Beaumont: So… Louise…. I don’t get it.
Me: Get what Beau?
Beau: Well… you know how you just spent days and days putting together a desk calendar for your She Dares Boldly series…
Me: Yeeeesss…. (already I know I’m in trouble…)
Beau: Well… I don’t understand why you don’t have a “Beaumont Dares Boldly” calendar.
Me: (pausing… stalling… breathing…) Umm… Well… I…
Beau: See! You don’t have an answer!
Me: That’s true Beau. I don’t.
Beau: So there’s no excuse why you don’t.
Me: I didn’t say that.
Beau: Actually Louise. You didn’t say anything ’cause there’s nothing to say. There’s no excuse.
Me: (thinking fast…) Well Beau. The She Dares Boldly calendar is my art work.
Beau: And what am I?
Me: My dog?
Beau: Dawggone it Louise. Six and a half years into this relationship and all you can think of is to call me ‘your dog’?!!!! That’s offensive.
Me: Oh Beau. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend. It’s just… you are a dog, not my artwork.
Beau: I may be a dawg, but I am as special and unique and creative as your artwork. I think you should do a calendar about me.
Me: Umm…. Can I take it under advisement?
Beau: This isn’t about taking Louise. It’s all about doing. I think you need to do the right thing.
Me: And I suppose the right thing is to create a desk calendar all about you.
Beau: You may be hooman Louise but you do catch on. Maybe not quickly, but later is better than never.
Me: And what happens if I don’t?
Beau: Catch on?
Me: haha. Very funny Beau. No. If I don’t create a calendar all about you.
Beau: Are you really willing to risk finding out?
Me: Oh dear. This is kind of one of those rock and hard places thingies isn’t it.
Beau: Only if you don’t do the right thing.
I sit contemplating that place…. Do she or doesn’t she?
Beau: No such place as “Does she or doesn’t she” on this one Louise. The only appropriate response is, She Dares Boldly.
Me: You know you’re throwing my own words back at me, right?
Beau: Nah. I’m just giving you an opportunity to live your talk and walk it too.
And so … do I or don’t I?
Your thoughts are most welcome! Please!!!!! Help!!!! What do you think about a calendar with photos and quotes from Beaumont the Magnificent?
And for those who haven’t seen it on my Dare Boldly blog — here is the video for the She Dares Boldly Calendar.