Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I would like for you to meet my sister

A friend of mine, a scrappin' sister, Wendy made the comment to me a year or so ago when we went to Crop A Doodle Do that I reminded her of someone. This is how the conversation went down.

You know what? Now I know who you remind me of!

Really. I hope it isn't someone awful.

Oh... I can't think of her name ... oh you know who she is ... that psycho woman in Misery!

Christie about peed her pants ... KATHY BATES?!?!!?! she screams?

Me ... I just sat there thinking to myself ... well, this could have gone two ways.

Hey..... you know who you remind me of? That woman from Fried Green Tomatoes ... not Jessica Tandy ... the younger one ... the funny one ... the one who took control of her life and found herself in that movie.


Hey ... you know who you remind me of? That psycho from Misery! The one who hobbles poor James Caan. The one who was the nurse in the maternity ward, and she was killing off those babies. The one who pushed her husband out a window. THAT one!!!

So you can well imagine how I was feeling after that comment. It was funny ... and I didn't mind at all. Really, I didn't.

Fast forward to this morning.

Mini Martha had commented on how she thought the Monkey would love Annie. We have the remake of it (not the Carol Burnett/Tim Curry/Albert Finney version ... that one I grew up on and I LOVED it). This is the one with that dude from Titanic ... the ship's engineer ... and, you got it, Kathy Bates. As the nasty, crotchedy old Miss Hannigan.

Kathy sings her heart out in Little Girls, and the Queen looks over at me and says "Mommy!!!! You look JUST like her. But you aren't mean like that."

Like that. Like that.

Methinks there is a pattern that is emerging here.....

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Anonymous Robin said...

And I, in turn peed my pants yesterday when you called to share the news...

7:20 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...


Hey ... hope the presentation went well!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Jacque said...

I just can't see the connection. You and Kathy Bates...don't see it.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

Well, I can't comment on the resemblance, but I have to say that I have always LOVED Kathy, take no prisoners, comfortable in her own skin...SOUNDS like you!

Thanks for the chuckle.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty thankful I really don't look like anyone. LOL!

Hey, and at least she said you aren't mean.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Thanks, Ann. You always know how to make me feel better!

Someday, I will post my ugly mug on here....

10:28 AM  
Anonymous jenn said...

I love kathy bates!
she's very talented and very funny.
You should be flattered. She's very confident.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Yes, I agree with Ann, it's a compliment. A confident woman indeed, and I mean YOU!

Your response to this totally cracked me up!

6:31 AM  

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