mine: need to know

Season 2 Episode 11 Need to Know

Stacy: I’m going to talk to Mark tonight. Then I’m going to stay here with you.

House: Don’t do it.

Stacy: This isn’t funny, Greg.

House: I know.

Stacy: You…spent all these months chasing me. Now I’m here and you start running. What the hell changed?

House: Nothing. Nothing changes. I’m not going to change.

Stacy: Who asked you to?

House: Mark is willing to do whatever it takes. I’m not. Never was.

Stacy: Now you’re introspective? Weren’t so analytical the other night.

House: You were happy with Mark. You’ll be happy again.

Stacy: Shut up about Mark. What the hell’s wrong with you?

House: I can’t make you happy.

Stacy: What?

House: How do you think this is gonna end? We’ll be happy for what? A few weeks, few months. And then I’ll say something insensitive, or I’ll start ignoring you. And at first it’ll be okay. It’s just House being House. And then at some point, you will need something more. You’ll need someone who can give you something I can’t. You know I’m right. I’ve been there before.

Stacy: Oh. It doesn’t have to be.

House: It does. *quietly says* It does. I don’t want to go there again. I’m sorry Stacy.

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Need to Know Theater: Sex Without Compromise

This might be my favorite Need to Know video from the entirety of Burial at Sea for so many reasons. At the top of them, though is this line: Remember, you come first!

A Woman Should Have...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
…one old love
she can imagine
going back to…
and one who reminds
her how far she has come…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
…enough money within her
control to move out and
rent a place of her own
even if she never wants
to or needs to…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
.. something perfect to wear if
the employer or date of her dreams
wants to see her in an hour…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
.. a youth she’s content
to leave behind…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
…a past juicy enough that
she’s looking forward to
retelling it in her old age….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
…a set of screwdrivers, a
cordless drill, and a black
lace bra…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
..one friend who always makes
her laugh … and one who lets
her cry…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
…a good piece of furniture
not previously owned by anyone
else in her family…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
…eight matching plates, wine
glasses with stems, and a recipe
for a meal that will make her
guests feel honored.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
…a feeling of control over
her destiny…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
….how to fall in love without
losing herself…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
..how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend
without ruining the friendship…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
…when to try harder … and
when to walk away…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
….that she can’t change the
length of her calves, the width
of her hips, or the nature of her
parents…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
…that her childhood may not
have been perfect…but its
over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
…what she would and wouldn’t
do for love or more…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
..how to live alone… even if
she doesn’t like it…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
…whom she can trust,
whom she can’t,
and why she shouldn’t
take it personally…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
…where to go…
be it to her best friend’s kitchen
table…
or a charming inn in the woods…
when her soul needs soothing…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
.. what she can and can’t
accomplish in a day…
a month…and a year…

I am unsure of the author (Pamela Satran maybe?) of this poem, but I really love the message.