Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The History of Ursula Plassnik's Scarves, Part IV

Austrian Foreign Minister and President of the European Council Ursula Plassnik gives a news conference during the European Foreign Ministers Council at EU headquarters in Brussels The council will debate the EU's response to Hamas' election victory in Palestine and the best way forward on Iran's nuclear programme.© OLIVIER HOSLET/epa/Corbis
For today's installment, a special fairy tale!

Once upon a time, in a land far away where they speak a strange, gutteral language, there lived a fabulous magical giantess with golden hair and mighty accessories.

One day, the towering damsel had lots of important people to see, but was devastated to discover that her most powerful scarf was nowhere to be found. Distraught, the golden lady wept bitter tears at the loss, and immediately sent search parties to comb the mysterious, wondrous streets and alleys of the quaint village of Vienna for the missing rectangle of cloth. Alas, 'twas to no avail. Tsk.

But lo! All the wonderful, magical pixies and fairies of Austria felt their beloved Ursula's anguished cries deep within their souls. "Surely," they cried adorably in unison, "something must be done!"

And so they arranged for three mystical golden stars to constantly hover around the pixies' dear lady's head, a fantastic, bewildering distraction (shown above) which enables her to dazzle those in her presence until a suitable replacement scarf can be forged deep below the earth's surface by magical gnome weavers.



Tami DeTruth said...


Condi's hairdos, ugly tour busses, and now Ursula's scarves. How do you keep track of all??

I love you, Princess Sparkle Pony. You really know how to keep us happy!

sfmike said...

"The magical pixies and fairies of Austria?"

I think you're onto something, Princess, and it ain't just the three mystical golden stars.

Continue, my inspiration.

sleepyinsaudi said...

I woke up, read your happy fairy tale, and now I can go back to sleep. Thank you Princess Sparkel Pony.

Martita said...

I heart Ursula. I don't even know what her politics are, I just think she rocks.

Carmen Sutra said...

I had my own encounter with an Austrian fairy once,...but that's a tale for another time. (Does Honcho have a blog?)

Anonymous said...

i can't get enough of Ursula. When I can't get a Condi fix Ursula is just as good. Whats her deal? Is she a good guy, or bad.. eh.. what do I care.

txyankee said...

OMG I just wet myself. I want to be one of her magical pixies.

But who are the gnome weavers??


Surely not!?!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Honey, I think it's safe to say that we all want to be Ursula's magical pixies.