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Re: Imperial Family Claimants Post Here . . .
« Reply #915 on: May 03, 2005, 10:29:37 PM »
Re: that last entry . . . Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Dearest Imperator Georgiy: Speaking of tetchy, what with me spending this coming summer at a convent and all, I'm just a little bit tetchy about wearing a veil, know what I mean?  :o  But how's this: I have this faaaaaabulous hat from one hundred years ago, bedecked with all sorts of flowers and birdies (fake, not stuffed, so as not to enrage the Budgies) and other gee-gaws. Why I do believe it stands about three feet high and is two feet in diameter . . . and tied under the neck, of course, with one of those gauzy veils. My head would surely be covered by such haberdashery, and so I'd more than meet your church's modesty requirements.  What say you?

Shvibi, one of these days your Auntie Janet will have to give you lessons on how to board and disembark a bus. Truth be told, I ride about on them all day long, so I have plenty of practice. Of course, it might be a bit awkward boarding a bus to the wedding, since I will be wearing my Cinderella outfit and my great big turn-o'-the-century antique hat . . . but we'll work it out somehow.

And finally . . . Lexi Dear, how very very thoughtful of you to provide your Auntie Janet with an Arabian prince! I look forward to visiting his abode in the very near future, and I have my darling Lexi to thank! Merci boucoup, darling!  :-*

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« Reply #916 on: May 03, 2005, 10:36:59 PM »
Hi all,
Just returned from a little revolution over on another topic and  thought I'd stop by here where things aren't quit so angry. Given my family history, revolutions make me a litte nervous. I'm sure you can relate. But sometimes I just have to go on and stir the pot a little.
Hearing the bus story reminded me of a song we sang as children.
"The people on the bus go up and down
up and down
up and down.
The people on the bus go up and down
All through the town."
Something like that anyway. Still don't know what to wear to the ball. Is the Wicked Witch of the West taken?
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Re: Imperial Family Claimants Post Here . . .
« Reply #917 on: May 04, 2005, 04:31:11 PM »
Of course the hat sounds absolutely fabulous! Headscarves are the norm, but nothing wrong with a hat. Matushka (Priest's wife) often wears a hat. And since it is an Imperial wedding, the bigger the better!  If anyone has something like a Marie Antoinette wig that might be OK too. If you'd rather not rely on the vagaries of public transport, I can arrange for a cossack escort for anyone who needs it.

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« Reply #918 on: May 04, 2005, 10:26:02 PM »
In fact, Your Imperial Bridegroom, I was just about to ask if I might wear my Marie Antoinette coffieur underneath my fabulous hat. The styles are not quite the same century (well, actually two  :o centuries apart) but I think a double headdress would but make me look extra-modest at your ceremony.

And many thanks, an imperial cossak guard would be most wonderful, although I do hope you will let me bring the Arabian prince that darling Lexi sent me. He will be wearing a turban, of course . . . but I shall impress it upon him to wear his very best one.

Now please don't be a runaway bridgegroom, okay? We've had quite enough of that in the news of late!

BTW, I am bringing a servant with a large basket of tissues, for those of us who cry at weddings.

The romantically lachrymose      

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« Reply #919 on: May 04, 2005, 11:12:49 PM »
Brilliant GD Janet! That's just what I was thinking. Wig and big hat. You might need to remove the wig during the ball though - wouldn't want your head to get too hot and sweaty and have it slip down the face and crash into Princess Schvibs's cookies-and-cream gelato! The Arabian prince is most welcome, but he will have to remove his turban in Church if he attends. Men are not allowed covered heads in Church - most discriminatory!

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« Reply #920 on: May 05, 2005, 08:31:45 PM »
Excellent, Your Most Imperial Bridegroom. Although don't worry about me getting too overheated . . . my Cindy outfit is diaphonous, and I've altered it to be low in front and low in the back!

The Prince is quite disappointed that he will not be able to wear his turban since he is completely bald. However, I've told him to buck up and get with the program, so I think we'll be okay.

The GD/GP Janet

P.S. He may bring his double-edged sword, may he not?

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« Reply #921 on: May 05, 2005, 10:30:04 PM »
Georgiy
I do hope I am invited to the wedding, I have only recently had my claim acknowledged by T doug. I have no idea what to wear. Can you help me Auntie Janet? What does one wear to a royal wedding?
Maybe I should go for the rasputin look, what do you think?
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« Reply #922 on: May 06, 2005, 12:21:15 AM »
Dearest Courtiers of the Grand Ball:

The best thing for the Princesses  and everyone else to wear to the ball is something that is "diaphonous".

I have no idea what this word means but GD Janet used it in her last very literate post.  She's  the smart one around this imperial court, so if Janet uses it , we all use it.  

I too will be wearing something diaphonous as will everyone else.  So I sent for the imperial tailor and told him that I wanted something done up in diaphonous and he gave me the strangest look.  Well, since I am the Tsar he said "Yes, your highness",  bowed low and left  the chamber.

Everyone is wondering what my new diaphonous costume will look like.   Will I be the hit of the party?

