Tuesday, July 17, 2007


WITCH, n. (1) Any ugly and repulsive old woman, in a wicked league with the devil. (2) A beautiful and attractive young woman, in wickedness a league beyond the devil.

2007 Update: A sorceress responsible for, among other things, men turning into apes; enchantments that cause obsession, indifference or distraction in the victim; the levitation of owls; the nocturnal rituals of cats; and, in many cases, profligate drinking, foolish voting and debt.

Merry Christmas in July to The Ice Queen. Alles gut zum geburstag!


Anonymous said...

I'm first? Can't be.

Have a wonderful birthday Minka!!! 30 is amazing

See a pattern here. Witches and werewolves

Some people use witch for bitch but I prefer to call a bitch a bitch

In NY many people call Sally Brompton the astrologer a witch because she has an uncanny ability to say truth--in the NY Post or TV Guide

She says that Cancer's have one chance and it is now!!!

Witches, especially her, scare me

Anonymous said...

WITCH, n. A participant in a covenant.

Happy Birthday, Minka! What'd you do, bewitch everybody around here? Why this unaccustomed silence ...?

Unknown said...


birthday greeting to teh penguin

urdtsuh: you're d tops, uh!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Penguin...another step closer to adulthood.

G said...

Happy Birthday Minka!!! I hope you are enjoying yourself and being treated to all sort of birthday funnery! XOX

Doug, your update so perfect and timely for our birthday celebrant, I can only say well done!

Ariel the Thief said...

Very Happy Birthday, Monika! it must be nice to get home AND in the middle of a birthday celebration! :)

witch, sometimes the problem, other times the solution.

Anonymous said...

personally, i think you're a brave brave man for electing to use this word on this day. wait, did i say "brave"? heh... i think i meant stupid.

KIDDING. i kid. i can think of no other person who would appreciate such a sentiment as much as teh Penguin will when she finally gets around to seeing it. still... talk about tempting the "fates". ; )

"Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" asked the nervous Munchkin. (Wizard of Oz)

"I'm not a witch, I'm your wife." (The Princess Bride)

(sorry, in my head those two quotes played rather nicely back to back)

Anonymous said...

yoiks... and speaking of Teh Penguin:


Sar said...

My little one was a "sparkly" witch last Halloween.

Happy Birthday & Congrats on The Big Three Oh, Minka!

Anonymous said...

Witch: A class of woman only recognized in hindsight, after her spell has been broken, and her considerable charms have faded. Usually an ex-girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Minka. And may you enjoy many more casting your always enchanting spells.

Doug The Una said...

Pia, you are first! Mail off the book just in case that witch is right.

Amoeba, usually you go after more than religion. What happened to your appetite?

Karma, ribbet!

Hahahahaha, Joel. That's all I'm saying.

Thanks, G.

Ariel, they're like vampires in that regard.

Puppy, that played well in mine, too. I ain't afeared, by the way.

Well, howdy, Sar. three-oh sounds ooooooold

That's funny, Andrew. Witches turn into princesses in my hindsight.

Hear hear, Quill.

mireille said...

Happy Birthday, Minka! re witch: heh. xoxo

Minka said...

witch, huh?

*tries to wriggle her nose*

Thank you for those wonderful Christmas wishes, Douglas. I´ll keep them cool in the fridge until the time is ripe.

To the rest of you guys...thank you so very much for all those lovely greetings. I landed back in Iceland a few minutes ago (past midnight) and gladly announced to the customs officer, who was about to check my luggage, that it was still my birthday. He checked the luggage anyway...but gave me a bar of chocolate. You see, the trouble with spells and witching: after midnight...almost everything turns into a pumpkin.

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy B-day to Minka!!!!!

I don't know witch way is up.

I met my first blog buddies ever tonight!!!!
My whole family had dinner with them.
I'm meeting you and one other blog buddy while I'm in CA. I may be meeting another the following week.
This is great fun!! :-)

You're not a witch are you?? Or a wizard??
I'm in a Harry Potter frame of mind.
Stupify!! (I'm practicing my spells.)

I Dive At Night said...

I know a blogger capable of casting an enchantment to cause obsession and distraction in the victim. It leads to foolish drinking. Does that count?

Minka said...

I just had to:

"Granny had heard that broomsticks were once again very much the fashion among younger witches, but she didn't hold with it. There was no way a body could look respectable while hurtling through the air aboard a household implement. Besides, it looked decidedly draughty."

-Terry Prachett, Equal Rites-

Minka said...

and one more...'cause it was my birthday yesterday:

"On nights such as this, witches are abroad.

Well, not actually abroad. They don't like the food and you can't trust the water and the shamans always hog the deckchairs."

-Terry Prachett, Wyrd sisters-

Doug The Una said...

Cooper. a fine day for you to drop by with a denial and an affirmation.

Heh, yourself, Mireille.

Welcome home, Minka, and I hope your birthday was grand.

How cool, J.D. It's fun isn't it? I'm not even a card sharp.

I don't think so, Morgan. Blogger's aren't witches but dweebs.

Minka, feel free to quote your favorite author any year you have a birthday in.

Cie Cheesemeister said...

Then there's the boring kind of witch, like me, who is simply someone who didn't get along with the accepted religion of the society and so reverted to a previous one. Neither hideously ugly nor in any way beautiful, I zig-zag or sleepwalk in my own odd way through life, annoying those who lack a sense of humor and frightening those who are devoted to the accepted religion.

Doug The Una said...

Cheesie, we definitely need that kind.