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Once upon a time there were 7 Catherine the Greats. No, 8.
“Let’s free the serfs,” said a Catherine.
“Let’s review the troops,” said another.
“Before we do ANYTHING, we need to watch Scarlet Empress to see how it’s done,” said a third.
When 8 Catherines the Greats get together to watch tv what does that mean? Yup. A PARTY.
1 Catherine called Z-Pizza. Catherine 2 started making the humus, because she’d lived in Beirut. Catherine 3 got on the phone and ordered the whiskey, to be delivered and served by very handsome waiters. Catherine’s 4 and 5 called Code Pink and invited them over to watch Scarlet Empress, because being a pacifist is very tiring and who doesn’t get refreshed watching Marlene vamping it up in pretend Russia? Then 1 texted Queen Victoria.
“Hmm,” he said. “I’m planning on visiting the colonies, but I’ll see if I can squeeze this into my schedule.”
In the meantime, Catherine 6 ordered fried chicken from Chow Hound, and Catherine 7 called her doctor because she had recently had surgery and then she called the florist, because seriously…. what’s a party without a huge bouquet? Catherine 8 folded the napkins and lay down on the sofa, a slipper dangling off of her foot.
The food came, the waiters came, and they were about to start the movie when Elizabeth I called.
“Wonderful!” shouted the queens as Catherine 3 told them who was on the line.
“Tell her to come right over.”
“And bring some potato chips.”
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