Monday, April 09, 2007

Otters

Sister got put this little wind-up otter in my Easter basket. He's very very kyewt.
She didn't even know that I had been watching the youtube footage of Milo and Nyack holding hands all weekend. They are quite the internet sensations, and for good reason. Kyewt city!
Nyack is a survivor from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Glad to see Milo's taking good care of her up in Vancouver.
I didn't know otters were endangered. Lame.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Peeps!



Now I'm not one for Jesus (mom and dad are Buddhist) but I love me some sugar, chocolate, prezzies, eggs, chicks and bunnies so Easter works for me! For my clan, Easter means being together as a family and making jiggy baskets full of goodies that probably symbolize something, but I don't know what. My best Easter basket had plastic eggs stuffed with money and a flowery set of sheets (thanks, Mom! You Chinese Martha Stewart you!).
But I digress.....the point of this post is: Marshmallow Peeps are the best. I remember sitting in Art 100 with Betsy at school where beneath the dimmed lights and the flicker of changing slides in the grand auditorium, we housed a huge package between the two of us before walking out into the sunlight drunk in a crystal sugar haze. Mmmmmmmmmmm.
I love the bunnies the most. True, the beaks on the chicks cannot be beat in terms of kyewt appeal, but the bunnies really make the best non-edible "products." I am currently stashing tiny plush bunnies in all of my pockets, just to brighten my day. They are about 3.5", very squishy and come packaged in a little cardboard box:

This season, I've been more than happy to welcome the brand spankin new Cocoa Peeps Bunnies, which come in an 8 pack and are FREAKIN delish. No surprise there...cocoa and peeps -- a match made in heaven. I was also pleased with the tiny plush Peeps dolls in a polka-dot pattern (very Head Porter!):



HOWEVER. I am dismayed that my favorite Peeps product, the Peeps Squeeze dolls (like Mogu, but you know, Peeps) have been discontinued. This picture must have been taken last year:


I got a mid-size purple bunny last year at Target (I like to travel with it, and yes...the inspection man really played me out at the Jet Blue terminal last month....whipped it out of my carry on, held it up and just looked at me like, "ok, crazy."), but I missed the giant ones and now I'm obsessing over them. I called every toy store in the city to no avail. I spoke to someone at ToysRUs who said they had some in stock, so I ran over there (Times Square...the horror!) only to find some hideous plush version in a multi-yarn, long, nappy furry fabric....EEEEWWWW. Peeps aren't furry! What is going ON, Commonwealth Toys???

Now Joy has just alerted me to a Peeps special event at Dylan's Candy Bar that featured a Peeps fondue station and a Peeps car. I missed it. Obviously the fan club is slack in their timely dissemination of local news and happenings. Jerks.










Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley

I watched a program called "Incredibly Small: Kenadie's Story" about this little wonder on the TLC channel late at night last week. I was riveted. Kenadie has what is called Primordial Dwarfism. People who have PD are the smallest people in the world, and there are only about 40 in the United States and 100 worldwide. They differ from other Little People in that they are small, but proportioned. It's a debilitating and difficult affliction, but this little doll is full of spunk and very kyewt. I am glad her mom posts updates about Kenadie's well being on her website. I wish her lots of luck and send tiny hugs.
Photo of Kenadie and her dad by Gary Parker.