Tuesday, January 08, 2008

In Mid Sentence

(those who are not five years old may wish to stop reading now)

Much like the famed I had my tonsils out! incident, on New Year's Eve, someone asked what the make believe land on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood was.

I answered that it was the Land of Make Believe.

No, no, everyone said. It was something else.

No, I'm sure! I yelled. That's why Lady Elaine Fairchild is the name of my--

here I gestured wildly in the direction of the house. Apparently the words "dress form" had fallen out of my champagne-addled brain.


My friend Jason stared at me in disbelief. Your thing is named Lady Elaine Fairchild?!

Why, yes. Yes, it is.


steph said...



Also, it WAS the Land of Make Beleive -- that was one of my favorite shows, and when trolley would show up to take us there, it was a great time of day.

ashley said...

Meg...best. story. ever.

Thank you. It was a long day at work. I effing needed this.

blogapotamus said...

I was a massive fan of the Land of Make Believe as a child and looked forward to their "opera" shows with rabid anticipation.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I just actually laughed out loud. I kind of think you SHOULD name your, um, "thing" Lady Elaine Fairchild. It sounds so DIGNIFIED.

cadiz12 said...

it's actually very appropriate. from what i remember, lady elaine was moody, sometimes very cranky and extremely particular about whom she let into her house.

Andrea said...

This is awesome. I totally know that you're talking about, I totally remember the Land of Make Believe, and I totally love that this happened. Hee. :)

velocibadgergirl said...

Bwaaaaa!! That's awesome :D