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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Okay, so there are days, then there are DAYS.

See this cute little witch puppet?

She is in my cadre of puppets. Her name is Tickle She is the tickling witch. She's not scary or anything. Just fun....but you can tell by looking at her that she's a witch....right? I mean, she's not a queen at all.

However, I am in one of my classes yesterday and one of my adorable little people says, upon seeing me with the lovely Tickle...."Look, the Story Queen has a little story queen."


I mean,'s a witch!!! Sure, we share a common hair color....but seriously????

(Going out to buy turquoise hair color....)


P.S. I will be at the Orange County Children's Book Festival on Sunday at the Storytelling Stage at around 1:45 if anyone is in the neighborhood. Lots of famous people hang out there. Last year, I saw the back of Jamie Lee Curtis' head.


Lazy Writer said...

Really, there is no resemblence whatsoever. As smart as children are, sometimes they have no idea what they are talking about. Have fun at the festival. If you see Jamie Lee again, tell her I admire her. And, while you're at it, tell yourself that, too.

Bane of Anubis said...

Did you put said child in your cauldron? ;)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Eeek. You look absolutely nothing like Tickle. You obviously use good products on your hair--all shiny and stuff. Perhaps you read that kid a witch story and projected too well.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha! Ha! Kids are hilarious!

Paige Keiser said...

No no no....really?? I don't get that one at all - maybe the child needs glasses? How bizarre - nice way to start the day, eh?

Jamie Lee Curtis - one of the very, VERY few celebrity writers who can actually write! :-D

Katie said...

You do NOT look like that witch!!!!!!!!!

Shoo wee!

But have a great time at the fair. I wish I could come.

Lisa and Laura said...

Um, yeah. Kids are fun, right?

And I wish we lived close enough to come check out one of your stories! My kids would absolutely love it.

Renee Collins said...

Oh man, kids say the darndest things.

A kid in my daughter's class asked me if I was sixty years old. And when I said no, he said, "One hundred?"

Dawn VanderMeer said...

No resemblance! I promise. Kids are funny, though, aren't they?

Kim said... take it from a REAL witch (seriously, I was born on Halloween. I know of what I speak) you are a queen, not a witch. Tell that little rapscallion, "Off with her head!" in true queenly fashion.

Have fun at the festival. We used to live in San Diego and would definitely have driven my ballerinas up to see you if we still did.

storyqueen said...

Lazy-Well, I only saw the back of her head, but if I see it again, I'll yell, "Hey, Jamie Lee, Lazy Writer admires you!!" (as her personal security guards haul me away!)

Bane-No, I didn't. But had I thought of it.....muwahahahahaha. (No, wait, it should be more of a cackle, huh?)

Tricia-You are so sweet. Actually, the reason I picked my weird profile pick is because I like the streaky quality of the hair in it. (But not great products, just special shampoo so it doesn't ever turn brassy.)

Corey-Yeah....real hilarious.

Paige-Glasses! yes, of course!

Katie-Thank you!

L and L-I'll talk really loud during my story, so be listening. Probably you'll be able to hear me waaaaaaaay across several states.

Dawn-Thank you! (But you never know....)

Kim-I wish you and your ballerinas could come. I am a mom of three dancers...but not ballet. Irish.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Kids say the darndest things! But I'll bet he meant it in a sweet way. You look nothing like that witch. Although turquoise hair--that sounds kinda cool :D

Stephanie Faris said...

She looks nothing like you! Kids just blurt things out.

Amy Tate said...

Oh my gosh, that is TOO FUNNY! The things that kids say. Believe me, she does NOT look like you. BTW, I fussed at the Barnes & Noble manager today. I couldn't find your book. B&N added a fairy tale section and your book should be on the middle shelf, dead center, facing OUT. He promised to order several copies, but I think he thinks I'm a crazy woman.