Thursday, October 16, 2008

Flamingos, Forks, Balloons and Shamrocks


Gather around children and I will tell you a tale of Flamingos, Forks, Balloons and Shamrocks.
If you are truly lucky and blessed, into your life will come fairies, princesses, divas and all manner of fey (magical, enchanting, whimsical, being in unnaturally high spirits) creatures.
Once upon a time there was in fact a rather pessimistic, worrying kind of lady in waiting. What she was waiting for she didn't know nor did she feel particularly positive that anything good would become of her. In her lowliest time, an edict was issued that she and her daughters were to attend to Heavenly Father's business in another vineyard. It was in the new vineyard that she met all manner of angels, princesses, goddesses, and divas. She was taught the meaning of Joy! and Friendship that extends into the eternities! The princess learned to love life and very much wanted her daughters to experience this same Joy! For you see the King of All has issued an invitation to surround yourself with lovely creatures of great faith, peace, love, kindness and compassion. The princess has become a princess of quite a lot...she still has many roads to travel, fey creatures to meet and Joy to Spread!
Flamingos are beautiful, elegant pink birds that can bend over backwards to provide food and assistance to those in need. Their likeness has been replicated in plastic and all manner of tchotchkes. In an effort to show much love and affection to one enduring a "big" birthday...her yard and home was inundated with pink flamingos of every size, streamers were hung from every tree and balloons adorned every room of her home. As a welcome home to yet another "floozie" her home was visited by a flock of flamingos. After which any floozie could come home to find herself visited by flamingos wearing all manner of dress.
One particular "floozie" had a particular disliking for the celebration of St. Patrick's Day and was thus secretly showered with hundreds of shamrocks as she attended her business that day. Attempting to pay for groceries, it was discovered that she had piles of confetti shamrocks in her purse. Ahhh...the floozies are a magical and sneaky bunch. Good hearted mischief abounds...
Divas too can be subject to the whims of unknown creatures...mystery still surrounds us as to the identity of the "forker" You must first understand that the Diva had some of the most beautiful flowers in the land and the neighborhood cats found her flowers particularly enticing and lovely to sit upon. In an effort to save the flowers, plastic forks were placed amongst the flowers to discourage the nocturnal visitors. No cats were harmed they were just unable to get comfortable among the flowers and sought out new yards to conquer. Divas and princesses are frequently seen together and attend many social functions in the land. As the companions arrived at the Diva's home...one of the princesses of quite a lot was peering through bleary eyes to see to her atonishment what she thought were hundreds of mushrooms growing in the yard...the Diva had been FORKED!!! Hundreds of Plastic forks were buried throughout the land. The Diva's footman was much annoyed when it became clear that he must rid the entire land of Forks! To this day the mystery has not been solved!
Beware the Flamingo Floozies! You have been warned...befriending one may cause strange, magical, fey occurances to happen in your life!
A most heartfelt thank you goes to Rosezilla and Dishy for their fabulous stories as they have inspired me to try something a little different in the telling of my "story"!!! They are truly "floozies" by proxy!
Floozie = fun-loving, spirited, kind, compassionate, magical, faithful, generous friends with a great sense of style!

12 comments:

Rosezilla said...

Yay, Connie, I loved your story! 'Applause, Applause' Thanks for your kind comments too. I'm honored to be a 'floozie' by your definition!
The right kind of pranks can be day brighteners - yours sounded so funny. I can't ever think of good pranks, but apparently I make a good recipient of pranks, so it all works out. And it's nice to have new friends. I never thought I'd be a slob and a floozie and like it!

curlywurlygurly said...

be careful connie, i know where you work...and love to take road trips. i might fork or floozie you.

up here in jersey they call the flamingo thing 'getting FLOCKED'. ahem.

xoxo

ps. you're welcome to come play i-sketch anytime. just reach out and 'google chat me' and we'll set it up. :D

Connie said...

CWG: I double dog dare you...LOL

curlywurlygurly said...

connie dear...
i'm organizing a last-minute game of I-sketch TONIGHT at 10pm. visit my blog for all the details. hope you can make it. xoxoxo

Hayden Tompkins said...

Faires and divas, YES!

Love the story.

Alona said...

You're so funny and you really have skills (your writing)!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to live in this magical world with you my friend. I have been pranked and have gotten even (and then some)...Remember the year the Christmas Flamingo Floozies went 'on tour'?However, the whole forking matter is still a mystery which always gives me a chuckle..Today, I enjoyed the 'forking' by mail ..how clever of you...
Keep writing...I love reading the blogs which constantly remind me that LIFE is GOOD!!!!

LYMI
THE DIVA

thedailydish said...

WONDERFUL STORY Connie!!!! I feel honored for the nod. And you know my love, I AM A FLOOZIE through and through. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH!

xoxoxo

Emily said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you, Connie, for the beautiful surprise and card and hug! I love them all (and I do have pierced ears!) :) And blue is my favorite color! You are too sweet...

Jayne said...

Talk about creativity! There's a lot of truth beneath the surface of this wonderful tale.

Michelle said...

too funny!

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Connie,
Superbe histoire - tu sais les raconter.
Excellent story - you sure know how to tell them.
In fact, it is easy to imagine a flock of children sitting around you, wanting to know what happened next!!
See you very soon
Grosses bises
Jeanne