Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #414

In a moment of hysterical vanity, Portia commissioned a trendy designer to create a dress that would make it look like hundreds of angels were worshipping the success of her low-carb diet. Seven minutes later, a random maidservant pointed out that her couture also looked like hundreds of jellyfish were intent on having her ass for dinner. Portia did not care for this subsequent review, so she fired Michelangelo without compensation and he was forced to accept the pedestrian task of painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel just so he could pay his Netflix bill…

 

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  1. Jelly fish swarms are occurring with more frequency since climate change. The frequency has increased so that they are available on short wave & microwave .

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  2. And here I was thinking that someone was handy with a needle and the living room sheers….No celestial nor aquatic visions at all. After reading the commentary all I could think of was “didn’t all those jellyfish STING? A LOT?” Maybe she had a high tolerance for pain. She sure had a high tolerance for weird clothing ..

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    • She saw it in the window and she just had to have it, eh? And she’s thin as a rail, so the little jellyfish stingers probably bounced right off bone and she didn’t feel a thing… 😉

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  3. I thought that was Grace Kelly, but I read your tags — as I always do – and see the name Jean Pagett, but I haven’t the slightest idea who that is. Please enlighten me, Sir Brian.
    Also, I’m with Margo. I like the jellyfish dress. Though I didn’t attend a finishing school. The upside of that being I’m not yet finished.

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    • Oh, I’m glad you brought up the tag (and I know that you read them, big hugs for doing so) because I’ve made a grievous error. It’s Jean “Patchett”, not “Pagett”. (I will hastily make a correction, natch.) Here’s a little snippet about Jean: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Patchett

      I initially thought the model looked like Portia de Rossi, hence the character name I used, even though I knew the photo was too old.

      As for finishing school, I applied to one once. They shoved me right back out the door, not wanting to be responsible in any way for what my eventual product might be. And so it goes…

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    • Yes, I see that now. Well, I’m off to do a rewrite, because isn’t that what we do? 😉

      I really appreciate you doing the re-blog on Sunday. Gratitude is sometimes tossed about a little superficially in the blogging world, but I truly mean it when I say that you doing such things brightens my heart. Thank you.

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