Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tagged and Stranded, but Loved

Kirsten over at Soccer Mom Files stranded me on an island and gave me the following sob story involving a retarded genie.

“Your ship has sunk. You have, of course, been stranded on a deserted island. You have salvaged a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and a copy of the complete works of Shakespeare. Nothing else."

Oh no. I'm stuck on a deserted island with no Sawyer and no Kiefer. Maybe I should be glad it's not the island from Lost with a life of its own and a creepy ability to move from place to place hindering any rescue attempts. Also, its inhabitants can't ever leave because they are in some sort of twisted, unnatural relationship with this possessed island.

In a sweet, soothing, mellifluous voice, ReformingGeek starts to sing "Welcome to the Hotel California..."

“The very next day you find one of those Arabian Lamps in the sand. Of course, you rub it and, of course, a rather grumpy Genie appears." “‘Let’s get this straight - there is a recession going on. There are restrictions on the three wishes now. I don’t do water or air transport now so no boats, planes or magic carpets. As for electronics, forget it. There isn’t the infrastructure on this island. I can let you have one book and I mean one VOLUME, one essential item and one luxury item. Now hurry up and make your choices, I have to get to those three thousand other islands you are going nominate.’”

So what's with this primping, beefed-up genie and his love for the sun?

Nice flip-flops, though.

Anyhowser, back to the 3 wishes. I guess beggars can't be choosers:

A book? ONE book?

Hum......lucky me. I think I'm going to have to go with the Book of Charms. Duh. Then I can whisk away any demons and other such evil spirits that try to take over me or my island. Hubby said it might help if I'm a witch. Does it count that I've been called one?

Or was that the other "itch" word?

An essential item?

Another genie, of course. There had better be a genie in this here lamp or else the blue guy gets it!

A Luxury item

Ahhhhhh. A massage.


I thought about asking for an eyelash curler but with the humidity, the taming of the wild eyelashes would only last a few seconds, so forget it.

In other news, that sweet cutie-pie Diet-Dr-Pepper-addict Quirky dropped me this "Friends" award that is making me think of cardio exercise and leftover Valentine's Day candy. I'm not sure why. Here is what I was supposed to do with it:
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who can choose eight more and include this text into the body of their award.

It's time to spread the love, folks. I picked a few of you suckers loyal readers based on absolutely no criteria because, afterall, you are all wonderful. Enjoy "free love" and/or get yourself stranded on the island without Sawyer or Kate (for you guys):

Elizabeth at Elizabeth and her Invisible Chinese Baby
Marvel at The Daily Egg
Bee at Bee's Musings

Have fun!

ReformingGeek thanks Disney for not taking legal action against me for using the photo of the blue guy. I'd also like to thank for kindly allowing me to show a photo of one of its book offerings. Brain fog prevents me from remembering where the heck the lamp photo came from. Finally, I actually have the right to use the massage photo!


Unknown said...

you are brilliant asking for another genie... why didn't i think of that?

Deb said...

Damn. I too did not think of another genie. With my luck though, I would have wished for another genie but received a Genie garage door opener.

ReformingGeek said...

@dizzblnd - Thanks!

@Deb - Yeah. I was a bit worried about the garage door opener thing.

Anonymous said...

You see Reffie? I told you, you are not obtuse...brilliant! Another genie!

Great funny Reffie...this post made me chuckle...lots!


Bee (the one who muses) said...

Thanks for the L-O-V-E!!

Do I do the stranded on a deserted island wearing very little and Brad Pitt is my doctor thing too?

I gave you a card today too. Well, you'll have to share it though.

Ed said...

Just watch out for the other genie. Genies are very tricky...

ReformingGeek said...

@quirky - Thanks. I hope that genie does me well.

@Bee - You can do whatever you want on your island! I'm coming over to check out my card.

@VE - I'm hoping the Book of Charms will help with that issue.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

A genie with another 3 wishes, brilliant.

United Studies said...

Of all the books out there, I am not sure I could choose just one! But then again, maybe if I chose a really long book like War and Peace it would keep me busy for a while.

Fun post!

ReformingGeek said...

@Queen-Size funny bone - Thanks. I certainly hope it works!

@Jacki - Thanks. It was hard but with the Book of Charms and the perpetual genies, I think I can get a lot of reading done!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"