Huzzah! Frabjous day! Kaloo! Kalay!
Happy thing number one: Anahita got her 'phant! I’m glad you liked it 'hita! You’re quite welcome!
Happy thing number two: I’m off the couch!!
I went to the office today, and hiding in my mailbox was a White Elephant! (bonus joke: How can you tell if a white elephant has been in your refrigerator? Footprints in the butter!! )
I am now opening it, live, for your amusement…
Let’s see what we have here:
[ul]A white plastic bag that says “Purolator”! Yay! (Oh… wait, this may be part of the packaging…)
A cardboard box! (I suspect this, also, may be part of the packaging… Whew! Had a tough time getting that sucker open with my nail clippers!)
Four paperback novels! (Excellent! And just in time: I was going to go to the bookstore next weekend, 'cause I’m outta stuff to read! Good timing! )
One large hackeysack which says “I am” and then has a picture of a Canadian Maple leaf! (Cool! I’m not Canadian, but I will use this! I love playing hackeysack!)
One cloth bag containing… um… Hey! A mini portable guitar amp! (Again! Cool! I’ll try this out later with my electric guitar! Wonder if it works?)
A button with a band name on it… it says “Jr. Gone Wild Too Dumb to Quit” (Hmm… don’t know the band, but OK!)
One small blue plastic shark! Which chomps, even! (Actually I played with this for about 5 minutes before I wrote the previous sentence! )
One rubber ball! (I’ll play with that in a few minutes…)
One piece of something that appears to be either animal bone or horn… (Huh… OK!)
One Panda Bear bookmark! (Very cute… likely to be confiscated by Astrogirl…)
Two bottles of what apears to be fingernail polish… one Chrome, and the other “Shimmering sable” (The labels are in French and say ‘Pour les Ongles’… hmm… I have no problem with pouring, but I’m not sure I have an ‘Ongles’… I’ll check into this later…)
A highway map of the Yukon! (Hey, I may actually use this some day… I’ve always wanted to drive up to Alaska!)
One small, uh, mask-pendant dealy! (Huh… interesting!)
One piece of what appears to be leather, maybe… (Huh!)
And, last, but not least, a letter which I am now going to read… it may explain a couple of the items… one moment![/ul]
Ah ha! The leather piece is an unfinished moosehide necklace! (It probably will remain unfinished! ) The mask-pendant dealy is just that, made by tisiphone… the animal horn turned out to be Carabou horn! An unfished little pipe for, uh, tobacco… yeah, that’s it! (This very well MIGHT be finished! ) Ah, and the plastic shark is from one of those “Kinder surprise” thingys that I’ve heard some of you guys taking about…
Wow! SCORE !!!
Thanks, tisiphone!!! You made my day!