While still in the clutches of winter, central Indiana is trying on her spring ensemble again today. Yesterday was mild and most, but not all of the snow melted away. Today is a repeat of yesterday with higher temperatures and even more sunny goodness. Two days of non-precip!
Yesterday Jenni asked if we could grill out, and we couldn't. Today I made a trip to the grocery warehouse and came home with some items that, when placed on the grill in an enclosed grill with red-hot charcoal briquettes will indeed end up as grilled edible food. Today we can grill. Today we will grill.
Today We Grill for tomorrow we may Diet!
Today we will pretend that it is spring already and we will pretend to have no cares in the world, and we will pretend all that as long as the day lets us. It shall be grand and we will be the King and Queen of our yard domain!
Since I am so comported with pretend-ciousness, I Proclaim that I am the Sovereign King of Yardenania and I proclaim this day Proclamation day and grilling day and in Yardenania! Spring shall start on March 7th and there shall be no strife or war in Yardenania.
You may find some of our ways strange here, but as foreigners you must understand that some of your ways are strange to us as well. While much of our two languages are similar, and we can understand your tlevisbob (television), and read your newsaps (newspapers) and inter-web posits we do still have our own language and media here in Yardenania.
On Proclamation day any (or possibly all) statement(s) or shared ideas can be made into law. The Proclaimer need not walk 500 miles, and then walk 50 more, just to the nearest citizen or High Council member and speak his or her piece, which will be known as a pre-proclamation.
The High Council will weigh all pre-proclamations (or proclamations in waiting) and vote. Then a summary judgement delivered.
The Sovereigns (King and Queen) will have votes twice as potent as the High council, but all votes will be considered before the pre-proclaimed be defamed or framed as a New Yardenanian Proclamation of absoluteness.
The recognized High Council in alphabetic order are... Bela the Bashful, also known as Bela the Half-seeing, Bela the Beautifully Soft Yet TImid, or Bela the Half Blind (that from the glass is half empty crowd); Charlie the Mostly Blind, He's A Gooood Boy or Sir Pinball, and lastly but not at all leastly; Tweek the Not So Meek, or Tweek the Dapper, or Tweek the Clawing Lazy Grumbler.
In most voting situations a physical or verbal affirmation or negation is all that is required; Bela may also dignify and signify her choice by a show of paw, two quick one eyed winks, or a rapid terrified exit from the voting chamber and proceedings, which will be designated as a nay. A failure to cast a vote, or sleeping upon the Sovereigns' chair or couch arm's or backs will be listed as an abstention.
There can be no more adieu, so without further doing the adieu I leave you pondering my great nation. Later I will have to make a visit to the great country that surrounds mine and play a game (or three) of Kegling. It will be fun and challenging but not to much for the King of Yardenania, for my scores will be regal, to say the least!Chuck Pace ©2010