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17 March 2004 @ 10:37 pm
I want to just say a blanket thank you to everybody who's offered advice/support about this ridiculous computer situation. I have limited computer time, so I can't respond to all the comments, but -- *hugs everybody*. You guys are definitely the best.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's snowing and dismal here, but hey! I wore green anyway. Actually it's kind of lovely, but I resent the snow too much to appreciate it. St. Patty's should be green, dammit, green!


So, my grandmother was going through her papers and found some stories that I'd written her when I was six years old. They are...very, very funny, and I thought I'd share one here. This was transcribed by some adult-type person at the time, and is now copied verbatim for your edification.

One day there was a terrible storm and three lions went out to seee why the world was wide. So they got picked up by a hurricane. They didn't die, oh no! So they jumped out of the hurricane and they got caught by the mean old cobra snakes. They fought with those mean old cobra snakes and they were bitten, but they didn't die, oh no! So they went home to their wives and three months later they became proud fathers. Their children grew in grace and they were just like their fathers: strong, brave, and unkillable. Incorrigeable, too. There were two daughters and three sons that one had; another father had one daughter and ten sons; the third father was still waiting for his babies. His wife was supposed to have them on the same day as the other mothers but she didn't have them on the same date. The lions were becoming suspicious that the witch before she died put a curse on the lioness. They broke her spell jar and all the spells that she put before she died broke. But the wife still did not have the babies on the same day as the others. Three days later the wife had the cubs. There wasn't just one, there were thirteen baby cubs. But those cubs were better than the others. They were stronger and more pushable than the others. (If you are pushable it's better.) The End.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: Rufus Wainwright - Poses
Adoable Frunk: hee! - cellilyra_sena on March 17th, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD YOU ARE THE CUTEST THING EVER!! The fathers are unkillable! And incorrieable (sic)!!! And and! If you're pushable it's better!


*snugs my little Nif*
pure FORESHADOWING: DevilLobster - Caronifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
*grins and snugs you* I think you're pusheable!
celli on March 17th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
pure FORESHADOWING: absolut!nifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
*grins* I used to be pretty damned cute, didn't I?
celli on March 20th, 2004 10:42 pm (UTC)
Used to my ass! *g*
garryowengarryowen on March 17th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
Hee. That story is adorable.

I hope your computer gets fixed. Or that you get a new one. *hugs*
pure FORESHADOWING: Diana! (ratcreature)nifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* Thanks for the well-wishes! I hope that I can get a replacement, too. *bites nails, anxiously awaiting final outcome of the Computer Saga*
13: chloetrinaest on March 17th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
Heeee! You are so cute!!! I see influences from Disney and other places. What a cool thing for someone to have saved for you! :)
pure FORESHADOWING: swedish chefnifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
I know! That's exactly what I said when I saw it! The funny thing is that some of the characters in this story recur in other ones -- the 'mean old cobra snakes' were a favorite, as were the lions. I really love looking at these, and I'm glad you enjoyed it, too.
Meret: moonandstarsmeret on March 18th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC)
LOL! That is the cutest thing I've read in I don't know when. It's also very good! Absolutely adorable. You should frame that and hang it up. :)
pure FORESHADOWING: Deathnifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Thank you! It cracked me up - I'm thinking about putting these and the accompanying pictures in frames for my parents' birthdays. Artist I am not, but parents like that kind of thing, right *G*
where no one goes: classifiednuptse on March 18th, 2004 06:26 am (UTC)
awww! *squishes weee Nif*

I want to be pushable!
pure FORESHADOWING: Bobcatitude!nifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
*proclaims you pusheable, and gives you a pin that says 'PUSH Me! I'm pushable!*

when she smiles it's like a revelation: Fox1013 - Baby Gonzofox1013 on March 18th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)

You are the cutest wee!nif ever!

*dies repeatedly*

pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
*snuggles* You're my favorite newbie Fox ever!
Anne: DS Ray by Wistful_Fevertobyfan on March 18th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
Awww! Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

I have a whole bunch of stories I wrote at age 10 that my Mom saved for me. I think you were a better speller at age 6 than I was at 10. *g*
pure FORESHADOWING: Cheekynifra_idril on March 20th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I really can't take credit for the spelling -- these were all clearly dictations. Which leads me to the funny mental image of six year old me dictating mercilessly to whatever kind fool was behind the type writer....*grins*