Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter Fools Day!

Mary was planning to make an elaborate meal to celebrate the day, but a short while ago she suffered a mild flare-up of her trigeminal neuralgia. I urged her to put on one of her herbal "Muscle Melt" patches, but she was reluctant, since the supply is dwindling. It went a little something like this...

ME: You don't want to be suffering from jaw pain on a feast day.

Mary considers this, then nods and peels a patch from its foil envelope. Suddenly, as is my wont, I suffer a moment of crippling self-doubt:

ME: Is Easter a feast day?  The Feast of Easter?

Mary absently nods as she fiddles with the packaging.

ME: [UNABLE TO LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE] The...Feaster?

Mary ignores me and focuses on applying the herbal patch to her face.

ME: That sounds more like one of the monsters in Dennis Muren's 1970 stop-motion horror movie Equinox.

Mary ignores me.

ME: Also known as Equinox...A Journey into the Supernatural.

Mary really ignores me.

ME: Which, what with the dead rising from the grave and all, is actually a pretty good description of Easter.

Mary visibly gives up on me and any hope that this conversation with improve, which is actually a pretty subtle and complex piece of pantomime, yet her meaning comes through with amazing clarity.

Happy Feaster everyone!

6 comments:

Debbi said...

Ha ha! Looks like we're both off to an awesome April! :)

Happy Finster, um, Feaster, Easter Fools Day!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Makes me think of an exchange from "The Amazing Mrs. Maisel": Mrs. Maisel is rattling on, free-wheeling rapid-fire and her manager, a diminutive woman, tries to keep up. After a couple of minutes of this, the manager says "How do YOU think this conversation is going?"

Mary Clevenger said...

I protest! My knees NEVER knocked together as that picture implies! Wait, why is that Easter Bunny afraid? Could she actually be acting out the feelings of the rabbits on that Easter morn, who were so frightened to see a person coming out of the tomb, completely reanimated?? Which is why they are so twitchy and shy and that is where the totally weak explanation as to why a rabbit is so connected to the day of Jesus' resurrection? Or is she just acting out a rabbit fearing becoming Easter dinner?

Scott said...

She's not afraid, just being careful. It's before the Pill, so she's taking the ordinary precaution of holding an aspirin between her knees.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Happy!
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Jimbo said...

It's a foto of the Feaster Funny and its curiously non-egg shaped eggs (or feggs).

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