Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

One of my all time favorite books is "Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairies" by Terry Jones (Monty Python) and Brian Froud.

The premise of the book is that a young girl (Lady Cottington) sees fairies. In her effort to provide proof of fairies to others, she not only documents the encounters in her diary, she presses the fairies into the pages, like one would do with flowers.

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(excerpt)

July 6th 1895. Nanna wuldnt bleive me. Ettie wuldnt bleive me. Auntie Mercy wuldnt bleive me. But I got one. Now theyv got to bleive me.

Aug 10th 1896. I new ther was faereys behind the potting shed. So I went and sat very still with my book open on my lap and the faereys was curius and inkwizitf and they all came round to look at me and one landed on my book and I went SNAP! I banged the book shut and I cort the faerey it is a reelly bewtiful one. I like it best.

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Joanna (one of my best friends) and I used to laugh so hard in college when we were reading this book. Joanna and I talked about how hilarious it would be to get one of the pressed fairies tattooed on our butts like we sat on her. And that would be the ideal place on my body to get a pressed fairy if my butt didn't have dimples. I'm not going to lie. I've got no shame. It's dimply. Instead I figured some day I'd get a pressed fairy tattoo on my back as if I leaned back and accidentally squished her.

Well, this past Monday, an idea that was 14 years in the making finally came to fruition... and while my back is a little sore now, I absolutely LOVE her.


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7 comments:

  1. I want this book so bad, I may need to ask Zach for it. I have always loved his gorgeous fairies. Maybe I can convince someone to give me this book.... I love the tattoo, the color is TRULY AMAZING!

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  2. That is hilarious! I am going to have to find that for Katie. She is quite addicted to Terry Jones these days. We have just watched this dvd series called Medieval Lives that he "hosts." It was just hilarious...and I think she'd get a kick out of the book.

    And your tattoo...I love it!

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  3. THAT is hilarious!
    Gonna check that one out of the library.

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  4. THAT is hilarious!
    Gonna check that one out of the library.

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  5. you are pretty good at pickng out books...so far...so i guess i best go pick up that one....my son loved the city of bones ones...anyhow the tattoo is so pretty...

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  6. This book has been on my Amazon wish list for ages. Lucky you to have it pressed on your backside now :-)

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  7. I was just talking about how hilarious it would be to get a pressed fairy tattoo on my butt! Also my favorite color is purple.

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