Monday, March 2, 2009

The quest for the holy grail....As told by Lori

Eddie ended up having quite the adventure today. We were checking out Katsuren Castle...

When suddenly, thunder roared and the sky opened up and...could it be?

Indeed it was.

Ceiling Cat appeared:


And Ceiling Cat did say unto Eddie, "Eddie! (For that's what Eddie goes by, is "Eddie") I command you to go forth on a quest, for it is my bidding as Ceiling Cat." And Eddie did say, "What is thy bidding, Ceiling Kitteh?"

And the image of Ceiling Cat did vanish, replaced by this, the object of Eddie's quest:


THE HOLY GRAIL.

Which turned out to be conveniently located in Katsuren Castle, which totally rocked, because we were getting low on gas and didn't feel like driving anywhere anyway.

So Eddie, being the brave knight that he is, stormed the castle to fulfill his quest for Ceiling Cat...


But the walls were high, and he couldn't quite get over them without a boost...

"Um, a little help here?"
But help did not come, because I was too busy taking pictures and laughing.

Eddie struggled in vain to get over the walls, but it wasn't to be.

And then the French showed up and taunted him...

Enraged by their taunting (and their accents), Eddie devised a plan. He would build a large, wooden rabbit, which he would deploy much the way the Trojan Horse was deployed during the War of 1812 when the Eskimos beat the Steelers at the Alamo and walked away with the Stanley Cup.

And so he did toil, and he did build it, and I went to lunch because it was boring as hell to watch him build it. But when I returned, the Trojan Rabbit was ready, and Eddie deployed it...


And the keepers of the castle took the bait and took the bunny into the castle, at which point Eddie discovered the fatal flaw in his plan.

He was supposed to be IN the bunny.

It's probably just as well that he wasn't, though, because the keepers of the castle were short on storage space and did discard the bunny...


Eddie, being either wholly devoted to Ceiling Cat or just stubborn as all hell, refused to be discouraged. If the Trojan Bunny did not persuade them to hand over the Grail, then he would once again storm the castle himself and take it.

This time, he discovered the stairs, and no longer needed to try to climb the walls, and so he infiltrated the castle...
But...the Grail was still not to be his...because his uninvited entrance went over about as well as his Trojan Bunny...

Next time, Eddie. Next time.

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