Thursday, February 08, 2007
Schwarzie! Wo sind Sie gewesen??
Well, guess wot greeted me in the lobby when I got home tonight? A nice red box from FRANCE!!!! I brought it in while I took off my coat and set it next to my plants so that it might have some nice red company after its long journey across.
Then I opened the box and took out...tada! Lieber Schwarzeleh!!
Am I seeing things, though? Is Schwarzie a little grey??? Maybe. She's 24 years old, which is pretty old for a coat! I wanted to take a good SNIFF of the box, too, to see if it smelled of the apartment. But alas, I can't smell anything in this weather. The cold has my nosed stopped up tight. Shooot! (A good North Dakota expression of dismay or consternation)
Anyway, the lost is found. Schwarzie has a whole bunch of long, blonde hairs all over her, though. Which makes me wonder if perhaps the good Parisian assistant didn't wear her on her vacation? The hair (or hairs, as they say in ND) definitely does/do not come from us. George and Cathy have blonde hair, but it's shorter than this. Peggy is the only one of us whose hair is as long, but hers is auburn. My hair doesn't match in length or color.
Btw....lest you think I know any German, I used the wonderful AltaVista Babelfish translator software: http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr
With Babelfish, you can translate just about any expression as long as it's formal or a bit stilted. If you get too colloquial, it comes out English.
Now I have to tell the good assistant that the coat has indeed arrived and would she please send me her address so I can fire off a check to her. Maybe I'll send the check back the same way she sent the coat. Ha.