Isn’t Tombstone a fantastic movie? It’s been a while since I’ve last watched it yet I can clearly remember so many of the excellent quotes and scenes. This morning I’ve been thinking about it a bit, especially Doc Holliday.
With an increased level of stress yesterday and a pile of work in front of me for today and tonight it’d be really easy to let Monday beat me today. It’d be easy to just be frustrated and high strung, but I’ve got bad news for Monday… I’ve got the drop on you today.
I smiled when that thought first crossed my mind this morning. My eyes opened a couple of minutes before my alarm went off. My joints didn’t make any noises and I felt limber when I got up. Becky was bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to run. On our run we ran into a potentially frustrating problem, stayed calm, and found an easy fix. The stars were brilliant and Venus lit up the sky. It was cool and peaceful with almost no traffic. Our vacation is getting so close I can smell it. After our run that thought crossed my mind… Monday, I’ve got the drop on you.
From there my mind went straight to memories of Doc Holliday in Tombstone and I just smiled as wave after wave of slightly modified quotes came to mind that had me chuckling to myself.
- Oh Monday, I apologize; I forgot you were there. You may go now.
- Monday, what an ugly thing to say… does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know, Monday, if I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.
- Why Monday. You look like someone just…walked over your grave.
- Monday, it seems poker just ain’t your game! I know… How about a spelling contest?
And, of course, how could I miss the most obvious one?
Monday, I’m your Huckleberry.
Monday, bring it big shooter… I’m ready to get a lot done today and I’ve got the drop on you!