Bet Your Bottom Dollar

Today, the BTOH (brown truck of happiness, love that) came. It brought two things- a one piece bathing suit that is a size smaller than the one I had to wear this summer...good thing. Even better? A movie I ordered last week. The first film I remember watching as a little kid.


Oh, I was obsessed. I wanted to BE Annie. I had the soundtrack on tape. I would perch myself on the windowsill in my room (tough, as it was probably only two inches wide) and sing along to 'Maybe'.

Give me a break. I was six, okay?

For many years, I was convinced I was adopted. I blame Annie. Come on, what kid who saw that movie didn't have the fantasy of beng adopted by Daddy Warbucks? I wanted my bath drawn by Mrs. Greer. And Drake to bring my tray. And Mrs. Pew to come take it away. Dammit.

And Miss Hannegan, Rooster and Lily St. Regis? When you're six, scary - no, TERRIFYING. Now, genius. Could the casting have been any better? I LOVE TIM CURRY.

My mother in law were looking at Amazon the other day trying to pick out some movies for the grandkids. And I saw Annie and just wanted so badly to share it with my nieces (and nephews).

But now I'm kind of scared. How will they react in a world of Hannah Montana (ugh), The Jonas Brothers (dry heave) and High School Musical (seriously, do not even get me started).

I'm sorry, but if they don't like it, I'm disowning them (not really...well, maybe).


april said...

Confession: I've never seen this movie. Shh. Don't tell anyone.

Heather D said...

You're fired. Go out and watch it, stat.

Sarah said...

I remember my mom taking me to see this, and I became obsessed too. I even had the annie dress and orange curly wig, and I would go around the house singing the songs. Ahhh memories.

the story of my life... said...

I have the old annie and the new one..I force my kids to watch them..I cry everytime and Matthew has even read the book! I love Annie...Awww.......

*Lissa* said...

Seriously, April? You should be popped hard.

LOVE Annie.