Dainty doll had been such a good dollie, I had promised her a reward. She wanted to wear a pretty pink outfit and go for high tea at the fancy hotel downtown. I thought it was a great idea! We did ask vampy and dungeon dolls but they weren’t interested. So this would be a bonding thing for dainty doll, her teddie and I.
We were escorted into the tea room and seated in a very courtly way by the waiter. Dainty doll blushed as he put a napkin on her lap and winked at her. He kindly put one on her teddy’s lap as well. Dainty doll really liked that.
We ordered tea sandwiches, scones and cream and tea of course. Cucumber, fish salad, egg salad and a pesto one as well. I had a blueberry scone, teddy had a strawberry jam one, and dainty doll had a chocolate chip one. We were very happy nibbling thru our repast. We felt very high tonne. I could see that dainty doll desperately wanted to giggle but she was being a good dollie and I was proud of her.
The hotel had a nail salon, so we went there next to get a manicure. I chose a copper colour and dainty doll wanted pink to go with her dress. She wanted an apron over the dress so there would be no spills. She was pampered and fussed over and her eyes just sparkled with all the attention she got. Teddy didn’t want his claws painted. So he just watched quietly.
She behaved so well that as we left I bought dainty doll a pink rose and told her how to press it in her diary as a reminder of today. She was really pleased that she had met my expectations for the day and her behaviour. She was also a bit sleepy as we headed for home. She looked so cute as she tried to stifle her yawns.
She was happy to lay down for a nap with teddy when we got home. But first she took off the dress so it wouldn’t be creased or get sweaty as she napped. What a good girl she was! I could see she was proud of herself too. I kissed her forehead and she dropped off to sleep, cuddling her stuffie. So I tiptoed out.
**bed time story
Once upon a time ago, there were three little dollies who lived with their owner in a small castle at the edge of an old growth forest. They played and ate until they became fat little dollies. So their owner told them a story about a big bad werewolf who liked eating fat dollies. The dollies giggled, but they did cut down a bit on their cupcakes and icecream. I mean fun is fun and all. But chocolate was their nemesis.
One day, they were playing near the edge of the forest and heard something snuffling. They looked at each other. These dollies had never had any reason to be scared, so they went to find out what the noise was.
First dungeon dolly was pounced on. She squealed for her sisters. But it was too late. She was bitten and turned into a were-dolly before their eyes! Her teeth grew and her well manicured finger and toe nails grew into claws. Her chin became scruffy and so did her eyebrows. Hideous!
Then vampy dolly was pounced on, before she could get away. She was bitten and turned into a were-dolly too.
Dainty dolly turned to run before that happened to her! She didn’t like the thought of having a scruffy face at all! Or having her nails that she spent so much time and energy buffing and polishing becoming claws. NONO! Not this dolly!
Dainty dolly could hear three padded sets of paws chasing after her so she ran into a cave. Hoping they couldn’t sense her there. But she heard them coming closer and closer… Till she could smell their fetid breath and sour sweat. HOW had her sisters gotten so stinky so quickly??
When she saw the werewolf’s eyes before her, she screamed for her owner … until she woke herself up. And her owner and sisters came running to see what the problem was. So she told them all about the nightmare. Especially the scruffy faces and claws. The dollies all shuddered at the thought, but giggled a bit too. I mean it was just a dream, scary or not.
Her owner kissed her forehead and laughed at the thought of her dollies with scruffy faces.
Everyone went back to their own beds and dainty doll settled down for a bit more sleep now that she was calm. Just as she was falling into somnolence, she heard a howl in the forest…
Dainty doll’s eyes snapped wide open. Did the werewolf exist afterall??
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Dainty doll had a chance to take part in a science fair, so she was really excited and spent some time looking for an idea she could succeed at. She really loves robots, so she thought about something that would be relevant to them and came up with the topic of artificial intelligence. What could she do that would be realistic and yet pretty simple to do and people would understand?
Her question was: can a computer think?
Computers have no emotion and they can’t extrapolate beyond what either they know already or they can be shown by a human as they go. But they’d be waiting for the next step. They couldn’t even compare two similar skills to come up with a way to handle things.
So Dainty doll wanted to think of something that would show this. She thought of the game 52 pick up. It’s only works once on most humans.
You ask someone if they want to play 52 pick up and they say yes. So you flay out a deck of cards on the floor and tell them, then pick these up. Most people would just groan and walk away. They’d get the gag.
A computer would literally pick the cards up. If you consistently did that gag, they would comprehend that YOU do this when you say this. But that may not mean EVERYONE does it. It could be idiosyncratic to you. They would need a larger human sample to know if every human is likely to play this gag or even knows it. Whereas a human having seen the gag once, might assume that everyone does it. And say no they already know the game and don’t want to play it if asked again.
Dainty doll won a blue ribbon and was thrilled. She wanted to sleep with her ribbon that night. Her sister dolls and I were thrilled for her and she got a cupcake for her reward. She went to bed a very proud doll.
Dainty Doll was so excited about the prom. She had been helping with some of the decorations and picking the music, so it wasn’t a total surprise to her. But she was still really looking forward to it. Her current crush had asked her, so she was walking on air.
He asked her what her fave flower is, so he could please her. She was thrilled. Such a thoughtful young man!
When they got to the prom, she looked at the huge picture of the Vegas strip and wanted to dance in the fountain there one day. She doubted they allowed that though.
She and her date spent the evening talking to friends and dancing to the songs they both liked. And they had a few nibbles along the way too. All of the songs were by artists who had played Vegas.
Save the Last Dance for Me – Tom Jones
For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton
Angie – Rolling Stones
Dream Baby – Wayne Newton
Almost at the end of the night, the committee chair got up on the stage to announce the king and queen of the prom. Dainty Doll was all set to clap for whoever it was. It had been a lovely night and she wanted to have a kiss on the way home.
But just as she picked up her shawl, she heard her name announced. They were saying she and her date were the king and queen!! She squealed and they headed up to the stage. They were crowned to the song Immortality.
Celine Dion and the Bee Gees
Dainty Doll knew she would never forget this night!
Her date did kiss her on the way home, and she was so pleased, she couldn’t stop blushing. It was a night of perfect romance.