5 Elle Woods Quotes You Need To Hear Today

5 Elle Woods Quotes You Need To Hear Today

Who doesn't love "Legally Blonde?"

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Legally Blonde has been one of my all time favorite movies since as long as I can remember. It's funny, inspiring, and definitely a classic. A quick Google search of "chick flicks" will bring it to the forefront of any computer screen. So good.

Elle Woods has got to be one of the best characters ever. She is so relatable. Yes, she's a bit dramatic and "out there", but regardless, she's down to earth, witty, and admirable. In case you haven't seen the movie in a while, here are five quotes from Elle that'll make you want to:

1. "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t."

Okay first of all... Very true. She's not wrong. Second of all, I try to remember this (about the endorphins, not about not killing your husband) every time I don't feel like working out. It's truly motivating.

I feel like this is also motivation to get going when you're feeling down. Cheesy and from a chick flick? Yeah maybe. Still true though.

2. "What? Like, it’s hard?"

ICONIC. Absolutely iconic. Sassy and sure of herself. I love it. This is such a positive attitude to have. Plus, Warner was SHOOK when this was her response to him being absolutely baffled that she got into law school.

Little did he know he'd also be surprised later on when she lands a coveted internship alongside him and his new fiance Vivian... And bring the truth to light to expose Chutney in the court case. It's fine.

3. "I once had to judge a tighty-whitey contest for Lambda Kappa Pi. Trust me, I can handle anything."

Again, she's sure of herself. She exudes so much confidence and that's something I think we all could take notes from. How does that saying go? Believe you can and you're already half of the way there? Something like that. Anyways, Elle Woods is already half of the way there.

4. "This is going to be just like senior year, except for funner!"

I'm sorry, I just had to throw this one in there. Totally justifies me saying the word "funner" even though I am fully aware it's not proper English. If Elle Woods can say it, so can I. Also, can we talk about how Elle is able to see the bright side almost always and does her best to remain enthusiastic? That's the kind of energy I'm trying to be on.

5. "And wouldn't somebody who had, say, 30 perms before in their life be well aware of this rule, and if in fact you weren't washing your hair as I suspect you weren't because your curls are still intact, wouldn't you have heard the gunshot, and if in fact you had heard the gunshot Brooke Windham wouldn't have had time to hide the gun before you got downstairs. Which would mean that you would have had to have found Mrs. Windham with a gun in her hand to make your story plausible, isn't that right?"

She really didn't have to snap that hard and win that court case, but she did that, for us- Well, and for Brooke Windham, but that's beside the point. Elle really went and proved herself right while proving almost everyone else wrong.

They were so quick to doubt her and think she wasn't capable of becoming a successful lawyer, mostly because she's categorized as a "dumb blonde" who is full of sometimes arguably naive enthusiasm and a love for all things pink.

She broke through that stereotype and refused to be confined in a box society placed her in. Yes, I understand this is a fictional character we're talking about here, but still relevant and true nonetheless.

Elle Woods is a fictional National Treasure and these quotes are a prime example of why I love her so dang much. I'm not saying I wish I could be her, but I'm not not saying that, either. Thank goodness Reese Witherspoon confirmed a Legally Blonde 3 is in the works last year. Hopefully these quotes can hold us over until then.

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Why High School Musicals Should Be As Respected As Sports Programs Are

The arts are important, too.
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When I was in middle school and high school, I felt like I lived for the musicals that my school orchestrated.

For those of you who don't know, a musical is an onstage performance wherein actors take on roles that involve singing, and often dancing, to progress the plot of the story. While it may sound a little bit nerdy to get up in front of an audience to perform in this manner, this is something you cannot knock until you try it.

For some reason, though, many public schools have de-funded arts programs that would allow these musicals to occur, while increasing the funding for sports teams. There are a few things that are being forgotten when sports are valued more than musical programs in high schools.

Much like athletic hobbies, an actor must try-out, or audition, to participate in a musical. Those best suited for each role will be cast, and those who would not fit well are not given a part. While this may sound similar to trying out for say, basketball, it is an apples to oranges comparison.

At a basketball try-out, those who have the most experience doing a lay-up or shooting a foul shot will be more likely to succeed, no questions asked. However, for an audition, it is common to have to learn a piece of choreography upon walking in, and a potential cast member will be required to sing a selected piece with only a few days of preparation.

