Thursday, August 26, 2010

spies in the house

Psst! Carlton, I spy Nutella on high.
Yes Carter! I see it too!
We must have this fabulous treasure!
Hey, Maurice, will you use your Superhero cape to fly up and get us some apples?
Please please?
Yes, Britta, yes, Astrid. I'd be happy to.

Oof. Still gotta work on that landing.
Let's go in and sit on the nice, soft, cushions.
Nice apple you got there.
Yeah! Hee hee hee. I like how it fell off the tree when you bonked it with your head.
There lies the secret to our success!
A Superhero Magical Flying Cape
Just the object indeed.
Let us steal it once the rabbit goes away.

Here it is! Not kept under lock and key, nor watch of any kind. Silly rabbit!
How does it work?
This we must discover, Carlton.
It appears to be a simple length of cotton cloth, embellished with a large M.
Do you see an "ON" switch anywhere? Any levers or buttons or pull cords?
Nothing of the sort, Carter. Perhaps it is voice-activated.

It is large for us. Perhaps we can use it as a magic carpet.
Up and Away!

It is a cape, after all. Perhaps it is necessary to wear it. The connection of the two ends may provide an essential circuit necessary to its function.
Off we GO!
Up Sesame!
I have noticed the rabbit always wears it with the M hanging off the back. Perhaps orientation is important.
Let me give you a boost.
I'm going up! going up!
And I'm going down!
It's not so good at landing.
Maybe we should try again later.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Story for the P-Bus

It's the Poetry Bus! This week our mission is to riff off of a kid's story.
Well, I think we can do that. Everybody ready for a story?
Yes Yes Tell us!
Once upon a time there was a woodcutter and his wife, who lived deep in the forest...
That's a woodcutter?
Yes, that's the woodcutter and his wife. They do, um, teak or something. Very nice wood.
Ahem, the woodcutter had cut down all the nice teak trees until there weren't any left, and with the global economic crisis and all, their investments tanked and they just couldn't make ends meet. So they decided to get rid of the kids, where were eating them out of house and home anyway. Hey, kids, lets go for a walk in the woods.
I thought there weren't any woods left. There was woods left, but they were just regular trees, all twisted and gnarly. Nobody wanted to buy them.
So they went for a walk in the woods, and late in the afternoon the woodcutter told them to stay put while he went and got them something to eat.
Mmmm I can hardly wait to eat, Greta.
Harold, I'm famished. When's Dad coming back? Is he bringing steaks?

But they waited and waited and the woodcutter didn't come back. Suddenly, a giant ogre appeared.
HO HO! What have we here! A couple of tender morsels for my stew! The ogre swept up Harold and Greta and stuffed them in his sack. Back in the ogre lair, he threw them into the stewpot, where other terrified victims were already floating. As the meaty ogre turned his back to start a fresh green salad to go with his stew, Harold and Greta leapt out of the pot. They leapt onto the ogre and devoured him right down to the bones. Temporarily full, they let the grateful captives go.
Thank you! Thank you!

Meanwhile, back in the woodcutter's mansion, the woodcutter and his wife were starting find the house empty and quiet.
It's so nice to have the place to ourselves! Mom! Dad! We're back!
Oh! Why yes you are, my darlings.
What's for dinner? We're hungry.
Yes, I'm sure my dears. Let's go look what's in the cupboard.
And they lived happily ever after.
Are you sure?
Why do they always live happily ever after?
What did they have for dinner?
Is it our turn for dinner?
And that's our Poetry Bus ticket for this week. To check out the other riders, click here!
Heh heh heh.

Now we are free from that digusting ogre, we can get on with our nefarious plans!
Yes! We will rule the world!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Not kid stuff

Step one in making a gin&tonic, is get a really juicy lime.

Squeeze the whole thing into a glass with ice.
All of it? Thatsalotta lime.
That's how Nancy likes it. A fizzy, ginny, limeade

Next you add some gin. Not too much.
How much is too much?
Depends. And then you fill it with tonic.

Hmmm. I think there's some spilled here.
Smells strange.
Tastes good, though.
Yeah, that's not bad.

Hey, what are you guys doing in the apple tree?
Doing acrobatics!
Going to make pie!
Is this the apple tree?

It's fun up here
Look! No hands!
Hey, I found an apple!
Get down from there before you hurt yourselves.
May we have some more of that lime stuff?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

random pix

I just wanted to share a few random photos from my recent trip to the US. No particular story.Hello? anybody in there? A rabbit at the United States Supreme Court!

A rabbit at the National Gallery.
Nobody even yelled at me for touching the art.

A rabbit meeting a really really fabulous blogger: Reya!