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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Whatcha got under that skirt, Rattus?

TeaRat: Woo-hoo! Yay for Rattus! Way to let your fur down.

Rattus: Sure, I know how to Carpe Diem. I'm not a trapezoid like you think.

TeaRat: Square.

Rattus: No, not square as in honest and fair-dealing. I mean trapezoid as in out of style, stuffy, strait-laced.

TeaRat: Whatever. OK, you're not trapezoid.

Rattus: Right arm, bro. See, I'm rib.

TeaRat: Hip.

Rattus: Oh, don't you just know everything.

TeaRat: It's not rib. The word is "hip" as in chic, mod, cool, trendy, up to date, popular, with it, hunky-dory, smashing...

Rattus: …I like "rib" better. I'm rib.

TeaRat: Whatever. What do you want to tell our readers?

Rattus: "Pehea 'oe?" That means "What's up?" in HI-WHY-HEEN.

TeaRat: Hawaiian.

Rattus: Pehea 'oe, Nowhereians. Komo mai kau mapuna hoe. That means "Dip your paddle in." In other words, come to the luau party. It's an explosion.

TeaRat: Blast.

Rattus: Censure, complaint, denunciation, darn, what the devil?

TeaRat: NO. I mean…My dear Rattus, you mean to tell that you have already mastered Hawaiian but don't even know common colloquial slang in your native language like square, hip and blast?

Rattus: I know enough slang. Right arm.

TeaRat: On.

Rattus: About what?

TeaRat: Never mind. Say good by, Rattus.

Rattus: Aloha, Rattus.


Ann Nichols said...

So so cute Anita!! What is Rattus doing there?!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

HULA ON RATTUS!!!!!! Shake that grass skirt. Love the vest and tie! teeehee Sall we dance?

What a HOOT!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WE FINALLY GOT RATTUS TO JOIN IN THE FUN! Wow, that was like pulling teeth!!!! Go son, GOOOOOOOO! Come on, shake it down...Tea

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

HAaaahaaaaahaaaa!!!!! Mum fell off her chair laughing!
Pehea 'oe you two crazy rats. What a GRAND PARTY... Le'ts Hula.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hey Tearat and Rattus
I see a sign down the road.. Says HULA LESSONS $5.00.. Wana give it a go?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LET'S DO IT!!!! Hey Rattus? HERE THAT OLD MAN? What do you say?.....What? You don't have the money? You're richer than Roosevelt; you can spring for some lessons....you and me. LET'S GO BEBE!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Whoops....I got so excited that I incorrectly spelled "HEAR" as "HERE".....see how I impulsive I am? Teeeeheeeee!

The Dutchess said...


Don't stop...I'm on my way for the hula lesson..

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh GOODIE! Everyone is on the way for hula lessons.. Save me a place in line. Need to borrow $5.00 from mum.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEA: Don't worry dearest Bebe, RATTUS WILL PAY FOR EVERYONE! .....CLUNK....HEY! What was that for old man?

RATTUS: Stop digging into my pockets!

TEA: You don't have any old man; you left your pants off to wear that fabulous skirt!!!

Ruben Rivera said...

Rattus: Thanks for volunteering me to pay for everyone. You're a real saint.

TeaRat: Praises unto me.

Rattus: Blasphemer.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Come on mate, fork it over. Everyone is waiting to get their first lesson! Wait....who is teaching this class???

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

HOW very kind of you to pay dear Rattus! teeheee Ok... WHO is giving the lessons.. Do tell...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

OH HOW SWEET! My dear little friends are standing watch on the sidebar. I will ask them to be very quite and just watch...

Ruben Rivera said...

I think Bebe and TJ Merriweather should give the lessons. After all they gave flying lessons a while back and the rates were only 5¢ per lesson. So how much can hula lessons be?


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

A PENNY A BUNCH OLD MAN....a bunch of crazy Nowhere characters....so then, how about it? A penny old man? Then EVERYBODY IS HAPPY!!!

If BEBE and TJ are the teachers then I AM FIRST IN LINE!!! TEA

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh yes! I will give the lessons for 5....oh wait... mum can't find the cent button.. Oh never mind. What Rattus said..teehhheeee Let me run get TJ Merriweather.. Back in a flash!

Christel Hutson said...

oh my, I am sooo late! Am I too late to commission a couple of lessons? I found a dime..and I could really use some brushin up on my hula moves! now if we were doin' the bump..I could show ya a thing or two! I'm off to find my grass skirt..I know I have one here somewhere, oh and by the way old man, you look rib! ~ Hazel

just had to add..love the illustration Nita, it's rib too! heheheh

Jacqueline said...

Gretta perked her ears up and took a good look!

Tea, please pass me some spectacles! I do believe I see hips swaying left and right and it's a gent! He looks like he's making a spectacle of himself and he's soooo handsome! Who is that rat anyway?

Jacqueline piped in and grabbed Gretta right back to the cabbage patch! Stop it Gretta! Raccoon may gnarl his teeth and be jealous. However, I do think that Rattus dude can hula to beat the band.

I wonder if we could catch the next flight out of Nowhere and escape to the Hawaiian Islands? I've always wanted to hula till the sunrises.

Me too says Gretta. Where are we going to find grass skirts in Nowhere?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I think we could ALL take some hemp or whatever those things are made of and WEAVE AWAY!!! Rac, you can use those sharp teeth to cut each strand. Now doesn't Rattus beat all?

Ruben Rivera said...

Dear Hazel, I am sure that if you bring your shiny dime, Bebe and TJ will be happy to include you in the list of hula lessons.

And what's an adventure without Gretta and Raccoon? Simply wouldn't be the same.

All that's required is 5¢ for the lesson and of course a grass skirt.

As you can see, I've got mine and I am getting the hang of this.

Am I rib, or what?

This luau is going to be an explosion.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THEN WHO IS BRING THE PO???? What is a Luau sans PO? BEBE..lead the way dearest; you started this!!! TEA

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Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

I found you on Emerald Cove and your blog so relaxing and funny! We all need a little funny each week.

Patricia Cabrera said...

Oh Nita!!! This is amazing!!! How did you do that?
Sorry for been so late.I have a feeling that Nowhere will be busy this summer...hint,hint!

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