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Monday, July 06, 2009

The Welle Dressed Eele: A story fragment by Suzy Nees

Edward the Eel arrived promptly at work every day, 9 am sharp, right on the button. Mr. McMurphy was his boss.

Edward worked in a gentleman’s clothing shop known as The Welle Dressed Eele.

Good morning, Mr. McMurphy, Edward said one morning. Lovely weather we are having today, isn’t it?

Splendid indeed, said Mr. McMurphy. That top hat suits you perfectly, by the way.

You are too kind, Mr. McMurphy, replied Edward.

Edward took great pride in his appearance, and he had come to own quite a nice collection of top hats in the course of his career at The Welle Dressed Eele. Customers were often struck with envy to see the perfectly attired young eel on the sales floor. And so many times they would buy not one hat, but two, in the hopes that they, too, could look as elegant as Edward.

Later that day the shop telephone rang, and Edward picked it up.

Thank you for calling the Welle Dressed Eele, said Edward. How may I assist you?

Good afternoon, said the voice on the other end of the line. Do you sell top hats?

We certainly do, replied Edward pleasantly.

There was a long pause on the other end of the line. Finally, the caller spoke.


Edward was perplexed. Nothing like this had ever happened to him before. Why would anyone ask something so strange?

I-I-I don’t know what you mean, Edward finally managed to say, but the caller had already hung up.

Eel pondered this strange call all day long, but by evening he managed to put it out of his mind.

The next day, when he arrived at work to open the shop, he found a small sticker stuck to the shop window. Edward took a closer look at the sticker and found that it said EELS DO NOT NEED TOP HATS.

Of course eels need top hats, thought Edward angrily, peeling off the sticker. Everyone knows that eels look ridiculous without top hats. Thank goodness I found this sticker before anyone else did!


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Info on the benefits of sprouted grains

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a beautiful day
Here is some info on sprouted grains.
More to come soon. Hope this info is helpful to you.


Saturday, July 04, 2009

7-4 Smoke-in news

Hi everyone
Here is some info on NORML's 40th annual smoke-in, happening today at the White house.
Have a beautiful day! -Suzy

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Study: Brain cancer cells may self-digest after exposure to THC


Thursday, April 02, 2009

Virginia's biggest polluter is Radford Arsenal, says Roanoke Times


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


New Floyd toy store has Tibetan influence

From the Roanoke Times.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ideapark.org > Detsanunli

- Detsanunli news for Thursday, February 19 2009 -

Folks who will be in Boone, NC this evening are advised that country music legend Willie Nelson will be taking the stage in this town at 8 pm, with doors opening at the Holmes Center at 7 pm. Tickets to this event begin at just $22. After playing in Boone, Mr. Nelson and his production team will travel to Durham, NC, where they will set up for a show that begins at 7:30.

This weekend in Floyd, VA, several dance & music performances offer visitors a glimpse of the area's rich and eclectic talent base. Sam Bell, Gyroscopic, and the Black Twig Pickers are just a few of the highly skilled artists and artisans who will be presenting work in downtown Floyd over the next few days. John Howard Wenger and his son Wesley will have paintings, sculpture, and prints on display at Gallery One Eleven, and Darcie Luster will have her jewelry on display at the Bell Gallery.

Guests at at Oddfella's Cantina this evening will have the opportunity to see elegant choreography by Gyroscopic and some of their bellydancing colleagues, and Sam Bell will present his musical work at the same venue this Sunday during the Cantina's brunch hours.

Those who are looking to enjoy music by the Black Twig Pickers are encouraged to visit the Country Store this Friday, where the Twigs will play for a Country Dance.

Artists performing in Blacksburg, VA over the next few days include Old Man Kelly, who will offer visitors at Gillie's Restaurant a seafaring voyage in sing-along form tonight, and the Hackensaw boys, who will take the stage at the Lantern tomorrow at 9 pm.

Canines & felines who are not service creatures should probably fill out their dance cards this weekend at venues other than the ones listed above...but if you know someone who wants to dance and watch music in the company of their four-footed friends you are warmly invited to stay tuned to the detsanunli at ideapark.org, where news about interspecies dance & music opportunities will be posted by editors as time and resources permit.