Monday, May 22, 2006

A fairytale


Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess

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happened upon a frog as she sat,



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contemplating ecological issues

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on the shores of an unpolluted pond

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in a verdant meadow near her castle.

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The frog hopped into the princess' lap

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and said: " Elegant Lady,

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I was once a handsome prince,

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until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.



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One kiss from you, however,



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and I will turn back

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into the dapper, young prince that I am

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and then, my sweet, we can marry

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and set up housekeeping in your castle

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with my mother,

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where you can prepare my meals,

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clean my clothes, bear my children,

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and forever

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feel grateful and happy doing so. "

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That night,



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as the princess dined sumptuously

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on lightly sauteed frog legs

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seasoned in a white wine



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and onion cream sauce,

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she chuckled and thought to herself:

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I don't think so!

It seems there should be a moral to this story, is there?

Oh wait....it is just a fairytale! ;)

34 comments:

Phats said...

should have left Prince William a frog

robmcj said...

That first castle looks quite Scottish.

Thanks, the week is going okay so far at this end. Nothing to report as yet. Things could be worse. Have a good one.

WDKY said...

Oh my god. I even see photos of the blooody royal family when I surf blogs now :-)

hotboy said...

Loved this post! But we mustn't be disrespectful to those who are born to reign over us! Certainly not! Off with their heads and up the republic! Hotboy

keda said...

fabulous! and the awful news stories below make so glad for boring days!!

Leesa said...

Oh, I love this story. Did you write it? Wonderful!

Gyrobo said...

And it's based on a true story. Called "Treasure Island."

The Husband said...

that brought a tear to my eye.

truckdriver_sefl said...

Sure like the castle though!!

Have a great day Lee Ann:-}

BuccoTom said...

Remind me to never jump in your lap and ask what's for dinner. LOL Have a great day dollface. Love ya.
TG

Glibbidy said...

funny.
Thanks for inducing the smile!

Ellen said...

I loved this story, especially the part where the Princess dined on frog legs in white wine and onion cream sauce. Too funny! This will teach those Prince's turned into frogs to not be so uppity!

MyUtopia said...

LOL, that is totally funny!

Heather said...

That was great.

Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say!

The pile in the first snap looks familiar. Sure I've stayed there.

What a handsome chap Di's lad has turned into. Thank goodness he doesn't take after his pater.

What a nice story, Lee Ann. Is it a true story?

I must say - how nice it is to be back in the UK. There are Internet cafes everywhere, allowing me to log on, etc. This particular one serves excellent croissants, which are not known in Kandodo.

Two things I notice, here in the UK:

Many gentlemen have shaved haircuts.

Many yound women now wear clothes that reveal their tummies. Even in the street!

On the latter, I will discuss with Doviko on my return. I expect his opinion will be that they are demonstrating that they are not pregnant, and therefore seeking husbands, in a similar mode to the Musri women of Southern Ethiopia.

MM III

ticharu said...

That was very nice Lee Ann. I understand though, princes who were once frogs have a secret taste for flies that they never quite shake!

rastaman said...

**Peace and hugs to you Babygirl ... you are a Princess to Rasta!**

Rasta kicked his mother out, he cooks for both of us, he does his own laundry, and he doesn't want kids! Eligible?

AndyW said...

Lovely!

Lee Ann said...

Phats ~ haha....does that mean I would have eaten his legs???? ;)

Rob ~ It looks like my Castle ::wink:: Thank you Rob.

wdky ~ *giggle*

hotboy ~ I was about to say thank you! ;)

Lee Ann said...

Keda ~ You are right! So glad you stopped over!

Leesa ~ I can't take credit. I saw it and thought it to be appropriate since all of you come visit my castle! *giggle*

Gyro ~ You are so good Gyro!

Carl ~ Here is a tissue. What a turn on that you are that sensitive Carl!

Lee Ann said...

Trucker ~ Thank you Trucker!

TG ~ Awww, aren't you the sweetest... thank you for the reference!

Glib ~ Glad you enjoyed it!

Ellen ~ I thought you would like the part about the froglegs in wine sauce! ;)

Lee Ann said...

Myutopia ~ Hey, thanks girl!

Heather ~ Glad to see you smiling here!

MMIII ~ Well, I can honestly say that I have yet to come upon a frog that was a prince here at my Castle!
Hmmmm...bald heads and bare tummies! Sounds a lot like over here! Glad you have the internet cafe'...sounds really nice.

Tich ~ Maybe I should have kept him around instead of having him for dinner!!! ;)

Lee Ann said...

Rasta ~ Oh, you are a doll. Really, you are a catch for sure! Ummm ummmm!
~peace and hugs from babygirl

Andy ~ Glad you stopped in :)

jiggs said...

I'm back lee ann. Where'd you find this story?

Lee Ann said...

Jiggs ~ YAY you are back! I am glad to see you.
Well, some of the ladies' maids were mumbling this between themselves. So, I asked them to tell me...you know, life at the Castle!
*giggle*

Becky said...

BEWARE THE MOTHER IN LAW!!! OH SURE SHE LOOKS LIKE A SWEET LADY, BUT SHE LIKES TO GOSSIP!

Lee Ann said...

Becky ~ You are too funny!

Bathroom Hippo said...


Hey Lee Ann,

Ever licked a frogs stomache?


It tastes like....urine.
lol..sorry i'm so out of it.

Lee Ann said...

Hippo ~ eewwww! No, sorry, I have never done that. I have heard that licking some frogs DO get you high!!!! ::quiver::

Mr. Althouse said...

I hear it tastes like chicken.

~Mike

Neo said...

Lee Ann - LOL!!!! Tasty!

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Lee Ann said...

Mike ~ Actually, I have heard that same thing! :)

Neo ~ haha, I wonder if they are greasy!
*hugs*

jamwall said...

ribbit....ribbit....

Lee Ann said...

Jams ~ You are my prince, cutie!