Friday, August 16, 2013

Home is Where the Hardest

"The Long Road Home"
Painting by my talented cousin and mixed media artist
Pam Carriker
who lives art at the speed of life and vice versa!
Thanks Pam!

New Fortnightly Post!
Please click to read a variety of selections on going home
and acting your age (if possible!)
"At Least Eleven"
on the
The Fortnightly Kitti Carriker
A fortnightly [every 14th & 28th]
literary blog of connection & coincidence; custom & ceremony

. . . including one of my favorite Office-isms:

Michael: This is where I belong.
This is my home,
and home is where the hardest.
Oscar: Home is where the heart is.
Michael: Heart is. That makes a lot more sense.

Actually, as is so often the way, I think Michael might have had it right the first time; for indeed, so / too many times, "Home is where the hardest."

I love the way that in every case, Michael's mixed up versions of these common sayings seem to make more sense than the original! Here are a few more few more:

"The business world is a doggy-dog world."

"This thing is going to spiral out of amok."

"I've been hit by Cupid's sparrow."

"Dwight betrayed me once before. So this is his strike two. You know what they say, fool me once, strike one, but fool me twice -- strike three."

Betrayal ain't just a river in Egypt.

She cut off her nose to spiderface.

It just seems awfully mean. But sometimes, the ends justify the mean.

The odds of them getting together were insurmountainable.

Plus, a couple from Madmen:

1. Creativity: "the least important, most important thing there is."

2. Anxiety: "Stop barging in here and infecting me with your anxiety."

. . . which in turn reminds me of a great Office quote from Kelly:
"You can't just come into my nook and call me stupid!"


  1. To track down in the future:


    2. from 2010 Spring Season, the episode where Dwight is in the gym spying on Michael's new girlfriend.

  2. Facebook Chat:

  3. Another good one from facebook:

    "Stuck in the pass" (rather than "past").