There are many more variables involved with an audition that makes it that much more nerve-racking.

The cast of a school musical will often rehearse for several months to perfect their roles, with only several nights of performance at the end. Many sports practice for three or four days between each of their respective competitions. While this may seem to make sports more grueling, this is not always the case.

Musicals have very little pay-off for a large amount of effort, while athletic activities have more frequent displays of their efforts.

Athletes are not encouraged to but are allowed to make mistakes. This is simply not allowed for someone in a musical, because certain lines or entrances may be integral to the plot.

Sometimes, because of all the quick changes and the sweat from big dance numbers, the stage makeup just starts to smear. Despite this, an actor must smile through it all. This is the part of musicals that no sport has: introspection.

An actor must think about how he or she would respond in a given situation, be it saddening, maddening, frightening, or delightful. There is no sport that requires the knowledge of human emotion, and there is especially no sport that requires an athlete to mimic such emotion. This type of emotional exercise helps with communications and relationships.

Sports are great, don't get me wrong. I loved playing volleyball, basketball, track, and swimming, but there were no experiences quite like those from a musical. Sports challenge the body with slight amounts of tactic, while musicals require much physical and mental endurance.

The next time you hear someone say that it's “just a musical," just remember that musicals deserve as much respect as sports, since they are just as, if not more demanding.

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10 Shows To Watch If You're Sick Of 'The Office'

You can only watch it so many times...

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"The Office" is a great show, and is super easy to binge watch over and over again! But if you're like me and you're looking for something new to binge, why not give some of these a try? These comedies (or unintentional comedies) are a great way to branch out and watch something new.

1. "New Girl"

A show about a group of friends living in an apartment in a big city? Sound familiar? But seriously, this show is original and fresh, and Nick Miller is an icon.

2. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Ya'll have been sleeping on this show. It's a musical comedy about a girl that follows her ex boyfriend across the country. I thought it sounded horrible so I put it off for WAY too long, but then I realized how incredible the cast, music, writing, and just EVERYTHING. It really brings important issues to light, and I can't say too much without spoiling it. Rachel Bloom (the creator of the show) is a woman ahead of her time.

3. "Jane the Virgin"

I know... another CW show. But both are so incredible! Jane The Virgin is a tongue-in-cheek comedy and parody of telenovelas. It has so many twists and turns, but somehow you find yourself laughing with the family.

4. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been in popular news lately since its cancellation by Fox and sequential pickup by NBC. It's an amazing show about cops in, you guessed it, Brooklyn. Created by the amazing Michael Schur, it's a safe bet that if you loved "The Office" you'll also love his series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

5. "The Good Place"

Another series created by the talented Micael Schur, it's safe to say you've probably already heard about this fantasy-comedy series. With a wonderful cast and writing that will keep you on your toes, the show is another safe bet.

6. "Fresh Off The Boat"

Seriously, I don't know why more people don't watch this show. "Fresh Off The Boat" focuses on an Asian family living in Orlando in the mid 90s. Randall Parks plays a character who is the polar opposite of his character in "The Interview" (Yeah, remember that horrifying movie?) and Constance Wu is wonderful as always.

7. "Full House"

Why not go back to the basics? If you're looking for a nostalgic comedy, go back all the way to the early days of Full House. If you're a '98-'00 baby like me, you probably grew up watching the Tanner family on Nick at Night. The entire series is available on Hulu, so if all else fails just watch Uncle Jesse and Rebecca fall in love again or Michelle fall off a horse and somehow lose her memory.

8. "Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Okay, this show is not a comedy, but I have never laughed so hard in my life. It's off Netflix but it's still on Hulu, so you can watch this masterpiece there. Watch the terrible acting and nonsense plot twists drive this show into the ground. Somehow everyone in this school dates each other? And also has a baby? You just have to watch. It might be my favorite show of all time.

9. "Scrubs"

Another old show that is worth watching. If you ignore the last season, Scrubs is a worthwhile medical comedy about doctors in both their personal and medical life. JD and Turk's relationship is one to be jealous of, and one hilarious to watch. Emotional at times, this medical drama is superior to any medical drama that's out now.

10. "Superstore"

I was resistant to watch this one at first, because it looked cheesy. But once I started watching I loved it! The show is a workplace comedy, one you're sure to love if you can relate to working in retail. If you liked the Office, you'll like Superstore!

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