August 25, 2005

Lock That Down

The new saying in the office is “Lock that down” shamelessly borrowed from the second season Arrested Development episode “Meet the Veals.”

What does it mean? In the episode, Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) hears Pastor Veal (Alan Tudyk) admit that he and Mrs. Veal (Ione Skye) “got serious at a young age.” He tells the Pastor “Yeah of course who could blame you, you gotta lock that down.”

Later, he is accused by the pastor of kissing Mrs. Veal and he replies “No, she started kissing me. You really should lock that down.”

But it’s been generalized in the office to pretty much taking care of or getting control of any situation. This means there are plenty of opportunities to say it. Ooray!

Sample situation:

This morning I was trying to say the word “didn’t” which is, of course, a contraction of the words “did” and “not.” Unfortunately, it came out sounding like “dih-int.” If you’ve heard the accent around here, you know what I mean. I have a bit of a Fall River/New Bedford area accent, there’s no denying it. But I try to get over it and enunciate so that people can understand what I’m saying, because I can’t understand about 1/6th of the locals even tough I grew up here. Of course, I choose to eschew the most egregious lazyisms.

So I corrected myself aloud several times and then declared, “I’d better lock that down.”

Exciting stuff, eh? Such is my life lately.

I can’t wait for the third season of Arrested Development to start. Until then we’ll enjoy “lock that down” at the office, mainly because there aren’t as many opportunities to say things like “I want to please you secularly.”

If you’re not watching this show, shame on you. Fox was recently showing most of the season in blocks of four episodes on Friday nights. But, unfortunately, they had 2 left that they are not airing this week. Maybe next week or the week after? We can hope.

Time for me to lock this post down.

Posted by James at August 25, 2005 11:25 PM
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We used to say "Make That Fast" (tie it down, literally), but then realized it only worked on board ship. It sounded a little trekkie in bars.
Speaking of trekkie, Alan 'Wash from Firefly' Tudyk rocks.

Posted by: ThirdMate at August 26, 2005 11:57 AM

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