Monday, February 20, 2006

I'll Tell me Lorraine

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I'm advertising for the Fabulous Lorraine! Oh yes! Rainbow Brite herself will be entertaining the masses at Charlie's Pub ALL DAY and into the NIGHT on St. Patties Day. (I'm keeping the snakes out of MN for a while)
Lorraine has been talking about doing her hair green for the special event. I say, YES! I want colored hair too! I'm stuck with the Mortisha look. Which is ok, but colored hair rocks. Takes you back to the fashion doll days. So, all us LaMies are looking forward to some hot St. Patties Day photos! I wish I was singing with HER! I have a green corset! So, go and listen to Lorraine fiddle away with her fairy music and think of me, sitting in my green corset...

Here's a little poem I wrote about a true shamrock sighting at Lorraine's house.

Shamrock Girl
They say you have an uncanny knack for finding four leaf clovers
And as we sit, having tea in the garden
you show me this gift with effortless persuasion

"Ah here's one for you sister dear"
You say, holding a perfect shamrock!
I wonder, in my head, if my magic is strong enough to do the same.....
"If not here, now.. then when?" I say
and sure enough, beneath my naked feet
was a shamrock, standing proudly amidst his three leafed counterparts.
Just for you!

"Ah, Once mastered, always attainable!" I said to myself
and off I went to find another............
Sadly, I've been looking ever since.
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At 2:27 AM , Blogger tuaregblue said...

Aww you'll find another one Malena.

Your poem made me smile because I find 4 leaf clovers all the time too, and it frustrates my best friend to no end, so I've given her quite a few. I always tell her I can't help it if the clover devas like me.:)

At 4:07 AM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Heh, wouldn't shock Lorraine if we all showed up, unexpectedly, for her St. P. gig?

I LOVE that outfit, Malena!! And what a touching poem. Lovely! (Gah, I'm used to people posting attrocious poetry and having to say nothing)

At 4:31 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Love the poem, how sweet! Yeah, would it not be cool for all of us here to pop in to Minneapolis for St. Pats?? All with green hair, green fun! We'd rock the house down, (and turn a few heads too!)

At 3:15 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

You are all certainly welcome to come, I'll need all the help I can get playing that many hours.

I don't know why I can find 4 leaf clovers so easily, it's a weird soewhat useless talent. I wouldn't worry tho , Malena, you do have other skills.....

At 6:17 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

finding 4 leaf clovers---useless gift? wha'!!!??
rethink, my Devs!~
that is one valuable talent, miss Quiche.
as your Irish sister (50% anyway) i share that gift w/ you & the tuaregblue...definitely one for the resume!

At 6:47 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

What a gorgeous outfit. You look like a Goddess... or a Wood Nymph. Very lovely.

L... I am sure you would look Splendid with grassy green locks.

and as for the poem... hehehe... how very true. There is a rule in the universe: the universe will prove you wrong on any positive hopeful statement you make, be it "now I can find a shamrock" or "everything's going well today"...

not that I am a pessimist or anything... actually I am a cynical optimist. I expect things to go well but I count on a certain amount of opposition from the chaos of the universe.

At 7:34 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

I'm already over extended with trips to see Ravyn and Balticon and saving for law school. BUT! If I weren't, I would definitely pop in on your St. P's gig, Lorraine! That would be awesome. I visited near your area once about 14 years ago about this time of year. Had a friend who has a cow farm in a small town north of Minneapolis called Menomonie. That was a wonderful road trip to a great area. Are you familiar with the Devil's punch bowl? We drove with one head light in a snow storm through what my friend referred to as "The Devil Town of Toma". Beautiful white birches!! The Mississippi in that area is soooo gorgeous with all the bluffs. Such a flat area and then there are these precipices! Amazing!!

At 1:21 AM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

Devil's punch bowl and The Devil Town of Toma? Hey, those fit right in with gothy goodness! How funny.

