Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Ice Queen

#42, Aw, who am I kidding?

To hear The Ice Queen, approach her hiding place.












To read The Ice Queen, click on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who must be spinning in his grave about now.

This week in The Prattler, "Alloyed Praise for George W." and a political cartoon depicting Grover Cleveland.

24 comments:

Minka said...

How appropraitely that I rule first on this blog today. Better publish this before someone else spoils the whole thing!

Minka said...

Doug that was so great. I agree Goethe might turn in his grave, but I am sure he´d appreciate the sentiment.

For all concerned:
the lovely little Herbert-who has been well received at my court- is raised appropriately according to the customs of my country.
His timetable includes sessions of snowball throwing with aiming parctices Mondays and Wednesdays,
skiing on Fridays and I am pleased to announce that he has taken quite a fancy to ice-sculpturing.
He still has a little trouble adapting to the colder climate, but nothing a little rolling in the snow won´t cure:)
Ice-cream anybody?

AP3 said...

Well done! I love the verse. Monika is awesome, too.

Doug said...

Minka, I'm glad you were first here today, your royal sisterness. And glad to hear Hubert is doing so well. He's in capable if cold hands.

Aral, Monika ain't the Ice Queen for nothing.

Cowgirl said...

Wonderful! Go Minka! (Good job Doug).

Ok, now I feel like singing this morning..

Rescue me
Oh take me in your arms
Rescue me
I want your tender charms
'Coz I'm lonely and I'm blue
I need you and your love too

Come on and rescue me
Come on baby and rescue me
Come on baby and rescue me
'Coz I need you, by my side
Can't you see that I'm lonely
Rescue me

Come on and take my heart
Take your love and conquer every part
'Coz I'm lonely and I'm blue
I need you and your love too

Come on and rescue me
Come on baby and rescue me
Come on baby and rescue me
'Coz I need you by my side
Can't you see that I'm lonely

Rescue me
Oh take me in your arms
Rescue me
I want your tender charms
'Coz I'm lonely and I'm blue
I need you and your love too
Come on and rescue me
Come on baby, take me baby, hold me baby, love me baby
Can't you see that I need you baby
Can't you see that I'm lonely
Rescue me

Come on and take my hand
Come on baby and be my man
Cuz I love you cuz I want you
Can't you see that I'm lonely?
take me baby
love me baby
need me baby
Can't you see that I'm lonely?

rescue me, rescue me.......

Miz BoheMia said...

Rescue... what this story did for a bohemian in the grips of too many chores...

Ooooh Doug! Lovely, lovely story! Monika Minka the Ice Queen is divine!

mireille said...

Minka! The Ice Queen and Ace Babysitter! xoxo

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Great tribute to Minka.

But I always thought it was Jim Dandy to the rescue.

Sar said...

Yay for my pretty German in Iceland sistah!

"Horns in her hair" is her viking helmut, right? Just an example of how well you did capturing our Monika. If she wasn't so darn far away, my little princesses would be thrilled to have The Ice Queen rescue them from me as their royal sitter.

karma said...

our Minka rules!

Kyahgirl said...

Yay Minka-she'll straighten him out. The little rascal doesn't know how lucky he is! better to go play ice games with Minka than hang around Doug and get chloroformed! :-)

(Nice poem Doug!)

actonbell said...

Yay for Minka! I'm sure all the little ones enjoy having The Queen come to their rescue. What a treat:)
Rescue: I keep thinking of the Rolling Stones (yes, you could be mine...I will be your knight in shining armor, coming to you emotional rescue...)

Great verse, Doug. The horns remind me of the comic strip where Helga stares at Hagaar and ponders: "I wonder how he gets his hat on over his horns."

Logo™ said...

I LOVE it, poor Goethe, oh well, he's dead, Long Live the ICE QUEEN!

I must confess though, I am a little envious,
I wish I had an Ice Queen to subdue the Things!

Great job Doug,
as always.
I am glad you started this, the stories of you are wonderful but with this kind thrown in, it is a masterpiece!

ariel said...

ROTFL Doug! it's just too funny. + one true definition of *rescue*.

what, Monika, not a word of the game you call "‘finding the needle in hay’"? :-P

Doug said...

Cowgirl, I see the coffee is working this morning and you've switched to Shayna's brand. Great song, too.

Thanks, Miz B and credit to you for the Ice Queen's new clothes.

Mireille, it's an impressive range, isn't it?

Nope, TLP, Minka.

Sar, I think your girls would benefit from a summer in Iceland. And good eye, the horns are from the picture on her Wednesday guest post.

Hail Queen Minka! Hail Queen Karma!

Kyahgirl, I forget how sensitive people are about child abuse. I don't understand.

Hahahaha, Actonbell. I haven't seen that one, but that's funny.

Thank you, Logo. These are way more fun than the autobiographical ones.

Ariel, I'm curious if people in other countries have the "Find the needle in the haystack" tradition. I'm glad you had fun.

Cowgirl said...

Doug, coffee definitely worked its charm this morning, rescuing me from my groggy state.

I better stock up on Shayna's brand...

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Well, okay. I guess Minka to the rescue...but then there's

Jim Dandy on a mountain top
30,000 feet to drop
He's got a lady on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go, Jim Dandy

ariel said...

that sounds like a good song. I wish I could hear you sing it.

Doug, we have RICH "needle in the haystack" traditions, and many folk songs around the theme with or without haystack, usually not with young queens and little boys, but in the end there's a child in every queen and there's curiosity in every little boy. I loved the poem, and I trust the Ice Queen is going to make the boy see there's a life beyond television.

Jamie Dawn said...

What a delightful poem in honor of a very delightful Monika!
What kid wouldn't want to land in the arms of such a sweet young lady? Spoiling kids is her specialty.

Your definition is really good. Future calamity is assured!

Fred said...

Not much to add to my pals up there. Long live the Ice Queen!

Doug said...

It seems so, Cowgirl. And let us in on the brand. I'd like to sell it.

Well, sure, TLP. But who'd prefer rhinestones to diamonds?

Ariel, I'm glad to hear needles in haystacks can be easily found. I agree. TLP, why don't you sing that and post the recording?

Sure is, Jamie Dawn. I can't imagine the child who'd prefer dad to Monika. She can be the pied piper of Iceland.

Thanks, Fred, and I agree. Long Live the Ice Queen.

Minka said...

Ariel, let´s just say that "the needle in the hay" game, also known as"the search for the one-eyed snake" ensures the reproductin of my people;)

Everybody else, thank you for the multitude of compliments-I deserve them :)

Doug, Thank you again fo rthis amazing tribute. Especially since you pciked Goethe´s Erlenk├Ânig. A poem only fit for a king. But you made it fit for me, your Queen. Bow! I hereby name thee Knight Douglas of the Frozen Lands. Hail!

Doug said...

Minka, I've always thought of you as clever and as funny, but I have to say since you got back from Germany you're on a complete tear. I'm honored to be knighted.

You know, I picked Erlenk├Ânig for you a long time ago, but it was always going to be prose with you as the Elf King's daughter until you changed the name of your blog. Then I thought I had no choice but to do it this way.

Minka said...

Well Doug, I have looked really hard at life over there in Germany and let´s just say ... I have seen the joke! :)