Saturday, November 17, 2007

Shahrazade's Wedding, Part V

Because A Thousand and One Nights Are Never Enough

To hear the story, listen to the trees.

To read the story, come to the mountains of Bactria.

A note on sound. I f the audio doesn't play, try a different browser. For some reason I can't play it in Safari but can in firefox. Weird, huh? Alchemy?


Hobbes said...

Delay: n. The mother of excuses.

I have not delayed in posting this, and therefore I believe I'm first.

TLP said...

*sigh* Oh, well, whatcha gonna do? *waiting*

Ariel the Thief said...

No worry, that happens to servers under heavy traffic.

uhwla - Up to hill, Walela!

Cooper said...

Couldn't even be first on a day the post wasn't up in time. ;(

Drive careful, and tie up the hitchhikers hands and feet - gently of course.

The OE said...

Sometimes a covert operative is crouched in the leaves and looking back

Jim said...

I thought maybe Ambrose had eaten your blog for today.

Guess I'll go walk Adi while I'm waiting. Maybe we can figure out how to have her picture on my blog for my Sunday message tomorrow.

Drive carefully, if that's possible where you will be going.
At any rate have a nice trip.
Is Ambrose with you?

mireille said...

I'm trying to reach down deep for some empathy, some understanding, some measure of ... oh, I don't know. Sorry about the six hours of driving. You're gonna be really tired so be careful. xoxo

Minka said...

Is she cute?

Mother Theresa said...

Does Minka know something the rest of us don't? Be back tomorrow, because later will be too late over here. :)

Anonymous said...


1. A politician on the take. (435 guys with the same first name, Tom ...)

2. For shame, Minka!


I Dive At Night said...

Huh? Blogus interuptus?

TLP said...

Minka! I never would have written that! 'Cause I'm too d*mn slow to think of it. *pout*

So, dawg, where ya been and why didn't you fly? And, inquiring minds want to know: Is she cute??

Verifier: fksuok
And I am not touching that!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I've cleaned the house and I'm still waiting.

Doug The Una said...

Hobbes, not only are you first on the post but you were 11 hours before the post.

TLP, aren't there some homeless people you could mug?

Sorry, Actonbell.

Ariel, it was definitely the traffic.

Cooper, any idea how to extract a rubber ball?

OE, I've never seen them do that. Dang you guys are good.

Just damped it up a little, Jim.

Thank you Mireille.

Minka, more than cute. It was like her horns were made for my hat.

Theresa, who knows what a penguin dreams of?

Thank you, my dysenteric friend. No delayer you.

Somethin' like that, Morgan.

TLP, hooves were like red alabaster.

Sorry, Quilly. Still?

Anonymous said...

No, I did not stay still. I cleaned. I made lunch and then did dishes. I folded and put away the laundry and ironed OC's shirts. I also went swimming and I have begun preparing dinner. You, sir, were very tardy.

mireille said...

"Go and catch a falling star
Get with child a mandrake root
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil's foot..."
Donne. As in, why isn't the wedding done yet? Why is the mother-in law-stalling? xoxo

TLP said...

Quilly! You IRON? I think I'm in love! What a woman! Can I have you when OC is done with ya?

They should serve peanut butter and Caviar. Always a hit.

Anonymous said...

I knew that so-called "botanist" was a fraud. Mandragora oceanum, if you please. What you get when you trust somebody who received their degree by taction instead of study. Hmph.

[*mutters* Third-declension neuter Latin noun ... sheesh]

Everybody say What?!? :P

TLP. Yes she does. No you can't. I don't plan to be done with this one for, oh, at least three decades. Saaareee.

Doug The Una said...

Quilly, do note those were OC's shirts you ironed and OC's dinner you cooked.

Mireille, I don't think she's stalling. I think she wants everything to be perfect on her daughter's special day. A daughter's wedding being her mother's fullest moon.
TLP, I'll have mine without the caviar, I think.

I agree, Actonbell. A dashing word for someone who creeps.

Doug The Una said...

Sorry, Amoeba. Leili thanks you for the correction. It sounded fishy to me too.

Lila said...

Bravo! Story is progressing nicely... The comments section is a little more dubious.

My verifier is xoofh... sounds like I gave someone a kiss and two hugs and then they spit in disgust.

Mother Theresa said...

I love the way you included the oak and the linden tree. The myth of Philemon and Baucis is one of my favorites. :)

Anonymous said...

Doug -- noted. Why do you think he plans on keeping me for 30 or so years? I get the gas tank that never empties and he get's the dinner plate that's always full. The Shah and his bride should take note ....

Anonymous said...

Btw -- I am thinking that their wedding banquet should include roast mother's-in-law tongue.

Jamie Dawn said...

Roast MIL's tongue... ha, ha, ha, Quilly.

As long as there's chocolate truffles, all will be well.
Cassim did good. He should get two truffles.

I think they should throw bird seed instead of rice at the ceremony.

Doug The Una said...

Alternatively, AP3, you sucked their teeth crooked, causing a lisp.

Mine too, Theresa. Blessings on the simple folk.

Scandalous, Quilly! Hmmmmm.

You're right, JD. There should be truffles in case you come to the ceremony.

Anonymous said...

yeesh -- i came bright and early first thing Saturday morning, and you, my friend, were nowhere to be found. well, "found", but you sure as heck had nothing to say (a little wah wah wah -- i can't load up my story, but that's it).

THEN i tried to come back, to no avail (damn those Rams and their 2-game winning streak!)

finally i had a moment to sit/read/enjoy this chapter in your new and intriguing tale. what can i say -- it was well worth the wait! but then, truly good things always are. ; )

Doug The Una said...

Yeah, yeah, Scheherezade. Thank you.

Minka said...

I rea dteh story on Saturday but was out of time to comment...I just decided to come back and tell you that you have done good. You had me at "floral detachment to bactria".

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Minka. No need to worry about commenting on the same day as the post. You had me at "I rea dteh."

Minka said...

If I didn't know better, I'd think you are laughing at me!