Friday, April 13, 2007

Expensive Dragons

Saying for the Day: There are things in life that you just can't have. Live with it!

The new Bradford Exchange catalogue came before we left for Crystal so I brought it with us. I learned something from it. Dragons are expensive.
On page 15 there is a beautiful red dragon rising from what looks like a Fabergė egg. It doesn’t play music or anything it just looks like it is coming out of the egg. I pick this one because there are a number of other things coming out of Fabergė eggs and they all cost less than the dragon.
There is a cross with steps of memory that comes out of an egg and plays Amazing Grace. It costs less.
There is a little dog that rises from an egg and plays “ You’ve Got a Friend” . It costs less.
There is a little cat that rises from an egg and plays “ All I have to do is Dream”. It costs less.
There is an elegant Cinderella rising from an egg that plays “ A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes” . It costs less.
There is a floral bouquet rising out of an egg and playing “ You are My Sunshine”. It costs less.
There is an adorable teddy bear that rises out of an egg and plays “ Always in My Heart”. It costs less.
There is a cute little hummingbird rising from an egg and playing “On the wings of love”. It costs less.
Dragons are expensive. Even more so when you buy them from the Bradford Exchange. But why when all these other things have music included is the dragon more expensive? I do not understand. I think it is part of an insidious plot to make me miserable.
It won’t work. I’ll buy my dragons from someplace else where they are cheaper than anything at the Bradford Exchange.
The Bradford catalogue goes into the recycle box.

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons and poltergeists fight, poltergeists play flutes, and life goes on as normal– Yesterday was a quiet day in PigeonFalls. Nancy didn’t have a single tea cup or bun move on its own, the dragon didn’t fly up or down main street, TommyUK behaved in school, TommyTW returned from his visit to the big city and spent most of the day at Nancy’s coffee shop, and Pastor Moe stayed safely in his study.
The Toivo Lakanens got a puppy. Its half Lab and half some kind of Spaniel. It has been busy turning the house upside down. They were not ready for Bombs, that’s what they finally decided to call him. The first thing he did was jump up on the little end table that had the vase that Mrs. Lakanen got from her great Aunt Helen. The vase fell off and broke. Bombs had struck. That’s when they knew they had to dog proof the house. But every time they thought they were secure Bombs found something else to rip, break, or spill. It was them against the puppy. In addition to his ability to break things the pup could pee. They swear he had enough pee to fill a child’s swimming pool. He peed everywhere. So they bought some of that special paper to pee on. He loved it. He chewed it into all kinds of little pieces and scattered them everywhere. Bombs had struck again. So they got a gate to confine him to the kitchen where everything could be easily wiped up. With him safely in the kitchen they went next door to visit a neighbor. When they got back they found the gate down and the dog in the living room. He had peed on the couch, the chair and somehow on the dining room table. How he got up there they haven’t been able to figure out. So Mr. Lakanen bought a large cage. Every time the dog even looks like it might pee it goes in the cage and then outside. He is not going to let Bombs defeat him.
Nancy has beeen crying on TommyTW’s shoulder about how people blame her for this poltergeist thing. She didn’t want it and didn’t ask for it. TommyTW did his best to comfort her. She feels better just being close to him.

Today’s Link– is on hold until we return to Neenah.
It has been a long day. We did what little packing remained. Pat and Curtis arrived with the truck and we started to get some loading done. I have given up on visiting blogs until we return to Neenah. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Dont they make doggy diapers?

5:15 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

I bet its much easier to make a dog, some flowers or a cross come out of an egg than a dragon. I hear they're stubborn creatures.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous stacy said...

Why is Cinderella coming out of an egg? Or a dog for that matter?

7:31 AM  
Blogger Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

It doesn't play music because the dragon ate the band. That is most likely why it costs more, to cover that added expense of replacing the band.


9:12 AM  
Blogger Nea said...

Teddy bears, cinderella, flowers, hmmmmmmm now I can see a Dragon or a hummingbird rising from and egg.......but a dog? It is probably more expensive because it makes a lot more sense, and anything that makes sense is probably more in demand, and there you have it, he just can't keep them in stock, just like Tommy, with "Tommy's toys", he really doesn't want to sell it......

5:09 PM  
Blogger Diana Joy said...

Hi Dr. John!!!!
It has been soooo long! Oh my! Things have changed =)
Diana Joy

7:16 PM  

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