How was your week?
Mine was pretty good.
I met a baby goat
and went to Boston to visit my new school
and tried a kangaroo burger.
The burger had a fried egg and beets on it.
It was all very, very interesting.
you could say it was all very illuminating.
Because that might be mildly punny.
the baby goat I met
was not awkwardly growing out of a man's torso.
I feel bad for the horse up there on that cover.
Animals growing out of human torsos
seems to be a thing, though.
I remember reading this book,
but I don't remember the bit
where Fern and Wilbur are Siamese twins who have to go through
possibly life-threatening surgery.
You would think that part of the story
would stick with you after all of these years.
I guess not.
That's okay, though.
I was probably too busy drawing on the walls
to remember any fictional animal/human deformities.
I was going to say something funny here,
but then I looked at that bedspread
and decided I'd better not.
I've probably already ruined enough childhood memories
with my comments about Charlotte's Web.
animals seem to be a theme around here today.
I think I've seen my Phebe cat make that face.
It's usually when she wants my dinner
and I won't give it to her,
which is pretty much every day.
Phebe also feels a need to inspect my coffee quite often.
One day she'll actually drink it
and then Hyper Phebe Cat will attack the world.
Now I'm rambling.
This is what happens when I have avocados for lunch.
I also start to play fill in the blank.
I'm sure the pirate queen's gift
was something noble
like wisdom, or courage, or something lame like that.
It's more fun, however,
to imagine something more creative.
The pirate queen's gift was:
The ability to drink a gallon of milk in one sitting.
The courage to wear a corset during the day.
Or something like that.
Okay, now it's your turn.
What's your guess?
What do you think the pirate queen gave
the plucky young girl on the cover?