Thursday, March 24, 2011

les aventures du marionnettiste

So, as many of you know, I'm doing this puppet show, The Golden Stoat.  In which, the puppets have breakfast.  Which necessitated a tea set.  So I went to the toy store:

SALESLADY: Can I help you?
ME: Yes, I'm, ah, looking for something in a tea set.  Do you have one?
SALESLADY: (beat) Yes.  (longer beat) For ... children.

Don't judge, lady.  I gots puppets.  And they hold grudges.


The Old Wolf said...

A tea party with Punchinello, Crazy Eddie and Chucky... now that would be a show to watch. Hope your production is a "smashing" success...

Kiefler said...

Hi Nicola,

I found you via your father, and have been enjoying your writing for a while as well. (Is that stalk-ish? I like to think not.)

Anywhoo... I read an article in TIME I thought you should peruse, given the title of your blog.

You can now wear a (men's) scent called... Snarky.

Article found here:,9171,2048312,00.html

Kiefler said...

hmm, how about article found...

Yet Another Steve said...

20 years or so ago, my sister-in-law (an otherwise admirable woman) was collecting the horrid, pasty-faced little figurines known as "Precious Moments." At that time they weren't as ubiquitous as they later became, so I had a hard time finding them. I'd walk into some ghastly knickknack store and ask the pinch-faced and wizened saleslady "Do you have Precious Moments"? Talk about your hesitant replies.

Nicola said...

@Kiefler: whoa whoa. I smell (ha ha) a new Snark topic. How did I miss this monumental development in the fragrance field?!!

At any rate - hank you!