Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You Betcha', Baby

Red and I have been taking our evening apertifs on the Veranda again, in an effort to shake off my bad case of the blues. Bad girls, bad girls… But seriously, we’ve been considering life as we know it. Here’s what we’ve decided:

Red: I don’t know, Kathy. I think it all comes down to a question of doing what’s right whenever you can and screw the rest of it. 

Kathy: You’re probably right, because in the end, that’s all that matters. Following the rules, observing the traditions, living up to others’ expectations – none of that counts in the scheme of things. It’s having the guts to go with what you know to be right. 

Red: You betcha’ baby! Hey, I love that line in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. You know, when she picks up the cigar butt and takes a big toke and dares the guy to challenge her right to smoke one.

Kathy: (laughing) I LOVE that movie, period. Do you realize we’ve watched it four times since Christmas? One of the best presents last year. 

Red: Actually – that movie says it all. When Miss Pettigrew takes a chance and lives by her own code of conduct, things turn out all right. When Amy Adams’ character follows her heart, going for the good guy instead of the rich or influential ones, she’s truly happy. That’s it, isn’t it?

Kathy: You betcha’ baby!

Red: You know, so few people know about that movie. It’s kind of sad isn’t it?

Kathy: A little, yeah. It’s a bit on the funky side, but you know I love anything with Frances McDormand in it and anything English. 

Red: I know, I know. And it is a feel-good movie, that’s for sure.

Kathy: Wanna watch it again? (excitedly)

Red: (sighing heavily) Maybe later. Let’s finish our Bloody Marys first, okay?

Kathy: (holding an imaginary cigar) You betcha’ baby


  1. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  2. Good to hear it's only a cigar you are smoking. lol

    laura thomas

    1. Well, things can always change! LOL - I actually like the smell of SOME cigar smoke.

  3. You go girls! Nothing like a good moive or book to put your mind back where it belongs(or should be).

    This may sound self-serving but it's true. When I'm depressed-- I meant really depressed, I read one of my books and am amazed how it lifts my spirit.

    Great post, Kathy dear!

    1. I should try that Dannie! I probably would be uplifted!

      Hugs, good-looking!


  4. Kathy, loved the post. I have never heard of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. If I get a chance I will check it out. It sounds interesting.

    Sending lots of TLC and hugs,


    1. I'm pretty sure you'll love the film. It's very uplifting. Hugs to you, my friend.

  5. Ok, I've never heard of this movie. If you and Red recommend it, then I'm all over it!

    1. Oh, if you don't fall in love with either Frances McDormand or Amy Adams...well, that's just impossible. Have fun!