Saturday, February 02, 2008

Shahrazade's Wedding, Part XVI

"The Beowulf of Wedding Planning" -Actonbell

Hear the story from Bossy, Baroness of Istakhr.















Or, grab supper and have a read.

Thank you all for your patience, where applicable.

27 comments:

G said...

I have those issues from time to time. Good luck.

puppybrose said...

when i saw this note, i wondered if your lumbago was acting up again.

heck, it takes me a while to get out of bed, never mind get over here. take yer time, we'll be ready when you are! ; )

TLP said...

I can think of several things I'd like to say. But I won't. You owe me.

quilly said...

I'm thinking my mind went with TLP's, and I, too, had the common sense to disable its connectivity to my keyboard -- for now.

I Dive At Night said...

Good luck on your neura-tronic issues. Have you tried rebooting?

ariel said...

Sorry about the connectivity issues. On my way home I was thinking about what lets us all be connected depsite of our worlds are far apart, and how easy it is to lose this connection overnight. Also, is there anyone faster than Bruce Lee?

Minka said...

Boy, she better be a knock out! Next thing you'll tell us your dogs ate your assigment for this week!

AP3 said...

We'll be here.

Jim said...

We'll be here since you didn't invite us there, whatever/whoever it is detaining you.
..

Kyahgirl said...

good luck getting connected Doug :-)

The Old Mule said...

dude, neural failure is my life.

The Old Mule said...

BTW - per this connectivity discussion...I don't want you folks forgetting the Chicago escapade.

TLP said...

You do know that old people go to bed early, right?

javajazz said...

you mean
there are actually people
who are older than Doug?

TLP said...

"So, with Leili drowsing and the men carousing, Bossy wandered off browsing." Great line!

And I love this bit too: "You know,” Leili told the cow’s tail...." and here I thought I was the only person who talked to cow's tails.

The plot thickens. Good stuff. But you know I have to subtract points for lateness. So what would have been an A+ is just an A. Your parents will still be proud of your report card. But parents expect a lot from a genius. Genius and Djinni -- both are a blessing and a burden.

BTW, the audio didn't work for me. I'll have to listen to that tomorrow.

TLP said...

Ooops! Now it works! Niks and I are listening now.

Doug said...

G, glad I'm not alone.

Neva, I think it was my rutabaga.

TLP, I'll pay you back next time I'm in town.

Quilly, I'm kind of glad I don't get it.

Morgan, the button's stuck.

Ariel, are you this funny in Hungarian?

Minka, it's funny you say that. The router I replaced this afternoon looks like a D-cup.

Thanks, Sis.

Jim, come on by. My father, dogs, and the sales guy at Fry's are who I've been tarrying with.

Thanks, Kyah. Some days the dendrites don't reach.

Nope, Mule. Good call. I checked with a buddy who lives in Chicago and works in the loop for good meeting places for Friday night and Saturday noon and the sonofagun sent me link to a website listing eateries. You and me gonna work this out?

TLP, you should have raised me better.

Haha, JJ. They're scarce and looking to be scarcer.

TLP, here is something I learned today: The word Genie does not come from the Arabic Djinni but from a French word meaning spirit. I did not know that.

mireille said...

Wonderful. ...with Leili drowsing and the men carousing, Bossy wandered off browsing. and then look what happened: I dream of djinni. xoxo

quilly said...

Oh my, this has a magical promise to it. Doug, your prose was well worth waiting for!

ariel said...

LOL @Javajazz! If there was a list, those words should be in the top ten.

actonbell said...

I agree with Mireille and TLP, those are great lines, and this is an intriguing installment. Djinni and its alternate spellings are Scrabble words, too. I'm surprised that it comes from a French word, too.


About the Holocaust analogy question: that's a very interesting question, but I think Ratatouille ended much too happily for me to consider that. Even the food critic came around to the rat's side. This movie, along with lots of other children's movies of late (such as Shrek) is mostly about acceptance and not judging others by appearance or stereotypes.

SO, you're one of those spoiled kids with an iphone! I'm awed:)

Doug said...

Mireille, I never count out a cow.

Thanks, Quilly. Coming from you that says a lot.

Right Ariel, along with "You mean this isn't what it looks like even though it looks like that."

Actonbell, when the rats were talking about being kept apart and whether to assimilate it felt allegorical. You're right to be awed. The iPhone is an amazing toy. Sadly, though, I was so filled with wonder I upgraded to the newest Mac OS on my laptop as soon as it came out which is why there are gaps in my reading.

AP3 said...

You keep outdoing yourself, bro!

Jamie Dawn said...

Bossy has all the luck.
Whatever will happen next??!!
I'm eager to find out!

G said...

Where will all this carousing and browsing...and Hebrew lead to?! Stay tuned.

Such a cliffhanger!

Minka said...

"The great road was a long and divided path of wide silences perforated occasionally by the clamor of bustling caravans kicking up dust in pursuit of commerce and the soft footfalls of lurking thieves in pursuit of caravans."

I find that beautifully oriental, sunny, warm with a bit of dust and buzzling with activity. One of my favorite sentences ever, I think. Well, probabbly until the next episode.

A Djinni...not only is the gras more greener on the other side, it holds lamps to be rubbed as well. And even if there is no djinni inside, it's always useful for a lovely pot of tea around the campfire.

Doug said...

Thanks, AP3, but no goofy humor I'll ever write will be as funny and odd as Eli Manning disappearing in a cloud of smoke from six Patriots and completing a pass to his teammate's helmet. I was tempted to walk away from satire.

Me too, JD.

G, I have no idea.

Thank you, Minka!