Tsar Doug.......and the courtiers in our new diaphonous look. :D ;) ;D
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« Reply #923 on: May 08, 2005, 03:08:11 AM »
My dearest friends

Dear Tsar Dougie Darling, you are definitley going to be the hit of the party my dear, and it really won't matters WHAT your costume looks like cos we will only see you in all your finest birthday suit, as your new diaphanous costume shall be so see through darling....... ;D
Now Princess Lexi dear, the Wicked Witch of the West is not yet taken but you shall have to start practising a few little verses, such as "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!", but dont look at my Miss Pink (aka Toto) as your saying that one dear, and also practice in a screechy howl, "I'm melting! I'm melting!", and you should be set for the night. ;)
Well, as for me, I have my outfit all ready, can hardly wait.
Have just returned from a beery good time with our Lady Redtoria in Bavaria, and will not be able to face another beer in a while, I'm sure. ;)
That's it from me
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Re: Imperial Family Claimants Post Here . . .
« Reply #924 on: May 08, 2005, 07:27:18 AM »
From the cage paper of HIH Cossack Baby:

So we Imperatorskii Papoogaichikii are to be Munchkins at the next Ball, are we?  My fellow Little Parakeet Tsarevichestm, patent applied for and I are quite indignant at having to exchange our budgie suits for vintage movie costumes, even if all we have to do is chirp in falsettos like the late great 'Tiny Tim' -- who, incidentally was NOT a budgerigar.

Now, now, Cossack Baby.  You must act like a little parakeet tsarevich.  You will only have to wear this get-up for an hour or so, until it is bedtime for birdies.

Oh, all right.... I suppose

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« Reply #925 on: May 08, 2005, 10:26:02 AM »
My Dearies,  
 
I haven't made up my mind what to wear at the ball, which is a big issue to us all. Dearie me I must stop this rhyming  
It must be a fairytale character and diaphanous at the same time, well I suppose an Elf will do, but that's more Shvibi's style. Although I've never seen a dorito eating Elf.  
No, I'm a classy kind of woman, yes you may call me a posh, every spy must a have an image. So the Snowqueen would be a good choice only if my blinkety bling stays visible enough. On the other hand as my   GD/GP Cinderella Janet dearie,kindly suggested Anna bo-banana is of course another option. Still have the banana costume of my dear friend Josephine Baker in my closet. Difficult to make a choise, maybe one of the ladies could help me out.  
Dougie dear, you can have my veils, transparent enough I think, wear them in the colors of our imperial flag. I'm sure you're look stunning.  
 
Ladies, don't forget our lunch- date at the Tsarskoe tearoom this afternoon. Please dearies be aware of the dresscode. I felt sooo embarresed  the last time we had lunch together, Pinklady in a morning dress and Lexi in  evening gown and tiara. Really dearies didn't you had lessons in etiquette? Is this what we call the new chic?....sigh.  
 
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« Reply #926 on: May 08, 2005, 05:09:19 PM »
Darlings, it has been so frantically rush rush rush all this weekend, what with the wedding and toting my Arabian Prince around and all, but I must clarify a matter: Diaphonous and not diaphanous is what I meant all along, i.e., transparent garments  :o that simultaneously allow you to carry a cell phone.

Well, go ahead and laugh, but we busy GD/GPs must be in touch with the outside world at all times! (I'm not sure if that holds true for Tsar Doug, however, which may be why his tailor reacted to the order for diaphonous garments. I'm sure he would not have looked askance had T.D. asked for diaphanous!)

Oops, my dear Arabian Prince is making more demands, so I must fly . . . more later--

The Wing-ed GD/GP Janet

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« Reply #927 on: May 08, 2005, 05:40:32 PM »
Dearest Courtiers:

I do thank our dear GD Janet for clearing up the matter of our costumes for the grand bal de epoch.

When I put on the new costume the phone began to ring and ring.  It even played "God Save the Tsar", which was followed by Billy Halley and the Comets, playing "Rock Around the Crock".  That's our ode to the Imperial Porcelain factory.

The new costumne also has a fax machine, telex, teletype, telegraph,  MP3, camcorder, stero headphones, calculator, computer and every other device known and unknown to mankind.  I feel like a walking media machine.

And as our dear GD Anna suggested all  of the Imperial colors will be on display at the party.  The Tsar will of course being wearing bright golden yellow but all of his most important assets will be covered with cell phone equipment of various types..  

 Miss Baker's last Revue de la Paris' I assume is the inspiration for GD Anna's gown de jour.  

;) :D ;D 8)
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« Reply #928 on: May 08, 2005, 09:43:12 PM »
Attention All Courtiers:

Should we start a Part II?  The current one takes forever and a day to load.

I hereby appoint any of the Imperial Courtiers so inclined to immediately start a Part II.

Tsar Doug and the Imperials of Tsarskoe Selo  :) ;) :D ;D 8)

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« Reply #929 on: January 21, 2015, 06:11:11 PM »
My God. It is clearly noticeable you do not do anything unless I am here pushing you around..The Palace is a mess. Where is Douglas?. He knows his sole responsibility is to keep the floors clean and make sure the garbage has been picked up.. Obviously, he has not been up to fulfill our expectations.. OFF with his head !!...

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