Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shahrazade's Wedding, Part XIV

"The Beowulf of Wedding Planning" -Actonbell

Scratch and listen.

Read the chicken tracks.


Nessa said...

I can't stay awake until 8pm. Oh, the pain. Uh, the agony.

mireille said...

"keep them guessing ... don't be taken for granted ... be a no-show, once in a while" Doug's The WA Rules xoxo

TLP said...


That's totally...unbearable! (I'm still on yesterday's word anyway.)

TLP said...

"TLP, no wonder I can't write! You killed my muse! You landed on her! And your little dog, too!"

I landed on your muse? You sayin' I'm so fat I could kill a muse, buster? Huh? Huh? And I don't got no dog. 'Cept you.

Nessa said...

Doug, don't mess with TLP. She'll turn you into a pretzel. She's doing yoga now and she'll snap you like a twig - all peaceful like.

Minka said...

Are you friggin' kidding me?

If the world jumps out of its axis, we all know who's to blame!

Nessa said...

I think Doug is a real tease, Mireille.

Nessa said...

Now Minka's upset. You have all of the women crying. Are you happy now Doug?

Doug The Una said...

Nessa, take two aspirin and check back in the morning.

Mireille, the WA rules say post daily but Sunday at a reasonable time. Luckily, they aren't enforceable.

TLP, just watch your step in a tornado is all I'm saying.

Nessa, the Dawgbreak asana?

Minka, my Saturday post has been on time maybe once in the last five weeks. Just because you stopped coming late for a week doesn't earn you much pity.

"I'm gonna think of lotta good lies
I'm gonna laugh when a woman cries
I'm gonna have myself a style to recognize"
-Merle Haggard, I'm Gonna Break Every Heart I Can

Ariel the Thief said...

I am sorry to hear that TLP landed on your muse. You shouldn't let her proceed without any supervision at Friday nights.

Jamie Dawn said...


This is an outrage!!!!!

I'll be back! - I wrote that using my Ahhhnold voice.

mireille said...

Yes. Probably best to keep sharp implements away from Shahryar. Strangely, I feel sorry for him. xoxo

Doug The Una said...

Tell me about it, Ariel. And watch where you leave your brooms.

JD, I'll be up in Ahnald land this coming week. Flying, though, so I can't surprise your mom and borrow an almond.

Mireille, he reminds me of some of my kin.

Jim said...

I like your chickens, Doug.

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Anonymous said...

In the corner where he stood against the wall, Shahryar pressed his dagger against his leg until he was relieved of it by a palace guard. Thus ending his private debate over whether or not he should go back to murdering his brides, or perhaps their mothers instead -- along with any cousins who might be nearby.

Muse, if this is what you do when your muse is dead, the next time she is well and thriving write a novel and send it off to Ace.

Minka said...


A Minka is never late, nor is she early...she arrives precisely when she means to. -Gandalf voice-

1st paragraph is missing an indefinite article, the second one has a double "the" and don't even get me started on the 7th!

Your lateness certainly can't be excused with regards to a spell-and-grammar check.


Nessa said...

I couldn't stay awake last night and so now I had to relive Saturday. One should not live in the past.

The wedding party will look lovely dressed in chicken feathers.

TLP said...

"...who...would doubt the ruthless grasp of the wedding party." The wedding party or ANY wedding party? Who indeed? Not me.

Good chapter. I really do feel sorry for the groom-to-be at this point, but then again, he's earned this wedding crap with his past behavior. Makes a person think twice or maybe three times before considering marriage, huh?

Doug The Una said...

A great cause, Jim. Thanks for letting us know.

Quilly, unfortunately, the difference between amused and no muse is a 250 word vignette once a week.

Minka, thank you for the scolding. Mother's milk to me. A double "the" but how many "teh"s?

Nessa, you could have been my guest muse.

TLP, I agree. Poetic justice.

Nessa said...

I thought actonbell said chicken dance game. Why do they always play the chicken dance at wedding receptions? According to Doug it's appropriate and I guess now we know why (I am smiling as I say this Doug; D)xybykzu

Jamie Dawn said...

Those women sure do argue a lot.

You cannot borrow almonds from my mother, but you can steal some if you wish while she's not looking.

Minka said...

It's so sad when hens start to pick on each much uglier than cock fights.

Great reading, I have to say!

Lila said...

Nice with the story! And you really shouldn't mess with TLP.

Oh, sorry about the Chargers. Well, not really.

Cooper said...

If anyone survives make sure I'm t the wedding.

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Actonbell. That's how I make decisions from now on. It's how I've been making business decisions for some time.

Nessa, you see what happens when people take my advice on the way to the altar.

Thanks, JD. Does she keep them in her desk?

Thank you, Minka.

Sis, I'm not a Charger's fan. I still think Tom Brady's GLBT.

Cooper, want to be flower girl?

Minka said...

what's GLBT?

I kinda need to know what you think of Tom Brady..

Doug The Una said...

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Minka. I'm giving my blogsister a hard time. He is awfully pretty for a straight man, though. I bet he gets his back waxed.

tsduff said...

Just wanted you to know that I read, and actually thought I had left a comment right after Nessa, but it never showed up. My comment was somethng to the effect that all hens are royalty anyway. Because they are.