It’s Been a Long Time

So I haven’t blogged since, well, eleven WordPress updates ago.  Not sure if I’m quite back on the wagon but before my last readers (what few regulars I had) give up on me altogether, here goes.

Living in New Zealand when considering making a phone call to friends and family around the world I often think of this classic exchange between Rick and Sam in Casablanca: Rick – “If it’s December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York?” Sam – “What? My watch stopped.” Rick – “I’d bet they’re asleep in New York.  I’d bet they’re asleep all over America.”  And it’s true, no matter what time it is in NZ, they’re asleep wherever I want to call. But at least that led me to read some choice quotes from Casablanca.  The movie is chock full of them.  From the well-known, “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine” to the equally well-known, “I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.”  But personally I am more of a fan of this exchange: Yvonne – “Where were you last night?” Rick –  “That’s so long ago, I don’t remember.” Yvonne – “Will I see you tonight?” Rick – “I never make plans that far ahead.”  Humphrey Bogart, one of the original bad boys.


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