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Sunday, October 05, 2008

"Not unlike a picture I remembered to have seen of the castle..." ~ Jane Eyre

Royal Dining - A short play in three scenes based on actual events.

Scene I - Lady Jane's chamber at 5 o' clock in the evening on a Saturday: She is dressed inside and out in a new outfit after some early afternoon shopping, including a cranberry colored short sleeve sweater. To match the cranberry hue, her toenails were just done in a green tea pedicure in the Essie color of a deep purple called Sole Mate. She has new makeup in plum tones, including a pump and juicy lip gloss that shimmers. She is excited about date night with her Prince, and its her turn to pick the restaurant. She is thinking somewhere funky - like Rock-n-Sake in Port, where the lights are dim, the decor is hip, the sushi is extra raw, and the 'tinis are delish. She looks forward to her romantic evening of dining by low light and candles...

Scene II - The Lady's white Mercedes at 7:45pm:
The Prince: Honey, where did you choose to go to dinner tonight?
Lady Jane: Its a surprise.
The Prince: Oh come on - just tell me.
Lady Jane: No, I wanted it to be a surprise.
The Prince: You have to tell me!
Lady Jane (joking, but delivers line with straight face): Ok fine, we are going to White Castle.
The Prince (with eyes lit up, speaks excitedly): REALLY?
Lady Jane (snorting): No not really!
Silence ensues. Amy looks at the Prince...he is dejected.
The Prince: Oh.
Lady Jane: Oh my god - are you serious? NO!

Scene III - White Castle on Northern Blvd in Bayside at 8:15pm that same evening, with fluorescent lighting in abundance and the air wafting of sizzling Spam and wet, diced onions:
The Prince (to counter worker): We will have the number four - ten cheeseburgers and ten plain burgers.
Lady Jane: Wait! I want onion rings!
Worker: I can give you two fries and two onion rings
Lady Jane and the Prince in unison: Perfect!
The Prince: Oh, and two jalapeno sliders.
Lady Jane: Can we also try the chicken sliders as well?
The Prince: And two chicken sliders.

Scene IV: A half hour later in White Castle. There are over a dozen sliders still left over on the table. The Prince and his Lady are stuffed and can eat no more, but they are happy ever after.

Note: This lady had never had White Castle up until a month ago when her coworkers intervened. I was skeptical and scared, but it was so good...in a really bad caloric way.




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Blogger **¤ ¤** said...

sounds delisch in that really good but bad caloric and cholesteral way .. ;)

7:22 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Awwww... I know what you mean. Matt and I ended up having a lovely romance-y time at Culver's last night. Butter burgers and custard sundaes!

1:09 PM  
Blogger mermaid musings said...

I love your way of expressing yourself ;-)

1:58 PM  
Blogger turtle said...

Aw, you caved. I have to say you're sweeter than ME! I don't swerve from sushi!

2:09 PM  
Blogger HLiza said...

Who cares about the calories when there's a prince and a castle involved?

7:01 PM  
Blogger Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yes, you certainly did go to a castle, didn't you! Fortunately however, you didn't sleep there!!

11:32 PM  

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