At 5:09 AM , Blogger vandaluna said...

Wow Malena, I never caught that! That is pretty cool!!

The Devil's Punch Bowl is a deep hole in the ground cut by a glacier. They have wooden steps going down and when you get to the bottom the ice glows geen. It is awesome!!

I had a goth's nightmare last night. I dreamed I had to be ouside during the day for some odd reason and when I came in the huzbin pointed out my sides and legs were red. I was so upset.

At 9:26 AM , Blogger K said...

We used to have a big patch of four-leaf clovers in the garden of our old house, but I haven't found any myself for ages. Maybe they like Lorraine's garden.

Malena, I agree with rubius about that outfit - you look like a dryad!

How much Irish do you have to have in you to join the party? I've got a tiny bit of Irish blood, but the rest is all Scottish... and nothing much happens here for St P's anyway. Maybe you get a free cardboard hat if you buy four pints of Guinness in an Irish bar. That's about it.

(Excuse waffling, very tired by new job. Going home now. Sunset is making clouds a startling shade of lavender - I wish I had a camera...)

At 10:08 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

K- you don't have to be any Irish, I'm not one bit, and we do play Scottish music, and English, as well. As far as the fiddle tunes go, I make most of them up anyway, easier than learning them, lazy thing that I am.

Malena and I were talking last night about coming to Scotland, when we can, and doing some recording, and traveling about, we would love to do a really fey album full of ghosts and fairies and things, all drawn from the beauty that is Scotland.

But not for the next one...That one is all planned out.

At 12:41 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

k -- I see from your profile you are a Magnetic Fields fan. Do you subscribe to their mailing list? Ravyn, my spawnling and I went to see them in Atlanta last year. Fabulous show! I became acquainted with their music about four years ago when the spawnling was reading Series of Unfortunate Events. In Fact! Through TMF and the spawnling is how I became acquainted with Neil's books. Then imagine my surprise when Ravyn suggests inviting Folk Underground as musical guests of honor and I see their band contains a TMF member.

At 3:24 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Malena: Go to the craft store and look for doll hair; it's usually mohair - nice and wavy. Or, you could try the stuff packaged for adding to the outside of dreamcatchers/shields, which is usually wool roving. Dye it green with drink mix in heavy concentration with a little white vinegar in the microwave for a couple of minutes a few seconds at a time, or on the stove on warm/low for 30 minutes, or leave it outside in a closed jar for a couple of sunny days. Dry completely, but DO NOT scrunch up or roll around, you'll end up with felt. When dry, separate into long strands and attach to a bobby pin, hair elastic, whatever, and you have green striped hair that isn't permanent. Granted, if you do end up felting the wool you'll just have green dreads. BTW, cool picture, and I agree that you look like a dryad. :)

It's been a long time since I look for 4 leaf clovers, but I have found them when I was younger. I haven't seen any clover growing in my neighborhood, so haven't had the chance to look in a very long time.

Don't have a clue what percentage of my genetic makeup is Irish, though there is a good bit of Welsh as well as Scottish and English. Last names going back on my mother's side starting with me: Curry, Reese, Anderson, Berry, Cook. My father's side is a little sketchier with his mother's name being Jones and her mother's Rozell. You can draw your own conclusions. :) Granted, there are some historians that say the Scots are just Irishmen that got kicked out of Ireland centuries ago. ;)

And I grew up in a haunted house, too. One that had belonged to a mortician at one time because his makeup kit was left in the attic. A previous owner had also owned a liquor store at one time because there was lots of liquor advertising stuff.

At 8:42 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

How crafty are we? Cool idea for faux dreads. I'm 0% Irish. Welsh, English and a tiny hint of Italian. Miles called me, Black Welsh. I'll take it.
Miles is portuguese and Italian swiss. GREAT combo huh? However, everyone speaks spanish to ME when we're out. The only Italian words I remember from my Milan modeling days are bad ones. Heee heee

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