October 23, 2009

My Next Life

                                              
Woody Allen, the well-known movie director is one of the most respect living American directors.                                                                                                                                                                  
He's an actor, comedian, screenwriter, zazz  musician, author, and playwright.                  
My Next Life, by Woody Allen, is a very interesting and hilarious story. It keeps making me laugh, so I figured I'd share it with you. xx

In my next life I want to live backwards.You start out dead and get that out of the way.
Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day.
                                    
You get kicked out being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get
a gold watch and a party on your first day.

You work for forty years until you 're young enough to enjoy your retirement.
You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school.
                                 
You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play.
You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born.

And then you spend your last nine months floating in luxurious spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters everyday and then,
Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!
I rest my case.
                                           
(Photos courtesy of Google images.)                                                                                    

72 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

That has got to be the sassiest quote in the world. Maybe that is what the person had in mind who wrote Benjamin Button. I have to put that down in my quote collection.
QMM

blueviolet said...

That's a real quote?!! Well, now.

flying eagle woman said...

O...M...G...that completely and utterly made my whole WEEK...I send you warm hugs from eastern oregon!!!!

Nevine said...

Interesting guy, this Woody Allen, isn't he? I like the realistic dryness of how he generalizes life in just those words. Thank you for sharing that, Betty! Have a beautiful weekend!!!

Nevine

Highton-Ridley said...

hehe! Thanks for sharing Betty :D

Traci said...

What a terrific way to start the weekend! Thanks for sharing.
:-)

Pat said...

You know, by golly, I think he's on to something there!

Unknown Mami said...

Sounds good to me.

chicamom85 said...

I used to be a big fan of his, but a while ago he kind of turned me off. I love Hannah and her Sisters, Radio Days and several more.

Anne

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Nice imagination! :)

Lynette said...

I guess one can dream:)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Queenmothermamaw, I'm so glad you liked it.


Flying eagle, I send a big big hug.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hey Mark, What are you doing?
I'm so glad to see you !

athina said...

I like very much all the movies of Woody Allen!
The life you described is much more convenient than the present!

Thena said...

Stopping by from SITS!! Have a great weekend.

kys said...

Generally speaking, I'm not a Woody Allen fan. But that was good!

Just Playin' said...

Pretty cool. Not a Woody fan though. Benjamin Button all over again...almost. Thanks for the visit. Hope you'll come back...and yes, truth is cut and dry...usually :)

wenn said...

interesting..

From the O-Zone said...

If I have a choice, that's how I want to try it next time around.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Wenn, i tried to open your blog so many times. It was impossible!

Betty said...

Hello Betty!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!
I love to hear from new visitors.
I´m not a Woody Allen fan, but this sounds interesting!

bonequinhoda bic said...

This guy is one of my favourite directors without a doubt.

yonca said...

Sounds interesting! Have a great weekend.

ηανєєη said...

that guy is creativity gold .... n thats would be a really awesome way to live life O.o .. come on science people do something :P

ritsa said...

I love Woody Allen!

PopisK said...

It's very interesting.
Thanks.

michael said...

He is great!:)

Nelly said...

Oh he is an amazing director

Laura said...

I like him.His movies are great.

Peter said...

He is great!!

Ted said...

He is very good director. I like his movies.

Ted said...

He is very good director. I like his movies.

Drahdrah said...

Too FUNNY !! Thanks.

sonia said...

So interesting.
Thanks for sharing.

Georgia said...

That is interesting. I like Allen
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Steph Jordan said...

LOL that's so the Woody Allen I remember. That inventive imaginative sarcasm. LOL. Good one. And wouldn't it be a trip?

Turquoise Diaries said...

I have read this piece many time on the internet but I wasnt aware that it is written by Woddy Allen. He is such a different man..

Twincerely,Olga said...

Hilarious!!!Thanks for sharing! That would be the way to do it!Happy weekend!

plainolebob said...

Betty, my first thought was benjamin button.
Then i just thought how wonderful.
Big Hugs

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Thank you all for your precious comments.
I am so happy if I could make you smile. Because if you're happy I'm happy too!.
I think of you all.
Hope you have a great time!
xoxo

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Oh OleBob ,I am so pleased to hear from you. You are right.
It reminds me Benjamin Button as well. Hope you're having a super great Sunday! :)
xoxo

Vodka Logic said...

