Sunday, March 15, 2009

I Despise Meteorologists

(Above: Art by Sam Spenser. Photo by Jessica Rolland.)

So those blasted meteorologists promised nice weather in New York today. I should have known not to trust them! The snippet of sky I can see from my bedroom window looks pretty gray and gloomy to me. But I refuse to let them spoil my plans. I am going to the park today--rain or shine!

I'm posting to let you know the outcome of last night's challenge. We had two winners in the end . . . Jin Ai and Hailey. You have to admire two ladies who will happily consume sugared lard just to win a silly prize. (Check out Jin Ai's pictures if you have a chance.) I just hope you guys don't develop nasty Crisco addictions!

Now the tie puts me in a rather unexpected situation. I never anticipated TWO winners. And to be perfectly honest, Jin Ai has already won every Kiki Strike-related prize that can be won! (That competitive spirit will come in handy some day--I promise.) So now I have to come up with something new for the two of them.

Don't worry, champions. I will be thinking about your prize as I roam Prospect Park this afternoon. If anyone has any suggestions, be sure to let me know!


Anonymous Dakota Blue said...

I think I have just entered the twilight zone. First, seal-pops. Next, umbrellas growing on trees. What's next, *gasp* yodeling cucmbers! Ah! The world has gone mad!

12:34 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

Ananka--It seems like you're in Brooklyn -- Would you ever consider doing a semi-spontaneous school visit?

1:13 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Rebecca: Absolutely. Just send me a note at

1:58 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

My sister and I did/ate it together, btw!

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Congratulations! And you are BRAVE.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, girls!

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

It's perfectly lovely in Chicago today. =]]]]

I like the picture.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous fireisblinding said...

oh its rainy here too! and Jin Ai and Hailey, CONGRATS!oh, btw, Jin Ai, what does your name mean? it sounds really cool!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

haha, thanks. In Chinese Jin means benevolence (I think heh) and Ai means love.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Annanka pointed out-it's RAINING . Do you know what that means? Thousands of worms on the sidewalk dieing! SO get out there and save 'em! Pick them up with a leaf and throw them on the grass if you have to! REscue the WORMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On anther note:
Great job Jin Ai!~ You and your sis must have stomaches (and tongues) of steel.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Air is Where said...

meteorologists are almost as evil as squirrels. i pretty much do the opposite of what they say here in ********(can't tell you where i live). give them two signed kiki strike t-shirts. anonymous: we should start an organization called HWTSTW (humans working to save the worms).

9:19 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Congratulations Jin Ai and Hailey!!!!
(Did you really use that reindeer fat thing in your icecream btw? Or did you make the modern recipe?)

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you had that tree in your front yard, you wouldn't have to worry about rainy days!

Plus check out Alice in Wonderland, techno-fied at

2:05 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Whoa! GREAT JOB JINAI AND HAILY!!!! I'll try it now... XD It looks cloudy here in NJ... Oo

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Dakota Blue said...

What is it with you people and worms?

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your slogan could be "saving the world-one worm at a time"

6:29 PM  
Anonymous look @ that hat said...

i have 1.
WHEN IS KIKI 3 GONNA B FINISHED!>!?!!?!?!?!??!?!?!

6:31 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

Jin Ai, with that stomach of steel you might even be able to stand my mother's cooking....just kidding. She's not too bad. Also I will be collecting umbrellas and doing that to some poor random person's tree. Anyone willing to make a donation?

7:04 PM  
Blogger sadie said...

Oooh! Oooh! I know what the prize should be! A little model of a Reverse Pied-Piper! Or a fake bottle of Fille-Filable!
(sorry, just a thought)

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omg my science teacher would have murdered you if he saw that you hate

7:49 PM  
Blogger Mags said...

its pouring here and i have to do Algebra 1 no reading for me!:(

8:32 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

um, is it weird that we got no rain? in Manhattan??

8:45 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

oops, when was this written? What was the weather like here?...My memory fails me once again.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Luna Magic Moon said...

Really? My teacher (Aka: Insane psycho lady that should be banned from Puerto Rico) would run all around the classroom before attacking you with a very dull, butt-ugly umbrella. (Don't tell her this, or I'll be doing push-ups for the next 20 years.)

9:08 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Aw! The sun is shining brightly and happily inside me! I am in such a happy mood!

1:51 AM  
Anonymous spiffy said...

Lucky, I have been hoping it would rain here too, but actually we have been having 60 degree weather, which is nice, but I love rain and do not hate meteorologists.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

Congrats Jin Ai and Haley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Kirsten, um, or, uh Anaka, I'm totaly with look @ that hat, When are u gonna publish Kikistrike three???????????????????????????????????? I'm Dying of curiousity. (not literaly though, thankfully)

BTW it's really nice where I live, everyone's wearing shorts today.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous me again! said...

haha. i wish it would rain more in louisiana. (though im not saying thats where i live. i like the place any 4o yr old man perves!) well, LA is in a drought. whivh is really strange. the mssisippi (pardon my spelling lol) is like rising it seems. its been raining for 3 days which we need. i like it all green. and i wish it were cold! i hate it when its so humid and stuff. grrr..well hehe. buh bye! oh and kirsten, we are not RUSHING YOU ON KIKI 3. WE JUST were just wondering, you know. maybe cause you are like the best author besides JK rowling! (btw just finished harry potter 7)

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, I'm glad it wasn't raining here, it would have ruined my birthday! It was actually really nice, all the snow was starting to melt! Not gunna say where I live, for all those creepers out there.

9:08 AM  
Blogger In the Hay said...

hey, where ARE the pictures?

3:03 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

I can sympathize. It's been raining for days here, but I don't mind. :) I am glad it's clear today because I am about to go on a walk to the slave graveyard down the street from my house, it's really pretty!!!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Alyss said...

hey ananka? wud u mind visiting my high skool? i love yur books and so does one of my teachers (she has a daughtr and she read her daughtrs copy of shadow city) its in williamsburg

5:15 PM  

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