A box of castanets for my pink bird, please…

July 23, 2009

Blog Guy, like many of your readers I have very special fashion needs. I dance the flamenco.

You mean those festive pink birds like I have in my front yard?

No, those are flamingos. I dance the flamenco. You know, with castanets.

That candy you get at the movies?

No, those are Raisinets! Please try to follow me. I clap my hands and stamp my feet a lot.

Yeah, my son used to do that when I wouldn’t buy him a box of castanets.

You seem like a very stupid person, Blog Guy.

Maybe, but I’m not the one who wants to dress like a lawn ornament.

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Above: Flamingos crowd in a restroom at Miami’s Metro Zoo for protection from a hurricane in 1998 file photo.

Right: Models present creations by Lina during a Flamenco Fashion Show on Triana bridge in Seville, July 20, 2009. REUTERS/ Marcelo del Pozo

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Oops. We put pink flamingos in our front yard—and all this time it should have been flamenco dancers. They could have lured the deer away with their raisinets …

Posted by slc | Report as abusive

Don’t worry, your lawn jockey and garden gnomes should do the trick.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Hmmm…. I have none of these on my lawn. Does that have anything to do with the Goobers I tend to find every morning?

Who is this stupid Lina person? Those dresses, while a little frilly, are almost wearable.

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

Well, you know those Spaniards. For at least the last 500 years they’ve been into waaay frilly, yet still marginally functional.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Henry!? Call the exterminator! The bathroom is infested with flamingos again!

Posted by Henry's wife | Report as abusive