If I had know it was going to end that way I would have prepared myself lol... but really what a better way to go..

thanks for the inspiration.

Traci Lavette said...

Oh.My.God! I absolutely LOVE this!!! Never even thought about it before, but I felt every single word as I read it and envisioned the way that would be. Such a wonderful, wonderful, perspective.

"Thank you" for sharing. I will be back to soak up more :-)

As promised...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b1GKGWJbE8

Let me know what you think.

Kate said...

Ha ha I like it!

Thanks for stopping by as well :)

Kate x
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com

T. Anne said...

Um, sign me up ;)

Secretia said...

Betty, the last line surprised me, "You finish off as an orgasm!"

He's right you know!

Secretia

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Secretia, i understand what you mean. It surprised me as well.
Yes he is so right.
xx

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Woddy is one of the most unassuming creative genius I've ever seen. I love his movies. Annie Hall is the best I've seen so far. Can you suggest a couple more?

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Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hi Ekan, i totally agree with you. He is a genious.
Some of his movies: Another Woman,
inspired by Bergman's Wild Srtawberries, Radio Days, Bananas,
The Curse of The Jade, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Hollywood Ending.
They are good ones.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Ekan, his last and best is The Match Point.

Eva Gallant said...

What a fabulously funny thought!
Just dropped by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.

Lisa Anne said...

LOL that's so funny. In my next life I'd like to some kind of animal. Like a house cat, where I have no worries and can just sleep and purr it away. LOl

big mama said...

He is such a clever man! I admire his work a lot!

Helene said...

Well, you know....he does make a good point!!!

Mindi said...

Yes, It would be nice if we could live life backwards. Strange to think though that you would go to grade school at the end of life. I suppose at that point the old age home would be where we would go to school and preschool would just be for play.

I've enjoyed your musings. You commented before me in roll call from SITS this morning. I'll be back to visit you again.

Cairo Typ0 said...

That is the best plan i've heard for life in a long while! I'm on board! LOL Woody Allen is responsible for one of my favourite all time quotes: "Don't knock masturbation - it's sex with someone i love." :p

Naqvee said...

hi Betty, Im almost fine by now, im over the sadness of my kitten and getting back on track. I was busy with assignments and reports of this semester which is about to end by the 28th of November.

thanks for asking and your comments actually lifted my spirits. love to u too...

I wish we could go back and stay young each coming day how b'ful will that be.. but i think one day this would be possible to go backwards.. to undo the mistakes and faults, to re live the memories of the past, to retry to answer the left questions.. who knows God might give us a 2nd chance to change the world.. who knows that one day Eve will realize and not to choose the glistening fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and bad and who knows then we will experience a second life without Sin and death and pain... i wish all that becomes true one day.. we will be so close to mother earth and to GOD ...

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I am so happy that, as I can see,I
made you laugh on "My Next Life".
In fact, Allen made you laugh.
(I'm pretty jealous).
Much love to YOU all!!




Mindi, thank you so much,and nice to have you here.

Cairo Typ0, welcome on board!

Naqvee, I'm so glad you came back.
Nicely put.Love to ya.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Love that and it makes total sense!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

that's great

serene chaos said...

I agree!! What a way to live, and then what a way to end it all on a high note! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'll definitely be back to visit yours again!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so funny!

Sassy Chica said...

I loved the movie Vicky Christina Barcelona...I aspire to visit Barcelona now...it sounds romantic yet exciting!

Great post, I love the last nine months of luxury and the finale is fabulous!!! Go on girl with your Sassy Self!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

I Wonder Wye said...

Like George Carlin said, you age backwards and life is perfect -- eventually you are a baby, everyone takes care of you -- then blip! You're gone! This was a Fitzgerald story before B Button...and another book is The Confessions of Max Tivoli.....

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Oh, my gosh...love that! Made me laugh.

Several good points were made. It sounds very reasonable to me!

Lynn said...

Oh my...didn't see that end coming!

My best, Lynn

I Wonder Wye said...

George Carlin had a similar routine -- you get tiny, people take care of you, then poof! You're gone! If you're gonna end up drooling and diapers anyway, you may as well do it tiny and adorable.....

Joan Young Spotswood said...

Loved that!
Have a great SITS Day!

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Natalie Beasnett said...

Too FUNNY !! Thanks.