CK clips and Muppet Show excerpts (very medicinal), but in the end I went with two of my very favorite movie scenes and a ridiculous video that just makes me laugh for its brilliance and stupidity.

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Meatballs was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and the classic “It Just Doesn’t Matter” speech by Bill Murray has always been a go-to for quoting. It’s one part pep talk and one part B.S. call-out about how life really works….and sometimes you really do need both at the same time.

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Animal House.  I barely feel the need to say more….but Belushi reminds us that it’s not over ’til it’s over

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Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg are The Lonely Island and they’re responsible for tons of videos you’ve likely seen via Saturday Night Live.  This one features Michael Bolton and I love every inch of it.

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A great week to all, and to all a great week.