Just going through older posts and thought Dan needed an answer to his inquiry regarding "good luck-bart luck"
Well, I guess to understand this completely, you have to know (and you probably already know, being a part of the fam) that in this family-
#1 Nothing slides. If you do something even a little embarrassing, it doesn't go unnoticed. You don't get away with anything.
#2 It is usually repeated and quoted for years and years, and ends up being a TOTAL exaggeration of how it was originally spoken or done.
So, about 5 or 6 years ago, Amy, a few of her kids, and I were playing the game "Pit" on the Phisters living room floor. It was REALLY late at night and we had been playing a long time. If you aren't familiar with the game, it is based on the stock market and you all play at the same time without taking turns, trading commodities by yelling "2!!! 3!!! 3!!!" and so on. It makes for total chaotic maddening fun.
Well, in between games we got talking about our individual game strategies, and Amy wanted to say something like "I always have good luck trading barley"
But- it didn't quite come out like that. (I think you can probably see where this is going now)
She said "I have always good luck...with...bart...luck" HAHA!!
I'm sure we have all started a sentence wrong, and it just goes downhill from there. You just can't seem to bounce back and pronounce your words right, or you can't stop making crazy word combinations as your brain tries to correct your earlier mistakes. Perfect Wright laughing material.
Not only were the words totally freaking awesome, but I seem to remember a very monotone, tired voice saying it. Which has now transformed into putting your hands in nerdy "Spock" position and saying GOOD LUCK... BART LUCK in a robot voice.
I happen to have a picture of "good luck bart luck" in action!
This picture took place while Matt was on his mission and we were together playing games and things got a little silly. We missed Matt, but we happen to have a cardboard cut out of him (well, of George Bush with Matt's face on it), so we parked him with us while we played games and did "good luck bart luck" so we could send it to him.
(Special note: Cat got the hands wrong if you look closely).
There you have it! I can't wait for our next victim... Oh, and you better believe I have been the brunt of many family laughs. But mostly it's Catherine.
LOVE YOU!! KISSES!!!